Designer recreated the famous Hook Hand from the Movie Hook

15 Jun

Designer recreated the famous Hook Hand from the Movie Hook

Cosplay is a term that was coined by Nobuyuki Takahashi of Studio Hard during the 1984 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in Los Angeles. Its an art of dressing up in elaborate sci-fi or comic-book inspired costumes and has certainly become big business these days. So how big is the Cosplay industry? According to the last repost we have, the Japanese manufacturers of cosplay costumes reported a profit of 35 billion yen or 283527300 US Dollar in 2008. I am sure the numbers would have increased manifold by now.

3d printed hook?

One thing that’s unique to the Cosplay fanatics is that every person wants to look different than the others hence the need for customized costumes is in great demand. 3D printing can be perfect manufacturing solution for accessories for the cosplay costumes as customized products can be made in smaller quantities at an affordable price. To take advantage of this Michael Ruddy from Hero Complex Props is smartly using 3d printers to make props and costumes from famous movies.

3d printed hook?

One thing that’s unique to the Cosplay fanatics is that every person wants to look different than the others hence the need for customized costumes is in great demand. 3D printing can be perfect manufacturing solution for accessories for the cosplay costumes as customized products can be made in smaller quantities at an affordable price. To take advantage of this Michael Ruddy from Hero Complex Props is smartly using 3d printers to make props and costumes from famous movies.

3d printed hook?

Recently Mr. Ruddy used a gMax 1.5 XT 3D printer to recreate the Famous Hook hand worn by Dustin Hoffman (Captain Hook ) in the American fantasy adventure movie ‘Hook’. The Cosplay prop model was created using Blender software by digital artist Kevin Lunt for a popular Cosplayer Connor Breen. The Model was broken into 4 different pieces as it was too big for a single print. The complete print took a marathon run of 25 hour, however the actual print is worth the time spent.

This is probably not the 1st time Mr. Ruddy has used 3d printers to create parts of the Cosplay Costume. His efforts in creating 3D printed replica of the Avengers Ultron helmet was certainly appreciated by all Cosplayers and popular Tech blogs alike. And I am sure this would certainly not be the last time we hear about him.

3d printed hooks?

This is a perfect example of how 3d printers can be used successfully used in varied industries and businesses. The need is to know how to harness the power of this amazing technology and use it to enhance the production efficiencies.