Video Game Day

Celebrate Video Game Day with Amazing Origami from Tons of Great Games

September 12 is officially Video Game Day and since I love video games this is the perfect opportunity to take a look at some more video game themed origami.

Fortunately there are tons of really excellent models from all kinds of different games all throughout gaming history.

No matter what kind of games you like to play you'll definitely find something awesome to fold in this post.

Because I'm such a fan of the Pokemon games we'll start things off with this beautiful Charizard. This is folded from a single 60cm x 60cm square of paper and the final model is about 11cm tall with a wingspan of about 33cm.

Charizard
https://www.flickr.com/photos/57567842@N08/32867013685/

Charizard, Designed by Tadashi Mori and Folded by Matthew Groves

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori's YouTube channel

 

Taking things over to the real-time strategy genre here's a paper version of the Apocalypse Tank from Command and Conquer Red Alert 2. This was photographed at the 5th Korea Origami Convention. I can't make out the last name of the creator so if you know please let me know and I can add it in.

Apocalypse Tank from Command and Conquer Red Alert 2
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_mhg/15014614001/

Apocalypse Tank, Designed and Folded by Jonathan Hirschberg (Photo by Maeng Heung Gue)

Instructions not available

 

Next is one of my favourite video game themed models. This is a Zerg Hydralisk from series Starcraft. It took Ji Woo Han 12 hours to fold this from a single 90cm x 90cm square of paper!

Zerg Hydralisk from Starcraft
https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/38461989536/

Hydralisk, Designed by Chen Xiao and Folded by Ji Woo Han

Instructions not available

 

This Lugia is one of my all-time favourite Pokemon models.

Lugia from Pokemon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/35815033063/

Lugia, Designed and Folded by Haruka Hashimoto (Photo by Hiroaki Kobayashi)

Crease pattern available from Haruka Hashimoto's Flickr

 

Here's an excellent slime from the Dragon Quest series with an excellent colour change for the eyes and mouth.

Slime from Dragon Quest
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zephyr_origami/32608568595/

Slime, Designed by U-39 and Folded by Zephyr Liu

Instructions not available

 

Maeng Heung Gue designed this incredible paper version of Tyrael, an angel from the Diablo series. This entire model is folded from a single uncut piece of paper!

Tyrael from Diablo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_mhg/26170551988/

Tyrael, Designed and Folded by Maeng Heung Gue

Instructions not available

 

Here's this model again but now it's been painted and it looks a lot more awesome.

Tyrael Painted
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_mhg/40061491522/

Tyrael, Designed and Folded by Maeng Heung Gue

Instructions not available

 

Satoshi Kamiya designed this fantastic Bahamut model. Bahamut is a creature you can summon in the Final Fantasy series. It's a pretty popular model so I had to include it in this post. The painting on this model is great too.

Bahamut from Final Fantasy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/39816537941/

Bahamut, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Ji Woo Han

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

If you've ever played Street Fighter than you'll recognize this origami version of the character Ryu. This whole thing is folded from a single 50cm x 50cm square of tracing paper and it took about a whole year to perfect the design!

Ryu from Street Fighter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/neeleshk/39966898295/

Ryu, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K.

Crease pattern available from Neelesh K.'s Flickr

 

Saku Saku has designed a ton of excellent paper versions of the monsters from Monster Hunter. This is called a Legiana and it's a species of flying wyvern with wings that resemble leaves folding back in on each other. It's probably the perfect monster to fold with origami.

Legiana from Monster Hunter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/26537027007/

Legiana, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Instructions not available

 

I've always liked the Piranha Plants from the Super Mario games and when I saw this model it instantly became one of my favourites.

Piranha Plant from Super Mario
https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/42088532255/

Piranha Plant, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

Karol Kafarski designed this awesome looking Tallneck, one of the robot creatures from the game Horizon Zero Dawn. I love the details here and how it looks like you could climb it just like in the game.

Tallneck from Horizon Zero Dawn
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/43012471284/

Tallneck, Designed and folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

Here we have an amazing paper version of Frostmourne, the sword from the Lich King in World of Warcraft. It's also photographed outside in the snow which is a very nice touch.

Frostmourne from World of Warcraft
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vasil_nik/39780102422/

Frostmourne, Designed by zhu9002 and Folded by Никита Васильев

Instructions not available

 

Lee Boyeon has designed a lot of really excellent Pokemon. This one is called Lapras and I really like the 3D design and colour changes.

Lapras from Pokemon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/39238317891/

Lapras, Designed and Folded by Lee Boyeon

Crease pattern available from Lee Boyeon's Flickr

 

Fernando Castellanos designed this incredible Mortal Kombat logo from a single square of paper.

Mortal Kombat Logo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ferorigami/30705877490/

Mortal Kombat Logo, Designed and Folded by Fernando Castellanos

Crease pattern available from Fernando Castellanos's Flickr

 

We had the Lich King's sword before, now here's the entire Lich King himself!

Lich King from World of Warcraft
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vasil_nik/28389132582/

Lich King, Designed by Nguyen Tuan Anh and Folded by Никита Васильев

Crease pattern available in VOG: 50 hours of Origami +

 

Here's another excellent Starcraft model, this time it's one of the Protoss units.

Protoss Immortal from Starcraft
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/10263579023/

Protoss Immortal, Designed and Folded by CahoonasOrigami

Instructions not available

 

Here's a fantastic paper version of the Pokemon Snivy. You can totally feel the smugness through this design.

Pokemon Snivy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/129124623@N05/17097346830/

Snivy, Designed by Kakami Hitoshi and Folded by Kyoung Su Kim

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

This is one of the champions from the game League of Legends. It's known as Cho'Gath, the Terror of the Void.

Cho'Gath from League of Legends
https://www.flickr.com/photos/129124623@N05/23294688414/

Cho'Gath, Designed by Slifer Wu and Folded by Kyoung Su Kim

Instructions not available

 

Here are two of probably the best Pikachu models I've seen photographed out at a convention. I love the colours here and I'm not entirely sure how they made the red cheeks but they look great.

2 Pikachus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/43326954204/

Pikachu, Designed and folded by Kosuke Nakamura (Photographed by Hiroaki Kobayashi)

Instructions not available

 

Here's another fantastic Warcraft themed model of a Goblin Tinker. I really like the little folded wrench.

Tinker from Warcraft
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/27692142206/

Tinker 2.0, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This is another League of Legends champion called Eternum Nocturne. There are some really excellent colour changes in this design.

Eternum Nocturne from League of Legends
https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/14921143605/

Eternum Nocturne, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Crease pattern available from Alex Satsukawa's Flickr

 

I couldn't do a video game themed post without including a chocobo, one of the giant birds characters ride in the Final Fantasy series. This one looks quite soft and I really like the claws.

Chocobo from Final Fantasy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/10892821883/

Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Luc Marnat

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2013

 

Here's another really cool idea for a model. This is the moon that's about to crash into the Earth in the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. It's all one sheet of paper and looks fantastic like white and black paper.

Majora's Mask Moon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jon_tucker/4744383247/

Majora's Mask Moon, Designed and Folded by Kei Morisue (Photo by Jon Tucker)

Instructions not available

 

Here's one more excellent Pokemon for this post. This one is called Geodude. The design isn't super complex (it's actually a water bomb in the middle there) but it's nice and 3D and looks exactly like a Geodude in the games.

Geodude Pokemon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/36991040306/

Geodude, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Video instructions available from Saku Saku's YouTube channel

 

I just finished playing the absolutely fantastic new God of War game so when I saw this paper version of the Leviathan Axe I needed to include it in this post.

Leviathan Axe from God of War
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kafarski/28932646587/

Leviathan Axe, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Crease pattern available from Karol Kafarski's Flickr

 

Satoshi Kamiya has designed several fantastic origami dragons and this is most recent one. This is Alduin, the World Eater from the Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. This is of course, one uncut square of paper.

Alduin the World Eater
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/30094734981/

Alduin, the World Eater, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Timothy Chang

Crease pattern available from folders.jp

 

Our final model for this post is from Dark Souls, one of my all time favourite video games. This is the player's character resting at one of the games bonfires. The whole scene is folded from the same piece of paper and it's awesome how you get a different colour for the fire.

Dark Souls Bonfire
https://www.flickr.com/photos/edg82/30698566700/

Pyromancer, Designed and Folded by Edgar

Crease pattern avaialble from Edgar's Flickr

 

That's it for this post. Let us know which one of these excellent models was your favourite and if there's any video game that you'd like to see more origami from let us know in the comments!


Final Fantasy White Mage

Chocobos, Summons, Fiends and Other Amazing Final Fantasy Origami

I first posted this Final Fantasy themed article about 2 years ago. Since then I've found a bunch more fantastic Final Fantasy themed models. Rather than make a second post I've decided to update this one with all the new models. Enjoy!

There's a ton of really awesome video game themed origami out there that I haven't really seen highlighted much.  Therefore I'm starting a series all about video game origami!

