Are the details of life stressing you out this year? Try less detail. We're talking a lot less detail!
This low poly mask is sure to be a Halloween hit with our audience of retrogamers, Minecrafters, Raspberry Pi makers, and 3D printers. It will also be a hit with anyone old enough to remember some classic games like Super Mario 64 or Donkey Kong Country.
What we love about this mask from tim23x is the simplicity of the print! This would be a great first mask project for a novice 3D printer. Use the listed gold filament if you want a similar look to this one.
Fun fact: Low poly is considered to be a relative term. What we now consider low poly was once an amazing technical achievement. Imagine if what we're used to today will one day be considered low poly!
As timely as this Halloween mask may be, there may be a little dark humor involved by wearing this mask for Halloween during the time of Covid-19. But we're okay with a little dark humor from time to time, especially if it lifts our spirits.
Consider our spirits lifted by this beautifully designed plague doctor mask from Vincent Vangeel. Vincent provides two separate design versions: one for a small 3D printer and one for a larger 3D printer.
Fun fact: The original masks worn by 14th-century plague doctors who treated the bubonic plague had their beak-like shape because of the aromatic items that would be stuffed in there to help with the smell.
You Rebel Scum!
Ah, Stormtroopers...not very great with a laser pistol, but they make up for in sheer volume of Stormtrooper bodies.
Halloween is the one time of the year when it's okay to dress up as the bad guy or gal, and stormtroopers are the quintessential Star Wars bad guys and gals. And given that many of the recent heroes of Star Wars were former Stormtroopers, who's to say you have to be a bad guy or gal at all!
This 3D printed mask requires has many pieces to put together, so we recommend getting started on this one early. This finished design required a lot of trial and error, and we're thankful to Geoffro for the effort.
Fun fact: The word 'stormtrooper' comes from the German, 'Sturmabteilung.' The Sturmabteilung (SA) were German WWI troops trained to quickly break through entrenched enemy lines.
Does Wubba Lubba Dub-Dub translate to Trick or Treat?
Hardly! Still, if you're a fan of the hit animated show, Rick and Morty, and in particular the character Rick Sanchez, then you're sure to love this mask. You'll also recognize this classic strung-out and stressed look that's been captured perfectly by designer, fallerd.
Fallerd notes that most of the pieces of this 3D printed mask can be printed without supports. The pupils are the only pieces of the mask that are not 3D printed. They are made simply from black paper and stuck on with double-sided tape.
Fun fact: The characters, Rick and Morty, are based on the Doc Brown and Marty McFly from 'Back to the Future'. Creators, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, wrote an early animated film called 'The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti,' which they later adapted into 'Rick and Morty'.
Fear reaches somewhere deep in our memory and takes hold. Some scary things you see in a movie or video game stay with you forever. Still remember that first time you played Silent Hill and were scared out of your wits!? We do too.
If you've ever played the hit game, Bioshock, then you'll remember battling the people wearing these creepy splicer bunny masks. The game itself was a perfect mix of horror and turn-of-the-century, antique beauty. If even you've never played the game, then we bet you'll appreciate these for just that quality.
Designer, Audrey2, notes that this mask has been scaled to fit the average person's head—so you can start 3D printing this one to wear just in time for Halloween this year.
Fun fact: 'Bioshock' has been close to becoming a film for years. Director, Gore Verbinski (The Ring, Pirates of the Caribbean), brought the film all the way to the pre-production stage three times before it was ultimately canceled due to budget issues.
What's the scariest color for this one you could imagine? Pink? That's probably true.
If you're looking for a 3D printed mask this Halloween that's just downright scary, then check out this evil mask from bq3d.
What we love about this one is that it's very customizable and would make a great project to do with the family. The jaw can be closed and open by the wearer with a thin elastic cord to connect the pieces. The pieces are easily 3D printed with many confirmed makes on Thingiverse.
Fun fact: Many historians trace the origins of the modern Halloween phrase "trick or treat" to a 1951 Peanuts comic strip and a 1952 cartoon called "Trick or Treat," starring Donald Duck and his nephews.
Cape not included.
Like Starwars, Batman seems to never go out of style. You can expect a wealth of Batman and Joker masks this year, much like you can expect them every year!
Why not help your kid stand out from the crowd, however, with this 3D printed classic Batman mask from Antikieran.
The design is simple enough that it would make a great project to do as a family. It prints as one piece with little need for supports. Hint...if you want to avoid having to paint it, then try using some black filament to 3D print the mask.
Fun fact: Batman first appeared as a character in "Detective Comics #27." Detective Comics later got shortened to the DC Comics name that you're likely to recognize.
Did we just include a 3D printed mask for a dog? You bet we did!
We're simple folks over here at Howchoo. We see a Corgi wearing a 3D printed Halloween mask, and we share it with the world. We've made guides on cool DIY stuff for our dogs in the past, as well, like an LED light harness or an easy Kong toy filling (which itself features a Corgi).
Designer, Aolesin, notes commendably that this mask should not be forced on a dog if they hate it and that the mask will need to be scaled to fit your dog's head.
If you do make one of these, please share it with us on Facebook!
Fun fact: The Welsh Corgi, bred to be a herding dog, wasn't considered an official breed of the British Kennel Club until Queen Elizabeth took a liking to the breed and bought her own, now famous, Corgis.
If you're seeing portals to other worlds featuring Kylo Ren opening up on your walls, then you know you've been watching too many of the new Star Wars movies.
This mask is downright cool! And we're expecting a lot of Kylo Ren attempts this Halloween, but the best will likely prove an expensive costume to own. 3D printing this Kylo Ren mask will likely save you hundreds and give you the chance to customize it for yourself.
Gcrocker has given us a great design for this 3D print in eight parts. He notes that he printed this one with a skirt and minimal supports. He provides great step-by-step guidance on the build page.
Fun fact: Did you know that actors Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix), and Michael Fassbender (300) were all also considered for the role of Kylo Ren?
Partly due to its appearance in the game "Fortnite" and partly due to a renewed interest in Japanese mythology, the kitsune stories have taken on a life of their own in popular culture.
This kid-sized 3D printed kitsune mask makes a great all-around project to do as a family, as you'll want to add your own flair to the mask with some paint. This can likely be scaled larger if you want an adult-sized version.
Docvalentine brings us this great design. They note that the mask can be printed without the ears if your printer is too small for the full mask. The mask, too, can be split for smaller 3D printers.
Fun fact: Kitsune literally means 'fox' in Japanese. What we think of as Kitsune most of the time is likely Kitsunetsuki, which is a young woman who has been possessed by the spirit of the fox.
A 3D-printed house? What about a store that 3D prints you a custom shoe? And will we be able to, one day, 3D print our way to Mars? It's all possible!