Star Wars Day Papercrafts

Some of My All-Time Favourite Star Wars Origami to Celebrate Star Wars Day

If you're a Star Wars fan then you should know that May 4th is Star Wars Day. It's Star Wars Day because "May the Fourth" sounds like saying "May the Force Be With You," a famous phase from Star Wars.

So in honour of Star Wars Day today I've put together this post with some of my all-time favourite Star Wars origami. We've got everything from spaceships to characters and all kinds of fun awesome designs.

First up is this Hailfire Droid from the prequel movies designed by Martin Hunt, a Jedi Master of Star Wars origami. The colour changes in this design look amazing, especially with black and brown paper.

Hailfire Droid
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/8062889374/

Hailfire Droid, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt's website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

I love the Super Star Destroyer design and there's a fantastic origami version. This model also has some fantastic colour changes in it.

Super Star Destroyer
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/16414367007/

Super Star Destroyer, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

I have no idea how someone can design or fold something like an X-Wing using just one square of paper. This is definitely one of the best folded X-Wings I've seen. This is the Resistance version from the new movies.

Resistance X-Wing
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/66587743@N04/28712361351/

Resistance X-Wing, Designed by Karol Kafarski and Folded by Michael Novio

Diagrams available in Origami Star Wars

 

Martin Hunt designed this fantastic TIE Advanced fighter. This is the fighter Darth Vader is flying in Episode IV a New Hope. I love how this design is 3 dimensional.

TIE Advanced
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7871261078/

TIE Advanced, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt's website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

This paper AT-AT Walker is another design that blows my mind. I love all the details like the circles on the joints of the legs.

AT-AT Walker
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/15607325646/

AT-AT Walker, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

Here's a beautiful looking Naboo Starfighter. I'm really loving that silver and yellow paper.

Naboo Starfighter
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7871262230/

Naboo Starfighter, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Diagrams available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt's website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

I've definitely got to include a regular TIE Fighter in this post and this is one of the best ones I've seen. I especially love the details on those wings and the glass on the front of the cockpit.

TIE Fighter
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/15199080032/

TIE Fighter, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Karol Kafarski

A photo of the crease pattern is available from origami tourist's Flickr

 

Fumiaki Kawahata's Yoda design is one of my all time favourite origami models so I had to include one in this post. I haven't tried folding this yet but it doesn't look too difficult so I think I can do it. I'll have to try folding it soon.

A lot of people have folded this model but this photo by Gonzalo is probably the best one I've ever seen of this origami Yoda.

Jedi Master Yoda
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/8118594522/

Jedi Master Yoda, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Gonzalo

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube channel

 

Shu Sugamata is another Jedi Master of Star Wars origami. It took him a lot of time and work but he finally managed to design a paper Star Destroyer that has all of the engines on the back. I have no idea how he managed that.

Star Destroyer
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/38664043745/

Star Destroyer, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

Martin Hunt also designed this fantastic land speeder.

Landspeeder
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7233534030/

Landspeeder, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Instructions not available

Check out Martin Hunt's website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

Here's another beautiful rendition of Karol Kafarski's Resistance X-Wing.

Resistance X-Wing
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/24070718202/

Resistance X-Wing, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Diagrams available in Origami Star Wars

 

Another somewhat famous Star Wars model is Ángel Morollón's Darth Vader. It looks quite imposing, especially with black paper.

Darth Vader
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/26185032722/

Darth Vader, Designed by Ángel Morollón and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Pajarita Magazine #134

 

This is one of the Vulture Droids from Star Wars Episode I. Another absolutely fantastic and detailed design from Martin Hunt.

Vulture Droid
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/8059703059/

Vulture Droid, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt's website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

This next photo is absolutely beautiful. It's one of the clone troopers from the prequel movies photographed out in the snow. The model is already amazing but the photo here is beautiful.

Clone Trooper
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vasil_nik/26564863578/

Clone Trooper, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Никита Васильев

Instructions not available

 

Here's Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer from Star Wars Episode VIII. Another excellent design from Karol Kafarski and it's folded from a single square of paper too!

TIE Silencer
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/37814174496/

TIE Silencer, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

The A-Wing is one of my favourite fighter designs and Martin Hunt has captured here fantastically. Especially with the colour changes in the design. This is folded from one sheet of paper.

A-Wing
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/8036706707/

A-Wing, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt's website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

BB-8, the droid from the new movies is super popular and a few artists have designed paper versions. Here's a really great 2D version of BB-8. This is folded from a single 30cm x 30cm square of paper. You need to use paper that's orange on one side and white on the other and then it looks fantastic.

BB-8 2D
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/25103676972/

BB-8, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

This Jawa is one of the cutest Star Wars designs I've seen. I love how inside the hood is black if you use black and brown paper.

Jawa
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/josephwuorigami/12238616304/

Jawa, Designed and Folded by Joseph Wu

Instructions not available

 

Shu Sugamata designed this fantastic Y-Wing which believe it or not is folded from a Crane Base!

Y-Wing
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/39986752085/

Y-Wing, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Diagrams available from Shu Sugamata's Flickr

 

The Lambda class imperial shuttle is another one of my favourite Star Wars ships. Here's a fantastic paper folded one and since it's made out of paper you can fold the wings up or down like in the movies.

Imperial Shuttle
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/92285150@N02/17380214502/

Imperial Shuttle, Designed by Konstantin Levit and Folded by Rainer Berg

Diagrams available from Konstantin Levit's Flickr

 

We looked at a great little 2 dimensional BB-8 design earlier, now take a look at this amazing 3-dimensional BB-8 design! This is a modular model that's folded from 16 squares of paper.

BB-8 3D
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/32811339756/

BB-8, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Diagrams available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt's website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

Martin Hunt also designed this awesome speeder bike.

Speeder Bike
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7233531588/

Speeder Bike, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Instructions not available

Check out Martin Hunt's website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

Here's a very complicated looking TIE Bomber from Shu Sugamata.

TIE Bomber
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/21601622735/

TIE Bomber, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

This is the ship flown by Boba Fett in the Empire Strikes back. It's another excellent 3D design.

Slave I
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/8084049383/

Slave I, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Instructions not available

Check out Martin Hunt's website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

Here's an awesome U-Wing which first appeared in the movie Rogue One.  The cool thing about this design is that the wings can fold forward or back just like in the movie. It's folded from a Fish base surrounded by 4 smaller Fish Bases.

