Of course, Halloween is not only scary, but it’s also the time to show off your awesome costumes, and a 3D printer can come in handy here too! From sneaky décor to not-too-creepy Star Wars costumes, we’ll cover projects to help you spice up your Halloween prep in this article.
1. Delicious Horrors
For some, Halloween is the fear factor. For others, it’s all about the candy. Instead of buying candy from the store, why not make your own spooky cookies this year to give to local tricks or treats?
These Witch and Cat cookies were made by Thingiverse user OoogiMe. Given their small size and simplicity, they are the perfect project to work with children. If you are looking for a way to get your kids interested in technology and cooking at the same time, this is it! OogiMe also offers the Snarling Pumpkin cookie design, which is similar in size to the others, but a bit more complex.
Increasing in size and complexity, 3DWORK offers designs for a larger Skeleton Cookie mold on their Thingiverse page.
2. Petrified pumpkins
British electronics and 3D printing retailer Kitronik has come up with free plans for a glowing pumpkin (a great way to avoid those rotten pumpkin husks sitting in your driveway for weeks afterward), which uses a flickering yellow LED and a clock battery to simulate candles.
If you prefer something smaller and uglier, you can print multiple versions of this ideaform3d handcrafted mini pumpkin.
3. Wiley Webs
What is a spooky house without cobwebs? This year, instead of the messy fibers you can buy at the store, print your own! Fuzzbot provides the design for this web based on the beloved children’s novel Charlotte’s Web.
According to the creator, there is a hidden message on the net — print it out to see if you can decipher it!
4. Running spiders
While we’re on the subject of spider webs, why not throw in some spiders to give people goosebumps? While there are a huge number of spider designs out there, this design from Thinkyhead really caught our attention.
What makes this design special is how easily the legs can be positioned, making each build unique. Thinkyhead estimates a build time of just 15 minutes, though of course this will depend on your 3D printer. This simple design can be incredibly effective with little effort on the part of the builder.
5 Glowing Crow
Crows are cool, but it’s tricky and tricky to train them to sit on the porch. Instead of wasting months of your time destroying all your favorite shirts in a failed attempt to tame a real crow, build your own. Trust us, it’s easier.
This fantastic Danman design adds a couple of cheap red LEDs to give the crow evil eyes. An added bonus to this minus the evil eyes, this model would be perfect to leave in your garden to ward off other less desirable birds, or it could even be used to attract other crows. Crows are amazing.
6. Chandelier of fear
Looking for something a little more? Want to really outdo your neighbors? If you really want to impress your guests this Halloween, how about 3D printing the entire chandelier?
This impressive MakerBot build from a Thingiverse user puts together several parts that come together in a build that looks much more polished and impressive than many other 3D printed projects. This effect can be further enhanced with paint to give it a really ancient and creepy feel.
7. Creepy costumes
3D printers are making costume design much easier, and there are already a huge number of designs out there. Here are some of them that caught our attention:
Eyes gouged out
These cartoonishly huge eyes are fantastic in their simplicity. Created by Thingiverse user Kongorilla, they are a great way to achieve a big look in a few steps.