Everybody panic. There is only one weekend left before Halloween. You haven’t made anything scary or zeitgesity to display. You are a disgrace to the maker and the Halloween-enthusiast community. But don’t worry, we’re still friends, and what do friends do? They help each other. So here are a few super easy ideas to help you 3D print your way out of a Halloween decor dearth.
3D printed Jumpy Ghosty
Jumpy Ghost is a 3D printed pocket-sized spooker. It gets its name thanks to a 3D printed spring that allows it to jump up and down. Just press down, let go, and watch it pop up in the air. Jumpy Ghost was featured during Adafruit’s latest ASK AN ENGINEER livestream. If you haven’t time to watch the whole thing back, jump (LOL) to the 40 minute mark.
3D printed Halloween decorations
The Cellar Nerd knocked up some simple, yet effective, Halloween decorations on their 3D printer. There’s a spiderweb they made themselves, with an accompanying nice juicy, massive spider from Printables, as well as a lurid green version of this zombie hand.
Miniature desk ghosts
We saw these cutsey ghosts on the desk of David Tobin on Instagram. The 3D printed design is courtesy of zou3d. You could switch out the colours of the shoes to match your other decor. Print tonnes of them and have a tiny ghost army trooping over your Halloween tablescape. What do you mean you don’t do a special Halloween tablescape? What do you mean you don’t know what a tablescape is?
You might have noticed a couple of Raspberry Pi Pico-powered costumes on the blog last week. Rob from The MagPi magazine made a Poltergust G-00 vacuum to make his Luigi costume pop. And our Maker in Residence Toby jazzed up a custom-made Arc Reactor with infinity LEDs. These two builds are a bit more involved than the 3D printed options above but keep them in mind for future cosplay ideas. If you wanted to make your own Arc Reactor, Toby created a whole step-by-step tutorial to make it easier for you.
Share your 3D print links
Be a dear and drop a link in the comments to other appropriately Halloweeny 3D prints you’ve seen. We’re all best ghoul friends around here.