U-Wing Wings Forward
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/31831070530/

 

U-Wing Wings Back
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/31831070530/

U-Wing, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Diagrams available from Shu Sugamata's Flickr

 

Our final model is this amazing X-Wing that was photographed at a convention. The details here are amazing!

X-Wing
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_mhg/15014614271/

X-Wing, Designed by Jonathan Hirschberg Photo by origami-M-H-G 🙂

Diagrams available in Korea Origami Convention 2014

 

That's it for this post. Have an excellent Star Wars day everyone and may the force be with you!


Star Wars Origami

Awesome Origami Designs from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The Last Jedi came out some what recently, I know I'm a bit late, and I'm a really big Star Wars fan so in this post we're going to take a look at some more amazing Star Wars origami!

This time around I tried to focus more on designs from the new movies but there's definitely some classic stuff here as well.

First up is an amazing Resistance X-Wing model from Karol Kafarski. You may or may not have noticed that the engines and wings are different than the classic X-Wing from the original movies and the differences are reflected in this design.

Resistance X-Wing
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/24096156621/

 

Resistance X-Wing
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/23810948949/

 

Resistance X-Wing
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/24070718202/

Resistance X-Wing, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Diagrams available in Origami Star Wars

 

The Lambda Class Imperial Shuttle from the original trilogy has always been one of my favourite designs. The benefit of using paper to fold one of these is that you can fold the wings up or out like they do in the movies.

Imperial Shuttle
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/92285150@N02/17380214502/

Imperial Shuttle, Designed by Konstantin Levit and Folded by Rainer Berg

Diagrams available from Konstantin Levit's Flickr

 

Here's another look at that Resistance X-Wing folded by a different artist. It took Michael Novio 3 hours to fold this so it's not an easy model.

Resistance X-Wing
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/66587743@N04/28712361351/

Resistance X-Wing, Designed by Karol Kafarski and Folded by Michael Novio

Diagrams available in Origami Star Wars

 

Here's a great little BB-8 design that's not too complicated. You definitely need to use orange and white paper to fold this.

Paper BB-8
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134241172@N06/27225722414/

BB-8, Designed by Hitoshi Kakami and Folded by Nguyễn Tuấn Tài

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

The A-Wing has always been one of my favourite fighters and Martin Hunt designed this fantastic origami version with a very nice colour change in the design.

A-Wing Fighter
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7233537548/

A-Wing, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

 

Karol Kafarski also designed this amazing Yoda. It's folded from a single square of paper and there's an excellent colour change in the design so you get different colours on the skin and clothes.

Origami Yoda
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/20430570540/

Old Jedi Master, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

Shu Sugamata designed a paper version of the TIE Striker from Rogue One. This is folded from an extended Fish Base.

TIE Striker
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/32016118076/

TIE Striker, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not avaiable

 

He also designed this excellent U-Wing, also from Rogue One. Just like the Imperial Shuttle above, since it's made out of paper you can fold the S-Foils so they're either open or closed.

U-Wing, S-Foils Closed
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/31831070530/

 

U-Wing, S-Foils Open
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/32112904614/

U-Wing, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Diagrams available from Shu Sugamata's Flickr

 

Here's a really excellent paper version of a Super Star Destroyer.

Super Star Destroyer
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vasil_nik/26282964792/

Super Star Destroyer, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Никита Васильев

Instructions not available

 

Karol Kafarski also designed this fantastic origami version of the TIE Silencer that Kylo Ren flies during the Last Jedi.

Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/37831471932/

TIE Silencer, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

This is a really awesome AT-AT design. I especially like the details on the joints on the legs.

Morisue Kei's AT-AT
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamifreak64/35292411125/

AT-AT Walker, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Nick LaFleur

Instructions not available

 

Here's a pretty awesome photo of one of the prequel's clone troopers taken at a convention in NYC.

Clone Trooper
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jon_tucker/4744279675/

Clone Trooper, Designed and Folded by Morisue Kei (Photo by Jon Tucker)

Instructions not available

 

This amazing original trilogy X-Wing was photographed at the 5th Korea Origami Convention. Unfortunately I don't know who the folder is. If you know let me know in the comments so I can update the post.

X-Wing
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_mhg/15014614271/

X-Wing, Designed by Jonathan Hirschberg Photo by origami-M-H-G :)

Diagrams available in Korea Origami Convention 2014

 

Here's a really fantastic and quite epic looking Darth Vader model.

Darth Vader
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/guillermo_rodriguez/23981063604/

Darth Vader, Designed by Ángel Morollón and Folded by Guillermo R. Parrondo

Diagrams available in Pajarita Magazine #134

 

Martin Hunt, a Star Wars origami master, designed an amazing 3D origami version of BB-8.

3D BB-8 by Martin Hunt
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/32811339756/

BB-8, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Diagrams available from starwarigami.co.uk

 

This next TIE Fighter isn't an official design but rather a unique design by Michael Novio that's based off of Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer. It's still a really great design that looks right out of Star Wars.

TIE Variant
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/66587743@N04/39026777692/

TIE Variant, Designed and Folded by Michael Novio

Crease pattern coming soon

 

Here's another one of the standard TIE Fighters. There's a lot of really great detail in this model.

TIE Fighter
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/68930508@N07/32415091090/

TIE Fighter, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Icaros Mo

A photo of the crease pattern is available from origami tourist’s Flickr

 

Fumiaki Kawahata has the most famous origami Yoda design. It's really great, especially if you use 2-sided green and brown paper.

Yoda
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/guillermo_rodriguez/24012480939/

Jedi Master Yoda, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Guillermo R. Parrondo

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube channel

 

Martin Hunt designed this excellent Naboo Starfighter which looks especially great with yellow and silver paper.

Naboo Starfighter
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7871262230/

Naboo Starfighter, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Diagrams available from starwarigami.co.uk

 

This next model was specially designed for a fan fiction so it's not an official ship from Star Wars but it definitely has that Star Wars look and feel.

Berone Sunrise
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7871262582/

Berone Sunrise, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Diagrams available from starwarigami.co.uk

 

Karol Kafarski designed a series of excellent models from the new movies. He also designed some awesome patterned paper to use when folding them.

Here's the Resistance Shuttle from the Force Awakens.

