Legend has it that on the night of Halloween each year, malevolent spirits come out from the darkness to trick the 3D printers of hobbyists and professionals. They wreak havoc on prints, filaments, and 3D printing projects.
People find that at this time of year, everything that can go wrong will go wrong. There may even be some casualties. The spirits are rumored to have taken the lives of a couple of nozzles, print beds, and whole extruders. Good news is that there is a way to avoid all of this. It is said that 3D Halloween decorations warm the hearts of these bothersome buggers. The more creative the design, the more appeased they are.
If you don’t want to experience any mishaps with your 3D printing projects come Halloween season, 3D print Halloween decorations to keep the spirits away. Without further ado, here are cool Halloween 3D print ideas (via Thingiverse) that will chill you to the bone.
Halloween Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern by Dizingof
Why waste a completely good pumpkin to create a Jack-O-Lantern when you can just 3D print one? Pumpkins are better reserved for creating pumpkin pies, soup, and the abominable pumpkin spice latte drink. This Halloween Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern by Dizingof is a full-sized decoration that you can place by your door to light the way for good spirits.
Silent Hill – Nurse by Mag-net
If you’re a gamer worth your mettle, you would know what this is. The Silent Hill Nurse is scary enough to scare both you, your family, friends, and the evil 3D printing spirits of Halloween. There are even four of them for four times the spook factor.
Brain W(e)AVE & Split Headache by Dizingof
For those who prefer sleek decorations that can match their luxe furniture, here’s a lamp idea for you. This skull is made up of an interweaving pattern that allows the light from the inner LCD light to shine through. For a classier appearance, use metallic filaments.
Mean As Hell Dog Helmet by ProteanMan
If you want to be double your protection against the bad spirits, get the help of your trusted Fido. This Mean As Hell Dog Helmet is meant to give your dog the superpowers to battle the dark side and look badass while doing it. The bad side is that your beloved pet may turn against you and growl at you until he has his fill of belly rubs and treats. But it’s worth the price of ensuring the safety of your 3D printer and projects, right?
Billy The Doll From Saw/Jigsaw by ChaosCoreTech
Even spirits are terrified of popular scary characters from horror movies. Just because they’re spirits does not mean that they live under a rock. There’s a reason why they choose to infest 3D printers rather than typewriters. This “Billy, the Puppet” Doll from the Saw and Jigsaw movies does not disappoint. Side effects include sleepless nights, persistent desire to lock the doll inside a cupboard, and sneakily move out in the middle of the night to get away from the doll.
PS: There is no such thing as evil spirits of the 3D printers, but these printable Halloween ideas are cool enough to print out without the threat of breaking your printers. If you need more information about what filaments to use, call us at 08 6380 7488. If you have 3D prints of your own, you could also join our #X3DPrints Competition to win filaments and more. Just click on the banner below to submit your entry.