This first part is all about Final Fantasy themed origami.  I'm a huge fan of the Final Fantasy series and a lot of these models are quite awesome.

Firstly, it wouldn't be a Final Fantasy themed post if it didn't have Chocobos and here's a great Chocobo design by Andrey Ermakov

Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/10900253963/

Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in III International Origami Internet Olympiad

 

Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/damianmalickiorigami/15192894774/

Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Damian Malicki

Diagrams available in III International Origami Internet Olympiad

 

Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/quiet-marverick/10931130745/

Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Alexander Kurth

Diagrams available in III International Origami Internet Olympiad

 

Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/10898330886/

Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in III International Origami Internet Olympiad

 

Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/11082106285/

Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Diagrams available in III International Origami Internet Olympiad

 

Satoshi Kamiya has also designed a great origami Chocobo and I totally bought his book Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003 just so I could have the diagrams for it.

Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/66587743@N04/8728738388/

The Yellow Bird, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Michael Novio

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/7841589516/

The Yellow Bird, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Satoshi Kamiya also has a picture of an adorable baby Chocobo in his book and Gonzalo figured out how to fold it.

8-Bit Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/8389596750/

8-Bit Chocobo, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Gonzalo

Instructions not available

 

Here's one more completely different Chocobo design by Mathieu Gueros. The design of Chocobos changes slightly with each Final Fantasy game and this particular one really looks like the ones from Final Fantasy V I think.

Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138956285@N03/29300030086/

Chocobo Ver. 2, Designed and Folded by Mathieu Gueros

Instructions not available

 

After all these chocobos it's quite fitting to have this Chocobo Eater. The Chocobo Eater is a boss from Final Fantasy X that's causing trouble for some Chocobo owners. Hyun Seok Kang perfectly captured it here, especially the round body and mouth.

Amazingly enough this is folded from a simple Bird Base.

Chocobo Eater
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/95668554@N06/16422002679/

Chocobo Eater, Designed and Folded by Hyun Seok Kang

Instructions not available

 

Here's another boss monster, this time from Final Fantasy IV.

Asura
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/5026302819/

Asura, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

This next model is a bit more obscure, this is a monster found in Final Fantasy XI which is pretty much the only Final Fantasy I haven't played so I didn't recognize this at first. This is folded from one square of paper!

Peiste
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiru/4206929418/

Peiste, Designed and Folded by Andrey Ermakov

Instructions not available

 

The Final Fantasy series has several different classes that usually have a similar and distinct costume design.  Hubert Villeneuve designed this fantastic White Mage and the paper he used captured the white and red pattern you usually see on White Mages perfectly.

White Mage
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/5026824524/

White Mage, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Hubert Villeneuve later designed this second version of his white mage and it's absolutely incredible. This is folded from a single square of paper and the colour changes here are astonishing!

I really love the pose of this model too. The hood can apparently be folded down too which is a very nice touch.

White Mage
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/32555300866/

White Mage (gen. 2), Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

The Malboro is a very powerful enemy found in most Final Fantasy games.  It's got a very complex design and it's very impressive that people were able to fold these with origami.

Malboro
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/10879125846/

Malboro, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Malboro
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiru/4231165988/

Malboro, Designed and Folded by Andrey Ermakov

Instructions not available

 

Tadashi Mori designed a great origami Leviathan and even made a video tutorial showing how to fold it.

Leviathan
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tadashiorigami/14492223852/

Leviathan, Designed and Folded by Tadashi Mori

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori's YouTube Channel

 

Here's another artists excellent take on the Hydrean as it's referred to in Final Fantasy XV.

Leviathan
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/16268051887/

Leviathan, Designed by Tadashi Mori and Folded by Joe Adia

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori's YouTube Channel

 

Sephiroth, the villain from Final Fantasy VII is one of the most iconic characters in the entire Final Fantasy series so of course someone designed an amazing looking origami version of him.

Sephiroth
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chosetec/71704895/

Sephiroth, Designed and Folded by Brian Chan

Crease pattern available from Paulius Mielinis's Flickr

 

The Divine Dragon Bahamut might be the most famous summon from Final Fantasy and Satoshi Kamiya has designed a really awesome origami one.

Bahamut
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eiyo_hikari/20955073635/

Divine Dragon Bahamut, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Lucas Honor

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Bahamut
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/never-die/8412632417/

Divine Dragon Bahamut, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Bahamut
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/emraya/3028988380/

Divine Dragon Bahamut, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Emre Ayaroglu

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Bahamut
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gonzaplatano/15835698348/

Divine Dragon Bahamut, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Francisco José González

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Bahamut
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/15415677011/

Divine Dragon Bahamut, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Bahamut
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/10328025733/

Divine Dragon Bahamut, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Bong Gu Han

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This model started out as Son Byeong Hun's devil (2014 version) but Hyun Seok Kang altered the structure and the shaping to turn it into Bahamut.

Rage of Bahamut
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/95668554@N06/22984208315/

Rage of Bahamut, Designed by Son Byeong Hun, Modified and Folded by Hyun Seok Kang

Instructions not available

 

Next we have this incredible model of Bahamut Fury from Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core.  This is folded from 15 squares of paper.

Bahamut Fury
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128711470@N02/15556005105/

Bahamut Fury, Designed and Folded by Yoshimasa Tsuruta

Instructions not available

 

Our "Final" model for this post is another Bahamut design and this one is absolutely incredible. Hyun Seok Kang started with Satoshi Kamiya's Bahamut design and over a period of several weeks he designed this amazing version 3.5.

It's version 3.5 because Satoshi Kamiya has a version 3.5 of some of his other super complex designs such as his Ryujin and Phoenix.

The original plan was to make the Final Fantasy X version of Bahamut but the weird disc thing on it's back ended up being too difficult to incorporate into the design.

In the end though everything about this model is amazing, especially the details on the wings and the scales.

Bahamut 3.5
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/95668554@N06/24621748430/

Bahamut Version 3.5, Designed and Folded by Hyun Seok Kang

Based on Satoshi Kamiya's Bahamut with Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

That's it for this post let me know which one of these Final Fantasy origami models was your favourite in the comments. And if you just want to talk about Final Fantasy in general in the comments feel free to do that too!


Monster Hunter Origami

Take a Break from Your Quests to Check Out this Fantastic Monster Hunter Origami

With the recent release of Monster Hunter World I figured now would be the perfect time to do a post all about Monster Hunter origami.

The Monster Hunter series is very popular with quite a strong following so it makes sense that people would design origami versions of the various monsters found throughout the series.

We'll start this post out with this incredible Rathalos design. A Rathalos is a flying wyvern with a spiny armoured hide which you can see in this paper version. They've been around since the very first Monster Hunter game. This one is folded from a single uncut square of paper!

Rathalos
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/16198768396/

Rathalos, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

A designer known as Cahoonas has designed several excellent Monster Hunter models. This next monster is called a Trigrex and it's another type of flying wyvern.

Tigrex
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/12416421744/

Tigrex, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt page

 

Saku Saku is probably the ultimate (get it?) Monster Hunter designer and has designed paper versions of tons of different monsters. This is a more insect-like monster called a Seltas Queen. They're typically a green colour so you've got to use green coloured paper to fold them like you see here.

Seltas Queen
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/38881133584/

Seltas Queen, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku's Flickr

 

Here's another excellent design from Saku Saku of a Royal Ludroth.

Royal Ludroth
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/38772636092/

Royal Ludroth, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku's Flickr

 

Here's another excellent design by Cahoonas of a species of flying wyvern called a Nargacuga. Design wise it's very similar to Cahoonas' Tigrex model and uses the same basic crease pattern.

Nargacuga
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/12416081663/

Nargacuga, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt page

 

This is another really awesome dragon monster called a Kushala Daora. This one again is folded from a single uncut square of paper!

Kushala Daora
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/25727132694/

Kushala Daora, Designed by Haruka Hashimoto and Folded by Timothy Chang

Crease pattern available from Haruka Hashimoto's Flickr

 

Here's an elder dragon known as a Chameleos. I really like the colour change on this design with the tongue. Kyoung Su Kim used the perfect paper here.

Chameleos
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129124623@N05/16977423717/

Chameleos, Designed by Asa and Folded by Kyoung Su Kim

Crease pattern available here

 

This Lagiacrus is another really excellent design from Saku Saku.

Lagiacrus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/27357756269/

Lagiacrus, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku's Flickr

 

Alex Satsukawa designed this great Daimyo Hermitaur, a crab-like monster with a giant shell. This design also has a really great colour change for the shell.

Daimyo Hermitaur
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/6778288719/

Daimyo Hermitaur, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

This next monster is called a Hypnocatrice, it's kind of a cross between a bird and a wyvern.

Hypnocatrice
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluedandelion95/8168606275/

Hypnocatrice, Designed by Sebastian Arellanno and Folded by Blue Dandelion the Creator

Instructions not available

 

Saku Saku also has a great Nargacuga design that's a little less complex than Cahoonas' version. I really like how it looks like it's crawling across the ground here.

