Halloween is almost here so it’s an excellent time to take a look and some more spooky origami.

You can’t have a Halloween themed post without a paper bat so we’ll start off with this awesome one folded by J.W Park. I love the pose it’s in and one of the commenters on Flickr mentions that it’s probably folded from “Shadow-fold” paper which is appropriately Halloween-ey.

Bat by Yoo Tae Yong
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128874294@N04/30912631573/

Bat, Designed by Yoo Tae Yong and Folded by J.W. Park

Diagrams available in Raison d’être 2014

 

Miyamoto Chuya’s Grim Reaper is one of my favourite designs so I had to include it in this post. I especially like the details on the face here. This is folded from a single square of paper and it looks best if you use paper that’s black on one side and white on the other.

Grim Reaper folded by Mariano
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62652453@N08/31470383730/

Grim Reaper, Designed by Miyamoto Chuya and Folded by Mariano

Video instructions available from Mariano Zavala B.’s YouTube Channel

 

Hubert Villeneuve designed a really awesome vampire then went back and made some improvements. This is the second version of his vampire. The colour changes are especially impressive I think.

Vampire by Hubert Villeneuve
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/14657208827/

Vampire, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

When I saw this next model I knew I had to save it for a Halloween post. Believe it or not this is folded from a single square sheet of paper and the original model is on display at the Jaffa Museum in Jaffa, Israel.

Escape Designed by Alessandro Beber
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30452866@N06/29755754131/

Escape, Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Crease Pattern available from Alessandro Beber’s Flickr

 

You have to include some origami spiders in a Halloween post so here’s an incredible looking tarantula. This is also from a single square sheet of paper with no cuts!

Tarantula by origami-M-H-G :)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_mhg/16639484483/

Tarantula, Designed and Folded by origami-M-H-G 🙂

Crease pattern available from origami-M-H-G :)’s Flickr

 

There are a few different origami skull designs out there but this has to be one of the most unique ones I’ve seen. Melina Hermsen has a style that’s unlike any other designer out there.

Skull by Melina Hermsen
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/24776310@N04/35114254693/

Beauty, Designed and Folded by Melina Hermsen

Instructions not available

 

Next we have Satoshi Kamiya’s excellent minotaur. Every artist folds this a bit differently so it’s always in a different pose and has a different look. I really like the position it’s in here.

Satoshi Kamiya's Minotaur
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/133610529@N05/20944833228/

Minotaur, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Nguyenngoc Thanh

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 2, 2002 – 2009

 

Here’s an excellent little paper Jack o’ Lantern. It looks really great with paper that’s orange on one side and black on the other because of the colour changes in the design.

Jack O' Lantern Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/36556631822/

Jack O’ Lantern, Designed by Itsuki Minami and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in the 23rd Tanteidan Convention Book

 

Here’s another incredible design from Hubert Villeneuve of a headless horseman. It was designed as part of a horror themed contest on a French paper folding forum.

Headless Horseman by Hubert Villeneuve
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/5131511397/

Headless Horseman, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Here’s an excellent and kind of cute witch. It’s a modular model folded from 5 sheets of paper.

Witch Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/35903918541/

Witch, Designed by Makoto Yamaguchi and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Creative Origami

 

Here we have a more peaceful and contemplative zombie, something you don’t normally see. The designer of this model, Hubert Villeneuve left a comment on Flickr asking if he’s reflecting on life and how does that work if he’s dead?

Zombie, Designed by Hubert Villeneuve
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vasil_nik/36947012440/

Zombie, Designed by Hubert Villeneuve and Folded by Никита Васильев

Instructions not available

 

This year we have a couple of horror movie themed designs like this paper version of the clown from the movie IT. The paper boat is a nice touch too and Mariano Zavala B. recently made an excellent video tutorial showing how to fold it.

The Clown from IT
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/37100075396/

Clown, Designed by Seiji Nishikawa and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Video instructions available from Mariano Zavala B.’s YouTube Channel

 

Here’s another incredible design from Hubert Villeneuve. Every part of this including the witch, broom and book she’s holding is all folded from the same sheet of paper! If you look closely you’ll see details like a different colour on the pages and cover of the book!

Witch by Hubert Villeneuve
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/15024477037/

Witch, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Hojyo Takashi designed this really excellent 3D skull which is expertly folded by Egor Prokhorenko.

Hojyo Takashi's Skull
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149390725@N07/34736168333/

Skull, Designed by Hojyo Takashi and Folded by Egor Prokhorenko

Diagrams available in the 16th Tanteidan Convention book

 

Next we have this very intimidating looking gargoyle.

Gargoyle by Dang Viet Tan
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27751537@N03/6213935057/

Gargoyle, Designed and Folded by Dang Viet Tan

Instructions not available

 

This is a really fantastic raven design and I especially like how the claws on the toes look here.

