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It has come to our attention that one of our Halloween makes may be a little bit scary.

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Our ‘BOO’ sign was designed to show the potential 3D printing has to be a little bit scary. We do apologise to anyone who has printed this design not knowing it would result in them being a little bit scared. Faberdashery would like to assure the public that ‘BOO’ is safe to print and has been done so already by some very brave members of the public.

If you are worried about printing ‘BOO’ we recommend you adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. If you are of a nervous disposition make sure you have somebody with you at all times during the print in case you get a little bit scared.
  2.  Although the design is written in upper case letters, there is nobody actually shouting ‘BOO’ at you.
  3. You can print this design in Glowbug Yellow, but be aware that it will glow in the dark which will make it a little bit more scary.
  4.  If a glowing ‘BOO’ is too scary, you may want to print it in Classic Black or Smoky Black, ensuring it is only visible during the day and can’t scare you at night.
  5.  If a Classic Black ‘BOO’ is too scary, consider printing it in a pastel coloured filament which will make it a bit less scary.
  6.  If others worry that the print itself is inherently evil, remind them that it is made from PLA which is actually a nice plastic.
  7. ‘BOO’ can be placed beside of a nest of spiders, but that’s really creepy, so, you know, maybe don’t do that.
  8. For some people this print will be simply too scary. If so, we would recommend printing one of these designs instead in some nice rainbow colours.

If you have printed ‘BOO’ and are worried that it is a little bit too scary, please get in touch.

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October’s here, the nights are drawing in, spiders are attempting to take over your house and is there a face on that tree stump? It can only mean one thing –  it’s nearly Halloween! Yes, it’s the season for scaring; so time to hit your 3D printers and turn out some serious spookiness.

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At Faberdashery we love any chance to scare ourselves silly. So in celebration of the most terrifying time of the year, we have put together our definitive guide to 3D printing for Halloween.

Here’s our top ten Halloween 3D prints.

1. Glowing skulls
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These prints come from our ‘Skull Playset’ which you can find on Thingiverse and Youmagine. They make great halloween decor as well as spooky serving bowls. Add to the terror and print them in Glowbug Yellow. Or go big, like we did, and print a terrifying giant skull!
 
2. Crows
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Murder of crows anyone? Yes, of course! Find the 3d file here.
 
3. Poison Apple
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This apple design has to be the perfect use for Classic Black this Halloween. It’s also a great way to dish out halloween treats. Put a few sour sweets in the mix and wait for your victim to take a bite! Mwahahahaha…..
 
4. Pumpkins
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Don’t get stuck with hollowing and carving shenanigans. Put your 3d printer to work and print out these fantastic pumpkin prints in translucent Orange Fizz!
 
5. Goblin
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Originally designed to sit atop your drinks bottle, this 3d printed troll by David Hagemann works perfectly as a glowing halloween goblin. He does have printable eyes but we found that these candy eyeballs were just a bit more menacing.
 
6. Glo-bobs
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We’ve called these Glo-bobs as they are designed to thread onto glow stick bands. They make great alternatives to halloween sweet treats and keep little monsters visible in the dark.
 
7. Bats
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Bats are a halloween staple. These designs are quick and easy. Print them in Classic Black and Smoky Black and hang them up or stick them on your walls for some spooktacular decor. Find the designs on Thingiverse and Youmagine.
 
8. Spiders
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These spiders by Scott Lahteine are creepily realistic and perfect for Halloween mischief. Place them amongst your Halloween decor, put them on your Halloween treats, nestle them in your Halloween hair or launch them at your Halloween victims….
 
9. Tree Stump
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That tree is definitely looking at you funny! We shrunk down this Tree Stump Pencil Holder by Casey, and printed it in Smoky Black to create the perfect Halloween candlestick.
 
10. Boo
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Get the message across with this ‘boo’ sign. Download  on Thingiverse and  Youmagine. We printed our one in Earl Grey and Glowbug.

 

We hope you have enjoyed our Halloween 3D print guide. We’ll be posting our Halloween prints on Twitter, Facebook and Google + in the run up to Halloween. We’re really looking forward to seeing your Halloween makes so be sure to tag them with Faberdashery.

Happy Halloween printing everyone!

 

Are you ready for spooky fun? If not, fear not. 3D printing is the perfect way to ensure you don’t get caught in a dead end this Halloween. Here are some of our favourite freaky prints. Do you dare make them….?*

*Pun alert – we’ve inserted as many halloween puns as is humanly (or un-humanly) possible into this post. If you have a fear of puns please stop reading now!