Nargacuga by Saku
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/15262583986/

Nargacuga, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Video instructions available from Saku Saku's YouTube channel

 

This next little dinosaur-like monster is called a Velociprey.

Velociprey
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/16128153594/

Velociprey, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku's Flickr

 

Next is something a little bit different and less dangerous, a deer like creature called a Kelbi.

Kelbi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/16575840029/

Kelbi, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku's Flickr

 

This next little guy is called a Qurupeco. This is another bird/wyvern and I think this origami version looks kind of cute for a ferocious monster.

Qurupeco
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/15502319296/

Qurupeco, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku's Flickr

Video instructions available from Saku Saku's YouTube channel

 

Next is another design from Saku Saku of a Deviljho, a type of Brute Wyvern.

Deviljho
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/24205444408/

Deviljho, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Video instructions available from Saku Saku's YouTube channel

 

You can't have a post about Monster Hunter without including those cute little cat companions. Here's a fantastic Felyne model folded by Kyoung Su Kim.

Felyne
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129124623@N05/19476365940/

Felyne, Designed by Asa and Folded by Kyoung Su Kim

Instructions not available

 

Here's another more docile creature called a Mosswine. Mosswines are small moss covered pigs that really like mushrooms.

Mosswine
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/17189225884/

Mosswine, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku's YouTube channel

 

This next monster is called an Uragaan. It's back is covered with hard crystals and I love how there's a tessellation pattern here to form those crystals.

Uragaan
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/15506805188/

Uragaan, Designed and Folded by Komura Yuki (Photo by Naoto Horiguchi)

Instructions not available

 

Here's Hashimoto Haruka's amazing Kushala Daora model again this time folded by the designer themselves.

Kushala Daora
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122196622@N04/25958306081

Kushala Daora, Designed and Folded by Hashimoto Haruka

Instructions not available

 

Here we have a few more flying wyvern monsters called Gigginoxes.

Gigginox
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/11047523745/

Gigginox, Designed and Folded by Tominaga Kazuhiro (Photo by Naoto Horiguchi)

Instructions not available

 

This next dinosaur looking monster is known as a Barroth. It has a large crown-like structure on the top of it's skull which is why the head here has a kind of odd looking shape.

Barroth
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/12308525433/

Barroth, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt page

 

Saku Saku has designed two excellent versions of the a monster called a Lagombi. Lagombi are similar to wombats but with large ears, a beak like mouth and a thick fur coat.

Lagombi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/17811512822/

Lagombi, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku's Flickr

 

This next version is a bit more ferocious looking I think.

Lagombi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/29201466892/

Lagombi, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Instructions not available

 

Here's another excellent monster designed by Saku Saku. This is a Zinogre which is a more lupine-like monster.

Zinogre
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/29581282034/

Zinogre, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Video instructions available from Saku Saku's YouTube channel

 

Next is a monster called an Uroktor. These live in volcanos and can tunnel through solid volcanic rock. They have red skin hence the red paper used here.

Uroktor
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/35877860292/

Uroktor, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Video instructions available from Saku Saku's YouTube channel

 

Our final model for this post is another flying wyvern (there are a lot of those in Monster Hunter!). This one is called a Seregios and this origami version is incredible, especially with all those individually folded scales.

Seregios
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122196622@N04/25998774826/

Seregios, Designed and Folded by Ogiso Hiroya (Photo by Kaede Nakamura)

Instructions not available

 

I've only heard good things about Monster Hunter World and I hope to pick it up when I have time. In the meantime though I think I'm going to try to fold some of these Monster Hunter origami models.

Which one of these monsters is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!


Portal Turret

23 More Excellent Origami Models from Video Games

I'm a big fan of both video games and origami so naturally I'm always excited when I come across excellent video game themed origami models.

In this post we'll look at various video game characters and objects all folded out of paper.

First up is one of my all time favourite models, Satoshi Kamiya's Divine Dragon Bahamut. Bahamut is a summon in most games in the Final Fantasy series.

Origami Bahamut
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128874294@N04/25187318276/

Divine Dragon Bahamut, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by J.W Park

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

The turrets from the Portal games are some of the most famous characters?/things? in video games. Here's an absolutely fantastic paper version.

Origami Portal Turret
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastianorigami/9697368632/

Portal Turret, Designed and Folded by Finward

Instructions not available

 

Next we have this excellent Barroth from the Monster Hunter series.

Origami Barroth
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Barroth-431798850

Barroth, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

Everyone should recognize this paper goomba from the Super Mario games.

Origami Goomba
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/27791856691/

Goomba, Designed by Nicolas Gajardo Henriquez and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in the Origami USA 2016 Convention book

 

Next we have this absolutely incredible Stallord, a skeleton monster from the Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess. This whole model is folded from a single sheet of 60cm x 60cm paper.

Origami Stallord
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/11674224345/

Stallord, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

Here we have an awesome paper crowbar which is one of the most famous things from Half Life 2.

Origami Half Life 2
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/6077580584/

Half Life 2, Designed and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Instructions not available

 

This is one of the anti-gravity racing ships from the Wipeout video game series.

Origami Feisar
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/10263372454/

Feisar, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Instructions not available

 

Here's a very detailed origami version of Tails from the Sonic video games. The entire model is folded from a single square of paper.

Origami Tails
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/14733265013/

Tails, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

These are the two witches that Link has to fight as the boss of the Spirit Temple in the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time.

Origami Twinrova
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastianorigami/3534860318/

Twinrova, Designed and Folded by Finward

Instructions not available

 

Journey is an absolutely fantastic game and these paper versions of the characters are amazing.

Origami Journey
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/25961826284/

Journey, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

Here's a unique chocobo design that I haven't seen before. Chocobos are giant yellow birds that characters ride on in the Final Fantasy series.

Origami Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138956285@N03/29230691955/

Chocobo, Designed and Folded by Mathieu Gueros

Instructions not available

 

I really live the Pikmin games and these multicoloured Pikmin are awesome. The little objects like the battery and screws in the photo are a really nice touch.

Origami Pikmin
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anita-origami/30925079601/

Pikmin, Designed and Folded by Anita Raj

Instructions not available

 

Here we have a Nyx Assassin, one of the heroes of DOTA 2.

Origami Nyx Assasin
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/136425409@N05/28945719310/

Nyx Assassin, Designed and Folded by Tony Koesworo

Crease pattern available from Tony Koesworo's Flickr

 

CL4P-TP or Claptrap is a great character from the Borderland series.

Origami Claptrap
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/CL4P-TP-327709835

CL4P-TP, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

Here's an awesome paper Baneling from Starcraft.

Origami Baneling
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/8532579928/

Baneling, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

This is the Mad Cat from the Mech Warrior series of video games.

Origami Mech
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Timberwolf-Mad-Cat-Mech-306568803

Mad Cat Mech, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

Here's another excellent, more traditional looking Chocobo design.

Origami Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/10887050023/

Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2013

 

This is another great paper version of a creature from Monster Hunter.

Origami Monster Hunter
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/29581282034/

Designed and Folded by saku saku

Instructions not available

 

You can't have a post about video game origami without some Pokemon so here's a Pikachu design I haven't seen before. It's folded from a bird base.

Origami Pikachu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiwind/30942993171/

Pikachu, Designed and Folded by Pan Hang

Instructions not available

 

In the Pokemon games there's an alternate colour version for each Pokemon known as a shiny version. There's something like a 1 in 8000 chance to encounter a shiny version. Gyarados is usually blue but the shiny version is red so you can totally use different coloured paper to fold shiny Pokemon.

Origami Gyarados
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/31313440056/

Gyarados, Designed by Henry Phąm and Folded by Joe Adia

Video instructions available from Henry Phąm's YouTube channel

 

Alex Satsukawa designed this absolutely amazing Bowser. Here are two different photos showing the front and back. It's all folded from one sheet of paper and the colour changes are fantastic!

Origami Bowser
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/13139151505/

Bowser, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

Origami Bowser Back
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/13139143884/

Bowser, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

Our final model is absolutely amazing. This is Paarthurnax a dragon from the Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. This entire dragon is folded from a single 70cm x 70cm square of paper with no cuts!

Origami Paarthurnax
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/85992714@N07/28186786050/

Paarthurnax, Designed and Folded by Ta Trung Dong

Instructions not available

 

That's it for this post. Be sure to check out all of these amazing origami artists and let them know that you like their art. Leave a comment for us and let us know which one of these is your favourite.


Lugia

Origami Pokemon, Gotta Fold 'Em All

I'm a huge fan of Pokemon and we've made several posts in the past about paper Pokemon. This time I've put together a master post of as many Pokemon that I can.

I had originally planned to put every single one that I've seen together in this post however there were just too much. I had to scale things down and went with just one image per Pokemon.

Some Pokemon are more popular than others. There are at least 5 different origami Charizard designs that I know of for example. Multiple people have folded the same Pokemon as well.

