This Custom Halo Master Chief Helmet Raised $34,000 For Charity
Earlier this month, fans of the video game franchise Halo opened their wallets wide for the latest release, Halo 5: Guardians, to the tune of $400 million in sales in the first week. Those eager players would probably each love to own a custom Master Chief helmet covered in Swarovski crystals, but it would set them back a lot more than the $60 retail price of the game.
Polygon reports that a custom 11-pound helmet created by Taiwanese cosplayer Hsu Chia-Hao and Australian designer Jenny Manik Mercian recently sold on eBay for $34,300, with the proceeds going to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. According to the non-profit organization's website, the average wish costs around $7500 to grant, which means that at least four children will be helped by the sale of the custom art piece.