Raven by Quentin Trollip
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/1000cranes/36492991461/

Raven, Designed by Quentin Trollip and Folded by Herman Mariano

Diagrams available in Works of Quentin Trollip

 

This is another really excellent bat design by Fernando Castellanos. I especially like the little fangs.

Bat by Fernando Castellanos
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ferorigami/9734473631/

Bat, Designed and Folded by Fernando Castellanos

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another amazing design from Hubert Villeneuve which again is folded from a single sheet of paper!

Big Demon by Hubert Villeneuve
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/34715032144/

Big Demon, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Here we have Satoshi Kamiya’s excellent Cerberus folded by Maxi Purewal. I really like the little claws on the feet and all the details on the faces.

Cerberus by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125100933@N05/19640937831/

Cerberus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Maxi Purewal

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 2, 2002 – 2009

 

Jun Maekawa designed this quite famous origami devil beautifully folded by Kevin Hutson.

Devil by Jun Maekawa
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/137460274@N07/29919062832/

Devil, Designed by Jun Maekawa and Folded by Kevin Hutson

Diagrams available in Genuine Origami

 

I always appreciate a good Anubis design like this one by Hubert Villeneuve. It’s an update on his previous Anubis design and folded from a single sheet of paper. There are colour changes in the design but you can’t see them here since both sides of the paper are the same colour.

Anubis Folded by Hubert Villeneuve
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/32714156632/

Anubis, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

João Charrua’s designs usually have a somewhat creepy unsettling vibe to them which makes them perfect for Halloween!

Boo! by João Charrua
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joao_charrua/15859382114/

Boo! Designed and Folded by João Charrua

Instructions not available

 

Here we have a fantastic goblin flexing it’s muscles in an “I’m stronger than you” pose. If you look closely you’ll see it has two little fangs and lots of other details. It’s all one sheet of paper with some very impressive colour changes for the armour.

Goblin Folded by Hubert Villeneuve
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/19477620372/

Goblin, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Eric Vigier designed this excellent “Devil Monkey”.

Devil Monkey Folded by Eric Vigier
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/plieurfou/27231398670/

Devil Monkey, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

Instructions not available

 

This next model is a Hitotsume-kozō which is a ghost-like creature from Japanese mythology. Hitotsume-kozō take on the appearance of a bald headed child with one eye in the middle of their forehead. You can also call them One-Eyed Goblins in English.

This model is folded from 3 pieces of paper.

One Eyed Goblin by Makoto Yamaguchi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/35227652983/

Hitotsume Kozo, Designed by Makoto Yamaguchi and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Creative Origami

 

I think this next photo is a really cool idea. Gen Hagiwara folded the demon from about the waist up and put it in the middle of the crease pattern which looks just like a summoning circle. The colour changes in the design making the details on the face are awesome too.

This demon is folded from a hexagon shaped piece of paper which makes the crease pattern look much more like a summoning circle.

Summoning an Origami Demon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/31127957580/

Summon, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Instructions not available

 

I also had to include this image too which shows the whole circle and the process of summoning the origami demon. This is definitely a great way to showcase crease patterns.

Summoning an Origami Demon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/30658009214/

 

Here’s one more really fantastic 3D skull design by Ynon Toledano

Paper Skull Folded by Ynon Toledano
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/92471729@N03/37838867731/

Skull, Designed and Folded by Ynon Toledano

Instructions not available

 

This next creature is a Karakasa or Umbrella Monster, another creature from Japanese mythology. This model is folded from 3 sheets of paper.

Origami Karakasa (Umbrella Monster)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/35903917991/

Karakasa (Umbrella Monster), Designed by Makoto Yamaguchi and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Creative Origami

 

Sebastien Limet designed this very unique model which he calls “Rest in Peas”. It definitely seems appropriate for a Halloween themed post. Anita R. did a really great job folding here and you can see all the details really well.

Rest in Peas by Sebastien Limet
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anita-origami/30397638664/

Rest in Peas, Designed by Sebastien Limet and Folded by Anita R.

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2016

 

Here’s a really great spider-like creature that’s quite spooky looking.

Spider? Folded by Zakir Nasyrov
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/139880216@N07/25353539561/

Spider? Designed and Folded by Zakir Nasyrov

Instructions not available

 

This next model should be instantly recognizable to any fan of horror movies.

Horror Movie Folded by Hubert Villeneuve
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/5132113006/

Film d’horreur, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Our final model is this amazing origami version of what I believe is a Fawn from the movie Pan’s Labyrinth. I’ve never seen it so I’m not 100% sure. It’s folded by João Charrua and definitely incorporates his creepy style.

Fauno by Sipho Mabona
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joao_charrua/11332617955/

Fauno, Designed by Sipho Mabona and Folded by João Charrua

Crease pattern available from Sipho Mabona’s Flickr

 

Which one of these spooky Halloween models is your favourite? Let us know in the comments and be sure to have a great Halloween everyone!