Resistance Shuttle
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/30758596931/

Resistance Shuttle, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Diagrams available in Origami Star Wars

 

Here's the Upsilon Class Shuttle, the shuttle that Kylo Ren uses in both Episodes VII and VIII. Like the Lambda Class Shuttle you can fold the wings up or down just like in the movies.

Upsilon Class Shuttle
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/30863403155/

Upsilon Class Shuttle, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Diagrams available in Origami Star Wars

 

Here's Karol Kafarski's Resistance X-Wing but with special patterned paper with the same colours as Poe's X-Wing in the movies.

Poe's X-Wing
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/30553595510/

Resistance X-Wing, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Diagrams available in Origami Star Wars

 

This is the new Finalizer Star Destroyer design from the Force Awakens.

Finalizer Star Destroyer
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/30775236871/

Finalizer Star Destroyer, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Diagrams available in Origami Star Wars

 

The final image for this post is this First Order TIE Fighter. The design is already really excellent but this special patterned paper Karol Kafarski designed takes the awesomeness to another level.

First Order TIE Fighter
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/30854742975/

First Order TIE Fighter, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Diagrams available in Origami Star Wars

 

If you're a Star Wars fan let me know which one of these models is your favourite and if you fold any yourself post a photo in the comments!


Gundam Mech

Incredible Mobile Suit Gundam Robots Folded Out of Paper

We've made a couple of posts in the past about anime-themed models. When I saw the designs from origami RXMAN however I knew we had to do a Gundam specific post.

The Gundam anime series is a science fiction anime series that started back in 1979. It's one of the oldest anime series and pretty much defined the giant robot anime genre. The show features giant robots called mobile suits battling in a futuristic military setting.

Since it's debut there have been multiple television series, comic books, movies and a massive toy industry. Since you have so many different models and toys based off of the different robot designs of course it follows that there would be some paper versions of the robots as well.

As mentioned before origami RXMAN is definitely the master of Gundam origami designs although a couple of other designers have made some excellent models as well.

We'll start off this post with a whole series of different robot designs from origami RXMAN starting with this paper BB Zaku. These models are all folded from multiple sheets of paper.

Gundam Series 1
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/3381863390/

Gundam Series 01, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

Here's the second Gundam design, a somewhat more polished BB Zaku.

Gundam Series 2
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/3381872746/

Gundam Series 02, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

Next we have the third Gundam design of MS-09B Dom.

Gundam Series 3
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/3381008407/

Gundam Series 03, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

This next design is a very different style and I quite like how the hands look.

Gundam Series 4
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/3384246198/

Gundam Series 04, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

Here's another excellent design but unfortunately it sounds like origami RXMAN forgot how to fold the head once it was completed.

Gundam Series 5
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/3384945464/

Gundam Series 05, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

The whip and shield in this model are a very nice touch.

Gundam Series 6
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/3381875324/

Gundam Series 06, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

It looks like there might be a bit of cutting in this model but that's ok. It's not really that necessary and it's a nice touch. I definitely love how colourful all these models are.

Gundam Series 7
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/3381910892/

Gundam Series 07, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

I really like the shoulder pads in this design. The detail in all of these is amazing.

Gundam Series 8
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/3384955100/

Gundam Series 08, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

This is the tallest Gundam in the series with different proportions from the rest of them.

Gundam Series 9
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/3408473955/

Gundam Series 09, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

Here's a fantastic paper version of RX-77-2 Guncannon.

Gundam Series 10
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/3466520279/

Gundam Series 10, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

And here's the final and probably most complicated Gundam model from this series.

Gundam Series 11
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/4380969415

Gundam Series 11, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

origami RXMAN did however go back and fold one more super tiny version of the BB Zaku. You can see the plastic egg in the background to show the scale and how small this model is.

Gundam Series S1
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/3songs/3388833623/

Gundam Series S1, Designed and Folded by origami RXMAN

Instructions not available

 

Next we have a completely different Gundam design from a completely different designer. This is the RX-78-2 Gundam which is probably the most well-known and recognized robot design from the series.

Gundam
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chosetec/247002788/

Gundam, Designed and Folded by Brian Chan

Instructions not available

 

Next is a Quebeley model that's folded out of 4 sheets of paper.

AMX-004 Qubeley Mk-II
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/orangex3/4753544531/

AMX-004 Qubeley Mk-II, Designed by Eric Lan and Folded by Nostrich

Instructions not available

 

Here we have a very detailed paper version of the RX-78 Gundam's head photographed at a convention.

Gundam Head
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/orangex3/4753542293/

Gundam Head, Designed and Folded by Atsunori Muraki (Photo by Nostrich)

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is this Gundam that's folded from a regular bird base!

Gundam
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/143956131@N02/32231191101/

Gundam, Designed and Folded by Kim DongHyeon

Instructions not available

 

It's really too bad that there aren't instructions for any of these, especially that whole series of models made by origami RXMAN. Hopefully one day these designers choose to make some instructions.

Which one of these Gundam models is your favourite? Let us know in the comments and be sure to let the original creators know as well!


My Little Pony Origami

This My Little Pony Origami will Blow Your Horseshoes Off!

I'll start off by saying that I don't really know anything about My Little Pony. I thought it was some kind of toy from back in the 1990s. Now I guess it's an animated TV show that's become really popular, especially on the Internet.

As with anything that develops a large enough fanbase that means that someone out there has designed some origami around it. My Little Pony is no exception. Most of the main characters have been turned into origami models. So have a bunch of other random things from the show.

In this post we're going to take a look at all the My Little Pony origami out there that I've seen.

We'll start off with this paper version of the character Rainbow Dash. Because of the different coloured paper used to make the rainbow parts this model took a lot of planning.

Rainbow Dash
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6703551657/

Rainbow Dash, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

Here's a bonus picture that's pretty cool. As you can see, the whole pony is folded from one square of paper and you can see how Charles Wilson layered some different colours of tissue paper to get the rainbow in the final design. It's definitely a cool way to make those rainbow parts but apparently the paper there ended up very thick and was hard to fold which is understandable.

Rainbow Dash Paper
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6703547633/

 

Next up we have a very well designed Princess Celestia model folded with some beautiful white mulberry paper.

Princess Celestia
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Princess-Celestia-352798598

Princess Celestia, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

Here we have a non-pony character from the show called Crackle the Dragon. I kind of like how you can see the lighter colour side of the paper on the underside of the model.

