You can’t really have Halloween without bats and there are lots of great looking origami bats.  Here are 12 of my favourite ones from origami artists on Flickr.

Here’s a beautiful photo of a tent bat folded by Gonzalo.  It’s a little bit cute.

Tent Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/8741123426/

Tent Bat, Designed by Bernie Peyton and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Eco Origami

 

Gonzalo also folded this other bat which has a much more Halloween-ey feel to it.

Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/11549059514/

Bat, Designed by Akira Yoshizawa and Folded by Gonzalo

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a great cartoony looking Halloween bat folded by Rui Roda.

Cartoon Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/15669831625/

Murciélago, Designed by Fernando Gilgado and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available via Happy Folding on YouTube

 

Here is a bit of a more realistic bat also folded by Rui Roda.

Black Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/16142349169/

Bat, Designed by Sébastien Limet and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Mini Neo 5

 

Here’s a rather simple looking bat but it’s still pretty realistic with a bit of a cute personality.

Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/16050010751/

Murciélago, Designed by Ángel Morollón and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Drawing Origami Tome 1

 

Here’s another more realistic looking bat and I love the post Francisco José González put it in when he folded it.

Dancing Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gonzaplatano/15037093409/

Bat, Designed by Sébastien Limet and Folded by Francisco José González

Instructions not available

 

Sébastien Limet has designed several great origami bats.

Flying Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/10478985273/

Silently, Designed and Folded by Sébastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

This is the same bat but the photo is awesome with all the bats flying out.

Bats at Dusk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/10594436643/

Dusk, Designed and Folded by Sébastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Bat Version 2
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/6391490929/

Bat/Chauve Souris Version 2, Designed and Folded by Sébastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a specific species of bat called a Grand Rhinolophe.

Grand Rhinolophe
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/8521900596/

Grand Rhinolophe, Designed and Folded by Sébastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a very different sort of bat design folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi.

Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/7745490752/

Bat, Designed by Noboru Miyajima and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #91

 

Finally we have this crazy vampire bat.  It’s not really realistic looking but it’s an awesome sort of scary design.

Vampire Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/17177388002/

Vampire Bat, Designed by Dao Cuong Quyet and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in VOG 2

 

Here’s this vampire bat again folded this time by Gonzalo.

Vampire Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/11549077724

Vampire Bat, Designed by Dao Cuong Quyet and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in VOG 2

 

What did you think about these origami bats? Let us know in the comments!

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