I actually made the pauldrons and kama for Commander Bly for a college level speech class when I showed them how to customize their Lego minifigs. Of course, I was the only who actually still had Lego's but whatever. I later added the visor when it came out.
The paulron and kama are hand made by using Paint and cloth paper stuff from a local fabric store.
(By the way, I did not in anyway glue or put holes into this helmet to fit the visor. It is resting precariously on the top of the helmet).