Let’s say you’re reading this. Because you are. But let’s also say that you’re reading this because for some reason you were hoping at least one page of the paper would include some kind of insight into where a desperate person could get some last-minute Halloween accouterments for whatever parties you’re going to (or throwing) this weekend.
That person could just tape some orange and black confetti to the walls and be lame. Or just freak out and cancel the soiree. Or try out this 3D printing thing everyone is talking about.
If that last one is for you, heading to a spot like Makerbot in the Back Bay could land that Celtic skull you were thinking would go well with your “Hey, Celts are scary!” party platform this year. Or not that. In any case, with a little fast thinking (or just going on Thingiverse, Makerbot’s user-generated designs archive) you can quickly yield something. Maybe it’s the kind of immobile 3D-designed black cat you throw around your bookshelves, or at people. Throwing 3D black cats at people reinforces the rule stating: “Black cats = it’s a Halloween party.”
Or, you know, you could just sit in the 3D Photobooth scanner, which circles your head from all sides, generating an accurate rendering of your noodle and all its nuances to create tiny busts featuring your glorious melon, which take a day or two to complete (starts at $20). If you want something a little extra weird, you could use Makerbot’s “remix services” to place that same face of yours on what would normally have been that black cat you were already into.
Related: You have a lot of weird in you.