Whether you wear one or not, it's fair to say that helmets are a widely accepted part of snowboarding life these days. Snowboarders, skiers, youngsters, oldsters, mid-lifers; protecting your head with a lid is just common practice right across the mountain sport spectrum in modern times.

But with so many people wearing helmets, the chances of having the same helmet as someone else in the chairlift queue increases significantly. And that, as you'll well know, is a style catastrophe that will leave you wiping egg off your face for decades to come. One way to avoid this fashion faux-pas, and we'll admit it's a pretty drastic solution, is by wearing one of the seriously weird helmets below. They're wacky as hell, but at least when you wear one you'll stick out like the world's sorest thumb (for better, or worse).

1) The Brain

2) Iron Man

3) *insert iconic Jaws music*

4) R2-D2

Picture - via Pinterest.

Crazy Snowboarding Helmets

5) Blue brained skeleton with a big tongue. Because, why not?

Picture - via Rollersnakes.

Crazy Snowboarding Helmets

6) Kanye West just called. He wants his lid back

Picture - via Belle de Neige.

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7) Leopard

Picture - via Inkwell Helmets.

Crazy Snowboarding Helmet

8) The iPhone

Picture - via Inkwell Helmets.

Crazy Snowboarding Helmet

9) The Solar System

Picture - via Inkwell Helmets.

Crazy snowboarding helmets

10) Artsy

Picture - via carveboardart.com

Crazy Snowboard Helmet

11) Camouflage

Picture - via Wicked Coatings.

Crazy Snowboarding Helmet

12) Tree-mendous

Picture - via Salty Peaks.

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13) Ooooh...SHINY!

Picture - via Skiweb.

Crazy Snowboarding Helmet

14) Funky little custom job

Picture - via Pinterest (lindsaymartindesign.com).

Crazy Snowboarding Helmet

15) Speaking of "funky little custom jobs"

Picture - via Pinterest (Studio Jardine).

Crazy Snowboarding Helmet

16) Crazy Vladimir

Picture - via Etsy.

Crazy Snowboarding Helmets

17) Leather

Picture - via Pinterest.

crazy snowboarding helmet

18) Jango Fett

Picture - via If It's Hip, It's Here.

Crazy Snowboarding Helmet

19) Bamboo

Picture - via Good Wood Would.

Crazy Snowboarding Helmets

20) The Future?

Picture - via Pinterest.

Crazy Snowboarding Helmets

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