cosplay

Melissa Ng on Designing and 3D Printing Her Cosplay Interpretation of Ironheart’s Armor for Marvel Commission

Melissa Ng on Designing and 3D Printing Her Cosplay Interpretation of Ironheart’s Armor for Marvel Commission

Self-taught 3D artist, designer, and dreamer Melissa Ng sells and showcases her amazing designs on her Lumecluster blog, often impressing us with her style. Though Ng has been drawing for years, she 3D printed her first mask back in 2014, and continued 3D modeling and printing masks, including a set for a music video, and had the […]

Self-taught 3D artist, designer, and dreamer Melissa Ng sells and showcases her amazing designs on her Lumecluster blog, often impressing us with her style. Though Ng has been drawing for years, she 3D printed her first mask back in 2014, and continued 3D modeling and...
After Finishing a Full Iron Man Suit, Military Veteran Tim O’Sullivan 3D Prints the War Machine Mark III Suit

After Finishing a Full Iron Man Suit, Military Veteran Tim O’Sullivan 3D Prints the War Machine Mark III Suit

3D printing has found a home in the world of superheroes – the technology has been used to make superhero prosthetics, costumes, Legos, and models. One of the more popular choices is Iron Man, who’s something of a maker himself. We’ve seen 3D printed Iron Man prosthetic hands and arms, an action figure, a boot prototype, Iron […]

3D printing has found a home in the world of superheroes – the technology has been used to make superhero prosthetics, costumes, Legos, and models. One of the more popular choices is Iron Man, who’s something of a maker himself. We’ve seen 3D printed...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com’s Design Courses

3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com’s Design Courses

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called “3D Printing Engineering Principles in Fusion 360,” and she started off by answering questions about Tinkercad, and then moving into a demo […]

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called...
Creativity and Pragmatism in 3D Printing Come Together at IC3D

Creativity and Pragmatism in 3D Printing Come Together at IC3D

“A lot of people get 3D printers now, but not the applications for them,” Michael Cao, CEO of IC3D, told me this week. “It’s like a computer now; what can you do with it? What can’t you do with it?” When computers first rolled onto the scene, no one was entirely sure what to make […]

“A lot of people get 3D printers now, but not the applications for them,” Michael Cao, CEO of IC3D, told me this week. “It’s like a computer now; what can you do with it? What can’t you do with it?” When computers first rolled onto...
Here’s What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

Here’s What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

3D printing is being used every day to make positive changes all over the world, in varied fields from aerospace to medical to education. Then, there’s what I like to call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play using 3D printers and scanners, creating 3D printed Death Stars, 3D […]

3D printing is being used every day to make positive changes all over the world, in varied fields from aerospace to medical to education. Then, there’s what I like to call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play...
Warhammer 40K Fans! Check Out 3D Printed Weapons Celebrating Impending Release of Space Hulk – Deathwing 

Warhammer 40K Fans! Check Out 3D Printed Weapons Celebrating Impending Release of Space Hulk – Deathwing 

3D printing has lent an altogether new element to gaming as figurines, replicas, and one prop after another can be fabricated and brought to life—and in the case of detailed weaponry that can be exciting indeed as gamers can take a break from the controllers for a while and delve into other technologies that still […]

3D printing has lent an altogether new element to gaming as figurines, replicas, and one prop after another can be fabricated and brought to life—and in the case of detailed weaponry that can be exciting indeed as gamers can take a break from the controllers for a...
Put Your Cosplay Design Skills to the Test in Pinshape’s Latest Contest — First Prize Wins an Ultimaker 3!

Put Your Cosplay Design Skills to the Test in Pinshape’s Latest Contest — First Prize Wins an Ultimaker 3!

