Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things–Marvel Comics Superhero Costumes


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It’s October, so you know what that means: Halloween is on its way! So it’s time to start worrying about what you’re going to wear for the big night.

In honor of Marvel’s recently announced Ant-Man and The Wasp movie and three new unnamed movies being added to their line-up of mega-successful comic book inspired superhero movies, what better costume could there be than for a Marvel character? So I scoured the internet and found ten of the best 3D printable Marvel Props and Costumes that the world of 3D printing has to offer. 3dp_tenmarvel_banner

And remember, there are no gender rules for Halloween or cosplay no matter what that jerk at the comic shop says. Most of the costumes that I found are easily gender-swappable, and the comics even have female versions who have taken up their mantels. Just have fun, that’s what dressing up in costume is all about!


3dp_tenmarvel_antman_2Ant-Man Helmet by Stefanos Anagnostopoulos

3dp_tenmarvel_antman_frontFound on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free (but seriously, this thing is gorgeous, at least tip him)

Yes, it turns out that Marvel’s tiniest hero is one of its most surprisingly successful. After doom and gloom was predicted for the Ant-Man movie it turns out that the press had to eat some crow because not only was the movie a lot of fun, but it made lots of money. And this week Marvel decided to give it a sequel, however with a bit of an upgrade with the addition of Hope Pym as The Wasp sharing the duties as the headliner.

This is the perfect time to dress as Ant-Man. Although with the recent sequel news, I think it’s high time that Stefanos designed a companion Wasp mask to go along with it!

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Superhero Power Plant (Tony Stark’s Arc Reactor) by Adafruit

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Let’s face it, everyone wants to be Tony Stark–aka Iron Man. He’s a genius, billionaire, philanthropist and of course he gets to fly around in an awesome suit of armor and blow stuff up. Other than the time it will take to build this 3D printing project, this is probably one of the easiest costumes on the list. All you need is a tight t-shirt and a goatee and you are ready to go!

THOR GOD OF THUNDER3dp_tenmarvel_Mjolnir

The Hammer of Thor (Mjolnir) by Rafael Benedicto

Found on: CGTrader
Cost: $28.00

It doesn’t matter how long your flowing locks of blond hair are, no one is going to buy you as the prince of Asgard unless you’re wielding Thor’s mighty hammer, Mjolnir (pronounced myol-neer). I found a lot of 3D models for Thor’s Hammer but I think this was one of the nicest looking versions, and it is styled very closely after the hammer seen in the Marvel movies. Yes, it costs money, but 3D designers gotta eat, yo.

If you’re really cash poor, then here is a pretty good free alternative designed by Thingiverse user jamundsen.

LOKI LAUFEYSON GOD OF LIES3dp_tenmarvel_loki_scepter_2

Chitauri Scepter (Loki’s Short Staff) by GlitchTech

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

What good is having a god of thunder if you don’t have a god of lies to go along with him? Everyone’s favorite adopted Asgardian dark elf Loki will make any party more exciting, and require taller doors thanks to his horned helmet.

This is probably a more complicated project than a lot of newer 3D printer owners might want to take on, especially the Chitauri Scepter project which is printed in over 30 individual parts and would require some minor electrical work to light up. But the end result is obviously pretty great.

The helmet is a straightforward, no frills 3D model, so it will take a little bit of work to get it to print correctly. You’re going to want to run it through Netfabb to break the STL up into smaller parts that will print on your printer. And to print it at a scale large enough to wear you will have to thicken the walls a bit. But other than those two issues it should be a pretty simple print.

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Avengers Black Widow Kit by zM3M0n7IxJMe

Found on: Thingiverse3dp_tenmarvel_widow_1
Cost: Free

If you want to go as everyone’s favorite black-cat-suited butt-kicker, then Black Widow is going to be pretty easy to do with this great 3D printable kit of all of her goodies from the Avengers movies. The Kit includes her Black Widow belt buckle emblem, the buckles for her gun belt, Widow’s Bites gauntlets (That can be rigged with blue LEDs!) and her stinger disks with a pouch to hold them.

All you need to complete this costume is a red wig and the willingness to teach those boys some manners.

