Fire up that 3D printer for for a good cause. Support your fellow Mo Bros and Mo Sistahs with these awesome Movember 3D printing projects.
You’re all busy people; we’ll get straight to the point. It’s time to GROW A MUSTACHE. Because November.
Okay, okay, there’s more to it than that. Movember is an annual event where people grow mustaches during the month of November.
And they’re not doing it for giggles; they’re doing it to raise awareness of men’s health issues like prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Perhaps you’re a Mo Bro. Maybe you’re a Mo Sistah. Or you know a Sistah or Bro who’s growing a Mo. Whatever the angle, these 3D printed items might be of interest.
They’re fun and quirky, and they help spread awareness of an important cause. Plus, you’d be surprised by how much something is improved by the addition of a hairy slug.
The Movember Foundation operates the Movember charity event. For more details about their important work and ways to get involved, be sure to visit their site.
Let’s start with the basics. Perhaps you don’t have the time or the patience to grow a tache. Or maybe you don’t have the follicular capacity. It happens. Take a shortcut to fame and glory by printing off this clip-on plastic version, complete with villainous twirls. A textbook case of working smarter and not harder.
The mustache ring is perfect for saluting your Mo Bros and Sistahs in passing. Kind of like a secret handshake, only much sillier.
Crunchy Mustache Biscuits, anyone? For fund-raising events in the office or wherever, baked cookies in a topical shape would be a big hit. But before you do, please ensure that you print the cutter with a food-safe filament for health and safety.
This Mustache Belt Buckle is a major win for facial hair aficionados. Not only does it carry the heroic stamp on a canvas belt buckle, but it lights up thanks to an embedded LED. This belt of bling was created by Adafruit, remixing a prior design for a non-light up (but still cool) buckle.
Hey, why should that cool refreshing beverage be left out of the fun? Fabricate and attach this item to the top of a bottle, and it has the oh-so-hilarious effect of making you look like you have a tache every time you take a sip. Oh, such joyful memories.
Exploring the fringes of fashion, here is a mustache that can be threaded with a ribbon and worn like a bowtie. It might look a bit weird to have one under your nose and another under your chin, but such doubts don’t belong to reckless rule-breakers like yourselves. OR do they?
Here we have a design that performs two functions in one. First up, it’s a customizable mouthpiece for any brass instrument, whether it’s a trumpet or a trombone or a tuba. Second, it comes adorned with a mustache to provide instant cool to your sweaty upper lip.
Ah-ha-ha! This is a handlebar mustache, geddit? As in, a mustache for the handlebars of your pushbike! Pun-tastic.
You can be more covert and subtle about your support for a good cause, if you so choose. These dinky little buttons have little taches on them; print off as many or as little as you need for your clothes and get busy sewing them on.
Another way to show solidarity with the movement is with this special pendant; print it off and thread a lanyard through the loops at each end to create a tache-tastic accessory. Plus, if you suddenly find yourself in a jam, you can hold it under your nose for an emergency disguise.
A bit more effort is required with this design, but the results could make it worthwhile. The files here are customizeable; you can add a personal message to the mustache before printing it out. “Movember” might be clear enough, but “Please Sponsor Me” will really spell it out.
This is a model of the soldier from The Nutcracker, the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. And just look at that magnificent nose plumage! This design comes direct from the house of MakerBot, and is a complex project requiring many parts. It’ll probably keep you busy all of this month and well into the next, just in time for Christmas.
A small and simple tache-themed design, providing a neat latch for a survival paracord.
A snack box in the shape of a mustache, with discrete compartments to keep your raisins separate from your nuts. As can be seen in the picture, you can also scale the size up or down depending on your nutritional requirements.
Let’s assume you don’t want to have tache-themed necklace or ring jewelry. We understand. Might we be able to interest you in something a little less showy? A key-chain, perhaps?
A comb for grooming that mustache. Sure, in the early weeks it may resemble a light dusting of cocoa on the upper lip. But by the end of this particular odyssey, you’ll appreciate an implement to tame that wild jungle of hair sprouting from your nostrils.
With instantly recognizable facial hair, there’s a spot most assuredly reserved for Super Mario in the Movember Hall of Fame. This statuette honors the Italian plumber, the star of innumerable videogames, by recreating his earliest incarnation in all his 8-bit pixellated glory. That mustache is the stuff of legend.
Of course, you’ll need to do a bit of maintenance work if you’re planning to participate in the festivities this month. Your tache isn’t going to grow itself. Keep motivated with this special razor holder, which is easy to print and mount to the wall with some sticky-back tape.
The iconic bristles of Commander Chris Hadfield — Astronaut of International Space Station fame — are immortalized in plastic with this 3D printed bust. If you serenade him with a karaoke version of Space Oddity, the tache lights up. Or maybe it doesn’t. You’re going to have to make one and find out.
Another cookie cutter, this time featuring a lovable moose with a mustache. But we said it before and we’ll say it again; please ensure you use food-safe filaments before printing an item like this. Your safety is paramount!
Finally, we have a delightful 3D printable bust of Albert Einstein. The twist here is that it’s made using the hairy lion technique, so the wild mane and mustache of the OG (original genius) can be custom-styled from separate strands of filament. Very cool.
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