6 Spooky Things To 3D Print In October
It’s spooky season! As far as I know, everyone loves this time of year. You’ve got the fallen leaves, the cosy sweaters, Christmas is coming over the horizon – but let’s not get ahead of ourselves! We’ve got everyone’s favourite excuse to dress up ahead of us: Halloween! So, ahead of the sweetest holiday of the year, here’s a few spooky ideas for things for you to 3D print this October.
1. Front Man Mask
If you’re anything like me, you’ve watched Squid Game in the last month. This Korean thriller about people playing a deadly game to pay off crippling debts has captivated the world completely. As such, expect to see plenty of lazy Halloween costumes this year with a Squid Game theme. All it takes is a green tracksuit and white shoes to be Gi-Hun or Sang-Woo. You can do better. Why not go as the mysterious Front Man, the figure pulling the strings of all the masked guards? You can round off that group costume, or, better yet, leave everyone else in the dust with your attention to detail by 3D printing his mask from Thingiverse (sorry, the designer has removed the content from Thingiverse).
2. A Ghost
The definitive symbol of all things spooky is the ghost. Everyone at some point in their lives has been scared by ghosts, or at least the prospect of one. It’s basically the must-have Halloween decoration to have in your house. That’s what we think at 3D Print Works at least, and that’s why we printed this adorable wee ghost! It’s not the scariest ghost you’ll ever see – in fact, if you’re scared by this ghost you probably shouldn’t go outside – but it’s just as good an addition to your Halloween decoration. You can even use this particular not-very-scary ghost as a nightlight – although we think they’re great just how they are.
3. Frankenstein’s Monster
What better scary thing to 3D print in October than the original Gothic monster? Questions about the “real” monster in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel notwithstanding, Frankenstein’s monster has become a cultural icon that has taken on an existence completely independent of its original Romantic context. To celebrate this icon of horror, you can print this Frankenstein bust with a removable brain! Although if it starts asking you to print another for it to talk to, we suggest running away fast.
4. A Pumpkin
Come on. You can’t have Halloween without pumpkins. Although in Scotland the traditional Halloween vegetable for carving was a turnip (children must have been a lot stronger back then), they’ve been superseded by pumpkins very efficiently in recent times. This classic American symbol of Autumn has become a symbol of scares, with pumpkins featuring unavoidably in most Halloween iconography. We’ve got ours, and you can print yours here - we recommend painting after printing in a neutral colour to get that burnished, detailed colour you only get on a real pumpkin, but if you’ve not got time you can of course just print in a tasteful autumnal orange!
5. Halloween Knife
Of course, we can’t forget the original purpose of Halloween – making rather cheap jokes on your friends and loved ones! Nothing strikes fear into people’s hearts like the sight of a mutilated hand, and you can now create this fearsome effect with just your 3D printer. Yes, this Halloween knife fits snugly on your hand just below the knuckles, and gives the appearance that you’ve either been attacked or that you’re very clumsy indeed. Either way, it should get some fairly hair-raising results from friends, loved ones and coworkers alike.
6. A Skull
Up there with the classic symbols of Halloween are skulls, or the singular skull. The classic icon of impending human mortality, the memento mori, the weird clattery things with the eerie laughs in countless movies, shows and books. You can’t have Halloween without at least one skull – so we printed this one ourselves in a nice shade of luminescent yellow! Perfect for that glow-in-the-dark spookiness every Halloween party needs. You can print yours out in whatever shade you like here.