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Star-Lords Element Guns
Star-Lords Rocket Boosters
Star-Lords Mask all by Kirby Downey

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free (Although you can have the Element Gun 3D printed for you for $69.00)

Everyone loves Chris Pratt; I’m pretty sure that it is actually biologically encoded into our DNA. So why not dress as the roguish comic hero that made him famous from the epic space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy? And it is also worth noting that in the Guardians of the Galaxy comic, Star-Lord has been named emperor of his home planet, so his fiancée Kitty Pryde will be filling in as Star Lady for a while, making this another great costume for both men and women.

MyMiniFactory’s most prolific 3D designer, Kirby Downey, has designed all the props that you need for this costume. Frankly, his Element Gun models are some of the best 3D design costuming work that I’ve seen (meant to be printed on an FDM printer of course) and it is almost worth buying one of these amazing bad boys just to hang on your wall. The companion Rocket Boosters that Star-Lord wears on his boots and the highly detailed Star-Lord mask are just as good.

All that you need to add is a leather duster and your best Han Solo swagger and you’re sure to be the best dressed Star-Lord at the party. But remember, you’ll need two element guns and two rocket boosters for your costume to be complete


Extending Wolverine Claws by Atartanian

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

As one of Marvel Comics’ most iconic characters, Wolverine starred in four X-Men films, had two solo Wolverine films with a third on the way, and has been in more comics than anyone could possibly count. While the silly legalities of Hollywood have prevented him from sharing the same film with Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow, he’s still probably one of the most popular comic characters ever. And for any dude with hair that can be combed into inexplicable wings, he’s an obvious choice for Halloween.

3dp_tenmarvel_wolverine_2And don’t worry ladies, Wolverine is going to be a woman in the Marvel comics now, so everyone can go as Wolverine! Well, to clarify, Wolverine is not turning into a woman, but a younger female clone of Wolverine will be taking over for him now that he is unfortunately dead. And as an added bonus, the new woman Wolverine doesn’t have the silly hair!

Take a look of some video of these telescoping claws in action:

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Night Night Gun (ICER) by zM3M0n7IxJMe
Marvel SHIELD Badge by arifsethi
S.H.I.E.L.D. Icon by 3D4LIFE

Found on: Thingiverse3dp_tenmarvel_shield_icon
Cost: Free

S.H.I.E.L.D. also known as the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, Logistics Division.

“Someone really wanted it to spell shield.”

3dp_tenmarvel_shield_badgeYou probably know that S.H.I.E.L.D. is a super secret spy organization that can be seen in the Marvel movies, or on the hot TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and this is a super easy, and super nerdy, costume to put together.

You can print out your very own ICER aka Night Night Gun that will take down bad guys without killing them. I found a great badge that you can include in a wallet and the S.H.I.E.L.D. icon is perfect as a belt buckle or a decoration for any other props that you may want to include. All you’ll need to supply is a black suit and some sunglasses to make the costume complete.

You can get an alternate version of the ICER over on MyMiniFactory, although it looks like it may be the same model, by Chad Hubbard.

And here is an optional Obelisk/Diviner by Bergylicious that played a big role in the series’ second season.


Venom Mask – Full Scale by Fasya Daud

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

There will be a lot of Spider-Men running around this Halloween, because there are always a lot of Spider-Men running around on Halloween, so why not switch it up and go as his arch-nemesis Venom?

This great Venom mask is really the only complicated part of the costume, as the rest can easily be put together with a black body suit and a black skull cap.

VICTOR VON DOOM aka DOCTOR DOOM3dp_tenmarvel_doom_mask

Dr Doom Mask by TimmyCGeek

Found on: Thingiverse3dp_tenmarvel_doom_costume
Cost: Free

Forget the most recent Fantastic Four movie–heck forget all of the Fantastic Four movies. The real Doctor Doom is the version from the Marvel comic books and he is probably the best villain ever. Not only does he have a suit as powerful as Iron Man’s, but he’s a sorcerer, a super genius and ruler of his own country. He’s pretty much what every super villain wishes that they could be.

This awesome mask is a perfect starting point for your Doctor Doom costume. You may have to add a few more armor pieces, but the main things that you’ll need to bring to this costume is a hooded green cloak and a condescending attitude.

It should go without saying that all of these costume props will need to be sanded and painted, so get started 3D printing now. Have fun this Halloween and be safe!  Let us know which of these are your favorite in the 3D Printable Marvel Props forum thread on 3DPB.com.

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