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Midna Papercraft Download by XenonRay Midna Papercraft Download by XenonRay
This model has been made as part of a collaboration between :iconxenonray: and :iconstudioofmm: to finally bring you all a detailed papercraft of Midna in her imp form.

The pictures here are from Studio of M.M's excellent 122cm build! Have a look at some of her full photos: [link] [link]

Derived from her trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, I edited Twilight Princess' fiesty imp into a form suitable for building way back in autumn 2011. But it was in an awkward floating pose and I ended up working on my Garrus model instead and forgot about her for a long time. A year later I learned to re-pose it in Blender to a more basic but workable standing position, edited it a lot more and made an unfold.

But technically there's a catch compared to my usual models. I only built most of the body file before stopping (not however due to bad design I stress). Sadly the colours of the skin came out all dark from my printer, including what should've been the lighter toned bits. So I lost interest but it would've been a shame to shelve the model for a second time. Fortunately *studioofmm volunteered kindly to help me out...although she had it in mind to edit and enlarge the whole thing to build a life sized version! So now with her great finished photos and the knowledge that the model is buildable all the way through, I'm releasing both of our versions of the template.

So in short there's a normal 37cm version and a life sized 122cm version available (the Fused Shadow makes up about 33% of the height). But no instructions, PDO files only because you'll certainly need them: best not to be messing around trying to figure things out from a PDF. But we've included plenty of notes to try and help you, however it goes without saying that you might want to have some experience in papercrafting already.

If you have any questions, please ask me about the general model/smaller template, or Studio of M.M about the life sized one. We'll try to help as best as we can! :)

Please tell me if you spot any errors that I might have missed due to not building it myself. (not something I'm going to make a habit of)


-------Read Before Downloading-------

It's a 8.75MB RAR file which contains PDOs to print from and use as a references. 17 pages for the small one (not including stand), and a whopping 120 pages to bust your printer ink on for the life sized one. :p

You can open the RAR archive with software such as WinRAR, Alzip, 7Zip. Just search around!

You can open the PDO files with Pepakura Designer downloadable free here: [link]

You will need to use these to print from and figure out where the parts go, especially for the big template. It won't work on Macs unfortunately unless you emulate Windows etc.

Difficulty: High

:pc: Download Options:
1. Mediafire download: [link]
2. DeviantArt download via Stash feature: [link]

Happy building!

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Take a look at my Twili Midna model, made as a collaboration too between me and Squeezycheesecake.


And many thanks for minidelirium for the first photos I've seen of the small version!
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:iconfugimoto:
fugimoto Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
YAY MIDNA AMIIBO!!!!!! :squee:
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spicyunicorn778 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
it didnt work it wont download :C
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FracturedSolace Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
want to do this so badly just know its gonna go wrong T.T
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veeisme Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Out of curiosity, is the helm a separate piece from Midna? I'm planning a Midna cosplay and can't seem to find any Fused Shadow papercraft files that are ACTUALLY full-scale to a human. This looks like it might work, even the hair is pretty damn perfect. But of course I need it to not depend on her head for structural integrity!

(My plan is to start with pepakura and then paint resin over the paper, to make something that's lighter than foam but still sturdy.)
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes the helmet is it's own piece. If you were to lift it off Midna you'd see she has two eyes but a flat top to her head where the helmet's inner surface would rest or be glued to.

This surface would probably have to be cut out to make room for a human head though, and as a prop to wear it might need a few bits of improvisation for comfort and stability (or as far as I can guess based on the template). Hope that helps!
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veeisme Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant! Once I get my printer back up and running I plan to monkey around with this!
I downloaded the files and Pepakura Designer, and after checking it out a bit it certainly seems like a better jumping-off point for my idea than the other Fused Shadow papercraft design I've been able to find! Thanks for your help, and I'll be sure to share and progress with you in the next few months. ^_^
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great stuff, I'm always interested in what people can do with my templates, including cosplay/prop purposes! :nod:
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Bre-Bre-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I AM SO DOING THIS
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SilentVenomari Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Il give the small one a shot then, life sized can wait! :D
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SilentVenomari Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
120 pages? Thats a lot.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah lifesized stuff gets rather crazy in terms of page count. The smaller version isn't as much though!
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NicoleTheBlackVixen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UGH. WANT <3 I will have to try this out for myself some time! <3
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck, me and Studio of M.M are always here if you have any questions about the template!
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Pure-Dragon97 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Do you know of anywhere I can get PDF files of these templates? Despite my best efforts I can't make Pepakura work on my computer. I found a video on YouTube on how to convert PDO to PDF, so I know it's possible, but I don't know if anyone has done it for this model.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Unless someone's made their own, we didn't release PDFs for this one. The life sized one would be extremely difficult without a PDO to reference all the huge split parts. The smaller version lacks instructions and while not impossible, would be a bit tricky to figure out too.


