It’s been an awesome Halloween, not because of all the candy I ate, leading to this stomach ache I have had for the last two days, but because of the amazing 3D printed masks, costumes and decorations I have been flipping through on the internet for the past week. I just get really excited when I see creative applications for 3D printing, as each little creative work inches the technology forward a bit more towards mainstream adoption.
There were so many incredible masks, costumes and decorations this year, all the product of 3D printing. One particularly creative project, however, comes from a man named Mark Trageser. Trageser, who is the creator of Kramco3d, as well as insaniTOY, both toy companies, is known for his incredibly intricate & creative 3D printed toys. I happened to have the honor of meeting him a couple weeks back at the Inside 3D Printing Conference in Santa Clara. Later in the week I will discuss more about the conversation that I had with him.
Trageser 3D printed a mask which depicts his own face. The mask, the product of data he had on record from a past CT scan, is quite extraordinary. Trageser took the CT scan data, converted it into a 3D model, and then 3D printed that model out with Ninjaflex filament, so that it was soft and comfortable to the face. After cutting out some holes for his eyes and nose, the mask was pretty much ready to wear.
“As a fun Halloween note- I’m printing my face and going as myself for Halloween,” explained Trageser to 3DPrint.com. “I think there should be a party where everyone wears a mask of another guest.”
Certainly such a party would be a blast, trying to guess who is wearing whose face, while navigating the social event dressed as someone else in the crowd. As you can see by some of the images, the mask does have a very strong resemblance in shape to Trageser’s actual face.
He also printed out a second costume, one made up of several smaller versions of his head, all which would eventually be attached in a way that made them appear as if they were growing out of his shoulder as a mutation. Pretty freaky, huh?
Have you seen any cool 3D printed costumes this year? Let’s hear about them! Discuss this story as well as other creative Halloween 3D prints in the 3D printed Halloween mask forum thread on 3DPB.com. As for Tregeser, stay tuned to 3DPrint.com for some of his other incredible pieces of work. Further images of Trageser and his mask can be found below: