We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Something we love works wonderfully in two dimensions, but once it expands out into the third it doesn’t quite mesh. Whether it’s a video game or a live-action adaptation of a beloved cartoon. Whenever it happens, our hearts break a little.
So imagine our delight, then, when we saw that Hong Kong-based fanart collective Pepasweet has not only done the transition justice, but they’ve pulled it off in the most unlikely of mediums—papercraft.
Spotted at a fan event in Hong Kong, these papercraft characters originate from RPG Shironeko Project, a mobile game available in Japan. At first glance they might not look like papercraft at all—in fact in some photos I was certain I was looking at figurines or toys—but they are made of paper, and they’re stunning. Check out more of Pepasweet’s amazing work below.
— だい＠なんだかおもしろい中の人 (@nandakaomo) July 30, 2016
The DIY kits are available to purchase from Chinese retailer Taobao. You can pick them up for 35-40 Yuan, or just shy of $6. Nifty!