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Pure-Dragon97 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Hmmm... I'll ask around, maybe I'll find something. Thank you!
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boo3201 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
My grandpa would kill me if i printed the life sized one with the ink prices these days
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes life size stuff isn't for everyone. I personally don't do them, but others, like Studio of M.M who made these photos love them!
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WolfmanHanan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student
Which is easier? Life sized or small version?
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a tough one. Having only built about 2/3 of the small one myself I can't really be certain. The small version has...well small parts in many places that's for sure, which may be very difficult depending on your skill level. The life sized one is pretty huge but will require improvisation and special techniques to reinforce it sufficiently.
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WolfmanHanan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student
Bigger pieces make it easier to do. So, I think the life sized is easier. What would make it sturdy so it won't break or get wet? Cause if I get the chance top do this, I'm wanting to keep it as a statue, since I'm a huge Midna fan.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I would suggest you have a look at, or ask about some of minidelirum's progress pictures here: [link]

Studio of M.M [link] also provided some notes on the life sized version which I've included in the download pack. I'm sure both of these super crafters would be happy to give you some advice. :nod:

I don't build life sized models so I can't really go into specifics on how you'd make it strong enough. I would guess a lot of scrap card could be used to brace the ankles, neck and other weak points since it's a top heavy model. The key thing would be to use thick enough paper in the first place- at least 3 times thicker/heavier than normal printer paper. For liquids, well there are some matte sprays people use to coat models (Krylon is a brand that comes up a lot) but it's just a principal of papercraft to keep them away from water in the first place. ;)
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WolfmanHanan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student
Ah, thanks. :)
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ilovewolvez Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
will this be hard to make?
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unless you're pretty crafty or already have experience in this kind of thing then yeah sorry it'll be pretty hard. From what I managed to build of the 37cm one, it's got many small sections that could cause trouble, whilst the lifesized version likely requires some special techniques and planning.
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saanailija Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, the model looks so detailed and well done! I must try this one when I get better at papercrafting - Midna happens to be my favourite character in the whole series. :)
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, and probably one of Nintendo's best ever!

Glad you like it, I'm very grateful to Studio of M.M for building my template and providing these lovely pictures :D
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bittentoast Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
love it! Will build soon :3 just have to get new printer ink XD
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and good luck! :)
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Otaman-Ace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Very nice! I loved the game, so seeing this is very exciting!

Great job!
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, it's still my favourite modern Zelda game!
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shutitupproduction Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I've been looking for something like this for a long time, and it's just what my new apartment needs. After I get a printer... Thanks it's very impressive.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it. Whether big or small version it's sure to make a nifty decoration!
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Artist1946 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I really like her and all the detail. I have not made one yet using the viewer but there is always a first time. But thanks again for your hard work. Alisa
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and you're welcome!

Usually I make picture based instructions and also put some PDFs to print from, as well as the PDOs so people can use whatever combination to build. But since I never finished my version this isn't a real option anymore. :/

PDO only forces a bit of a restriction initially but Pepakura Viewer or Designer are very handy tools and free to download. The reference they provide is invaluable so it'll make things much easier to work out and I dare say essential for the life sized version (as you can't lay pieces out intuitively if there's only 1-2 massive parts per page!).
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DaiShiHUN Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Looks nice! Great work!
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks DaiShi, I'm really happy with the photos *studioofmm sent!
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minidelirium Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist
oh btw, would you guys be mad if I built her and sold her for the material costs? I gave away the life sized Zelda I built and the materials for her cost me a pretty penny and I think it'll be kinda expensive to get all the material for this one and I'm just worried that you guys would get mad if I made any money off your work?

I mean, this is so awesome and I have standing orders from friends to build her if anyone ever made templates for her... I'm SO happy you made her!!! I can't express the gratitude I feel! this is one of my 2 top wish-builds! so thank you a million times! <3<3<3

(I'm gonna ask studioofmm too, just wanted you to know that too)
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! I've always wondered why no one else has attempted it since we've got some TP Links (both big and small) but not much else from that game.

With regards to selling...well I suppose if it's only a limited few between friends...just 'private' commissions so to speak then that is ok.
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minidelirium Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist
it's more for the materials than anything else really, not for profit. I promise. I don't want to make money off of other peoples hard work, even if I'm the one putting the model together. it wouldn't be fair. it's just that the material cost is starting to get to me. (but then again, I print about twice as many models then the ones I build, for me the cutting part is the most fun. but only if I think I'm actually going to build it, but I digress..)
anyway, I don't want to make money off of your work but I do want to be able to take money for the materials without feeling like a thief if you see what I mean? :)

and again, I've waited and hoped for her for SO long! she's AWESOME! thank you for this template! thank you a million times over! <3
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minidelirium Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist
OHMYGOD! finally!!! I've waited and hoped for this one for SO long! thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!
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bratchny Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I am not sure how to turn off lines in Pepakura viewer: I went to settings>other settings, but I don't see the way.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh sorry I get caught up with using Pepakura Designer all the time so I forget about the differences with Viewer.

Will update the pack, splitting it into Lined/Lineless PDOs shortly.
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bratchny Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thank you! :D Please let me know when you've changed the download.
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:iconxenonray:
XenonRay Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Updated with separate PDOs for the small version.
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bratchny Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Awww yeah. Thanks again :)
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bratchny Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Wow. I'm gonna have to break my month and a half long papercrafting break in order to build this baby. Amazing work from you and *studioofmm!
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:iconxenonray:
XenonRay Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, will look forward to the results!
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paperlilik Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome !!! :)
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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