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23 More Excellent Origami Models from Video Games

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

Bowser, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

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!

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.