Wicked Pumpkins Demons are a ghoul’s best friend but pumpkins are even better. Print out Makies fantastic Jack-O-Lantern  and insert a string of lights to create these glowing pumpkins. How evil do they look!

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Glowing Eyes Ever felt like you’re being watched? These glowing eyes will ensure you alway are. Print out them out in Glowbug Yellow, place them in a dark corner and enjoy their malevolent stare.

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Halloween Cookie Cutters A great activity to do with the kids. We have created four halloween themed cookie cutters – skull, pumpkin, ghost and bat. Print them out and have fun making cookies to die for.

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Treat toppers Treats or tricks at the ready! Why not combine both? Print out zombie fingers and spiderwebs to give your cakes that extra eeeek factor!

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Pet Bat Wings It’s only right that your pets should get in on the Halloween fun. These bat wings make the perfect costume. Just make sure you’ve installed a bat flap!

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Skelly Make no bones about it Halloween would not be the same without a creepy skull on show. We created Skelly, the dress-up skull, to bring a bit of variety to your Halloween makes. He comes with 10 different accessories that are sure to tickle your funny bone. But don’t stop there! Why not scale him down and print out a collection of skull beads to wear in true headhunter style.

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From all the Faberdashery team we wish you a very fun, scary and creepy Halloween. Mwaaa hahahaha…..!!!

 

 

 

 

What’s better than a skull for Halloween? A 3D Printable Skull Playset of course!

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Our skull (‘Skelly’) was inspired by the traditional sugar skulls of Mexico. We wanted to give our Halloween offering a Fab twist, so we designed some fun printable accessories to create different looks for Skelly. Make him a cutthroat pirate with the eye patch and stitches. Bevelled stars give Skelly some rock chic. For a bling look there are diamonds and emeralds. You can go for a romantic look with hearts and filigree, or the traditional Mexican decor with marigolds and roses. Or just keep Skelly dapper with a simple moustache. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Halloween playset without a gruesome feature and for that we’ve created a worm to stick in Skelly’s eye. So whether you like your Halloween decor rib tickling or just hip, make no bones about it, you’ll find everything you need in our Skull Playset!

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We’ve shared Skelly the Skull Playset on Thingiverse. We hope he’ll raise your spirits this Halloween. Mwahahahahhaaaa!

The KamerMaker is the world’s first movable 3D print pavillion. Capable of 3D printing entire rooms from PLA, this is one of the biggest printers around. It has an epic build size of 2x2x3.5m! The project is a collaboration between DUS architects and Ultimaker Ltd and is purposely open source. From 2013 onwards, the KamerMaker will travel to different locations in the Netherlands and beyond.

We were lucky enough to be at the launch party in Amsterdam last weekend. The event had a real block party feel with great community interaction. We got a fantastic view from inside of the machine. Yes, that’s right, you can climb inside it! Printing this big is no easy task. Although the machine is driven essentially by standard Ultimaker electronics with the beating heart of an Arduino (plus some industrial stepper drivers) feeding the plastic in requires some innovative solutions. A mini-extruder (from xtrution.comfeeds the KamerMaker with molten plastic. Thermoplastic granules are fed in the top, melted and extruded along a monstrous ‘bowden’ tube to the print head. The tube is heated PTFE with steel braiding. It is an elegant solution with pretty awesome results. The design of the machine is really beautiful, with mirrored, chameleon stainless steel finish, fitting inside a standard shipping container.

It was really inspiring to see a concept put into action. Big dreams are great. Making them a reality is even better. Already we are seeing huge potential for the KamerMaker. We would love to know your thoughts. If you could print this big, what would you print?

To see more images of the mighty KamerMaker take a look at our Flickr stream.

There’s a mysterious glow around Faberdashery Towers… is it just the full moon?… or something altogether more sinister, like our ultra eerie Glowbug Yellow glow-in-the-dark filament.

Fab yourself a Spook-tacular Halloween with a glowing Ghost Toy by tc_fea, or  perhaps a screaming skull? We love the idea of giant, luminous creepy crawlies like Antona’s Big Spider and Zomboe’s Snake. Of course prints don’t have to be classically scary… until the lights go out! Glowbug PLA turns the cutesiest of prints into sinister spooky objects, like RichRap’s glowing print of Roy the Bunny. Frankly, we wouldn’t mess with him! So what will you create… Trick or Treat ?