Halloween Ideas for 3D Printing

I've been 3D printing Halloween themed parts throughout the year, both for fun and as props for The Haunted Barn in Camden, DE.

Now that Halloween is almost here, I thought it would be cool to put up some of the things I've printed.  I'd love to supplement this with other people's prints as well.  Please leave a comment with your print.  You can link it, or send it to me and I will add it to the post!

There are tons of Halloween models available for free download or purchase on the internet.  Check out Thingiverse, Ponoko, Shapeways, Cubehero, youmagine, or grabcad just to name a few.

At the moment, I think this is my favorite.  The top is removable so that a light source (I used a LED tealight) can be dropped in.

It was 3D printed in clear colorFabb XT copolyester filament on an Ultimaker at 200 micron resolution.

 Grumpy Jack O'Lantern (Printed_Solid) / CC BY-SA 3.0
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I also printed the original model in colorFabb Dutch Orange PLA/PHA.

Grumpy Pumpkin (scampbell) / CC BY-SA 3.0
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Busts of creepy objects make great Halloween decorations.  Print up a bunch of these beasties.  One little weird clown head might be an oddity, but a room full of these guys might really add some freaky ambience to your event.

Creepy Clown Busts (cerberus333) / CC BY 3.0

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Here are a few from artist Shane Campbell.

Prints of these models in a number of different materials at a smaller scale are  available from his shapeways store as well.

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Another cool idea is to print up bowls in creepy phrases to put your candy in.

Letter Bowls (Printed_Solid) / CC BY-SA 3.0

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You can print accessories for your costume.  Design it so that a glow stick can be inserted for some cool effects.

Celtic Skull Glowing Eyes Charm (Printed_Solid) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The celtic skull charms fit over a 7mm glow necklace.  The white ones are actually in glow in the dark ABS.  When the glow stick is activated, the eyes glow.  The red and orange are colorFabb PLA/PHA

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Here is a remix I made of the awesome creepy clown model from artist Andy Monks.  The Glow Stick head is available for purchase at the Haunted Barn.  Prints of the original model (no glow stick unless Andy decides to add one) are available in his shapeways store.

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Finally, a little commercial for the Haunted Barn.  If you are near the Southern Delaware area and are looking for a good scare, check them out.  You can also buy this cool shirt!

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Matthew Gorton
Matthew Gorton

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Matthew Gorton is the founder of printedsolid.com. He is a mechanical / materials engineer by education and has worked as a design, process and quality engineer in the medical, electronics, and aerospace industries. He is enthusiastic about applying all he has learned through these experiences to 3D printing and sharing that with others.



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