My name is Louise Cassidy and I love creating paper characters. I first started origami art 3 years ago and quickly discovered that I could combine this with my other love of all things pop culture.

Whenever I see a popular character in a film or TV show, instead of concentrating on the plotline, my mind wanders into how I could recreate it with paper folding. By using various paper art techniques such as origami, crumpling to create a tree bark texture for Baby Groot, or paper cutting tiny feather wings for Maleficent, I set about recreating these famous characters.

The hardest part is making the character identifiable, each origami paper model is only an inch tall, so making sure they have the right detail is important. Details such as David Bowie's lightning bolt, the height of Egon Spengler's hair, or photographing the finished model in a way that would capture Deadpool's confident stance. Making unique artworks can take anything from 30 minutes to a couple of hours.

I also create mini-animations using a combination of origami and digital art backgrounds which I regularly post to my Instagram.

More info: Instagram

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Baby Groot

Baby Groot

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Zanthe
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2 years ago

This is SO cute and detailed! Love your work!

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Deadpool

Deadpool

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Full Name
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2 years ago

Perfect

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Maleficent

Maleficent

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LOttawa
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2 years ago

Wow, love the wings.

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The Little Prince

The Little Prince

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Ryan Friant
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2 years ago

This is great and reminds me of the animation that's on Netflix of this story!

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Baby Groot

Baby Groot

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Simon Flaherty
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2 years ago

Amazing

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Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

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Queen Unicorn
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2 years ago

EDWARD SCISSOR HANDSSSS

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Ziggy Stardust

Ziggy Stardust

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Deadpool

Deadpool

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No Face

No Face

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Ryan Friant
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2 years ago

I love the background he's photographed on!

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Robb Stark

Robb Stark

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Zanthe
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2 years ago

RIP.

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Jon Snow

Jon Snow

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MnM2520
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2 years ago

Rawr

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Princess Leia

Princess Leia

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Yoda

Yoda

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Full Name
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2 years ago

Is he in disguise?

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Joker

Joker

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Pennywise

Pennywise

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

Still scary

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Barb And The Demogorgon

Barb And The Demogorgon

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

RIP Barb

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Ariel

Ariel

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

How do you do this? So beautiful

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Jon Snow

Jon Snow

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Moomin

Moomin

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Pasca Mouse
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2 years ago

I love Moomin❤💕

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Stormtrooper

Stormtrooper

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Marge Simpson

Marge Simpson

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StrangeStars
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2 years ago

Love that hair XD

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Jon Snow

Jon Snow

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"The Shining" Twins

"The Shining" Twins

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Daenerys Army

Daenerys Army

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Dire Wolf And White Raven

Dire Wolf And White Raven

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MnM2520
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2 years ago

Caw caw mothafuka

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The Night King

The Night King

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Jef Bateman
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2 years ago

That's really cool. How did you get the eyes to glow like that?

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Yoda

Yoda

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Xavier Vanysacker
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2 years ago

Yoda on holiday in the Swiss alps and playing alphorn

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Ron The Robot

Ron The Robot

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Yoda

Yoda

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Jack And The Beanstalk

Jack And The Beanstalk

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Tormund Giantsbane From Game Of Thrones

Tormund Giantsbane From Game Of Thrones

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Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf

Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf

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Bride Of Frankenstein

Bride Of Frankenstein

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Venger

Venger

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David Brent

David Brent

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Huge Batman, Tiny Bane

Huge Batman, Tiny Bane

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Jamie Lannister

Jamie Lannister

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