I’m a big fan of both video games and origami so naturally I’m always excited when I come across excellent video game themed origami models.

In this post we’ll look at various video game characters and objects all folded out of paper.

First up is one of my all time favourite models, Satoshi Kamiya’s Divine Dragon Bahamut. Bahamut is a summon in most games in the Final Fantasy series.

Origami Bahamut
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128874294@N04/25187318276/

Divine Dragon Bahamut, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by J.W Park

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

The turrets from the Portal games are some of the most famous characters?/things? in video games. Here’s an absolutely fantastic paper version.

Origami Portal Turret
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastianorigami/9697368632/

Portal Turret, Designed and Folded by Finward

Instructions not available

 

Next we have this excellent Barroth from the Monster Hunter series.

Origami Barroth
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Barroth-431798850

Barroth, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt

 

Everyone should recognize this paper goomba from the Super Mario games.

Origami Goomba
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/27791856691/

Goomba, Designed by Nicolas Gajardo Henriquez and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in the Origami USA 2016 Convention book

 

Next we have this absolutely incredible Stallord, a skeleton monster from the Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess. This whole model is folded from a single sheet of 60cm x 60cm paper.

Origami Stallord
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/11674224345/

Stallord, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

Here we have an awesome paper crowbar which is one of the most famous things from Half Life 2.

Origami Half Life 2
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/6077580584/

Half Life 2, Designed and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Instructions not available

 

This is one of the anti-gravity racing ships from the Wipeout video game series.

Origami Feisar
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/10263372454/

Feisar, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a very detailed origami version of Tails from the Sonic video games. The entire model is folded from a single square of paper.

Origami Tails
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/14733265013/

Tails, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

These are the two witches that Link has to fight as the boss of the Spirit Temple in the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time.

Origami Twinrova
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastianorigami/3534860318/

Twinrova, Designed and Folded by Finward

Instructions not available

 

Journey is an absolutely fantastic game and these paper versions of the characters are amazing.

Origami Journey
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/25961826284/

Journey, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a unique chocobo design that I haven’t seen before. Chocobos are giant yellow birds that characters ride on in the Final Fantasy series.

Origami Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138956285@N03/29230691955/

Chocobo, Designed and Folded by Mathieu Gueros

Instructions not available

 

I really live the Pikmin games and these multicoloured Pikmin are awesome. The little objects like the battery and screws in the photo are a really nice touch.

Origami Pikmin
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anita-origami/30925079601/

Pikmin, Designed and Folded by Anita Raj

Instructions not available

 

Here we have a Nyx Assassin, one of the heroes of DOTA 2.

Origami Nyx Assasin
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/136425409@N05/28945719310/

Nyx Assassin, Designed and Folded by Tony Koesworo

Crease pattern available from Tony Koesworo’s Flickr

 

CL4P-TP or Claptrap is a great character from the Borderland series.

Origami Claptrap
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/CL4P-TP-327709835

CL4P-TP, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt

 

Here’s an awesome paper Baneling from Starcraft.

Origami Baneling
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/8532579928/

Baneling, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

This is the Mad Cat from the Mech Warrior series of video games.

Origami Mech
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Timberwolf-Mad-Cat-Mech-306568803

Mad Cat Mech, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt

 

Here’s another excellent, more traditional looking Chocobo design.

Origami Chocobo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/10887050023/

Chocobo, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2013

 

This is another great paper version of a creature from Monster Hunter.

Origami Monster Hunter
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/29581282034/

Designed and Folded by saku saku

Instructions not available

 

You can’t have a post about video game origami without some Pokemon so here’s a Pikachu design I haven’t seen before. It’s folded from a bird base.

Origami Pikachu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiwind/30942993171/

Pikachu, Designed and Folded by Pan Hang

Instructions not available

 

In the Pokemon games there’s an alternate colour version for each Pokemon known as a shiny version. There’s something like a 1 in 8000 chance to encounter a shiny version. Gyarados is usually blue but the shiny version is red so you can totally use different coloured paper to fold shiny Pokemon.

Origami Gyarados
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeadia/31313440056/

Gyarados, Designed by Henry Phąm and Folded by Joe Adia

Video instructions available from Henry Phąm’s YouTube channel

 

Alex Satsukawa designed this absolutely amazing Bowser. Here are two different photos showing the front and back. It’s all folded from one sheet of paper and the colour changes are fantastic!

Origami Bowser
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/13139151505/

Bowser, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

Origami Bowser Back
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/13139143884/

Bowser, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

Our final model is absolutely amazing. This is Paarthurnax a dragon from the Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. This entire dragon is folded from a single 70cm x 70cm square of paper with no cuts!

Origami Paarthurnax
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/85992714@N07/28186786050/

Paarthurnax, Designed and Folded by Ta Trung Dong

Instructions not available

 

That’s it for this post. Be sure to check out all of these amazing origami artists and let them know that you like their art. Leave a comment for us and let us know which one of these is your favourite.