Crackle the Dragon
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Crackle-the-Dragon-293348014

Crackle the Dragon, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Instructions not available

 

Next we have another pony, Woona in a little scene with a Roc and some rocks.

Moonstruck
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Moonstuck-315783687

Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

Here we have Daniel Chang's favourite character from the show, Pinkie Pie.

Pinkie Pie
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/28744631@N06/8593971219/

Pinkie Pie, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

Photo diagrams available from Daniel Chang's Flickr

 

Here's another non-pony character with an absolutely fantastic design.

Draconequus Discord
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Draconequus-Discord-291657019

Draconequus Discord, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

This is another one of the main characters in the show and the paper used here matches it perfectly.

Twilight Sparkle
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6692113929/

Twilight Sparkle, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

This is a magical plant from the show called a poison joke.

Poison Joke
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/10263576363/

Poison Joke, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Instructions not available

 

This origami version of Gummy the Baby Alligator is pretty cute I have to admit.

Gummy
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Gummy-the-Baby-Alligator-272103807

Gummy the Baby Alligator, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

Next is another one of the pony characters, Lyra.

Lyra
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Origami-Pony-Lyra-280511520

Lyra, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Cyberglass and Folded by Cahoonas

Photo diagrams available from Cyberglass's DeviantArt

 

This next model is a paper version of Spike the Dragon's fire ruby. It's a pretty excellent 3D geometric design.

Fire Ruby
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Spike-s-Fire-Ruby-273375068

Fire Ruby, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

Here's a second different Pinkie Pie design.

Pinkie Pie
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6661712249/

Pinkie Pie, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

And this is another pony character named Fluttershy. With that paper and colours and it looks just like the show!

Fluttershy
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6661707755/

Fluttershy, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

I don't really know how phoenixes fit into the My Little Pony Universe but I did a google search for a MLP phoenix and this origami one looks exactly like it does in the show. The colour change in the design is really fantastic too.

Phoenix
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Phoenix-Philomeena-297377988

Phoenix, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern and some instructions available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

Here's another excellent pony character. With different coloured paper and small tweaks to this overall design you can pretty easily create all the different ponies.

Rarity
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6621615087/

Rarity, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

This next character I'm a little bit confused by. It's called Tim and I believe it's somehow related to the show but might not actually be from the show... If someone knows what's up with Tim let me know. An Internet search left me quite confused.

Apparently Tim believes he's a pony and Lyra is his adopted mother.

Tim
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Tim-300917688

Tim, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Instructions not available

 

Here's another non-pony character, Spike the Dragon. The colour changes in this model are fantastic and the paper used here was made by gluing together 4 sheets of tissue paper with methyl cellulose. When you don't have paper that's exactly the colours you need you can make it yourself.

Spike
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Spike-the-Dragon-271908735

Spike the Dragon, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' Deviant Art

 

Our final model for this post is another one of the main pony characters named Applejack.

Applejack
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6608104341/

Applejack, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

Well that's pretty much it for all the My Little Pony origami that I know of. I still don't really know much about the show but I'm definitely impressed with these designs.

Instructions for most of these are available so if you fold any of these ponies share a link in the comments so we can take a look!


Baymax

Pixar, Disney and other Animated Characters in Origami Form

Surprisingly enough there's a lot of great origami inspired from Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks and other animated movies. Pretty much anything that people like can be used to inspire origami artists.

We'll start this post off with a pair of origami Minions and each of them is folded from one sheet of paper.

Minions by G.T. Liu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gt-liu/11618078455/

Minions, Designed and Folded by G.T. Liu

Instructions not available

 

Eyal has taken Quentin Trollip's excellent panda design, gave it a staff and turned it into a Kung Fu Panda.

Kung Fu Panda by Quentin Trollip
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/9355500909/

Panda, Designed by Quentin Trollip and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in Origami Works of Quentin Trollip

 

Origami bluedandelion designed a fantastic 3D Baymax model from Big Hero 6.

Papercraft Baymax
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluedandelion95/16723224116/

Baymax, Designed and Folded by Origami bluedandelion

Instructions not available

 

Here's a fantastic origami version of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.

Malificent by Tadashi Mori
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tadashiorigami/14990483172/

Malificent, Designed and Folded by Tadashi Mori

Instructions not available

 

Nguyen Hung Cuong's Chef Rat is a perfect papercraft version of Remy the Rat from Ratatouille.

Chef Rat from Ratatouille
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56723190@N02/19805853286/

Chef Rat, Designed by Nguyen Hung Cuong and Folded by Andrés

Diagrams available in VOG: 50 Hours of Origami+

 

Kota Imai designed quite a cute origami version of Zero, the dog ghost from the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Zero Dog Ghost by Kota Imai
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14968911424/

Zero, Designed by Kota Imai and Folded by Xu Daniel

instructions not available

 

Frozen is an incredibly popular movie so of course there's an origami Elsa.

Elsa from Frozen
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincent-origami/15273867898/

Elsa, Designed and Folded by Vincent Achard

Crease pattern available from Vincent Achard's Flickr

 

Here's another excellent origami model from the Kung Fu Panda movies.

Lord Shen by Thong Nguyen Nguyen
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lovesong_ni0912/8328199081/

Lord Shen, Designed and Folded by Thong Nguyen Nguyen

Instructions not available

 

Tong Liu designed a fantastic paper version of Sid from the Ice Age movies.

Sid by Tong Liu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gt-liu/9041413049/

Sid, Designed and Folded by Tong Liu

Crease pattern available from Tong Liu's Flickr

 

Here's a quite amazing Jack Skellington to go along with the paper Zero from earlier in this post.

Jack Skellington by Luc Marnat
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/6893225733/

Mr. Jack, Designed and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Instructions not available

 

Fernando Gilgado's Scrat is a very popular origami model.

Scrat from Ice Age
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/7438954844/

Scrat, Designed by Fernando Gilgado and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube channel

 

Nguyễn Hùng Cường designed a very impressive origami version of Tow Mater from the movie Cars.

Tow Mater Folded from Paper
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arturori/6839118174/

Tow Mater, Designed by Nguyễn Hùng Cường and Folded by Artur Biernacki

Crease pattern available from Nguyễn Hùng Cường's Flickr

 

Here's this model again from several different angles. The entire model is folded from one sheet of paper.

