I couldn’t miss an opportunity to do a Halloween themed origami post this year and since I haven’t posted in a while here’s an extra big awesome collection of Halloween origami!

I don’t have much else to say so lets get things started with this excellent little collection of slightly cute origami jack-o’-lanterns from Hiroaki Kobayashi.

Jack-o'-Lanterns by Hiroaki Kobayashi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/38025816871/

Jack-o’-Lantern with Hat, Mantle and Lamp, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

Ynon Toledano designed this excellent skull witch mask. The whole thing is folded from a single paper with one side painted black so you get a different colour on the hat and the skull.

Witch Skull Mask
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92471729@N03/25500156268/

Witch Skull Mask, Designed and Folded by Ynon Toledano

Instructions not available

 

Miyamoto Chuya designed an amazing Grim Reaper model all folded from a single square of paper so of course I had to include it in the Halloween post.

Grim Reaper by Miyamoto Chuya
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92175616@N05/32836404691/

Grim Reaper, Designed by Miyamoto Chuya and Folded by Slifer Wu

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

 

I really like this next model and it’s quite creepy and perfect for Halloween. It’s all one sheet of paper too!

Escape from the Well
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vasil_nik/33913370665/

Escape, Designed by Alessandro Beber and Folded by Никита Васильев

Crease pattern available from Alessandro Beber’s Flickr

 

A while ago Sebastian Limet designed and folded a series of kind of creepy looking skulls with various animal characteristics and I thought they’d fit in great in this post.

Anthropomorphism 7
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/37929360575/

Anthropomorphism 7, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Cerberus is a three-headed dog from Greek mythology that guards the entrance to Hades. I quite like this model and it also fits in with the holiday theme of this post. I really like the individually folded and sharp looking claws on this one.

Cerberus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/crease_creator/38539457304/

Cerberus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Crease Creator

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

 

Here’s a pair of two fantastic looking jack-o’-lanterns. The orange and black paper looks really great here.

2 Jack-o'-Lanterns
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/38025739342/

Jack-O’-Lantern, Designed by Itsuki Minami and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in the 23rd Tanteidan Convention book

 

This has to be one of the best origami bats I’ve ever seen. It was photographed at the 7th Korea Origami Convention in 2016 and I really love the look on its face.

Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/m_fung/33158815555/

Bat, Designed and Folded by Yoo Tae Yong (Photo by Michelle Fung)

Diagrams available in Works of Yoo Tae Yong

 

Here’s another one of Sebastien Limet’s skull-like designs. This one definitely has a kind of Cthulhu looking vibe to it.

Anthropomorphism 6
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/38815635671/

Anthropomorphism 6, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Next we have the ghost dog Zero from the Nightmare Before Christmas. I guess this is technically more of a Christmas model but I’m still including it here for ghostly reasons.

It almost looks like there’s a red water bomb there for the nose which is a smart idea.

Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas
https://www.flickr.com/photos/138326458@N03/26394309569/

Zero, Designed and Folded by lostbaguetteORIGAMI

Crease pattern available from lostbaguetteORIGAMI’s Flickr

 

João Charrua designed this kind of cute little monster. It’s a really great design and I’ve tried to fold it before myself but I can’t seem to figure it out.

Monstrito
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pierreyvesgallard/40838839932/

Monstrito, Designed by João Charrua and Folded by Pierre-Yves Gallard

Diagrams available in Mini Neo Magazine #28

 

Here we have a very realistic and quite sinister looking skull with some very nice individually folded teeth.

Skull
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55093505@N08/41481046522/

Skull, Designed by Yutaka Naito and Folded by Carla Godoy

Instructions not available

 

This bat isn’t super complex but it’s got a great playful looking personality that I like a lot.

Bat by Saku Saku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/44474232884/

Bat, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku’s Flickr

 

Next we have this excellent little Goblin that’s more of a traditional Japanese goblin design than a typical Western-style one.

Goblin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/35238627364/

Goblin, Designed by Makoto Yamaguchi and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Creative Origami

 

This mouth just looked so bizarre and creepy that I had to include it for Halloween.

Smile by Morisue Kei
https://www.flickr.com/photos/m_fung/9150543668/

Smile, Designed and Folded by Morisue Kei (Photo by Michelle Fung)

Instructions not available (unless that crease pattern in the photo is for this model but it looks too simple to me)

 

Here’s an adorable little pair of ghosts. The colour changes for the faces is very nice.

Cute Ghosts
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/42129213105/

Teru Teru Bōzu, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

We even have the monster in your bed folded out of paper!

The Monster Under the Bed
https://www.flickr.com/photos/142703900@N05/43006820325/

While You Sleep, Designed and Folded by Daniel Bermejo Sanchez

Instructions not available

 

You can’t do Halloween without a witch riding a broomstick and this is one of the best ones I’ve ever seen.

Witch Riding a Broomstick
https://www.flickr.com/photos/m_fung/33158858375/

Witch, Designed and Folded by Jang Young Ik (Photo by Michelle Fung)

Instructions not available

 

Crows are something you’d typically associate with this time of year so I wanted to include at least one. I decided to go with this Yatagarasu design. In Japanese mythology Yatagarasu is a 3-legged crow and a symbol of divine intervention in human affairs.

It’s technically not something that you’d consider spooky but I really like the design and this one looks especially great.

