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Origami Earwig v1.1

Earwig is a ground dwelling insect in the order of dermaptera. They look scary because of a large pincer at the end of their abdomen. However they aren't capable to badly hurt us. I have never seen them in Asia, but they are abundant in North America.
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PCOC 2023

After waiting for months. it was time for Pacific Coast Origami Convention a.k.a PCOC, which apparently is read like "peacock". It is a regional conference held every two years. This year's host was San Francisco, on 26th-30th October 2023. I live just 1 hour train ride there, so it was a perfect opportunity to get a taste of an origami convention. The special guests are Robert Lang and Tomoko Fuse. I am obviously a fan of Lang, but I haven't done any origami related to Fuse. Though I know that she has done a lot of respectable stuff. Pre-Convention I set several goals before attending: Participate in exhibition Teach a class Get Lang's autograph on my copy of Origami Design Secrets Hangout with origami people as much as possible Participate in design challenge Once registration opened, we could sign up to set up exhibition and teach a class. I signed up to teach  my halibut  which should be doable within 2 hours.  I contemplated whether or not to stay at Parc 55

Origami Antler Helmet

Made for Pacific Coast Origami Conference 2023 banquet event. We were encouraged to wear origami themed Halloween attribute. This is based on a traditional samurai helmet model, with strip graft along diagonal to extend the "horn" and to fold out some branches.

Origami Water Boatmen

Small bug you can find swimming on dirty pool. I frequently find them on natural body of water during summer hikes. They are obviously named after their oar-like legs, used for paddling.

Origami Halibut

The biggest kind of flat fish, which is a group of fishes whose eyes are located on one side of its body. They lie on the sea floor with "eyed side" on top, camouflaged among the sands, and look around to ambush prey. Design I have an idea for flat fish since 2021. The catalyst was my poison dart frog design. When I folded its eyes, I noticed how they form 3D bulges and the color changed interior are facing opposite direction. My poison dart frog from 2021 This reminded me of flat fish. Most flat fish origami out there has a flat color changed eyes, like the one from Hitoshi Kakami, Inayoshi Hidehisa, and Tu Kaiming. Adding the flat fish roster with this slight variation would be great. So the design began. Excluding the eyes, I gathered these essential features to be expressed: Big gaping mouth, or at least pronounced lips. Fish origamis are great when their mouth are gaping open. My favorite is this epic  tarpon by Takuorigami . Seamless body. It is attractive to have tha