Friends and I were getting together for a big Star Trek Into Darkness movie night out and I HAD to make a balloon Starship Enterprise parody hat or I would die!
Yes, as soon as I walked into the theatre, if I wasn’t wearing an Enterprise parody balloon hat, lightning would strike me dead right then and there as it would have been an unforgivable sacrilege!
I googled Balloon Starship Enterprise and Rob Driscoll’s work came right up.
He did a terrific job and has a cool blog about balloon twisting as well called My Daily Balloon. http://mydailyballoon.blogspot.co.uk/
His photo’s that I used for reference=
Now I did several modifications. For one thing I turned it into a hat. Secondly I used grey balloons but after making the grey I think the white looks better. Thirdly I put a light inside the middle bottom part and glow sticks inside the thruster things on the sides. It was really cool to see it glow in the theatre, don’t worry, I took it off my head and put it on my lap during the movie,lol. The pictures I took don’t really show just how cool the glows were!
Sadly I did not have grey 11 or 5 inch rounds and so just had silver 11 inch rounds to work with this design.
I barely made the thing in time for the movie,lol. Mine didn’t come out as clean as Rob’s but hey- this was my first go and I had a major time crunch. It is also tricky when you try to figure out how another person did something.
While waiting for friends in the lobby- I joked with people and told them that I was there to see Gatsby,lol. It got a huge reaction from people and made the event so much more fun and well, eventful,lol.
Here are the pics.
Now for Balloon Hat Fun at the movies! What was cool about the theatre we went to is that there was a captain’s chair in the lobby,lol. I loved everyone who went- and we had such an awesome group!