I’m a closet cosplayer; most of the cosplays I’ve put together have been from my own closet and/or thrift shops. This works for me, though, as most of my fandoms tend to incorporate characters wearing street clothes. For a local con last week, a group of friends and I dressed as gender-bent characters from Sherlock (I […]

I’m a closet cosplayer; most of the cosplays I’ve put together have been from my own closet and/or thrift shops. This works for me, though, as most of my fandoms tend to incorporate characters wearing street clothes. For a local con last week, a group of...
Dragon Con 2016: Cosplayers Including Bindi Smalls 3D Print Incredible Costumes & Props

Dragon Con 2016: Cosplayers Including Bindi Smalls 3D Print Incredible Costumes & Props

[if referrer=”www.facebook.com”][/if] It’s here: Dragon Con 2016. Running this weekend, September 2-5 in Atlanta, Georgia, this cosplayers’ paradise is offering enthusiasts of any number of fandoms a gathering place to show off their craftsmanship, meet fellow fans, check out panels and meet some of those behind their favorite shows and games, and generally indulge in […]

[if referrer=”www.facebook.com”][/if] It’s here: Dragon Con 2016. Running this weekend, September 2-5 in Atlanta, Georgia, this cosplayers’ paradise is offering enthusiasts of any number of fandoms a gathering place to show off their...
Bethesda and MyMiniFactory Collaborate to 3D Print Replica Gun from DOOM Video Game

Bethesda and MyMiniFactory Collaborate to 3D Print Replica Gun from DOOM Video Game

When it comes to creating role-playing video games that place the player smack-dab in the middle of a realistically fantastical or frightening world, no gaming publisher currently does it better than the Maryland-based Bethesda. Whether it’s battling through the post-apocalyptic world in Fallout 4 or looting medieval towns in Skyrim, the video games created by […]

When it comes to creating role-playing video games that place the player smack-dab in the middle of a realistically fantastical or frightening world, no gaming publisher currently does it better than the Maryland-based Bethesda. Whether it’s battling through the...
Lucasfilms Launches Highly Detailed Authentic Line of 3D Printed Star Wars Prop Replicas

Lucasfilms Launches Highly Detailed Authentic Line of 3D Printed Star Wars Prop Replicas

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of nerdwallets suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly emptied. I fear something expensive has happened.” Yes, the money printing machine called Star Wars has once again found a way to separate nerds from their money. This week Disney and Lucasfilm launched Star […]

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of nerdwallets suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly emptied. I fear something expensive has happened.” Yes, the money printing machine called Star Wars has once again found a way to...
Incredible 3D Printed Cosplay Took One Month, 11 Printers and 1700 Print Hours

Incredible 3D Printed Cosplay Took One Month, 11 Printers and 1700 Print Hours

My circle of friends is full of nerdy, artistic and theatrical types, which means I’ve seen a lot of brilliant costumes over the years: for productions, for Halloween, and just for the sake of looking fantastic at a convention. (I’ve also created a few, not to brag.) I’ve worked at Renaissance faires and have been […]

My circle of friends is full of nerdy, artistic and theatrical types, which means I’ve seen a lot of brilliant costumes over the years: for productions, for Halloween, and just for the sake of looking fantastic at a convention. (I’ve also created a few,...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Captain America: Civil War

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Captain America: Civil War

Spoilers from the Captain America: Civil War trailer, so stop reading if you’re a weirdo who doesn’t want to get spoiled about a trailer. Weirdo. I think the only people who didn’t feel the Earth move yesterday when the new Captain America: Civil War trailer was released was the crew of the International Space Station. […]

Spoilers from the Captain America: Civil War trailer, so stop reading if you’re a weirdo who doesn’t want to get spoiled about a trailer. Weirdo. I think the only people who didn’t feel the Earth move yesterday when the new Captain America: Civil War trailer was...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Game of Thrones Models

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Game of Thrones Models

With the unexpected release of a bleak new teaser for season six of Game of Thrones came the nagging question: which character that we love are the producers and George RR Martin going to mercilessly kill this time? Watching the Game of Thrones TV series is about as close to emotional abuse as you can […]