Tow Mater from the movie Cars
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/144893765@N07/28825841111/

Tow Mater, Designed by Nguyễn Hùng Cường and Folded by JoeOrigami10

Crease pattern available from Nguyễn Hùng Cường's Flickr

 

we couldn't make a post like this without including Brian Chan's fantastic origami Wall-E.

Wall-E by Brian Chan
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/7799563354/

Wall-E, Designed by Brian Chan and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 14th Convention Book

 

Here's another fantastic Baymax designed by 晓 陈.

Red Baymax
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16829932282/

Baymax, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Here's an awesome paper Dronkey from the Shrek movies.

Papercraft Dronkey from Shrek
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/144893765@N07/29042598612/

Dronkey, Designed and Folded by JoeOrigami10

Instructions not available

 

Hubert Villeneuve designed two fantastic card soldiers from Alice in Wonderland.

Card Soldiers from Alice in Wonderland
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/5026873214/

Soldats de cartes, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Crease pattern available from Hubert Villeneuve's Flickr

 

Fernando Gilgado also designed a great paper Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants.

Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/19430566179/

Patrick, Designed by Fernando Gilgado and Folded by Joe Adia

Diagrams available from Fernando Gilgado's Flickr

 

Here's one more awesome Baymax design this time by Ivan Danny.

Baymax by Ivan Danny
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/29088375050/

Baymax, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is this incredible Puss in Boots also from the Shrek movies. The entire model is from one sheet of paper and if you use two coloured paper like in this photo you end up with different colours for the cat and clothes.

Puss in Boots by Hubert Villanueve
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/29624360671/

Puss in Boots, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

That's it for this post. There are tons of different topics and types of origami we could post about in the future so if there's a specific type of origami or model that you'd like to see featured let us know!


Shinku

21 More Anime Characters Brought to Life Through Origami

There's a ton of amazing origami versions of anime characters and other various things from Japanese anime and manga.

We already posted about this before and we're doing it again! There will probably be at least 2 or 3 more posts in the future since there's such a large amount of anime-themed origami. I never really thought that would be the case until I started making these posts.

First up is an origami version of the character Shinku from the anime Rozen Maiden. You'll find a lot more pictures of this model from different angles on Naoto Horiguchi's Flickr too.

Shinku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/15332619663/

Shinku, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Crease pattern available from Naoto Horiguchi's Flickr

 

Next is an origami Hatsune Miku who is a character for one of the voices in the Vocaloid music editing software.

Hatsune Miku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/5610896007/

Miku, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

Here's a fantastic looking origami Marisa. Marisa is a character from Touhou.

Marisa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16669052852/

Marisa, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This is an origami version of Flandre Scarlet, another character from Touhou.

Flandre Scarlet
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/16692158348/

Flandre Scarlet, Designed by Timothy Chang and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Crease pattern available from Timothy Chang's Flickr

 

Here's an origami version of the masks the Kaonashi creatures in Spirited Away wear.

Kaonashi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sin_cynic_666/16531547969/

Kaonashi (No-Face), Designed and Folded by James Lucas

Instructions not available

 

This is the character Rey Ayanami from the very famous anime series Evangelion.

Rei
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ezorigami/5874869853/

Rei, Designed and Folded by Brian Chan (Photo by Evan Zodl)

Crease pattern available from Brian Chan's website

 

Here's another origami Touhou character named Cirno.

Cirno
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/19517707106/

Cirno, Designed by Scotta and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

This is a very cool and quite complex origami Ohmu from the movie Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. This tiny version couldn't have been easy to fold.

Ohmu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14184528984/

Ohmu, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

Here's an awesome origami version of Goku from Dragonball Z.

Goku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92763514@N05/19661042182/

Goku, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

 

Shuki Kato designed an incredible origami version of Evangelion Unit-01 from the series Evangelion.

Evangelion
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/10427012533/

EVA, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

Here's another incredible origami maid. This one took 4 days to fold.

Maid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/8488970711/

Maid, Designed by Kamiya Ryo and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

Here's something anime related but still a bit different, the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon from Yu-Gi-Oh. Folding this thing so small must have been a huge amount of work.

Blue Eyes Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/12287104263/

Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon, Designed by Pham Ngoc Tuan and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

This is the character Sonoda Yuki from the web comic Megatokyo.

Sonoda Yuki
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/4438601241/

Sonoda Yuki, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Here's another fantastic origami maid.

Maid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/12099987256/

Maid, Designed by Ryo Kamiya and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #102

 

This next model is the character Mission-Chan from the anime Adventure of Mission-chan. It's folded from three sheets of paper, one for the head, one for the body and one for the legs.

Mission-Chan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126863951@N02/27848622111/

Mission-Chan, Designed and Folded by Jhon Doe

Crease pattern available from Jhon Doe's Flickr

 

Here's Otani Mitsugu's incredible origami version of Kiki from Kiki's Delivery Service. This is one of my favourite anime-themed origami models and the whole thing is folded from one sheet of paper.

Witch GIrl
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/9585062882/

Witch Girl, Designed by Otani Mitsugu and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

 

Next is this amazing origami Princess Kaguya from the anime Naruto. The entire model is folded from a single 50cm x 50cm square of paper!

Princess Kaguya
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92763514@N05/28321636731/

Princess Kaguya, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

 

Here's the character Makise Kurisu from the anime Steins;Gate.

Makise Kurisu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/9328290828/

Makise Kurisu, Designed by Takeda Naoki and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

This is the cute little cat-like creature Kyubey from the anime series called Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Kyubey
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/6994616376/

Kyubey, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

This next model is the character Tomoe Mami from the manga and anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Normally the character wears yellow clothes but sakuryu(╯3╰) was running out of yellow paper and used pink instead.

Tomoe Mami
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/14942615062/

Tomoe Mami, Designed by Takeda Naoki and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

The final model for this post is this absolutely incredible origami Saigyouji Yuyuko. Saigyouji Yuyuko is a character from the Touhou series. This is apparently a work in progress but I think it already looks amazing.

Saigyouji Yuyuko
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/5202012748/in/dateposted/

Saigyouji Yuyuko, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

 

That's it for this post but if you're a fan of anime and manga then don't worry because there's still a ton of anime-themed origami out there and I'll be making more posts in the future.


Anime Character

25 Incredible Japanese Anime Characters in Origami Form

Last Updated September 13, 2016

When I started following a lot of origami artists on sites like Flickr I was quite surprised to see that so many people had developed origami models that were based on characters from Japanese anime.