Because of this in this post we're going to feature the single best version of each origami Pokemon. Whether that be an image or a video.

We haven't quite managed to catch them all but we did put together about 100 of them which is quite an impressive amount.

Before we get into the Pokemon I made to take a minute to give a shout out to four amazing artists. Each of these people have designed a bunch of really amazing paper Pokemon.

Kakami Hitoshi is the first Pokemon designer I ever saw. He runs a website called Calico's Origami Aquarium where you can find all his Pokemon models. Plus he has lots of other animals and especially origami fish.

Henry Pham runs a fantastic YouTube channel with lots of video instructions for folding Pokemon. He has video instructions that show how to fold the best Eeveelutions I've ever seen. I've even folded a few of them myself.

Paper Ph2 (I unfortunately don't know their real name) runs another really great YouTube channel with tons of video instructions for origami Pokemon.

Finally I have to mention Lee Bo-Yeon, an artist from South Korea who has also designed a ton of really great Pokemon.

You'll see all four of these artists come up lots of times throughout this post.

So with all that out of the way, lets get started with Generation 1.

 

Generation 1: Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow

Generation 1 is arguably the best generation when it comes to Pokemon designs. This is also reflected with the number of different origami designs there are. You'll see there are way more Generation 1 designs than any other generation in this post.

 

First up is this video tutorial for a Bulbasaur designed by Henry Pham.

#001 Bulbasaur, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Henry Pham also designed this really great Charmander.

#004 Charmander, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Tadashi Mori definitely has my favourite Charizard design. It's pretty complex and not easy to fold though.

Charizard by Tadashi Mori
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tadashiorigami/17199775278/

#006 Charizard, Designed and Folded by Tadashi Mori

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori's YouTube Channel

 

Henry Pham has designed each of the original starter Pokemon. Here's a tutorial for his Squirtle.

#007 Squirtle, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Finishing our the original generation starters here's a tutorial for a Blastoise.

#009 Blastoise, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed this fantastic Pidgey. It's not a complex design but it looks really great, especially if you use brown and white paper.

Pidgey
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_poppo.html

#016 Pidgey, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

This Pidgeot design is easily one the best of all the Pokemon designs.

#017 Pidgeot, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Here's another really great design that's also not too complex but still looks really great.

Rattata
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_koratta.html

#019 Rattata, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

There's a ton of different origami Pikachu designs out there. For this post I've picked what I think is one of the more unique looking designs by Ivan Danny Handoko.

Pikachu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/10855101223/

#025 Pikachu, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny Handoko

Crease pattern available from Ivan Danny's Flickr

 

I love the detail in this Raichu design. Especially that tail.

Raichu
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_raityu.html

#026 Raichu, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

The paper used to fold this male Nidoran is the perfect colour.

Nidoran
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_nidoranosu.html

#032 Nidoran Male, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Here's a pretty adorable little Vulpix design. I especially like the shape of the head.

#037 Vulpix, Designed by Henry Pham

 

He's also designed a pretty fancy looking Ninetails as well.

#038 Ninetails, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Lee Bo-Yeon designed this great little Jigglypuff. The colour change on the eyes is a nice touch.

Jigglypuff
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/28480807526/

#039 Jigglypuff, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

This Zubat is absolutely perfect.

Zubat
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/28720128831/

#041 Zubat, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Video insturctions available from sakusaku858’s YouTube channel

 

Just today Paper Ph2 uploaded this great Oddish tutorial to YouTube.

#043 Oddish, Designed by Paper PH2

 

I love how round and 3D this Venonat is.

Venonat
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/26385987602/

#048 Venonat, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

And here's a great Venomoth design to go along with the Venonat.

#049 Venomoth, Designed by Saku Saku

 

Here's a really great Psyduck design. Remember to use yellow and white paper and you'll get perfect colour changes on the face.

#054 Psyduck, Designed by Paper PH2

 

And here's the evolved form of Psyduck, Golduck.

#055 Golduck, Designed by Saku Saku

 

This Geodude design is absolutely fantastic! I'm very impressed how much it looks like a Geodude, especially since that's a really weirdly shaped Pokemon when you think about it.

#074 Geodude, Designed by Paper PH2

 

Here's a really cute Ponyta design with an excellent colour change in the design. It looks really great if you fold it with red and white or orange and white paper.

#077 Ponyta, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Slowpoke has always been one of my favourite Pokemon.

Slowpoke
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/10855100823/

#079 Slowpoke, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny Handoko

Instructions not available

 

Next is the evolved form Slowbro. The twist pattern on the shell is really nice, especially if you use white and pink paper so you get the mixed colours. It's a great seashell design.

Slowbro
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_yadoran.html

#080 Slowbro, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

This Gastly is made using 48 simple Sonobe units.

Ghastly
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269723603/

#092 Gastly, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

There are a few different Gengar designs but in the end I had to go with this one by Paper Ph2. It's not too complex and looks excellent.

#094 Gengar, Designed by Paper Ph2

 

Here's another fantastic design from Kakami Hitoshi.

Drowzee
Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_xXX00fkc

#096 Drowzee, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

This Voltorb isn't too difficult to fold so it's a great model to try if you're an origami beginner.

#100 Voltorb, Designed by Paper PH2

 

This Staryu and Starmie that Kakami Hitoshi designed are really just modular origami kusudamas. When you use exactly the right coloured paper though you end up with these great Pokemon.

Staryu
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_hitode.html

#120 Staryu, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Starmie
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_sutami.html

#121 Starmie, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Here's a really great Tauros design, especially the tails.

#128 Tauros, Designed by Henry Pham

 

There are a couple of really great Gyarados designs out there. Henry Pham has a really good one but for this post I had to go with this fantastic design by Kakami Hitoshi. It's not too complex but it still has tons of details and really captures the ferociousness of the Pokemon.

Gyarados
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_gyara.html

#130 Gyarados, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Here's a really great Lapras design. I love how the shell on the back is a different colour.

#131 Lapras, Designed by Henry Pham

 

As mentioned at the start of this post, when it comes to Eeveelutions Henry Pham has some of the best designs. He's also nice enough to share them with these excellent video tutorials. I've tried folding them myself and they're not too difficult. They look really great too, especially the Vaporeon.

The hardest one I found was the Jolteon. The one I folded looked terrible but I think I just need more practice.

Eevee
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/31132965783/

#133 Eevee, Designed by Henry Pham and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Video tutorial available from Henry Pham's YouTube channel

 

#134 Vaporeon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

#135 Jolteon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

#136 Flareon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

I really like the rainbow coloured paper used here for this Omanyte.

Omanyte
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/14272373229/

#138 Omanyte, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

If you're going to have an Omanyte you of course need a Kabutops to go with it.

Kabutops
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/6980295047/

#141 Kabutops, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Everybody loves Snorlax and now you can fold your own!

#143 Snorlax, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Back when Pokemon Go first came out and everyone was playing it Henry Pham designed amazing origami versions of the 3 legendary birds that were also the mascots for the 3 teams in Pokemon Go. Articuno for Team Mystic, Zapdos for Team Instinct and Moltres for Team Valor.

These are all a little bit tricky to fold but the all look amazing.

#144 Articuno, Designed by Henry Pham

 

#145 Zapdos, Designed by Henry Pham

 

#146 Moltres, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Next we have possibly the cutest origami Pokemon design there is.

Dratini
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/31569118880/

#147 Dratini, Designed by Adilio Toledo and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Diagrams available for free from Origami-Shop.com

 

Here's a great somewhat 3D Dragonite design.

#149 Dragonite, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Our of all the multiple Mewtwo designs the one by Kakami Hitoshi is the best. The colour change on the tail is fantastic and couldn't have been easy to incorporate into the design.

Mewtwo
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_myutu.html

#150 Mewtwo, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Finally we have the last Pokemon of Generation 1, Mew.

Mew
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269723283/

#151 Mew, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

Generation 2: Gold/Silver/Crystal

Generation 2 was probably my favourite generation. It kept all the really great Pokemon designs from Generation 1 and added a bunch of new ones which were just as good. Generation 2 also introduced Espeon which is probably my all-time favourite Pokemon and Umbreon, another one of my favourites.

There are a lot of great origami Pokemon from Generation 2 as well. Let's get started with one of the starters.

#152 Chikorita, Designed by Paper PH2

 

One of the most famous Pokemon from Generation 2 is Togepi so of course there's an origami version of it too.

#175 Togepi, Designed by Paper PH2

 

Here's a really great Wooper design.

Wooper
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/7300749416/

#194 Wooper, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

If you thought the previous Eeveelution designs by Henry Pham were great wait until you take a look at his Espeon and Umbreon designs!

#196 Espeon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

#197 Umbreon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed a whole collection of different Unown.

Unown
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_annon.html

#201 Unown, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Here's a great little Dunsparce. It's nice to see Dunsparce getting a bit of love.