Yatagarasu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/39910937545/

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

Diagrams available in Tanteidan Magazine #157

 

Here’s another excellent little bat that comes with a video tutorial.

Black Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/44396089765/

Halloween Bat, Designed by Ángel Morollón and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

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

 

Next we have another skull and this one is probably the most unique skull design I’ve seen.

Skull
https://www.flickr.com/photos/m_fung/14560142861/

Skull, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu (Photo by Michelle Fung)

Instructions not available

 

For this next model Terry Nicolas took Oriol Esteve more sort of cute ghost design and made it look a bit more scary. He added a nose because cute ghosts don’t have noses, a vampire-like cape, claws and a scarier looking pose. Overall a pretty awesome interpretation on the original design.

Scary Looking Ghost
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79606072@N00/43212137601/

Ghost, Originally Designed by Oriol Esteve and Modified and Folded by Terry Nicolas

Diagrams are available in Stop Thinking, Start Folding

 

Here’s another one of those skulls by Sebastien Limet this time with a more snake-like look.

Snake Skull
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/38815635141/

Anthropomorphism 2, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Next are two nice and perfectly innocent looking pumpkins to change things up a little bit.

2 Pumpkins
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154153368@N03/44333199945/

Pumpkins, Designed by Jo Nakashima and Folded by Helena Poliarush

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima’s YouTube channel

 

I’m not sure why this demon is reading a book but I love everything about this photo. It’s one of the best folded gargoyles I’ve seen too.

Demon Reading a Book
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vasil_nik/43743126035/

Gargoyle, Designed by Thành Hoàng Trung and Folded by Никита Васильев

Crease pattern available from Thành Hoàng Trung’s Flickr

 

I believe this is an undated and slightly enhanced version of Saku Saku’s bat from earlier.

Bat by Saku Saku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/44631555704/

Bat, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku’s Flickr

 

This awesome little fish skeleton is folded from a single square of paper.

Fish Skeleton
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/41308687120/

Fish Bones, Designed by Sebastien Limet and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Origami Fish & Other Sea Creatures Book

 

Here’s a slightly friendlier looking version of Yutaka Naito’s skull. It’s folded by a different artist and has a very different look.

Skull
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ferorigami/39879263300/

Skull, Designed by Yutaka Naito and Folded by Fernando Castellanos

Instructions not available

 

Here’s one more design from Sebastien Limet’s series of skulls. This model is folded from a triangle of paper. Usually people use a square.

Rabbit Skull
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/24943468448/

Anthropomorphism 1, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

A lot of people have folded this “Rest in Peas” model. It was part of the IOIO contest in 2016. For this post I picked the “scariest” version I could find.  If you look closely you’ll see that each skull has a different facial expression which is a really nice touch.

Rest in Peas
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vasil_nik/30994342366/

Rest In Peas, Designed by Sebastien Limet and Folded by Никита Васильев

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2016

 

Someone actually designed an origami version of the famous Scream painting and it’s super awesome! It’s all folded from a single square of paper too!

Scream Painting
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/43996933322/

Scream, Designed and Folded by Lee Inseop

The crease pattern is in that photo if you can make it out

 

This is a pretty cool design and idea from Neelesh K. I couldn’t really think of any other post to include it in and since it’s kind of scary looking here it is. It’s all one sheet of paper with an excellent little colour change there.

Smoking Kills
https://www.flickr.com/photos/neeleshk/31104149244/

Smoking Kills, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K.

Instructions not available

 

Here’s an excellent sort of Japanese-style orc to go with that goblin from earlier.

Orc
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/35903921441/

Orc, Designed by Makoto Yamaguchi and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Creative Origami

 

This is Miyamoto Chuya’s Grim Reaper design again but this time folded by a different artist. I like how those one looks jolly and kind of fat, not the normal look you’d expect for the Grim Reaper.

Grim Reaper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62652453@N08/38405138691/

Grim Reaper, Designed by Miyamoto Chuya and Folded by Mariano

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

 

Tengu are a type of demon from Japanese mythology and since they’re demons that gives me an excuse to include this amazing looking one in this post.

Tengu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/44045362281/

Tengu, Designed and Folded by Kazuki Kitanishi (Photo by Hiroaki Kobayashi)

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a simple and great little paper mummy.

Paper Mummy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/44722142625/

Mummy, Designed by Anita Barbour and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available from GiladOrigami.com – Part 1, Part 2

 

This jumping spider was part of the IOIO contest this year and a ton of different people folded it. This was my favourite version though. It’s titled “The Floor is Lava” and it’s in quite an imaginative pose.

Jumping Spider
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vasil_nik/45633104561/

Jumping Spider, Designed by Nguyen Ngoc Thanh and Folded by Никита Васильев

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another awesome group of ghosts.

3 Ghosts
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/45508412752/

Ghosts, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Video instructions available from 一匹柴犬 ORIGAMI’s YouTube Channel

 

Our final model for this post isn’t something you’d really think is traditionally Halloween-ey but it is a big ferocious and scary monster. Plus it’s super complex and really awesome looking.

Hydra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126754280@N06/34076009840/

Hydra, Designed and Folded by Jaran Darra

Photo diagrams available from Google Drive

 

That’s it for this post. Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone and if you fold any awesome Halloween origami share a link in the comments!