This post is a pretty diverse selection of origami anime characters from a really big selection of different origami artists.

Our first photo is of a character from the anime Rozen Maiden designed and folded by Kaede Nakamura.

Rozen Maiden
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122196622@N04/16241413471/

真紅, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura

Instructions not available

 

Here's a great Den Den Mushi design from the anime One Piece.

Den Den Mushi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gt-liu/8574154090/

Den Den Mushi, Designed and Folded by Tong Liu

Instructions not available

 

Here is an amazing anime origami design. The character's name is Chiyoura Ayame and she's from a Japanese social game called "Girlfriend".

Chiyoura Ayame
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/13981910337/

Chiyoura Ayame, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

 

Here is an origami version of the character Yui Hirasawa from the anime K-On!

Yui Hirasawa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/6984380630/

Yui Hirasawa, Designed by Naoki Takeda and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

Here is an incredible model of Kurumi Tokisaki from a series called Date Alive.

Kurumi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16683137648/

Kurumi, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This is a bit of a simpler design but it's got a lot of charm and isn't really any specific anime character. It's certainly perfect for Christmas though.

Chibi Santa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/inqorigami/15626971853/

Designed and Folded by Seth Friedman

Instructions not available

 

Here's a very detailed anime maid.

Housemaid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-crab/14061716984/

Housemaid, Designed by Ryo Kamiya and Folded by sea crab

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #102

 

This next model is the anime character Yuyuko Saigyouji from the series Touhou.

Yuyuko
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16547882161/

Yuyuko, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Hoàng Trung Thành has designed an incredible origami version of the character Yakushiji Tenzen from the anime Basilisk.

Yakushiji Tenzen
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gj0kyz/6675279793/

Yakushiji Tenzen, Designed by Hoàng Trung Thành and Folded by Paul

Diagrams available in #5 VOG: 50 Hours of Origami+

 

This is an incredible design. I'm not sure if it's a specific anime character from a specific series or just a general anime-style character. This model is from one sheet of paper!

Fight!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/6151812724/

Fight! Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Here's an incredible Black Magician Girl from the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh.

Black Magician Girl
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/14238429123/

Black Magician Girl, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This is an incredible origami design of a "Witch Girl" who is definitely not the character from Kiki's Delivery Service for copyright reasons. I'm pretty sure that the entire model is from one sheet of paper.

Witch Girl
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79742341@N02/14967306697/

Witch Girl, Designed by Otani Mitsugu and Folded by NGUYỄN QUANG ANH

Instructions not available

 

This next model is the character Kinomoto Sakura from the anime series Cardcaptor Sakura.

Kinomoto Sakura
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/13893265284/

Kinomoto Sakura, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

Shuki Kato designed this incredible Guyver model. It's from one square of paper and took around 10 hours to fold.

Guyver
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/15045724525/

Guyver, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

This is an incredible manga-style ice skating girl design that's entirely folded from one sheet of paper!

Ice Skating Girl
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/9536627486/

Ice Skating Girl, Designed and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

This next model is the character Ika Musume (squid girl) from the manga series Shinryaku! Ika Musume.

Ika Musume
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/6072995791/

Ika Musume, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

 

This is the character Syaro Kirima from the manga series "Is the Order a Rabbit". It's folded from 9 sheets of paper.

Syaro Kirima
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126863951@N02/15969653148/

Syaro Kirima, Designed and Folded by Jhon Doe

Instructions not available

 

This next image is of an origami Metal Greymon from the anime series Digimon. sakuryu(╯3╰) received this model as a gift.

Metal Greymon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/13926904342/

Metal Greymon

Instructions not available

 

Here is an incredible origami Madara Uchiha from the popular series Naruto. This is folded from a single sheet of 60cm x 60cm tracing paper.

Madara Uchiha
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92763514@N05/13883530494/

Madara Uchiha, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

 

Next is an origami version of Kyon's sister from the anime and manga series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Kyon's Sister
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/9290987174/

Kyon's Sister, Designed by Horiguchi Naoto and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Crease pattern available from Naoto Horiguchi's Flickr

 

This is a great model from the anime series Dragonball Z. It's folded from one uncut sheet of paper.

Super Saiyan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/speedertw/8144486682/

Super Saiyan, Designed by Hansen Yang and Folded by Han-Sheng Yang

Instructions not available

 

Here's another great anime style maid.

Anime Maid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16656148756/

Housemaid, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This is a really cute "chibi" version of the character Hatsune Miku who is a made up character for a computer program called Vocaloid that can be used to create music with different synthetic voices.

Chibi Miku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/13339610225/

Chibi Miku, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

This is an origami version of Kirisame Marisa from an anime-style videogame series called Project Shrine Maiden.

Kirisame Marisa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122196622@N04/14715706897/

Kirisame Marisa, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura

Instructions not available

 

Our final model this post is this incredible origami Saber Alter. Saber Alter is a villian in the visual novel series Fate/stay night.

Saber Alter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/24624349072/

Saber Alter, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

That's it for another post. Be sure to check out all these incredible origami artists on their Flickr pages if you like their work.

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Nazgul

Fantasy Origami from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit

The land of Middle Earth created by J.R.R. Tolkien and made famous through the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit books and later movies is full of fantastic characters and creatures.

Therefore it makes sense that the origami community has created amazing works of origami based off of this world and it's inhabitants.

The Nazgul, Ringwraiths or Dark Riders from the Lord of the Rings are very iconic and make for a fantastic origami model, especially if they're folded using evil looking dark black paper.

This Nazgul is designed by 晓 陈 and the entire model uses one sheet of paper. It also looks great no matter what colour of paper was used.

Nazgul Riders
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16048115864/

Nazgul, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Jason Ku designed what's probably the most famous origami Nazgul design. The next several photos are all his design but it's very interesting to see how the model takes on a very different look and feel depending who folds it.

Dark Rider Nazgul
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nyankoorigami/6271821969/

Nazgul, Designed by Jason Ku and Folded by nyanko sensei

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #129

 

Dark Rider Nazgul
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8533161@N07/15261413275/

Nazgul, Designed by Jason Ku and Folded by Jackie Yang

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #129

 

Dark Rider
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62652453@N08/8296617309/

Nazgul, Designed by Jason Ku and Folded by Mariano

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #129

 

I absolutely love the pose Matthew LaBoone folded this Nazgul in.