Dunsparce
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/14484142007/

#206 Dunsparce, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku's Flickr

 

Someone even designed an origami Delibird.

Delibird
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269694201/

#225 Delibird, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

This Skarmory is amazing, especially when it's folded with silver coloured paper like you can see here.

Skarmory
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14224340828/

#227 Skarmory, Designed by Shintaro Miyamoto and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease Pattern available from Comic Folder

 

Lee Bo-Yeon designed this really great Kingdra.

Kingdra
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/21726919916/

#230 Kingdra, Designed by Lee Bo-Yeon and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Crease pattern available from Lee Boyeon’s Flickr

 

This Suicune is definitely one of the best origami Pokemon designs I've ever seen! I really hope one day Kakami Hitoshi designs a Raikou and an Entei too.

Suicune
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_suikun.html

#245 Suicune, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

I absolutely love this Lugia. It's another one of the best Pokemon origami designs I've ever seen. It's all one sheet of paper and the colour changes are fantastic. It took Ji Woo Han 10 hours to fold this one.

Lugia
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/28562818342/

#249 Lugia, Designed by Hashimoto Haruka and Folded by Ji Woo Han

Crease pattern available from Hashimoto Haruka's Flickr

 

And of course if you've got a great paper Lugia you also need a great Ho-Oh to go along with it and to wrap up Generation 2. This Ho-Oh uses 8 sheets of paper.

Ho-Oh
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/76470970@N06/31081689252/

#250 Ho-Oh, Designed and Folded by Mark Hanke

Instructions not available

 

Generation 3: Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald

Generation 3 launched on the Gameboy Advance in 2002/2003 depending on your country. This generation added a ton of new features as well as some very unique looking new Pokemon.

We'll start this generation off with possibly the cutest starter, Torchic.

Torchic
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincent-origami/12945942293/

#255 Torchic, Designed and Folded by Vincent Achard

Instructions not available

 

Kirlia is apparently a pretty popular Pokemon because there are a couple of different Kirlia designs. This one is probably my favourite.

Kirlia
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/119910244@N05/15268297994/

#281 Kirlia, Designed and Folded by Kota Imai

Crease pattern available from Kota Imai's Flickr

 

Here's quite an impressive looking Gardevoir to go along with the previous Kirlia.

Gardevoir
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/15168534533/

#282 Gardevoir, Designed by Jin and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Manectric is another one of my favourite Pokemon and this design is fantastic. I love how it perfectly uses colour changes so some parts of the model are yellow and others are blue, just like the actual Pokemon.

Manectric
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_raiboruto.html

#310 Manectric, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Lunatone is not a Pokemon that I would have expected someone to design. Someone did though and it's an absolutely fantastic looking origami Pokemon.

Origami Lunatone
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/8343112553/

#337 Lunatone, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Absol is another one of my favourite Pokemon so it's awesome to see a paper version.

Absol
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/11425979954/

#359 Absol, Designed and Folded by CahoonasOrigami

Instructions not available

 

Here's a really great Relicanth design. This is another excellent example of using a colour change in the design and two-sided paper.

Relicanth
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_jiransu.html

#369 Relicanth, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Latios and Latias are both excellent Pokemon so of course there are origami versions of both of them. The really great thing is that they're essentially the same design except for the colour. If you use red and white paper you end up with Latias and if you use blue and white paper you end up with Latios (I think I got that right).

There are a couple of really great Latios and Latias designs out there so picking one for this post was a bit difficult. In the end I decided on this one which isn't too hard to fold and still looks really great. The colour changes match the actual Pokemon perfectly.

#380 Latias and #381 Latios, Designed by Wan Origami

 

The main legendaries in Generation 3 are Kyogre and Groudon. I managed to find a somewhat obscure Japanese YouTube channel with video instructions showing how to fold both of these. The designs are really great too.

#382 Kyogre, Designed by st te

 

#383 Groudon, Designed by st te

 

Jirachi is another legendary from Generation 3 and I absolutely love this Jirachi design. The 3 little strips of paper might technically be cheating but I don't mind at all.

Jirachi
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_jirati.html

#385 Jirachi, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Deoxys is the final legendary for Generation 3 and ending things here we have this awesome shiny version of Deoxys. The whole model is folded from a single square of paper and it perfectly uses colour changes to match the actual Pokemon which is very impressive.

Deoxys
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8254618638/

#386 Deoxys, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

Generation 4: Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Generation 4 launched on the Nintendo DS in 2008 or 2009 depending on your country. This generation saw a pretty big graphical update and introduced a lot of excellent new Pokemon. Leafeon, another one of my favourite Pokemon is from this generation and we'll see a really good origami Leafeon in a bit.

We'll start off this generation again with the fire-type starter. I tend to usually pick the grass-type starter but the fire ones always seem to be the most popular.

#390 Chimchar, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Ambipom is a pretty unique looking Pokemon and this paper version captured it perfectly.

Ambipom
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_etebo.html

#424 Ambipom, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Lucario is probably the most popular Pokemon from this generation so it makes sense that we'd have an origami version.

Lucario
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/10145336126/

#448 Lucario, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Leafeon is another one of my all-time favourite Pokemon and I usually have it on my team. In addition to all his other excellent Eeveelution designs Henry Pham also has this awesome Leafeon. I've folded it myself and it's not too hard. You have to use white and green sided paper and for the most accurate look you need to fold with the white side as the dominant side and make the green side the back of the paper.

#470 Leafeon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Probopass is a pretty obscure Pokemon but yep, there's an origami version!

Probopass
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/14303377450/

#476 Probopass, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

A YouTuber named Axojisan has designed a great Dialga and Palkia. I've folded the Dialga myself and it's not too hard and looks great.

#483 Dialga, Designed by Axojisan

 

#484 Palkia, Designed by Axojisan

 

Here's an awesome Darkrai model that uses 2 sheets of paper with a different colour on each side to get the 4 colours in the completed model.

Darkrai
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269724065/

#491 Darkrai, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed one of the cutest paper Pokemon I've ever seen. He's got both the land form and sky form versions of Shaymin.

Shaymin Land Form
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_syeimiland.html

#492 Shaymin Land Form, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Shaymin Sky Form
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_syeimisky.html

#492 Shaymin Sky Form, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

You can totally use different coloured paper to fold all the various types of Arceus.

Arceus
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_aruseusu.html

#493 Arceus, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

The final Pokemon from this generation is Victini.

Victini
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_bikuthini.html

#494 Victini, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Generation 5: Black/White

Generation 5 was a little bit different than the previous ones. Generations 2, 3 and 4 all included Pokemon from previous generations. As you played you definitely encountered some new Pokemon but you also ran into lots of Pokemon from the previous generations.

Black and White changed this and throughout the entire game you only encountered brand new Pokemon that were specially designed for this generation. After you completed the game you could start encountering older Pokemon though.

The developers wanted to capture the feel of how things were back in Generation 1 where everything was brand new.

Starting off this generation origami-wise we have each of the 3 starters.

Snivy
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-crab/14723543742/

#495 Snivy, Designed and Folded by Sea Crab

Instructions not available

 

Tepig
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_pokabu.html

#498 Tepig, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Oshawott
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_mijyumaru.html

#501 Oshawatt, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Lee Bo-Yeon designed this excellent Scraggy.

Scraggy
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/6610509605/

#559 Scraggy, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

Zorua is one of the most popular Pokemon from this generation so of course there's a paper version.

Zorua
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/23130716501/

#570 Zorua, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

Reuniclus isn't really a Pokemon that I would expect to be that popular but here's an origami version. It's very well designed too.

Reuniclus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/7098146107/

#579 Reuniclus, Designed and Folded by Charles WIlson

Instructions not available

 

Our final Pokemon for this generation is really great Volcarona.

Volcarona
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6819077111/

#637 Volcarona, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Generation 6: X/Y

Pokemon X and Y released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2013 and was the first time that the series went into full 3D, instead of using 2D sprites. It also introduced another bunch of great new Pokemon.

First up is one of my favourite starters and this design by Kakami Hitoshi is really, really cute.

Fennekin
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_fokko.html

#653 Fennekin, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Greninja is arguably one of the most popular Pokemon from this generation. Here's a great tutorial showing how to fold a paper one.

#658 Greninja, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Henry Pham also designed this amazing Sylveon. The design is pretty amazing and even has those ribbons. Unfortunately there's no tutorial for it yet so all we have is this video demo of it.

#700 Sylveon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

This Yveltal is easily another one of the most impressive looking origami Pokemon I've ever seen. It's folded from a single sheet of paper. If you use a sheet of black and red paper you end up perfectly matching the colours in the actual Yveltal design.

Yveltal
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/10854756735/

#717 Yveltal, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny Handoko

Instructions not available

 

Paper PH2 made this great tutorial for a cute little Zygarde cell.

#718 Zygarde Cell, Designed by Paper PH2

 

Our final Pokemon for this generation is the unbound form of Hoopa.

