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Guy Fawkes Mask in Origami

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Here I show you how to fold a Guy Fawkes mask, like the one worn by V in "V for Vendetta". You will need 2 things:

1) A square of paper, black on one side, white on the other
2) Intermediate origami skill. I won't be covering that here. I recommend Stephen O'Hanlon's online primer: http://www.fishgoth.com/origami/basics1.html

I apologize for the crude hand-drawn figures. Since I vowed to submit the design while it was still in vogue, I needed to work at such a velocity that the validity of the proportions of this handmade "vector art" and the veracity of its virtual scale are vague.

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwyIDogYaqI (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK_gQW5r73s (Part 2)

larger pics of the diagrams can be found at
http://chosetec.darkclan.net/origami/diagrams/vendetta
more of my origami can be found at
http://chosetec.darkclan.net/origami/

With that said, let's begin!
 
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Step 1: "Step 1" - getting started.

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a) Starting with the black side up, make two rabbit ears.
b) This is called the "fish base". Squash fold.
c) Reverse fold out the hidden corner.
d) Repeat b,c, on the left.
e) Valley fold the bottom point up to the tops of the squares.
f) Undo.

Step 2: Tip: look at the next step to figure out what you're supposed to do in the current step.

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a. Squash fold the bottom flap so that the resultant flap has one vertical edge, one horizontal edge, and one edge aligned with the edge behind.
b. Swivel-fold the flap to the left
c. Pull out the hidden edge
d. Like this.
e. Squash fold the triangular flap.
f. Petal fold the corner down
g. Like this.

Step 3: Nose

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a. Fold the top point down to the widest part of the kite-shaped flap.
b. Fold back up along the tops of the square flaps.
c. Ctrl+Z. I mean Undo.
d. Crimp fold the tip inside.
e. Like this.
f. Partially undo the tip and form a rabit ear...
g. Like this. The triangular nose bottom should coincide with the bottoms of the square flaps.
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gurudon12 months ago
After all this pain , I cried. I took my square out of A3 size sheet, and now this mask can only fit my palm. I didnt had a paper with black side (and I was too lazy to paint)....maybe that's why god made my mask like someone sat on a paper crumble. Great tutorial, tutorial maker, you are definitely a mutant with superpower. Have a look at mine :(
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gurudon12 months ago
After all this pain , I cried. I took my square out of A3 size sheet, and now this mask can only fit my palm. I didnt had a paper with black side (and I was too lazy to paint)....maybe that's why god made my mask like someone sat on a paper crumble. Great tutorial, tutorial maker, you are definitely a mutant with superpower. Have a look at mine :(
made one
nice job!
yamayka2 years ago
Wow! very interesting...
i.... am so confused. how exactly do you do the rabbit ear thing? @___@
bmurillo2 years ago
i found out how to do it
TheGeek19842 years ago
"Crude" hand-drawn figures?! Those were anything but crude.
HurcanDewit3 years ago
very cool.
this is awesome!
You sir, must be a mathematical genius to figure out how to fold that. Good work!
cocteauuk3 years ago
Ok, first attempt at origami so I used a pretty large piece of paper 70cmx 70cm unfortunately it was the wrong kind of paper, too thin.

Most difficult part overall was getting the nose right. End result quite far from the one shown in the intro picture.

Anyway, fantastic tutorial thank you!!
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mg0930mg5 years ago
I'm stuck after the squares Step 1 part c. Please help, the video didn't.
you pull out the corner that is under the flap, you'll have to bend it a little bit to see the flap.
Kokkan4 years ago
How big should the paper square be so I could wear it?
I used a posterboard ^.^
=33 years ago
Uhm, I did this, and my mask turned out to look like a crazy Asian man. xD
jacksteal46 years ago
i think its more of master skill
me 2
whoahippo4 years ago
my brain!!! you know what, lets just pretend guy fawkes was noseless @_@
i know! wicked hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sub893 sub8933 years ago
wait, got it. by taping on new nose! LOL looks horrible still
ninjacow2584 years ago
whoa...I followed until when you started on the eyes...after that it was all a blur ...o.,O...... But really good creation though. In the end I got something that looked similar to your example. Sort of.
If you make someone's project, you should always post a picture of your version of it in their comments... at least I feel that way. It does a couple of things- 1. )shows other people that the instructions are able to be followed, as well as 2.) points out potential problems or improvements to the author and community. So post a pic, your ninja honor demands it! :)
lawl. xD
"You're wrong"...?
In context to what? lol
In context to that he's wrong
Ninjas unite! I just want to say one thing, wheres your pic? if you werent going to post one then you should have said you didnt make the project like im about to. I didnt make the project but it sure is great!
AlanGlez3 years ago
really hard....specially the eyes...nose...and....all those tiny details.... great instructable!!
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Blechmen3 years ago
what is the size of the papper because i obbasly used to big of papper
obbasly? i've never heard that word before...
wearingpink3 years ago
This is a really good model. The shaping at the end is pretty tedious though, especially with small paper. But overall, awesome.
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dani000963 years ago
i cannot understand a thing !!!!! :D
harbeckm13 years ago
here is mine took me about a half hour to make
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i dont understand the eyelids, how do u do it? mor detail plox O_o
prodo1233 years ago
This thing is Anonymous
This thing is Legion
This thing does not forgive
This thing does not forget
This thing is pure awesome. 5*
JBowmanDIY3 years ago
the little beard at the bottom isnt black when i finish it. did i do something wrong? :/
wert4564 years ago
how do you make a base fish
KDB9554 years ago
This is a very good fold.
Guys, like everything Japanese Origami requires very high levels of skill.
the nose is the hardest part of all
Fold the Guy Fawkes Mask in Origami (Part 1)
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