Olympians of the Skeleton Display How Badass Their Sport is Through Their Helmets

There is nothing scarier to us than sledding down an icy track headfirst at speeds in excess of 80 mph. The Skeleton is perhaps the scariest Olympic event we could think of and these brave athletes are choosing to display the fire that lies within them through some fierce-looking helmets. While some choose to display their national pride like Katie Uhlaender who sports a red, blue and white outfit with an eagle-printed helmet, some bring other components to the mix. For 26 year old Sarah Reid of Canada, she surrounded a black and white portrait of a half skeleton/half woman portrait (inspired by the Mexican holiday “Dia de Muertos” or Day of the Dead) with maple leaves while Eric Nielson’s “Demon Head” helmet adds a spook factor where glaring eyes make their marks below the maple leaf.

John Fiarbairn, Canada

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Eric Neilson, Canada

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Sarah Reid, Canada

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Melissa Hollingsworth, Canada

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Sean Greenwood, Ireland

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Katie Uhlaender, USA

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Noelle Pikus-Pace, USA

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