#720 Hoopa Unbound, Designed by st te

 

Generation 7: Sun/Moon

Pokemon Sun and Moon just came out so there hasn't been a lot of origami designed from these games yet. YouTuber st te though has created video tutorials for the main two legendaries from each of the games.

#791 Solgaleo, Designed by st te

 

#792 Lunala, Designed by st te

 

Wow, that's a lot of origami Pokemon! We'll probably keep updating this post into the future too as we see more.

In the mean time, let us know which one of these is your favourite in the comments. If you fold any of these feel free to share a photo of it with us too. We'd love to see!


Zubat

30 Absol-utely Astonishing Origami Pokemon Because You Asked Furret

With the recent release of Pokemon Sun and Moon I think it's time for another origami Pokemon post.

Since our last round of Pokemon posts I've found a bunch more awesome looking paper Pokemon that deserve to be featured.

We'll star off this post with an awesome Gengar design by sakuryu(╯3╰).

Gengar
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/27136082666/

Gengar, Designed and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

Here's a cute and quite round looking origami Venonat. I really like the 3D look of this model.

3D Venonat
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/26385987602/

Venonat, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Mark Hanke designed a very detailed Ho-Oh.

Paper Ho-Oh
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/76470970@N06/7010055075/

Ho-Oh, Designed and Folded by Mark Hanke

Instructions not available

 

He also designed a fantastic Lugia to go along with it too.

Mark Hanke's Lugia
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/76470970@N06/7010054405/

Lugia, Designed and Folded by Mark Hanke

Instructions not available

 

Saku Saku designed this great paper Golduck.

Saku Saku's Golduck
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/29759760234/

Golduck, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Video instructions available from sakusaku858's YouTube channel

 

Umbreon is one of my all-time favourite Pokemon and this is a fantastic Umbreon design.

Awesome Paper Umbreon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128874294@N04/29226430634/

Umbreon, Designed by Saku Saku and Folded by J.W. Park

Video instructions available from sakusaku858's YouTube channel

 

Henry Phạm has some fantastic Pokemon tutorials on his YouTube channel and I'm finally starting to see people fold his designs.

Zapdos
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/29215737253/

Zapdos, Designed by Henry Phạm and Folded by Joe Adia

Video instructions available from Henry Pham's YouTube channel

 

Here's Henry Phạm's excellent paper Dragonite design.

Paper Dragonite
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/29867535946/

Dragonite, Designed by Henry Phạm and Folded by Joe Adia

Video instructions available from Henry Pham's YouTube channel

 

Lee bo-yeon designed this fantastic Latias. It could also be a Latios if you used blue paper.

Latias
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/30304323484/

Latias, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Here's a fantastic Articuno design by Joe Aida.

Joe Aida's Articuno
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/27716687104/

Articuno, Designed and Folded by Joe Aida

Instructions not available

 

I think this is the first time I've ever seen someone else attempt to fold Tadashi Mori's origami Charizard.

Charizard
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/26637582613/

Charizard, Designed by Tadashi Mori and Folded by Joe Aida

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori's YouTube channel

 

This Zubat is a pretty simple design but it perfectly captures the essence of a zubat I think.

Paper Zubat
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/28720128831/

Zubat, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Video insturctions available from sakusaku858's YouTube channel

 

Saku Saku has also designed one of the just two origami Espeon designs I've seen out there.

Saku Saku's Espeon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/29983528545/

Espeon, Designed by Saku Saku

Video instructions available from sakusaku858's YouTube channel

 

Here's a really excellent paper Absol.

Papercraft Absol
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/11425979954/

Absol, Designed and Folded by CahoonasOrigami

Instructions not available

 

Here's a great little Latias and Latios pair.

Tiny Latias and Latios
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14773527734/

Latias and Latios, Designed by Xiaohong and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

You can't have a post about Pokemon without including a Pikachu and this is a very nice looking one.

Pikachu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/72702384@N08/29136979855/

Pikachu, Designed by Kozasa Keiichi and Folded by Sérgio Queiroz

Diagrams available in the 5th Origami Tanteidan Convention book

 

Here's a cute little paper Jigglypuff.

Jigglypuff
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/28480807526/

Jigglypuff, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

This is Henry Phạm's second fantastic Gyarados design.

Henry Pham's Gyarados
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/29535886083/

Gyarados 2.0, Designed by Henry Phạm and Folded by Joe Adia

Video instructions available from Henry Phạm's YouTube channel

 

This is a very simple Dratini design but it's very cute.

Cute Little Dratini
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55093505@N08/30344543733/

Dratini, Designed by Adílio Toledo and Folded by Carla Godoy

Diagrams available for free from origami-shop.com

 

Here's Henry Pham's awesome paper Vaporeon. I've folded this myself and it's not actually too hard.

Henry Pham's Vaporeon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/28865752744/

Vaporeon, Designed by Henry Pham and Foldd by Joe Adia

Video instructions available from Henry Pham's YouTube channel

 

Next is a completely different Charizard design that I've never actually seen before.

Saku Saku's Charizard
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/16576356737/

Charizard, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Video instructions available from sakusaku858's YouTube channel

 

Kota Imai's Kirlia looks a lot like an origami Hatsune Miku.

Kota Imai's Kirlia
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/119910244@N05/15268297994/

Kirlia, Designed and Folded by Kota Imai

Crease pattern available from Kota Imai's Flickr

 

Here's Henry Pham's awesome paper Moltres.

Pokemon Go Moltres
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/29147889123/

Moltres, Designed by Henry Pham and Folded by Joe Aida

Video instructions available from Henry Pham's YouTube channel

 

Even Pokemon like Dunsparce get some attention.

Dunsparce Pokemon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/14484142007/

Dunsparce, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Instructions not available

 

Here's an excellent paper Mewtwo.

Paper Mewtwo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/29490679175/

Mewtwo, Designed by Henry Pham and Folded by Joe Aida

Video instructions available from Henry Pham's YouTube channel

 

Here's a fantastic Venomoth to go along with the paper Venonat from earlier.

Paper Venomoth
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/29720710011/

Venomoth, Designed by Saku Saku and Folded by Joe Aida

Video instructions available from sakusaku858's YouTube channel

 

Here's Henry Pham's other awesome Gyarados design.

Gyarados
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/28868463903/

Gyarados, Designed by Henry Pham and Folded by Joe Aida

Video instructions available from Henry Pham's YouTube channel

 

This is Kozasa Keiichi's Pikachu again but folded by a different artist.

Pikachu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124791546@N07/27960876883/

Pikachu, Designed by Kozasa Keiichi and Folded by Jhordan Arauzo

Diagrams available in the 5th Origami Tanteidan Convention book

 

Here's a newer Ho-Oh design by Mark Hanke that looks absolutely incredible. It uses 8 sheets of paper.

Ho-Oh Pokemon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/76470970@N06/31081689252/

Ho-Oh, Designed and Folded by Mark Hanke

Instructions not available

 

Our final model is this amazing looking origami Lugia. This whole model is folded from a single sheet of paper and took 10 hours for Ji Woo Han to fold.

Amazing Paper Folded Lugia
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/28562818342/

Lugia, Designed by Hashimoto Haruka and Folded by Ji Woo Han

Crease pattern available from Haruka Hashimoto's Flickr

 

Which one of these origami pokemon was your favourite? Let us know in the comments and be sure to visit all of these incredible origami artists to let them know you like their work.

Feel free to send me any excellent Pokemon puns you know too, it's quite possible there'll be more pokemon themed posts in the future.


Tekken Character

Tekken, Metal Gear, Minecraft and lots more Amazing Video Game Origami

Welcome to our final episode of video game themed origami.  In this post we'll be covering an assortment of different games starting with this traveller from the incredible game Journey.

Journey Traveller
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_real_juston/19549918746/

Journey Traveller, Designed and Folded by Juston

Crease Pattern available from Juston's Flickr

 

Given the popularity of Minecraft it's not surprise to find that there are some Minecraft models out there.

Minecraft Creeper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_real_juston/7732019886/

Minecraft Creeper, Designed and Folded by Juston

Instructions not available

 

Minecraft Creeper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluedandelion95/19584136620/

Minecraft Creeper, Designed by Jeremy Shafer and Folded by Origami bluedandelion

Video instructions available from Jeremy Schafer's YouTube Channel

 

Timothy Chang designed some great Dead Space origami.

Leaper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/5462342844/

Leaper, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

晓 陈 designed this incredible origami Mercedes the fairy from the excellent game Odin Sphere.

Mercedes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5265743018/

Mercedes, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Kazuhiro Tominaga designed this absolutely incredible origami Heihachi.

Heihachi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/inqorigami/4176880862/

Heihachi, Designed and Folded by Kazuhiro Tominaga

Instructions not available

 

Francisco José González designed a great assassin from the Assassin's Creed series.

Assassin's Creed
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gonzaplatano/9193427346/

Assassin's Creed, Designed and Folded by Francisco José González

Instructions not available

 

Satoshi Kamiya designed a great Aegis from one of my all-time favourite games, Persona 3.

