Skeleton exists because someone decided luge wasn’t terrifying enough. What if luge, but head-first? Accordingly, skeleton sliders tend to personalize their helmets like hockey goalies, having them painted in artistic, patriotic, or intimidating ways.

It’s a striking visual aspect of an already aesthetically arresting sport. Here are some of my favorites from Pyeongchang.

Joseph Luke Cecchini of Italy. Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images.
Akwasi Frimpong of Ghana. Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo.
Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. Photo by Michael Sohn/AP Photo.

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Kevin Boyer of Canada. Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo
Barrett Martineau of Canada. Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo.
Marina Gilardoni of Switzerland. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images.
Jackie Narracott of Australia. Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo.
Tomass Dukurs of Latvia. Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo
Elisabeth Vathje of Canada. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images.

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Kim Meylemans of Belgium. Photo by Michael Sohn/AP Photo.
Alexander Henning Hanssen of Norway. Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo.
Simidele Adeagbo of Nigeria. Photo by Michael Sohn/AP Photo.
Maria Marinela Mazilu of Romania. Photo by Patrick Semansky/AP Photo.
Jane Channell of Canada. Photo by Michael Sohn/AP Photo.
Mirela Rahneva of Canada. Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images.

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Hiroatsu Takahashi of Japan. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images.
Janine Flock of Austria. Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo.