3DxPrinting Cosplay Costume

It’s got hints of Star Wars, Fallout, and Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s got lasers, EL wire and of course, NeoPixel LEDs. In this project, we’re mounting glowy electronics to some 3D printed parts to light up your face!

A 3D printed gas mask makes an interesting addition to any halloween costume and may even turn some heads at Comic Con.

This has three main pieces to it: the mask, the respirator and the costume goggles. Details like the grill, the secondary respirators and conduits make this an intricate looking build.

This guide will walk you through the process of 3d printing, wiring and assembling your very own LED Gas Mask.

This guide was written for the 'original' Gemma board, but can be done with either the original or M0 Gemma. We recommend the Gemma M0 as it is easier to use and is more compatible with modern computers!

Challenges and Expectations

The most difficult part in this project is the 3d printing. There are a total of 16 parts and it takes about 14 hours to print all of them. The mask part requires a 3d printing build area of 180mm x 150mm y 150mm z. Wiring the circuit and compontents to fit the parts require a bit of patience, finesse and careful soldering. 

Prerequisite Guides

We recommend walking-through the following guides to help you get a better introduction to the components. Once you have GEMMA configured with your Arduino IDE, continue following this project.


Tools & Supplies

You will need access to the follow tools. We also carry all of these lovely maker tools in the Adafruit shop.

This guide was first published on Oct 02, 2014. It was last updated on Dec 08, 2023.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Sep 27, 2014.

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