Nazgul Rider
https://www.flickr.com/photos/66591224@N08/20005669851/

Nazgul, Designed by Jason Ku and Folded by Matthew LaBoone

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #129

 

Here's a great origami version of Gandalf riding into the battle at Helm's Deep in the Two Towers.

Gandalf the White
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5830555027/

Gandalf, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Eric Joisel designed another great Gandalf model and Jordan Langerak was able to refold it himself just by looking at a photo of it!

Gandalf the Grey
https://www.flickr.com/photos/langko/8328021022/

Gandalf, Designed by Eric Josiel and Folded by Jordan Langerak

Instructions not available

 

Hosanna Tan designed an amazing origami Tauriel. Tauriel is the female elf that was added into the Hobbit movies. The entire model including the bow and quiver is folded from one sheet of paper.

Tauriel the Elf
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124231637@N06/17261932726/

Tauriel, Designed and Folded by Hosanna Tan

Crease pattern available from Hosanna Tan's Flickr

 

Ents are the living trees from the Lord of the Rings. Just like the ents in the story come in many different sizes and shapes, so do origami Ents.

Ent
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/12118896033/

Ent, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Instructions not available

 

Ent
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergio_guarachi/15278268646/

Ent, Designed and Folded by Sergio Guarachi

Crease pattern available from Sergio Guarachi's Flickr

 

Ent
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiru/4014004766/

Ent, Designed and Folded by Andrey Ermakov

Instructions not available

 

Ent
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiru/3990486564/

Ent, Designed and Folded by Andrey Ermakov

Instructions not available

 

Ent
https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/6224860604/

Ent, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

Hubert Villeneuve designed this elegant looking female elf.

Female Elf
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/5026742888/

Elf, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Leo Lai designed some great origami versions of some of the main Lord of the Rings characters.

Legolas
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zeatuel/5794326224/

Legolas, Designed and Folded by Leo Lai

Instructions not available

 

Aragorn
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zeatuel/5839969036/

Aragorn with Narsil, Designed and Folded by Leo Lai

Instructions not available

 

Finally we have this incredible origami Smaug from Kei Watanabe's display at the Origami Tanteidan Convention.

Smaug
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/20922812202/

Smaug, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

Instructions not available

 

Be sure to check out all of these great origami artists if you enjoyed their work and let them know how awesome their origami is.

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Which one of these models was your favourite? Let us know in the comments.


Jedi Master Yoda

Star Wars Origami Featuring Clone Troopers, Droids, Yoda and More!

Star Wars the Force Awakens is just a couple of days away so to celebrate that the wait is almost over here's more Star Wars themed origami!

Morisue Kei has designed a ton of excellent Star Wars models including these Clone Trooper helmets.

Clone Trooper Helmet
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/5010144108/

Clone Trooper Helmet, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan 16th Convention

 

Morisue Kei also designed an actual Clone Trooper as well as just the helmet.

Clone Trooper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/68930508@N07/14302389927/

Clone Trooper, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Icaros Mo

Instructions not available

 

Matthew LaBoone created this great origami Jedi by taking Satoshi Kamiya's wizard model and modifying it a bit.

Jedi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/66591224@N08/7625191358/

Jedi, Modified from Satoshi Kamiya's Wizard and Folded by Matthew LaBoone

Instructions not available

 

Joseph Wu has designed a cute little origami Jawa.

Jawa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/josephwuorigami/12238616304/

Jawa, Designed and Folded by Joseph Wu

Instructions not available

 

Martin Hunt has designed this incredible and very complicated looking BB-8, the droid from the new Star Wars movie.

Paper BB-8
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/23032479566/

BB-8, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

Visit Martin Hunt’s website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

Yoda is a super popular Star Wars character and a ton of different people have designed different origami Yoda models.  Here's a great one designed by Tong Liu.

Yoda by Tong Liu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gt-liu/12341127545/

Little Yoda, Designed and Folded by Tong Liu

Instructions not available

 

Craig Folds Fives has designed several great little origami Yodas out of dollar bills.

Young Yoda
https://www.flickr.com/photos/craig_folds_fives/19268048723/

Young Yoda, Designed and Folded by Craig Folds Fives

Instructions not available

 

Young Yoda in Training
https://www.flickr.com/photos/craig_folds_fives/20168519228/

Young Yoda in Training, Designed and Folded by Craig Folds Fives

Instructions not available

 

Young Yoda with Lightsaber
https://www.flickr.com/photos/craig_folds_fives/21599261082/

Young Yoda with Lightsaber, Designed and Folded by Craig Folds Fives

Instructions not available

 

Magik9 designed this very detailed more realistic looking Yoda.

Yoda
https://www.flickr.com/photos/magik9/15227438456/

Old Master Jedi, Designed and Folded by Magik9

Instructions not available

 

Later Magik9 also designed this other great and much slimmer Yoda.

Old Jedi Master
https://www.flickr.com/photos/magik9/19805785729/

Old Jedi Master, Designed and Folded by Magik9

Instructions not available

 

Alexander Kurth has designed two origami Yodas both with a very different style.

Cartoon Yoda
https://www.flickr.com/photos/quiet-marverick/16441793425/

"Wet behind the ears", Designed and Folded by Alexander Kurth

Instructions not available

 

Abstract Yoda
https://www.flickr.com/photos/quiet-marverick/11623700653/

Little Yoda, Designed and Folded by Alexander Kurth

Instructions not available

 

Ivan Svatko folded this older version of Alexander Kurth's more cartooney looking Yoda.

Cartoon Yoda
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126871950@N04/15814934464/

Yoda, Designed by Alexander Kurth and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Instructions not available

 

Probably the most famous origami Yoda is designed by Fumiaki Kawahata.  It's one of my all-time favourite origami models.  Tons of people have folded it and each time it has a slightly different personality based on the folder.

Here's Tong Liu's take on the model.

Yoda
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gt-liu/8321005883/

Yoda, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Tong Liu

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube channel

 

Here's the model folded by James Lucas.

Jedi Master Yoda
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sin_cynic_666/5756390913/

Yoda, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by James Lucas

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube channel

 

Here's a possibly younger Yoda with a bit less wrinkled face by Mariano Zavala B.