With the unexpected release of a bleak new teaser for season six of Game of Thrones came the nagging question: which character that we love are the producers and George RR Martin going to mercilessly kill this time? Watching the Game of Thrones TV series is about as...
Watch Artist Melissa Ng Create Stunning Fantasy-Inspired Dreamer Regalia 3D Printed Cosplay Armor for Felicia Day

Watch Artist Melissa Ng Create Stunning Fantasy-Inspired Dreamer Regalia 3D Printed Cosplay Armor for Felicia Day

As an artist myself I struggle with the inner turmoil of having a career as a creative while many of the people in my life have more conventional jobs. Many of my friends believe that because I work out of my home very little of my job involves actual work and that I have endless […]

As an artist myself I struggle with the inner turmoil of having a career as a creative while many of the people in my life have more conventional jobs. Many of my friends believe that because I work out of my home very little of my job involves actual work and that I...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – The Coolest 3D Printed Swords

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – The Coolest 3D Printed Swords

Having fallen down what I call the “Halo Hole” thanks to recently acquiring the Master Chief collection that was included with my recent acquisition of an Xbox One, I was wondering what sort of options were available for 3D printed Halo weapons. After stumbling onto the great Halo energy sword (that I included on my list […]

Having fallen down what I call the “Halo Hole” thanks to recently acquiring the Master Chief collection that was included with my recent acquisition of an Xbox One, I was wondering what sort of options were available for 3D printed Halo weapons. After stumbling onto...
Check Out This Amazing 3D Printed Fallout 4 Furious Power Fist Working Replica

Check Out This Amazing 3D Printed Fallout 4 Furious Power Fist Working Replica

MyMiniFactory has a stable of 3D designers and 3D artists who are unquestionably some of the most talented 3D printed prop and toy makers around. When 3D printer reseller and service provider iMakr launched the 3D printable model marketplace back in 2012 there was plenty of skepticism directed at their business plan of only offering […]

MyMiniFactory has a stable of 3D designers and 3D artists who are unquestionably some of the most talented 3D printed prop and toy makers around. When 3D printer reseller and service provider iMakr launched the 3D printable model marketplace back in 2012 there was...
Editor’s Choice: 15 of the Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2015

Editor’s Choice: 15 of the Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2015

2015 has been quite a year. Personally, I’ve loved it; I got married, bought a house, hit a milestone birthday, and became editor-in-chief of this great site. I’m almost sad to see 2015 winding down (only a few hours left!) but I’m hopeful that the momentum that this year has provided will propel 2016 right […]

2015 has been quite a year. Personally, I’ve loved it; I got married, bought a house, hit a milestone birthday, and became editor-in-chief of this great site. I’m almost sad to see 2015 winding down (only a few hours left!) but I’m hopeful that the...
Come Admire Bindi Smalls’ 3D Printed Nova Terra Cosplay Armor

Come Admire Bindi Smalls’ 3D Printed Nova Terra Cosplay Armor

What modern woman can’t use a coat of incredibly strong and resistant armor as she navigates her way though the daily battles of life, while still seeking to look stylish all the while? Trust me, I have my days when some armor seems adequate to the task of my own survival. Thankfully, there are 3D […]

What modern woman can’t use a coat of incredibly strong and resistant armor as she navigates her way though the daily battles of life, while still seeking to look stylish all the while? Trust me, I have my days when some armor seems adequate to the task of my...
How 3D Printing Helped Star Wars: The Force Awakens Zoom into Theaters

How 3D Printing Helped Star Wars: The Force Awakens Zoom into Theaters

3D printing has been one of Hollywood’s prop making secrets for a few years now, and the technology has been heavily deployed in everything from The Lord of the Rings: The Hobbit trilogy to Iron Man and all of the subsequent Marvel films to the Star Trek reboot series. But it isn’t only props that are getting the […]