Aegis
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/15192507791/

Aegis, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Here's an origami version of Tails from the Sonic series.

Tails
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14889908651/

Tails, Designed by Alex Satsukawa and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Here's a great model of the Jalapeño from the Plants vs Zombies games.

Jalapeno
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/13461126743/

Jalapeno, Designed by Nahs and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Keeping with the mobile game theme here's on very evil looking Angry Bird.

Angry Bird
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiwind/9479622710/

Angry Bird, Designed by Ryan Dong and Folded by 潘杭

Instructions not available

 

Timothy Chang designed a great origami Solid Snake from the Metal Gear series.

Solid Snake
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/5247799318/

Solid Snake, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

Finally we have a couple of crazy Mai Shinarui models from the King of Fighters series.

Mai Shiranui
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79742341@N02/19591036942/

Mai Shiranui, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by NGUYỄN QUANG ANH

Instructions not available

 

Mai Shiranui
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16267747304/

Mai 2.0, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This concludes our final video game origami post.  Hopefully you enjoyed these and be sure to check out all the artists and send them some comments if you like their work.


Lich King

World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Other Incredible Origami from Blizzard

Welcome to part 4 of our video game origami series where we'll be covering some incredible origami from Blizzard games, specifically World of Warcraft and Starcraft.

We'll start out with some Starcraft origami with this incredible Zerg Ultralisk.

Ultralisk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/14872385403/

Ultralisk, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

晓 陈 also designed an incredible origami Hydralisk.

Hydralisk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/8055449778/

Hydralisk, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Here's a view of the same model from behind.

Hydralisk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/8055450774/

Hydralisk, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Hydralisk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/19963381599/

Hydralisk, Designed by ob猫~ and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Instructions not available

 

Hydralisk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/22426136678/

Hydralisk, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by Bong Gu Han

Instructions not available

 

Hydralisk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/22818476606/

Hydralisk, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by Bong Gu Han

Instructions not available

 

Here's a different Hydralisk model by Sergio Guarachi.

Hydralisk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergio_guarachi/6783470704/

Hydralisk, Designed and Folded by Sergio Guarachi

Instructions not available

 

Finally here's one more Hydralisk design.

Hydralisk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/aresorigami/5405072033/

Hydralisk, Designed and Folded by Ares Alanya

Instructions not available

 

Kerrigan is one of the more famous characters in the Starcraft universe and Sergio Guarachi has also designed quite an excellent Kerrigan model.

Kerrigan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergio_guarachi/7463117088/

Kerrigan, Designed and Folded by Sergio Guarachi

Instructions not available

 

Switching over to the Protoss faction here's an amazing origami Dark Templar.  The whole thing including the blade is one sheet of paper!

Dark Templar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/14192079731/

Protoss Dark Templar, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

World of Warcraft might be the largest online game which means there's some awesome origami to go along with it starting with this Kel'Thuzad model.

Kel'Thuzad
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5987254214/

Kel'Thuzad, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Here's another great WoW model also by 晓 陈.

Mountain King
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5761355058/

Mountain King, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

晓 陈 also designed this amazing Illidan Stormrage.

Illidan Stormrage
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5233232241/

Illidan Stormrage, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

There's also an amazing Lich King model designed by Nguyen Tuan Anh.

The Lich King
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/8737521949/

Lich King, Designed by Nguyen Tuan Anh and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Crease pattern available in #5 VOG: 50 hours of Origami +

 

The Lich King
https://www.flickr.com/photos/paperdream/11489373764/

Lich King, Designed by Nguyen Tuan Anh and Folded by paper in dream

Crease pattern available in #5 VOG: 50 hours of Origami +

 

Here's a great Obsidian Destroyer model.

Obsidian Destroyer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5990094759/

Obsidian Destroyer, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

WoW also gives the opportunity to fold the dragon Deathwing and there are a couple of different Deathwing models.

Deathwing
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16083191877/

Deathwing, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Deathwing
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/24059125990/

Deathwing, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Instructions not available

 

That's it for all the Starcraft and World of Warcraft origami that I know about.  We'll be back with one more post featuring an assortment of origami from various video games.


SNK 2.0

Awesome Origami Versions of League of Legends and DOTA 2 Heroes

Welcome to Part 3 of our video game origami series.  In this post we'll explore two sort of similar type games League of Legends and DOTA 2.

We'll start off with League of Legends with this awesome origami Cho Gath.

Cho Gath
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/5244796613/

Cho Gath, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

Timothy Chang has also designed another hero name Vladimir.

Vladimir
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/5153051091/

Vladimir, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

And lastly from League of Legends (there's not that much LoL origami) is this great Ahri model by Phạm Ngọc Tuấn.

Ahri
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79742341@N02/19038736069/

Ahri, Designed and Folded by Phạm Ngọc Tuấn

Instructions not available

 

That's unfortunately all the League of Legends origami that I know about but there's a lot more DOTA 2 origami like this Windranger that's all folded from one sheet of paper, including the bow and arrow!

Windranger
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16560169176/

Windranger 2.0, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

晓 陈 also designed this incredible SNK that's also all one sheet of paper, including the sword and shield.

SNK
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/10303962996/

SNK 2.0, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Xu Daniel also managed to fold an awesome SNK.

SNK
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/19672003869/

SNK, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Here's another incredible DOTA 2 design by 晓 陈.

Rotund'jere
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5753582610/

Rotund'jere, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This is another crazy DOTA 2 model that's made out of just one sheet of paper.

Bone Clinkz
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5736649272/

Bone Clinkz, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Here's another DOTA 2 hero called Nevermore.

Nevermore
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5555068482/

Nevermore, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Here's another great DOTA model with some great colour changes.

Queen of Pain
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14126480093/

Queen of Pain, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Here's another DOTA 2 design this time from a different designer.

Crystal Maiden
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124231637@N06/20750506922/

Crystal Maiden 2.0, Designed and Folded by Hosanna Tan

Instructions not available

 

And here's another similar DOTA 2 model also by Hosanna Tan.

Lina Inverse
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124231637@N06/16603578269/

Lina Inverse (Priest 2.0), Designed and Folded by Hosanna Tan

Instructions not available

 

Here's a great Tinker model.

Tinker
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5586864319/

Tinker, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This awesome looking Sven is folded from just one sheet of paper.

Sven
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5622072792/

Sven, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Here's the hero Jugg in origami form.

Jugg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5609660175/

Jugg, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Here's another origami Lina model.

Lina
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/5579737618/

Lina, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Finally here's one more incredible DOTA 2 design which I believe is all one sheet of paper, including the weapons.

Zeus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14063183934/

Zeus, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

That's it for all the League of Legends and DOTA 2 themed origami that I know of.  Next time we'll cover Blizzard games like World of Warcraft and Starcraft.


Link from Zelda

Fantastic Nintendo and SquareEnix Video Game Origami

In addition to Final Fantasy Square Enix also has another number of popular video game series like Kingdom Hearts or Dragon Quest and lots of people have made origami models from these games.

First up are some Kingdom Hearts themed models starting with an origami version of the character Axel.

Axel, Kingdom Hearts
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/5249675593/

Axel, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

There are also some origami heartless which are enemies in the Kingdom Hearts series.

Heartless Shadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-crab/14108954931/

Heartless Shadow, Folded by sea crab

Instructions not available

 

Heartless Shadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/5644365495/

Heartless Shadow, Designed by and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Crease pattern available from Sunburst2000's Flickr

 

Dragon Quest is another popular Square Enix series that people have developed origami from.

Ghost
https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbrown/14390128432/

Ghost, Designed and Folded by Daniel Brown

Instructions not available

 

Dracky
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-crab/13997097548/

Dracky, Folded by sea crab

Instructions not available

 

Dracky
https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbrown/14286105366/

Dracky, Designed and Folded by Daniel Brown

Instructions not available

 

Dracky and Slime
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14794173559/

Dracky and Slime both Designed by Daniel Brown and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Dracky and Slime
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/5691408375/

Dracky and Slime both Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Culex is a secret boss character in one of my favourite games, Super Mario RPG.  Hubert Villeneuve designed an incredible Culex from just one sheet of paper.

Culex from Super Mario RPG
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/5644931426/

Culex, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

You can't have a series about video game themed origami without mentioning Nintendo.  Mario is probably the most famous video game character ever and of course there's some Mario themed origami.

Super Mushroom
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/12842163043/

Super Mushroom, Designed by Nahs and Folded by Eyal

Instructions not available

 

Jo Nakashima designed a series of origami people and made paper printouts that if you fold them you end up with Mario characters.

Mario, Luigi and Peach
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonakashima/5401494825/

Luigi, Mario and Princess Peach Designed and Folded by Jo Nakashima

Video Instructions for Mario and Luigi available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube Channel

Video instructions for Princess Peach available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube Channel

 

Toad
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonakashima/5440503661/

Toad, Designed and Folded by Jo Nakashima

Instructions not available

 

Juston has designed a great origami link from the Legend of Zelda series.

Link from Legend of Zelda
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_real_juston/18952942544/

Link, Designed and Folded by Juston

Crease pattern available from Juston's Flickr

 

Link
https://www.flickr.com/photos/31632261@N03/21116300310/

Link, Designed by Juston and Folded by Juanfran Carrillo

Crease pattern available from Juston's Flickr

 

This is a really cool model.  In The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask you have to stop the moon from crashing into the planet.   The moon has a giant creepy face and Morisue Kei designed a great origami moon.

Majora's Mask Moon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/19972225156/

Majora's Mask Moon, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Eyal R

Instructions not available

 

And finally we have another really popular Nintendo character in origami form, Samus Aran from the Metroid series.

Samus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincent-origami/15039640483/

Samus, Designed and Folded by Vincent Achard

Crease pattern available from Vincent Achard's Flickr

 

That's it for another episode of video game themed origami.  Next time we'll cover League of Legends and DOTA 2 themed origami so be sure to check back again for that.


Yveltal

Gotta Fold 'Em All, Pokemon Origami from Diamond/Pearl, Black/White and X/Y

Welcome to the final edition of our Pokemon origami extravaganza.  This post covers all the Pokemon from the Diamond/Pearl generation, Black/White and X/Y.

If you missed our previous posts here they are:

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from the Best Generation Part 1

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from the Best Generation Part 2

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from Gold/Silver and Ruby/Sapphire

 

Getting started with Diamond and Pearl we have this excellent Ambipom from Pokemon master Kakami Hitoshi.

Ambipom
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_etebo.html

#424 Ambipom, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Charles Wilson designed this great Lucario.

Lucario
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/10145336126/

#448 Lucario, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Lee bo-yeon has designed an excellent Probopass.

Probopass
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/14303377450/

#476 Probopass, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Axojisan designed an awesome paper Dialga.  Here it is folded by me.

Origami Dialga

#483 Dialga, Designed by Axojisan and folded by Me

 

Axojisan has instructions for this Dialga on his YouTube channel.  The video is embedded below.

 

Axojisan also has a video with instructions showing how to fold a Palkia.

 

ShuaiJanaiDesu designed this incredible Dakrai, it uses two sheets of paper to get all the colours right.

Darkrai
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269724065/

#491 Darkrai, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed a really cute Shaymin.  Here it is folded by Xu Daniel.

Shaymin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/15848227408/

#492 Shaymin, Designed by Kakami Hitoshi and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Here's Shaymin in both its land and sky forms folded by Kakami Hitoshi.

Shaymin Land Form
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_syeimiland.html

#492 Shaymin, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Shaymin Sky Form
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_syeimisky.html

#492 Shaymin Sky Form, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Finally we have the last Pokemon from Diamond and Pearl this Arceus designed by Kakami Hitoshi.

Arceus
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_aruseusu.html

#493 Arceus, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Starting with Pokemon Black and White we have this papercraft Victini designed by Kakami Hitoshi.

Victini
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_bikuthini.html

#494 Victini, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Sea Crab on Flicker designed this really awesome looking Snivy.

Snivy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-crab/14723543742/

#495 Snivy, Designed and Folded by Sea Crab

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi has designed paper versions of each of the Black and White starter Pokemon.

Snivy
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_tutaya.html

#495 Snivy, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Tepig
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_pokabu.html

#498 Tepig, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Oshawatt
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_mijyumaru.html

#501 Oshawatt, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Lee bo-yeon designed this paper Scraggy.

Scraggy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/6610509605/

#559 Scraggy, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Lee bo-yeon also recently posted this unique Zorua design.

Zorua
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/23130716501/

#570 Zorua, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Charles WIlson designed this cute little Reuniclus.

Reuniclus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/7098146107/

#579 Reuniclus, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Charles Wilson also designed a very detailed paper Volcarona.

Volcarona
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6819077111/

#637 Volcarona, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

Moving into Pokemon X and Y now we have this incredible cute Fenneken designed by Kakami Hitoshi.

Fennekin
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_fokko.html

#653 Fennekin, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

The final image we have is of this incredible Yveltal designed by Ivan Danny.

Yveltal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/10854756735/

#717 Yveltal, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny

Instructions not available

 

And lastly, st te on YouTube has a great tutorial showing how to fold a paper Hoopa in it's unbound form.

 

That pretty much covers all the Pokemon papercraft that I know of for now.  Be sure to check out and follow all these excellent artists for more awesome photos.

 

Check out our other Pokemon posts as well

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from the Best Generation Part 1

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from the Best Generation Part 2

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from Gold/Silver and Ruby/Sapphire


Suicune

Gotta Fold 'Em All, Pokemon Origami from Gold/Silver and Ruby/Sapphire

While the Red and Blue generation of Pokemon is the first generation I played and will always have a special nostalgia factor, Gold and Silver I think were my favourite games. They added a lot of new features and some of my all time favourite Pokemon are from this generation.

There's some great origami Pokemon from this generation as well, starting off with this Wooper by ShuaiJanaiDesu.

Wooper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/7300749416/

#194 Wooper, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi has folded several different Unown.

Unown
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_annon.html

#201 Unown, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

ShuaiJanaiDesu folded a great little Delibird.

Delibird
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269694201/

#225 Delibird, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

This Skarmory design by Shintaro Miyamoto is absolutely fantastic, especially if you use metal coloured paper.

Tiny Skarmory
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14224340828/

#227 Skarmory, Designed by Shintaro Miyamoto and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease Pattern available from Comic Folder

 

Lee Boyeon designed a fantastic Kingdra model, here it is by two different folders.

Kingdra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/22045509415/

#230 Kingdra, Designed by Lee Boyeon and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Crease pattern available from Lee Boyeon's Flickr

 

Kingdra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/21726919916/

#230 Kingdra, Designed by Lee Boyeon and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Crease pattern available from Lee Boyeon's Flickr

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed this absolutely incredible Suicune.

Suicune
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_suikun.html

#245 Suicune, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

The last origami Pokemon we have from this generation is Lugia, also designed by Kakami Hitoshi.

Lugia
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_turugia.html

#249 Lugia, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

The Ruby/Sapphire generation saw the movement of Pokemon to the Gameboy Advance and brought with it a ton of new Pokemon many of which have been turned into excellent origami models.

Firstly we have the fire starter this very cute little Torchic designed by Vincent Achard.

Torchic
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincent-origami/12945942293/

#255 Torchic, Designed and Folded by Vincent Achard

Instructions not available

 

Kota Imai designed a great little Kirlia.

Kirlia
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/15168534533/

#281 Kirlia, Designed by Kota Imai and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease pattern available from Kota Imai's Flickr

 

ShuaiJanaiDesu designed a Gardevoir, the evolved form of Kirlia.

Gardevoir
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269723879/

#282 Gardevoir, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

Someone named Jin also designed an amazing looking Gardevoir.

Gardevoir
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/15168534533/

#282 Gardevoir, Designed by Jin and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed a really awesome Manectric.

Manectric
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_raiboruto.html

#310 Manectric, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not avialable

 

ShuaiJanaiDesu designed a great little Sharpedo.

Sharpedo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269723479/

#319 Sharpedo, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

XiaoHong designed this incredibly detained Flygon.

Flygon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14214855151/

#330 Flygon, Designed by XiaoHong and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

I absolutely love this origami Lunatone by Charles Wilson.

Lunatone
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/8343112553/

#337 Lunatone, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi also designed an incredible Relicanth.

Relicanth
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_jiransu.html

#369 Relicanth, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Lee bo-yeon has designed a great Latios and Latias model.  Both models are slightly different, I know you could cheat and just use the same model and different coloured paper.

Latias
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/22653431338/

#380 Latias, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Latios
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/5417234194/

#381 Latios, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Wan Origami on YouTube has a video tutorial showing how to fold a different Latias/Latios design.  Check out the videos below and give it a try.

 

I also found a video tutorial on YouTube for an amazing Kyogre model!

 

The same YouTuber also has a fantastic Groudon video tutorial.

 

Here's another awesome design by Kakami Hitoshi, an origami Jirachi.

Jirachi
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_jirati.html

#385 Jirachi, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not avialable

 

Finally we have the last Pokemon from this generation Deoxys and based on the colour of the paper used it looks like a shiny Deoxys.  That's all one sheet of paper!

Shiny Deoxys
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8254618638/

#386 Deoxys, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Crease pattern available from ShuaiJanaiDesu's Flickr

 

That's it for these two generations.  Check back in the future for our next Pokemon origami post where we'll be covering Diamond/Pearl, Black/White and X/Y.  Be sure to check out all these origami artists on their sites and Flickr pages and send them some comments and love!

 

Check out our other Pokemon origami posts as well

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from the Best Generation Part 1

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from the Best Generation Part 2

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from Diamond/Pearl, Black/White and X/Y