Whatever your ideas on Netflix’ super-popular new Korean Crisis, Squid Game ,
(currently #1 1 show in 90 countries), one thing is for absolutely sure… this Halloween is likely to visit a lot of folks dressing in the trendy show’s props and costumes, whether it be in South Korea or further afield.
Naturally, a very important factor that virtually guarantees that is a Squid Game themed Halloween is the option of the halloween costume models on various sites online. As the show was released just a few weeks hence, 3D modelers and manufacturers have been hard at the job replicating the instantly recognisable masks from the show.
While there has been no confirmation from Netflix or the show’s halloween costume/skill director, it appears likely that the masks in it show might have been 3D published to begin with.
So, let’s familiarize ourselves with a few of the masks on the show and take a look at some examples from manufacturers who’ve been hard at work replicating them.
Designers were quick to try the Frontman cover up design, largely due to its simple geometry and innate 3D printability which makes it well suited for even the most affordable printing device and filament. These have been cropping through to Reddit for a couple weeks now, and can likely be a favorite choice for Halloween this year.
You can examine out Thingiverse individual Kimgooni’s 3D style of the Frontman mask at this website link.
Professionals / Troops / Individuals
The employees in the world of Squid Game can be determined by their red jumpsuits and 3/4 of the Playstation controller icons branded on leading of their black mesh masks.
In fact, in the event you were pondering, the icons aren’t associated with Sony at all, and in truth make up the different parts of Korean Hangul spelling out the Korean name for Squid Game (Ojingeo Geim).
These masks are made of a mesh-like material formed into a dome that ranges the facial skin. The masks fold in two, and are adorned with the circle, a rectangular or a triangle on the front to indicate the wearer’s position in the hierarchy.
Group masks will be the lowest rank and are worn by employees, triangle masks are worn by troops, and square masks are worn by professionals.
The masks are actually the same, and are differentiated by the icon only.
The masks look frequently throughout the series and in rather large numbers set alongside the Frontman or VIP masks, so one wonders if indeed they could have been 3D branded or fabricated more customarily (laser lowering/metal developing)….
In any event, unless you’re planning on creating an army of military for Halloween, it ought to be perfectly inexpensive and fine to print one on your own desktop computer printer.
A resin printing device may be your best option in this case, as boring the holes clean by using an FDM print gets a little boring…
You can find the STL documents for these masks (also from individual Kimgooni) at this website link on Thingiverse.
The most complicated of the masks on the show belong to the VIPs. They can be formed into the faces of family pets such as pigs (correctly) and other animals.
The masks are protected with a gold coating of some sort, with the primary VIP’s mask creating a rainbow shimmer just like a piece of bismuth. I am very inquisitive as to the way the surface finish was applied.
These masks can be found on a number of different 3D model sites, and are even cropping through to retail sites such as Lazada and Shoppee within Asia.
The store-bought editions are seemingly created from shaped latex. The quality of these cheap masks cannot be guaranteed, however if you want to print one yourself then you can find a lot of VIP masks styles over on Renderhub, specifically machine Blackstar90 has obviously been occupied, as he has a variety of the masks on his web page.
These masks are going to end up protected with a silver finish anyway, so you could probably escape with using FDM, or resin, and apply a primer and metallic car paint of some sort.
Conclusively, we can say that all of the cover up props in the show are absolutely perfect for 3D producing and likely have implemented 3D printing really in the real development of the show.
Of course, we don’t have any confirmation of this, but the geometry of the masks, (especially the VIP ones) would be really time consuming to generate the old designed way, so we’re going to go out on the limb and say that it’s highly likely that AM enjoyed a component in the development of the show.
In case skill director Chae Kyoung-sun wish to confirm or deny that, we would be most happy to talk with her about it, from a processing engineering perspective, effortlessly!