3D printing has been one of Hollywood’s prop making secrets for a few years now, and the technology has been heavily deployed in everything from The Lord of the Rings: The Hobbit trilogy to Iron Man and all of the subsequent Marvel films to the Star Trek reboot...
MyMiniFactory 3D Designer Kirby Downey on Video Games, Cosplay and 3D Printing

MyMiniFactory 3D Designer Kirby Downey on Video Games, Cosplay and 3D Printing

If you’ve seen a 3D printed video game weapon replica go viral in the last few years then chances are that it was created by MyMiniFactory Lead Designer Kirby Downey. Just taking a look through his profile over at 3D model marketplace and design community MyMiniFactory will reveal tons of replica video game weapons and […]

If you’ve seen a 3D printed video game weapon replica go viral in the last few years then chances are that it was created by MyMiniFactory Lead Designer Kirby Downey. Just taking a look through his profile over at 3D model marketplace and design community...
Cosplay for Everyone Thanks to the 3D Design and 3D Printing Services of Forg3d Props

Cosplay for Everyone Thanks to the 3D Design and 3D Printing Services of Forg3d Props

If ever there was a couple who were made for each other it most certainly is cosplay and 3D printing. While cosplay has been a prominent hobby for decades, in the last few years or so it has exploded in popularity and become downright fashionable. And it is probably not entirely coincidental that desktop 3D printing […]

If ever there was a couple who were made for each other it most certainly is cosplay and 3D printing. While cosplay has been a prominent hobby for decades, in the last few years or so it has exploded in popularity and become downright fashionable. And it is probably...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Cool Fallout 4 Models That Anyone Can Print

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Cool Fallout 4 Models That Anyone Can Print

The highly anticipated game Fallout 4 was released yesterday, so the internet should be relatively quiet for a few days while nerds all over the world sink into a self-induced video game coma. Thankfully I have yet to upgrade to a next-gen console, so I’m currently immune to its open-world dystopian lures. But even without […]

The highly anticipated game Fallout 4 was released yesterday, so the internet should be relatively quiet for a few days while nerds all over the world sink into a self-induced video game coma. Thankfully I have yet to upgrade to a next-gen console, so I’m currently...
3D Printed Imperator Furiosa Prosthetic Arm–Incredibly Accurate Mad Max: Fury Road Cosplay

3D Printed Imperator Furiosa Prosthetic Arm–Incredibly Accurate Mad Max: Fury Road Cosplay

Very few people could have predicted that the best movie of 2015 would be a dystopian action movie based on a movie series that ended 30 years ago, but Mad Max: Fury Road has made almost everyone who saw it a believer. Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) is a high-ranking soldier serving under the ruthless chrome […]

Very few people could have predicted that the best movie of 2015 would be a dystopian action movie based on a movie series that ended 30 years ago, but Mad Max: Fury Road has made almost everyone who saw it a believer. Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) is a...
Wait…Let Me 3D Print a Cosplay Selfie

Wait…Let Me 3D Print a Cosplay Selfie

If you have ever wanted a statue of yourself, but failed to have the foresight necessary to have become pope or queen or some sort of national hero, then you’ve probably been pretty excited about the 3D printed selfies that seem to be available in new locations practically every day. We’ve seen them advertised to create […]

If you have ever wanted a statue of yourself, but failed to have the foresight necessary to have become pope or queen or some sort of national hero, then you’ve probably been pretty excited about the 3D printed selfies that seem to be available in new locations...
3D Printed Blackhand Warhammer from World of Warcraft Glows Thanks to PETG

3D Printed Blackhand Warhammer from World of Warcraft Glows Thanks to PETG

If ever there was a tool custom made for cosplaying it would be a 3D printer. Even if you’re not the most artistic person in the world, there are multiple options of design programs available that virtually anyone can use to create cosplay props and costume parts, all on a machine that has become astonishingly […]

If ever there was a tool custom made for cosplaying it would be a 3D printer. Even if you’re not the most artistic person in the world, there are multiple options of design programs available that virtually anyone can use to create cosplay props and costume parts, all...
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