After the spectacular performance at the Superbowl last Sunday, US pop star Katy Perry will soon continue her Prismatic World Tour, performing live on stage for her fans in Europe and Asia.
During the opening song “Roar” her background dancers will wear vibrantly coloured 3D printed mohawks, produced by Legal Effects, Hollywood’s leading special effects company. The main structure of the Roman helmet inspired headwear was manufactured using Stratasys 3D printing technology. With the prominent theme of color running throughout the tour, the headpiece wows audiences with a spectrum of bright lights, igniting an explosion of spectacular pyrotechnics in the opening song.
Set to feature throughout the year-long world tour, the mohawks are personalized to perfectly fit the individual backing dancer, ensuring that they remain in place. Given the need of the eye-catching headgear to withstand continual use throughout the world tour, Legacy Effects opted to 3D print the outer crest in robust ABS-M30 FDM thermoplastic, ideal for holding the whole unit together. Similarly, thanks to its high dimensional stability and fine detail visualisation, the inset of the mohawks was produced in Stratasys’ rigid VeroGray material.
Jason Lopes, Lead Systems Engineer at Legacy Effects: “This is hugely exciting for us as Katy is such a high profile client, but it also represents how 3D printing is enabling us to meet the complex demands of projects like these immediately and providing our clients results within a day. To see 3D printed end-use parts in action during a live concert performance is something else!”
Check out the 3D printed mohawks watching Katy Perry perform the opening song of her Prismatic World Tour: