Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #20: Super Mario Origami, Boo Box, Mega Man Holographic Capsule

In this week’s Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear, feast your eyes on ‘Paper Mario’ as you’ve never seen him before, Boos are now haunting chests as well as mansions and we feature the greatest 3D Mega Man replica ever!

Super Mario Origami

If you’ve played Nintendo’s excellent Mario RPG series, you’ll know already that Mario and paper have already been proven to be a great combination. YouTuber jonakashima, a skilled origami artist, brings Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach to life simply by folding paper!

Although he cheekily (or perhaps sarcastically) notes that “Any resemblance with a video game character is just a coincidence!”, the Nintendo inspiration is clear to see. Even when lacking a face, these origami models of the Mushroom Kingdom trio are extremely adorable. You can make them yourself by following the videos below!



Source: jonakashima via Sprite Stitch]

Boo Box

The amazing 3DS sequel, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon released last week and it’s one heck of a game. Not content with only conquering 5 mansions and scaring poor Luigi to death, Boos are now taking over storage compartments!

The mischievous ghouls are all over this chest created by Deviantart user Sumirechan92, which is simply stunning. The artistic detail brings out a combination of cute and creepy, with even the interior superbly decorated. That is, if you dare to open it.

[Source: Deviantart via Sprite Stitch]

Mega Man Holographic Capsule

A Mega Man Boss Tribute art show was held not long ago at San Francisco’s Gauntlet Gallery, and there were many admirable submissions. While the 2D drawn art was great, Andrew Butterworth went a step further by adding a dimension and an incredible light display.

This is a 3D replica of Dr. Light’s hologram capsule, with an actual ‘hologram’ displayed within. The effect is achieved by projecting an animation onto transparent glass, and damn is it effective. The capsule itself is truly remarkable, and the animation comes complete with jittery distortions that give off that true hologram feel.


[Source: Vimeo via Destructoid]

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #19: Pokemon Pinball Machine, Portal GlaDOS Lamp, Video Game Children’s Books. You can find all our back episodes here.

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