I was collecting origami unicorns for a sort of general mythological creature themed post but ended up with enough of them with enough different designs that  I figured they deserved their own entire post.

First up is an elegant unicorn design by Andrey Ermakov.

Unicorn by Andrey Ermakov
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/112143367@N08/15803437735/

Unicorn, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by AbrahamMardini

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2014

 

This next model is an Alicorn which is apparently the name for a winged Pegasus-like unicorn.

Alicorn Folded by Alexander Kurth
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/quiet-marverick/12118272795/

Alicorn, Designed by Do Ba Huy and Folded by Alexander Kurth

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

This next unicorn has a more realistic looking design.

Paper Unicorn Folded by Malleon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128237813@N06/25806407291/

Unicorn, Designed by Đồng Viết Thiện and Folded by Malleon

Instructions not available

 

Here’s the previous unicorn design again photographed at an origami event.

Vietnamese Unicorn Papercraft at Convention
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124533099@N06/26692997125/

Unicorn, Designed by Đồng Viết Thiện (Photo by Phạm Hoàng Tuấn)

Instructions not available

 

Here’s Andrey Ermakov’s great unicorn design again.

Paper Unicorn Folded by Luc Marnat
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/15249361454/

Unicorn, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2014

 

Roman Diaz has also designed an excellent origami unicorn.

Unicorn by Roman Diaz
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/6893206837/

Unicorn, Designed by Roman Diaz and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Origami Essence

 

This next unicorn designed by Satoshi Kamiya is one of the best origami unicorn’s I’ve ever seen.

Unicorn by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/emraya/2824190020/

Unicorn, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Emre Ayaroglu

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here’s Andrey Ermakov’s great unicorn again.

Paper Unicorn by Andrey Ermakov
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pierre-andre/15643215340/

Unicorn, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Pierre-andré

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2014

 

Here’s a different unicorn design from Andrey Ermakov with a really fantastic colour change.

Two-Colour Paper Unicorn
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiru/6136647682/

Unicorn, Designed and Folded by Andrey Ermakov

Diagrams available in Origami School of Masters

 

Here’s Satoshi Kamiya’s excellent unicorn again.

Unicorn by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/5940385166/

Unicorn, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Hoàng Tiến Quyết designed a great unicorn head using that distinct curved Vietnamese origami style.

Papercraft Unicorn Head
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8533161@N07/15003708018/

Unicorn Head, Designed by Hoàng Tiến Quyết and Folded by Jackie Yang

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another excellent rendition of Đồng Viết Thiện’s more realistic looking origami unicorn.

White and Red Papercraft Unicorn
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134241172@N06/28545191146/

Unicorn, Designed by Đồng Viết Thiện and Folded by Nguyen TuanTai

Instructions not available

 

CahoonasOrigami has a very cute unicorn design.

Unicorn by Cahoonas
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/10263475295/

Unicorn, Designed and Folded by CahoonasOrigami

Instructions not available

 

Andrey Ermakov’s unicorn is a very popular design, here it is again from a different folder.

Unicorn by Andrey Ermakov
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/15223912243/

Unicorn, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2014

 

Here’s Andrey Ermakov’s unicorn again but with a quite different feel.

Paper Unicorn by Andrey Ermakov
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiwind/15247469943/

Unicorn, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by 潘杭

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2014

 

We showed Roman Diaz’s unicorn design earlier in this post but here it is again shaped very differently making it look almost like a completely different model.

Origami Unicorn by Roman Diaz
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/8750818590/

Unicorn, Designed by Roman Diaz and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Origami Essence

 

Here Gonzalo folded the unicorn into it’s standard design.

Paper Unicorn Folded by Gonzalo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/8079575508/

Unicorn, Designed by Roman Diaz and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Origami Essence

 

Here’s another very excellent origami alicorn design.

Alicorn by Hojyo Takashi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/20473857599/

Alicorn, Designed by Hojyo Takashi and Folded by Gonzalo

Video instructions available from Cool Origami Tutorial by Yakomoga on YouTube

 

Here’s Andrey Ermakov’s popular unicorn again.

Unicorn Designed by Andrey Ermakov
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/15564371679/

Unicorn, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2014

 

And here’s Roman Diaz’s great unicorn again.

Papercraft Unicorn by Roman Diaz
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/6339014761/

Unicorn, Designed by Roman Diaz and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available in Origami Essence

 

This is another unicorn design by Andrey Ermakov and is one of the most interesting origami unicorn designs I’ve seen.

Unicorn Designed and Folded by Andrey Ermakov
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiru/17054293385/

Unicorn, Designed and Folded by Andrey Ermakov

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is this incredibly detailed alicorn. I especially like the mini-wings on each of the legs and this is probably the best origami unicorn I’ve seen.

Amazing Alicorn by Leo Lai
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zeatuel/5377168393/

Alicorn, Designed and Folded by Leo Lai

Instructions not available

 

Which one of these origami unicorns is your favourite? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check out all these artists and send them some likes and comments on their work.