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.

Origami Tent Bat

Tent Bat, Designed by Bernie Peyton and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Eco Origami

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Bat

Bat, Designed by Akira Yoshizawa and Folded by Gonzalo

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Cartoon Bat

Murciélago, Designed by Fernando Gilgado and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available via Happy Folding on YouTube

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Bat

Bat, Designed by Sébastien Limet and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Mini Neo 5

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Bat

Murciélago, Designed by Ángel Morollón and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Drawing Origami Tome 1

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Dancing Bat

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

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Sébastien Limet has designed several great origami bats.

Origami Bat

Silently, Designed and Folded by Sébastien Limet

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Bats at Dusk

Dusk, Designed and Folded by Sébastien Limet

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Bat Version 2

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

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Grand Rhinolophe

Grand Rhinolophe, Designed and Folded by Sébastien Limet

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Bat

Bat, Designed by Noboru Miyajima and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #91

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Vampire Bat

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

Diagrams available in VOG 2

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Vampire Bat

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

Diagrams available in VOG 2

Original image on Flickr