Cosplay Design Contest

Ends November 24, 2016

This Contest Has Ended

Thanks to all the participants - we love you!

Design a cool prop and win some awesome prizes!

With Halloween just around the corner, we’re excited to launch a Cosplay design challenge! Create a prop or model from one of your favorite movies, video games, or books and you could win a brand new Ultimaker 3.

Need some inspiration? Check out the Cosplay section on Pinshape!

Ends on: November 24, 2016 at 23:59:59 PST

Cosplay Design Contest


  • Pinshape Contest Judge Brian Graf

    Brian Graf

    Co-founder of Eucl3D

    I’m a Mechanical Engineering graduate from UC Berkeley with experience in mechanical design, manufacturing, structural analysis, mesh modeling, and 3D printing. I live the life of a maker, designing solar powered cars, restoring a 1969 Ford Mustang, and 3D printing custom accessories for friends and family. I’m a co-founder of Eucl3D, where we are dedicated to bringing virtual worlds to life.

  • Pinshape Contest Judge Sander van Geelen

    Sander van Geelen


    Sander van Geelen is the community manager at Ultimaker. Passionate about innovation, learning and bringing people together he joined the Ultimaker team 5 years ago. With broad experience in illustration and graphic design, Sander is often responsible for creating Ultimaker’s booths for many international exhibitions. Turning his illustrations in 3D prints has been his dream since he first saw a 3D printer.

  • Pinshape Contest Judge Garrett


    Chaos Core Tech / Pinshape Ambassador

    My name is Garrett and I run a YouTube channel called Chaos Core Tech. I design fun characters and props to be 3D printed and painted. I am also passionate about helping people learn how to create things.

Rules & Eligibility

  1. Contest closes on Nov 24, 2016 at 23:59:59 PST.
  2. For IP concerns, contest entries must be listed as free or they will not count as valid entries.
  3. Designs must be original works and not remixes of someone else’s design.
  4. Entries cannot have been previously submitted to a Pinshape contest.
  5. Entries must comply with Pinshape’s content policy.
  6. Entrants must be registered with Pinshape to enter.
  7. There is no fee to enter the challenge.
  8. Entrants can submit as many unique entries as they would like.
  9. Contest open worldwide.


Designs will be judged on the following criteria:

40 points
Technical excellence and ease of printing
30 points
Presentation: Image quality, print settings, assembly instructions (if required)
30 points
Aesthetics: How well does the model reflect the original design in the movie book or game it came from? ** Please note – having your model 3D printed does help to illustrate your design is printable on an FDM printer and helps with higher presentation quality. If you are a 3D designer who doesn’t have access to a 3D printer, please use this thread in our forums to reach out to a maker in the community who can print the design for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter the contest?

Upload your 3D design to Pinshape and be sure to check the box that says “Submit this model to Cosplay Design Contest”.

What kind of files can I submit for the challenge?

We accept .STL, .MCX, .AMF, .3MF, .DXF, .IGES, .DWG, .STEP, .ACIS, .OBJ, .FORM, .PDF, .DOCX, .TXT and .ZIP files. You can submit up to a max of 150 files and 25 photos (this is photos of the design not files for the design). 100MB is the maximum total file size.

What happens to my design if I win?

You will keep ownership of the design and it will remain available to everyone in the Pinshape community to enjoy!

Can I submit designs I’ve made available on other sites or for other contests?

Yes you can. If it isn’t on Pinshape yet and it is something you’ve designed, it’s fair game!

Do I still own my designs when I post them?

Of course! We will never take over control of your work, we’re on your side.

When/how will the winners be announced?

The winner will be announced in the week following the end of the contest, in a post on the Pinshape blog. If you’re a winner, you’ll be contacted directly by the Pinshape team.

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