Bat

12 Spooky Origami Halloween Bats

You can't really have Halloween without bats and there are lots of great looking origami bats.  Here are 12 of my favourite ones from origami artists on Flickr.

Here's a beautiful photo of a tent bat folded by Gonzalo.  It's a little bit cute.

Tent Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/8741123426/

Tent Bat, Designed by Bernie Peyton and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Eco Origami

 

Gonzalo also folded this other bat which has a much more Halloween-ey feel to it.

Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/11549059514/

Bat, Designed by Akira Yoshizawa and Folded by Gonzalo

Instructions not available

 

Here's a great cartoony looking Halloween bat folded by Rui Roda.

Cartoon Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/15669831625/

Murciélago, Designed by Fernando Gilgado and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available via Happy Folding on YouTube

 

Here is a bit of a more realistic bat also folded by Rui Roda.

Black Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/16142349169/

Bat, Designed by Sébastien Limet and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Mini Neo 5

 

Here's a rather simple looking bat but it's still pretty realistic with a bit of a cute personality.

Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/16050010751/

Murciélago, Designed by Ángel Morollón and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Drawing Origami Tome 1

 

Here's another more realistic looking bat and I love the post Francisco José González put it in when he folded it.

Dancing Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gonzaplatano/15037093409/

Bat, Designed by Sébastien Limet and Folded by Francisco José González

Instructions not available

 

Sébastien Limet has designed several great origami bats.

Flying Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/10478985273/

Silently, Designed and Folded by Sébastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

This is the same bat but the photo is awesome with all the bats flying out.

Bats at Dusk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/10594436643/

Dusk, Designed and Folded by Sébastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Bat Version 2
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/6391490929/

Bat/Chauve Souris Version 2, Designed and Folded by Sébastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Here's a specific species of bat called a Grand Rhinolophe.

Grand Rhinolophe
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/8521900596/

Grand Rhinolophe, Designed and Folded by Sébastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Here's a very different sort of bat design folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi.

Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/7745490752/

Bat, Designed by Noboru Miyajima and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #91

 

Finally we have this crazy vampire bat.  It's not really realistic looking but it's an awesome sort of scary design.

Vampire Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/17177388002/

Vampire Bat, Designed by Dao Cuong Quyet and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in VOG 2

 

Here's this vampire bat again folded this time by Gonzalo.

Vampire Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/11549077724

Vampire Bat, Designed by Dao Cuong Quyet and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in VOG 2

 

What did you think about these origami bats? Let us know in the comments!


Grim Reaper

11 Awesome Halloween Themed Origami Models

There are a lot of awesome Halloween themed origami models out there folded by some very talented origami artists.  Just in time for Halloween, here are 11 of the best Halloween themed origami models that I've seen.

First up is this amazing origami Grim Reaper folded by Miyamoto Chuya.

Origami Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper, Designed by: Miyamoto Chuya

Diagrams are in the 22nd JOAS Special Issue that came with Origami Tanteidan Magazine 132 (I'm not sure where you can get this special issue now...  If you know where to get it please let me know!)

Original image on Flickr

 

Next up is this rather ominous looking crow by Brian Chan.

Origami Crow

Crow, Designed by: Brian Chan

Diagrams available in Tanteidan Magazine 113

Original image on Flickr

 

Next up is this paper zombie rising from the grave by Daniel Brown.

Origami Zombie Hand

Rising Zombie Skeleton, Designed by: Daniel Brown

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here is another zombie by Sunburst2001, possibly the same one that just rose from that grave!

Origami Zombie

Zombie, Designed by: Sunburst2000

Crease pattern available here

Original image on Flickr

 

Here's a really cute bat by Gonzalo García Calvo.

Origami Tent Bat

Origami Tent Bat, Designed by Bernie Peyton

Diagrams available in Eco Origami by Bernie Peyton

Original image on Flickr

 

Next up is this papercraft witch riding a broomstick by gabrixx92.

Origami Witch

Witch v.2, Designed by: gabrixx_

Crease pattern available here

Original image on Flickr

 

Now we have this really awesome and kind of frightening origami minotaur by Eole Wind

Origami Minotaur

Minotaur, Designed by: Satoshi Kamiya

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 2 2002-2009 by Satoshi Kamiya

Original image on Flickr

 

Next up is this red evil looking paper devil by Philip West.

Origami Devil

Devil, Designed by Jun Maekawa

Diagrams available here

Original image on Flickr

 

Next up is a unique looking Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde origami model by Sunburst2001

Origami Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Dr Jekyll & M. Hyde, Designed by: Sunburst2001

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

An if you've seen the Nightmare Before Christmas then you'll recognize this paper Jack Skellington by Sunburst2001

Origami Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington, Designed by: Sunburst2001

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Our last Halloween origami model isn't usually that scary, it's Bahamut from the Final Fantasy series however the way the Demon Jester has folded this with the red eyes and black paper makes it look extra scary and evil.

Origami Bahamut

Divine Dragon Bahamut, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003 by Satoshi Kamiya

Original image on Flickr

 

Happy Halloween everyone!  Be sure to check out all these awesome artists and if you're on Flickr then definitely follow all of them!