An interesting attempt to recreate what the Corinthian helmets worn by Leonidas’ bodyguards, the brothers Alfeos [Alpheos] and Maron, may have looked like. Traditionally they are held by some to have been Olympic champions, and so in place of a horsehair crest, the helmet is decorated with a representation of an Olympic champion’s wreath of victory.
Roman mask helmet, 1st-2nd century CE. These are often called 'parade' helmets for cavalry sports use, but it has been suggested that they were also used in combat. The psychological effect of being charged by one of these masked warriors would have been formidable.
The Weirdest and Fiercest Helmets from the Age of Armored Combat Toothface helm by an unknown Italian artist from the 17th century Sallet in the Shape of a Lion’s Head, c. 1475-1480 Closed helmet with mask visor, by Kolman Helmschmid in Augsburg, Germany, c. 1515 Burgonet of Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Milan, c. 1532-35 Source: i09
If you're going to go into battle wearing a full suit of metal armor, you'd better do it in style. Here are some of the most amazing (and bizarre) helmets you've ever seen, from the age of knights and swords.