A figurine of a ghost dressed in the cloak of a wandering monk made using origami technique is a wonderful gift for lovers of mystery, mysticism, and magic. A ghost can be given as a gift for Halloween because it is customary to dress up in costumes and add attributes of a mysterious world to the atmosphere around this time.
The scheme is complex and includes 15 Steps with many internal symmetrical folds, but there is a very detailed description. To create this Halloween figure, you need to stock up on a sheet of origami paper, attention, and patience. From a square with sides of 20 cm, you will get a small figurine about 7 – 8 cm in height. The choice of paper color will depend on your mood and capabilities.
Place the square at an angle towards you so that it looks like a diamond. Make 4 folds, bringing together the sides with a horizontal diagonal, and 4 folds with a vertical diagonal.
Start folding the rhombus along a horizontal diagonal line making a mountain, while simultaneously squeezing the right edge.
Fold the paper away from you to form two perpendicular triangles and compare your result with the illustration.
Bend the left corner of the figure to the right along the line connecting the sharp corners.
Squeeze the triangle along the line of its height, shift all the resulting folds upward, and turn the figure over so that the bottom side is at the top.
The right corners of the upper triangles, superimposed on each other, need to be pressed inward to form one triangle with internal folds in the form of a petal with three sharp corners.
Bend the acute corner of the upper triangle to the right, as in the example, turn the figure over, and make a symmetrical fold.
Bend the upper acute corner away from you along a horizontal line at the level of the top of the side triangle.
Divide the acute angle between the upper edge of the structure and the short side of the triangle in half.
Fold the fold into an accordion shape so that the last fold line looks like a mountain on both sides.
Bend a sharp triangle along a line that continues the base, comparing with the example, and bend along the resulting folds in the opposite direction.
Fold the arm parts along a vertical line, starting with the outer line of the base of the hood.
Make folds at the ends of sharp corners, bend them inward, and repeat on both sides symmetrically.
Turn the figure over so that the inside is visible, and bend the corner of the inner rectangle.
Turn the body sideways and form the base with an even horizontal fold on both sides. The stability on the surface will depend on the direction and accuracy of the fold.
Straighten the superimposed folds of the cloak train and, if necessary, add a fold that continues the base so that the figure stands confidently on the surface.
It must be remembered that superstitious friends without a sense of humor will not be very happy about such a gift, and may even be scared because the ghost looks very realistic. Nonetheless, friends with a sense of humor will put the figurine in the most visible place and show it to their friends.