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
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Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in III International Origami Internet Olympiad

 

Chocobo
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Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Damian Malicki

Diagrams available in III International Origami Internet Olympiad

 

Chocobo
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Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Alexander Kurth

Diagrams available in III International Origami Internet Olympiad

 

Chocobo
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Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in III International Origami Internet Olympiad

 

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

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Chocobo
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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
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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
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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
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Chocobo Eater, Designed and Folded by Hyun Seok Kang

Instructions not available

 

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

Asura
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Malboro, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

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

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

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

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

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

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

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

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Bahamut
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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
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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
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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
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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!