Well folks, it’s that time of the year again.
The season for all-night marathons of scary movies.
For pelting your neighbor’s windows with eggs (even after they gave you candy).
And to go to a party dressed as a sexy poop emoji.
But wait, what about 3D printing? When it comes to making costume props or scary trinkets, the good old FDM machine is your perfect partner in crime.
Print your own pumpkins, ghosts, skeletons, and much much more. Dazzle, delight, and astound your friends and family. Or just, you know, do it because the spirit moves you.
But fabricating these designs may require some planning in advance; our advice is to fire up that 3D printer as soon as you can.
So get your materials ready, your printer warmed up, and choose from one of these scary things that go bump in the night!
We just love the Skull Box from 3DKitbash. It’s utterly pointless, but utterly disgusting. Perfect for Halloween, in other words! This model features a no-supports design and prints as a single part that folds into a box. Once folded you can secure the skull lid with the handy clamps located on both the left and right side of the skull. For ghoulish cargo, the Skull Box also comes with a 3D printable brain that fits nicely into the cozy cranium.
Make googly eyes at the Bride of Frankenstein with Kongo’s Bugging Eyeballs. Thoughtfully designed with embossed veins, which you can trace along when adding paint. Alas, soothing eye drops not included.
The zipper magnet is a magnet for your refrigerator with a chilly motif; it looks like it’s zipped open with a finger pointing out to a note. Is the finger coming from inside the fridge? Is it coming from another dimension? Who knows, but you’d better not forget to buy some milk on the way home tonight.
Here we have nine low-poly pumpkins ready to be printed for Halloween. They’re quick and easy, require no supports, and can be stacked by snapping them together. For the final ghoulish effect, LEDs can be inserted through the bottom. Designer David Hagemann has even given them names; Chompy, Slurpy, Crushy, Piercy, Slicey, Crunchy, Munchy, Smoochy, and Squashy.
What could be more useful than a grave stone? A customizable grave stone, that’s what. Being able to compose a text of your choosing opens up a wealth of possibilities… Not least of which is cruelly shattering the hopes of Elvis Aaron Presley’s most loyal fans.
Anyone with a passing familiarity with Super Mario Brothers will instantly recognize this toothy little fellow. Mario Boo is perfect for housing delicious treats at your next Halloween party. Also comes in handy for scaring away those pesky plumbers. Paint the eyes and tongue for the final lick of authenticity.
Braaaaaaains will inevitably be a recurring theme if you want to 3D print Halloween. You’ve seen the Skull Box earlier, and here we have Frankenstein’s Monster who also comes with a removable noggin. Pick one, or print both, it’s entirely up to you. Braaaaaaaaains.
The fluttering emissary of Dracula makes an ideal addition to your Halloween decorations this year. Ghost Bat has multiple loops along his spine and wings, so you can hang him in multiple orientations. All you need is a push pin and a fishing line.
As scary Halloween costumes go, the demon baby is incredibly effective. It’s also very, very easy to make. How easy? All you need is a big belly, a tight T-shirt, and a 3D printer. And if you’re lacking the prerequisite girth, just stuff a cushion up there.
Need a light to guide you through the month of October to All Hallow’s Eve? This eerie Skull Lantern is just the ticket. Instead of a flickering flame, there’s a glowing skull wedged in the cage.
Oh boy. This little sucker has an obscenely long tongue, and one that’s not immediately obvious until you interact with it. The offending appendage is concealed inside the body of the ghost, and operates on a print-in-place hinge. As a bonus, the Graphica Mega Ghost can also be wall-mounted.
The humble light switch gets a stylish upgrade with this gothic artifact. Scream and laugh like a maniac before drawing electricity from the grid to illuminate your den of shadows. POWER! MORE POWER! MORE 3D PRINT HALLOWEEN IDEAS! BWAH-HA-HA-HA!
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