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3D Printed Cosplay Props

3D Printed Cosplay Props

Cosplay comes from the words costume play where all cosplayers dress in costumes to represents characters in anime, cartoons, manga, movies, video games and many more.

Do you know that Cosplay started since 1980s? It had been getting more and more popular in the world. There are many cosplays events such as fan conventions, competition and networking and activities for cosplay fans.

Cosplay costumes varies from simple themed clothing to highly detailed costumes. Some cosplayer will purchase their costumes while some will make their own costumes, props, accessories and jewellery.

With the help of 3D printing technology, you can now enhance your costumes with highly detailed outfits, accessories and props.

Here are some of the cosplay costumes that use 3D Printing.

1. Batman

This Batman outfit by Julian Checkley, with 23 functioning gadgets, was 3D printed and then molded and cast in flexible urethane rubber. Before mounting the parts, onto a special designed undersuit, these parts will trimmed, detailed and painted. This innovation, most functional gadgets on a cosplay suit appears in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2017.

Julian’s Batman cosplay suit gadgets include:

  1. Fireball Shooter
  2. Gauntlet Video Screens x 2
  3. Bat Tracking Beacon
  4. Bat Sign Projector
  5. Folding Batarang
  6. Grapnel Gun
  7. Cowl Respirator
  8. Pneumatic Tranquilliser Gun
  9. Ultrasonic Anti Dog Device
  10. Bat Shuriken x 4 11. UV Lamp
  11. Ball Bearing Grenades x 2
  12. Gauntlet Flashlight 14. Medi-kit
  13. Battery Pack
  14. Laser Designator
  15. Bat-cam.
  16. Strobe Stun Gun.
  17. Gas Dispenser
  18. Smoke Bombs x 2
  19. The Bat Flask
  20. Concealed Laryngeal Microphone
  21. Two-way Radio

2. Star Wars – Storm Trooper Helmet

The wonderful collaboration of Lloyd Roberts, Francesco Oorrù, Ricardo Salomao and Barnacules created this 3D printed helmet from the new Star Wars VII Stormtrooper. This helmet consists of 12 objects that are printed separately, assembled and painted.

3. Devil May Cry Rebellion Sword

Another awesome product from Lloyd Roberts. This 1.5m long Rebellion Sword, inspired by Devil May Cry series, is an assembly of 15 large pieces of 3D printed parts. All the 3D printed pieces are clip together using pins and dovetails joints with the help of glue for extra strength and durability.

4. Aquaman Trident

Using his imagination from the photo of Jason Momoa in Aquaman, Marco Morata designed the top of the trident. This trident is made from 10 3D printed objects and assembled together at 0.2mm height per layer using 10% infill.

5. Iron Man Helmet

This 3D printed Ironman Helmet, designed by Samohtep, was designed and modified from pepakura helmet file using Maya software. In his blog, he shared the making process from modelling to 3D printing to assembly to sanding and painting of the Ironman Helmet cosplay.

6. Destiny’s Bad Juju Exotic Pulse Rifle

This highly detailed Bad Juju Exotic Pulse Rifle, inspired by Destiny video game, designed by Lael Lee. The rifle, standing at the height of approximately 33” long, is assembled from 19 pieces of white 3d printed parts at 0.2mm height per layer and 10% infill. They are hand painted with acrylic paint and glossy varnished.




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