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This years inspirations coming from
Halloween Monster List and
Wolfstone's Haunted Halloween Site.
First Halloween in Saint John.
Last Halloween in Katata.
I Started designing and carving these pumpkins the evening before Halloween, after cleaning up from a late super. The two larger ones took about 3 hours each to finish. The brains of the vampire rat covers all the way to the back. The small one on the left came from my own garden. It later became a large pumpkin pie.
Some more great examples and inspiration of pumpkin carving are
Pumpkin Gutter and Extreme Pumpkins.
The Saturday before Halloween. A group of geeky friends that play poker most Saturdays played in a themed tournament to celebrate Halloween. Geek Poker Tour Halloween Tournament.
Started out with three pumpkins. One got moldy beyond usability. And another we had to cut the bottom off to make if flat to get rid of all the moldy bits.
Added a chalk outline and fog machine. The fog machine worked better inside
Me and this years pumkins. I tried making another Mr Smilely. And a another attempt at the spider and webs. The entire pumkin is designed with spider and webs all around. The little ducky was for The Show by Zefrank.
The number of sites available to get free patterns or ideas online has dramaticaly increased. I used a Dremel tool this year to add detail to both pumkins.
Had the decorations up a little early this year by some standards. Made a new Milk Jug Skeleton
The original instructions are gone. I found new instructions here and here
The Chalk outline was a great hit! It was to die for..
We went to film for our inspiration this time, Monsters Inc. I left Milk Jug Skeleton in Calgary. I wanted to make another one. Most of the milk sold in Ottawa is not sold in jugs! Got myself a string of pumpkin lights.
Milk Jug Skeleton with phosphorescent paint taken with a black light.
Milk Jug Skeleton with glow sticks inside.
I used the basic design of the Milk Jug Skeleton design with the difference, I glued the bottle caps of the jugs to the next jug so that I can disassemble the skeleton each year.
Jigsey with part of her Devil costume on
First year that pumpkin was not just two eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Jennifer came up with the design I cut it out.
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