Halloween Origami


Some time ago, I supplied some Halloween-themed models for a Dover project. A few years later, out of the blue, I had an offer to do a full book on the subject. An intriguing challenge and one that allowed me to promote the work of my fellow folders once again, as well as generate a fair amount of the contents myself.

Working with Dover was a pleasant and professional experience – they were keen to get a high quality product and allowed me not only to supply the photography, but also the page layouts (a lot of extra work, but work that I was delighted to undertake since it allowed me greater control). I started to use shading within the diagrams, which mostly worked out (although one step is infuriatingly dark!), although any such fine colour detail can be lost if the publishers decide to recolour diagrams – thankfully, they didn’t on this occasion!

The book is colourful and the page size is generous, so you can actually see the finer details of the folding sequences.

ISBN: 0486498735

Models: Fangs (Eric Kenneway), Vampire Post (Francis Ow / Michel Grand), Trick or Treat (Gilad Aharoni), Witches Brew (Simon Phillips / Tony Ayres), Cat’s Head (David Petty), Finger Trap (Ilan Garibaldi), Horrors (Robert Neale), Fright Mask (Nick Robinson / Wayne Brown), plus Bat, Gobin, Witch head, Pumpkin, Imp, Ghost, Flying Witch, Fangs2, Claws, Gargoyle, Grasping Hand, Cauldron, Tombstone, Vampire, Werewolf (by Nick Robinson)

Cat by Traditional
page 10 (from Square)

Slip-in Fangs by Eric Kenneway
page 11 (from Square)

Bat by Nick Robinson
page 12 (from Square)

Goblin by Nick Robinson
page 14 (from Square)

Witch head by Nick Robinson
page 16 (from Square)

Pumpkin by Nick Robinson
page 18 (from Square)

Imp by Nick Robinson
page 20 (from Square)

Ghost by Nick Robinson
page 22 (from Square)

Witch by Nick Robinson
page 24 (from Square)

Vampire Post by Grand, Michel and Ow, Francis
page 25 (from Square)

Cat's Head by David Petty
page 30 (from Square)

Fright Mask by Brown, Wayne and Robinson, Nick
page 32 (from Square)

Fangs2 by Nick Robinson
page 35 (from Square)

Trick or Treat by Gilad Aharoni
page 37 (from Square)

Finger Trap by Ilan Garibi
page 40 (from Square)

Claws by Nick Robinson
page 41 (from Square)

Gargoyle by Nick Robinson
page 43 (from Square)

Grasping Hand by Nick Robinson
page 47 (from Square)

Witches round a cauldron by Phillips, Simon and Ayres, Tony
page 50 (from Square)

Cauldron by Nick Robinson
page 54 (from Square)

Horrors by Robert Neale
page 58 (from Square)

Tomb by Nick Robinson
page 63 (from 2x1)

Vampire by Nick Robinson
page 68 (from Square)

Werewolf by Nick Robinson
page 73 (from 2x1)

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