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Upper Iowa University has a pretty unique mascot: the peacock!

Because of this I couldn't help but come up with a concept helmet for their football team.

The inspiration for the design was a peacock's head: the blue and green parts represent the blue and green feathers, the white parts represent the white markings around the eyes, and the facemask is gray to represent the gray beak.

Now that I look at the helmet and the peacock head side-by-side I think the helmet could be improved by adding a feather texture.

I'd love to hear what you guys think!

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Where's the actual helmet for reference?

Um, I think you have a problem with your internet connection or browser or both because the picture of the helmet is right below the picture of the peacock.

Or are you asking for a picture of what the team actually wears for a helmet currently???

It might be better if you used the school's colors.

I did use the school's colors. They are green and blue.

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He's asking for the real-world helmet. And when he says to use the school's colors, he means the exact colors, not a random green and blue because the school also uses green and blue.

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Waaaaay too much detail, awful colors, and not something that would ever work for a football team.

Come on man, too much detail? Have you seen Maryland's airbrushed flag helmets? And you're saying my concept helmet has awful colors?! I used the school colors of bright blue and green which are the real life colors of the peacock mascot! Look at the picture of the peacock head, those are the actual colors of the animal. What colors am I supposed to use, purple and teal and black and gray and throw some camouflage in there for good measure just so my helmet looks nice a trendy? Please!

"Not something that would ever work for a football team." Wow, you are one closed minded individual!

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He's asking for the real-world helmet. And when he says to use the school's colors, he means the exact colors, not a random green and blue because the school also uses green and blue.

Part of my concept was to enhance/alter the school's colors. I wanted to redesign the football uniforms from head to toe and that included new shades of green and blue. And in case you haven't been following the latest trends in college football uniform design for the past four years or so, hardly any new uniforms feature the exact shades of the school colors anymore. And they throw black or grey or pink or camouflage in just for the hell of it.

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Try taking people's suggestions. He thinks it might look better in the traditional school colors. It's a simple recolor. He wants to see the team's current look, presumably to see how they stack up.

Let's stay calm and listen, yes?

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This is Why kids shouldn't post concepts. Can't take constructive criticism... Or understand the English language.

Let's not get butthurt now.

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He's asking for the real-world helmet. And when he says to use the school's colors, he means the exact colors, not a random green and blue because the school also uses green and blue.

Part of my concept was to enhance/alter the school's colors. I wanted to redesign the football uniforms from head to toe and that included new shades of green and blue. And in case you haven't been following the latest trends in college football uniform design for the past four years or so, hardly any new uniforms feature the exact shades of the school colors anymore. And they throw black or grey or pink or camouflage in just for the hell of it.

I wouldn't call that an enhancement. Vomit Green and bright blue do not work all that well together. And the latest trends also show new CFB uniforms are ugly. Plus, the throw in the camo to represent the military, the pink for breast cancer awareness.

I'm sorry but it looks more like it was made by a two-year old who drew random shapes and called it a peacock. I'm sorry.

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Where's the actual helmet for reference?

Um, I think you have a problem with your internet connection or browser or both because the picture of the helmet is right below the picture of the peacock.

Or are you asking for a picture of what the team actually wears for a helmet currently???

It might be better if you used the school's colors.

I did use the school's colors. They are green and blue.

UIU's colors are light blue and navy blue.

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When one thinks of a peacock, they think of the tail, not the head. No one can tell that's a peacock head. They see a too-detailed eye in the middle of some random white shapes on a helmet with a vast amount of blue and some green on the sides. It just doesn't seem like this is a concept that would work.

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Alright, I'll do the legwork. Here is the current helmet.

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Sometimes Plain Jane works.... and it does here. Maybe it could benefit from a stripe, though.

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I see what you're trying to do, but it's too much detail for a helmet. That eye and the markings aren't going to look very good from a distance. Tone it down a bit. And respect the criticism you are receiving a little more.

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If I were and AD or Coach and was shown the concept, I honestly wouldn't take it serious at all. Def not a fan of the helmet at all. Colors are horrible and design doesn't showcase the Peacock...

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Well besides the fact that you don't take criticism or suggestions well, I think the most interesting approach would be a flaked Peacock Rainbow pearlescent mettalic thing. Clearly that wouldnt be easy to make as an inage but in real life, it would be pretty awesome in my opinion.

I would definitely say ditch the whole Peacock head idea and work on something more recognizable such as the tail.

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its not a terrible concept, but it looks like you're limited by your software. im not sure if this helps or not, but try playing around with this. and i think the feathers would make great inspiration for a stripe :)

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