Yoda
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/10531540335/

Yoda, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube channel

 

Francisco José González Alcázar modified the design a little bit so that Yoda is sitting down in this photo.

Yoda in Meditation
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gonzaplatano/21253185946/

Yoda, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Francisco José González Alcázar

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube channel

 

Alexander Kurth folded this Yoda and took this great photo of it out in the forest.  It's a little bit nicer looking than Dagobah but it's still a great photo.

Yoda in the Forest
https://www.flickr.com/photos/quiet-marverick/14124951069/

Yoda, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Alexander Kurth

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube channel

 

Here's Jo Nakashima's take on the model.

Jedi Master Yoda
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonakashima/6951032867/

Yoda, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Jo Nakashima

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube channel

 

Finally here's Gonzalo's excellent version of the model.  I find it very interesting how so many people can fold the same model yet it looks so different each time.

Jedi Master Yoda
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/8118594522/

Yoda, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Gonzalo

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube channel

 

That's pretty much it for Star Wars origami so this is just a two episode series.  If you missed the first episode featuring ships and vehicles from Star Wars you can check it out below:

Star Wars Origami Episode I, Vehicles and Vessels

 

Be sure to check out all these great origami artists on their Flickr pages and websites and send them some comments, likes and follows.


Landspeeder

Star Wars Origami Episode I, Vehicles and Vessels

Star Wars the Force Awakens is pretty much one week away at this point and because I love Star Wars and am quite excited for the new movie I'm going to make a couple of posts about Star Wars origami.  There are a lot of awesome Star Wars origami models out there.

This post is all about the vehicles and ships from Star Wars and we'll get started with some Rebel Alliance ships.

First up is this fantastic Income T-47 Snowspeeder by Martin Hunt.  Yes I'm a pretty big Star Wars nerd.

Snowspeeder
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/9807971353/

Snowspeeder, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

Here's an excellent Y-Wing also by Martin Hunt.

Y-Wing
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/9258530194/

Y-Wing, Designed and Folded by Marin Hunt

Instructions not available

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

The A-Wing is one of my favourite ships and this one might be my favourite of Martin Hunt's models.

A-Wing
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/8036706707/

A-Wing, Designed and Folded by Marin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

And here's one more excellent ship designed by Martin Hunt, the iconic rebel X-Wing fighter.

X-Wing
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7912433924/

X-Wing, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Diagrams available from starwarigami.co.uk

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

If you've been paying attention to the trailers for the Force Awakens you probably noticed that there's a new design for the Resistance X-Wings with different interlocking wings.  Another excellent origami Star Wars ship designer Shu Sugamata designed this awesome Resistance X-Wing and managed to get the new wing design perfect.

Resistance X-Wing
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/23557898085/

Resistance X-Wing, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

Here's the model again from a different angle.

Resistance X-Wing
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/23189946969/

Resistance X-Wing, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

We'll start off the Imperial ships and vehicles with this great AT-AT Walker.

AT-AT Walker
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/15623904011/

AT-AT Walker, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

Martin Hunt has designed a great Speeder Bike.

Speeder Bike
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/8017121324/

Speeder Bike, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Instructions not available

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

The TIE Fighter is the main star fighter of the Empire and there are a couple of different origami TIE Fighter designs.  Here's one by Martin Hunt.

TIE Fighter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7897102224/

TIE Fighter, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from Martin Hunt's Flickr

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

Morisue Kei also has an excellent TIE Fighter design.

TIE Fighter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arturori/9300553525/

TIE Fighter, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Artur Biernacki

A photo of the crease pattern is available from origami tourist's Flickr

 

TIE Fighter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/15199080032/

TIE Fighter, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Karol Kafarski

A photo of the crease pattern is available from origami tourist's Flickr

 

The TIE Advanced is the ship Darth Vader flew in A New Hope and there are a couple of great designs for this ship too.

TIE Advanced
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7871261078/

TIE Advanced, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from Martin Hunt's Flickr

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

TIE Advanced
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/20410125080/

TIE Advanced, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

Shu Sugamata has also designed a great TIE Bomber.

TIE Bomber
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/21601622735/

TIE Bomber, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

There are a couple of great TIE Interceptor models as well.

TIE Interceptor
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7897100626/

TIE Interceptor, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from Martin Hunt's Flickr

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

TIE Interceptor
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/20535386842/

TIE Interceptor, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

Shu Sugamata designed a fantastic Star Destroyer.  The engines on the back are especially awesome.

Star Destroyer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/20983039966/

Star Destroyer, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

Morisue Kei has designed a very awesome Executor class Super Star Destroyer.  Here it is folded by two different people.

Super Star Destroyer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/16414367007/

Executor Class Super Star Destroyer, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

Super Star Destroyer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arturori/16456596048/

Executor Class Super Star Destroyer, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Artur Biernacki

Instructions not available

 

The last few models in this post are other Star Wars vehicles that don't really belong to the Rebellion or the Empire such as this great Trade Federation Vulture Droid or Droid Starfighter.

Vulture Droid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/8059703059/

Vulture Droid, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Instructions not available

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

Shu Sugamata has also designed a great Droid Starfighter.

Droid Starfighter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/20499135346/

Droid Starfighter, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

Martin Hunt has also designed this really awesome Hailfire Droid from Episode II.

Hailfire Droid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/8062889374/

Hailfire Droid, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Instructions not available

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

Here's Boba Fett's ship Slave I also designed by Martin Hunt.

Slave I
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/8084049383/

Slave I, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Instructions not available

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

Another great design from Martin Hunt is this Naboo Starfighter from Episode I.

Naboo Starfighter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7897103940/

Naboo Starfighter, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Diagrams available from starwarigami.co.uk

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

Shu Sugamata designed this great Republic Star Destroyer.  I especially like how it looks like the hanger doors on the top are opening.

Republic Star Destroyer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/20377423901/

Republic Star Destroyer, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

Our final image of this post is this excellent Land Speeder from the original Star Wars a New Hope.

Land Speeder
https://www.flickr.com/photos/starwarigami/7233534030/

Land Speeder, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Instructions not available

Visit Martin Hunt's website at starwarigami.co.uk

 

That's it for this post covering origami ships and vehicles from Star Wars.  Check back soon for another post featuring origami Yoda models and some other miscellaneous Star Wars models.

Be sure to check out these great origami artists on their own Flickr pages and websites as well!