Oct 29, 2015 | By Alec

Halloween is one of those holidays that can sneak up on you if you’re really busy. Before you know it, it’s only a day or two away and you still don’t even have a clue about what costume to wear. If this has happened to you this year, the solution is fortunately very simple. French 3D printing experts LeFabShop’s Samuel N. Bernier has just shared a very simple 3D printable design for sliding, single piece Wolverine claws that make an awesome sliding noise when you put them on.

LeFabShop, of course, is one of those service providers that are always surprising us with their cool 3D printable designs, and this particular set of claws are simple yet brilliant. As Bernier explains, his inspiration came out of his own geekiness. ‘I'm a Super Hero geek and Halloween is the best moment of the year to scream it out loud by showing off some very cool homemade costumes,’ he says.

Of course, there are plenty of DIY Wolverine claws out there as well, but Bernier wanted his to be both simple and functional. ‘Based on my experience creating the Telescopic Crossguard LightSaber, I designed a set of expandable claws that could be printed in a single shot, without any assembly of support material,’ he explains, and that is what he did. You can find the full project on Instructables here.

As you can see in the clip below, he still managed to make them extendable, despite being 3D printed in a single sitting. All you need is some 200 grain sandpaper to remove all the grooves of the blades, enabling them to open easily. ‘If they are still stuck near the end, use oil to grease it, but only after spraying it with paint,’ he advises. The claws were designed using Autodesk Fusion 360 software, and if you’d like to modify the original designs you can find all necessary files here.

For the rest of you, you can simply download the STL files on Thingiverse here. The version seen above was 3D printed with rafts, but no supports. A resolution of 0.2 was used, with a 10% infill.  Could a 3D printed Halloween costume be any easier? Now all you need are the sideburns and the muscles, which might the most difficult and time-consuming part of the costume to acquire.



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Geoffery Cuddletrousers wrote at 10/30/2015 9:23:39 AM:

Not bad, but it's no Colin Furze and his pneumatic extending & retracting claws - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdcGek-NoFQ Here's how he made them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVBCFGebqTg

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