By Eddie Krassenstein Via 3DPrint
One of my favorite areas within the 3D printing space, which I really enjoy covering, is that of cosplay and costume design. Over the past several years, we’ve seen many incredibly unique and amazing 3D printed costumes, masks, weapons and accessories come about, thanks to talented 3D modelers and the use of 3D printers. We’ve seen Iron Man masks, Batman masks, and many many more, but what we haven’t yet seen is a 3D printed high-quality Spider-Man mask. That is, until today!
Thanks to a 30-year-old man named Yuri Schuurkes, who is a costume designer in the Netherlands, we can now say that we’ve seen it all!
“Seeing Spider-Man come to life on the big screen back in 2002 made a big impression on me, and I really wanted a suit like that,” Schuurkes tells 3DPrint.com. “I never particularly was a fan of Spider-Man, but there was something about this costume that amazed me. After looking everywhere for a movie-quality suit, I got my hands on a costume kit. It was a partially finished suit that I had to finish myself. When I finished it I didn’t really like it at all, so eventually decided to build the entire thing myself from scratch.
And that is exactly what he has been doing ever since. For years, he had a dilemma — he could create a super awesome looking costume, but could not figure out a way to create the face shell to go along.