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Piranha Plant - 3D Origami by o0DreamMyst0o Piranha Plant - 3D Origami by o0DreamMyst0o
Note: I apologize for the picture quality. I was using my phone since my camera is still missing. It looks way better in person. I may post an improved picture of it later.

It's a piranha plant from the Mario series. I was using the daruma leftovers for a red mushroom when I noticed that the pieces were much larger and puffier than that for the 1-up. Staring at it some more made me think of a piranha plant so I set it aside and made what you see above at a later point. It looks adorably hideous.

I added random Mario related items around the bottom. They were made by thinking of the modules as pixels. There are awesome projects out there that utilize this technique on a grand scale so I'm happy I was able to incorporate it in a small way. The ones I made include a fire flower, ice flower, koopa troopa, goomba, Yoshi egg, and bushes with apples on them. It's all out of proportion and a bit cluttered, but I think it adds a needed touch of color. I would have made other things, but a CD only has so much surface space and I didn't wanna obscure the pipe further.

It's about 1100+ pieces or so. I don't know the exact count, though.

I have to say, I am amazed that the head is staying together so well. The pipe on the other hand.... Must buy a different brand of green paper when I get the chance. Slick paper isn't fun, especially when you have to redo rows multiple times.

- Colored Paper (Most are modules except the faces for the little characters.)
- Glue (I would use magic, but I am human after all. It was used for the adornments and putting the parts of the piranha plant together.)
- Broken CD (Might as well use it for something.)

Time Estimated: Hmm...5 hours more or less (not including module making time)? I should prolly get rid of this time-estimated thing since I don't usually time myself. Plus it's hard to estimate when I make things while multitasking, so who knows?
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Given 2012-07-19
Piranha Plant - 3D Origami by ~o0DreamMyst0o A wonderful example of 3D origami! ( Suggested by prosaix and Featured by UnicornReality )
Bibbi90 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
The piranha plant is wonderfull! Can you send me a tutorial or diagram by email please?
My mail adress is
SocQA Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
That puts awesomness and epicness to a whole new level :omg: That is absolutely, absolutely fantastic!! It's a masterpiece and the DD is DEFINITELY deserved!! Thank you for sharing your art with us!
yanjrocket Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Hello Can you send me the tutorial for e-mails: 

kikian94 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
can you send me the diagram please?
SarienSpiderDroid Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
pyrmappege Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is incredible.
holmesman Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013

I never knew origami could be done like this. It looks....... um..... interesting? 0____0

Otulissa3 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Writer
You can't help but hear the theme music when you look at this. Great work.
regnig2005 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
can u send me the instructions
Ikki-Towaras Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Any chance at a diagram for this fantastic piece?
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