One of the things that has held me back most from cosplaying characters I want to cosplay is the idea of having to mold or create certain unique pieces, like arm guards and armor, and belts and more. With 3D printing, it seems, I might not have those excuses.
Check out this Arkham Origins Batman costume. Cool, right?
It's made entirely out of 3D printed armor pieces.
Aside from the cape, under-armor clothing, and boots (which he spray-painted himself), every piece of the suit was 3D printed.
Is this the future of cosplay? Will we work on drafting up files of pieces of equipment we want and send it off for 3D printing rather than having to hand craft it? Does that change the world of cosplay? I have so many questions; and very few answers.