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It's Time For Punkin' Carvin'!

Double_FacesDouble_Faces Registered User regular
edited November 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
So as few may remember, I had a guilty pleasure with pumpkins around this time of year. Of course, along with this is a love to carve pumpkins into nerdy designs. Last year I carved a Mario pumpkin along with a Jack Skelington.

I thought it might be fun to show the nerdy pumpkin carvings you have done this Halloween.

Also, it would be great if we were to post links or images of patterns to recreate some we see on here. I'll kick this off by linking my Mario pumpkin:
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  • Vargas PrimeVargas Prime King of Nothing Just a ShowRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I've never been a big carver, but I am artistically inclined, and carved a nice monster face for my girlfriend last year. I'll be doing so again this year with a big ol' punkin' carvin' session with her and her nephews. Haven't decided what I'm going to do though. I wish I had a photo of the one I did last year handy, but alas...

    Anyway, I'll try to contribute mine next weekend after I actually do it.

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I spent a bit a couple nights ago painting a pumpkin so it would keep until Halloween. I'm planning on carving it properly then.
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    By paint I mean white-out and sharpie, but I'm a poor college student so sue me.

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  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    WIN

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  • sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited October 2007
    Medopine wrote: »
    WIN

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  • Double_FacesDouble_Faces Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Just finished mine last night:

    triforcepunking.jpg

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  • ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I'm planning on doing this:

    pumpkin-carving-patterns-capedcrusader.jpg

    I shall post pictures of the results.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Reznik wrote: »
    I'm planning on doing this:

    pumpkin-carving-patterns-capedcrusader.jpg

    I shall post pictures of the results.

    Fucking ace. Same goes for the Hyrule seal.

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    I spent a bit a couple nights ago painting a pumpkin so it would keep until Halloween. I'm planning on carving it properly then.
    DSC00245Fix.png

    By paint I mean white-out and sharpie, but I'm a poor college student so sue me.

    That is really good for just white-out and a sharpie.

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  • ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    _J_ wrote: »
    I spent a bit a couple nights ago painting a pumpkin so it would keep until Halloween. I'm planning on carving it properly then.
    DSC00245Fix.png

    By paint I mean white-out and sharpie, but I'm a poor college student so sue me.

    That is really good for just white-out and a sharpie.

    Please post the finished product of that. Perfect meatwad face.

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  • AresProphetAresProphet Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I have my pictures from last Halloween but fucking Comcast's online storage no longer works.

    Wait, now it does. Unlit:
    fxdYutmTn0yozFphjOZXowyox_GMw2z_N6TAoMvq895y0GP7gcnPYFsuYMAabQSVxX1P_vgGaynkpYC8o0q5n3nEu96DZOkYMmpNf-Ny1YPaI_3iqc85h9tcK1Cm6eWE
    EGZbETYN53G6JTqL58o3MlyjggFXrOpbJox_tyV8LfG_Cf2wdPFFE2viMluxapNVvImfDVu10vM8eA-9XQXf7O-phC7qViC9Fx6qytkbetVgXrq0dQdtXcGNZhJoiWTe
    Lit:
    cYYGeNDUff4Hxq8v-hNHEWgRvMGS2lGWb5BW0sd0_vJKM5n38XKYrMGxsGpsXe9rIEm3rY_u4VP6GSlGKS0V5kaNy-JVxDV87JTqM3BmSo7HkhY1tQbMFD9Xyn8tIhHd
    GJ-IKEiPwZKe0FYAUfoo5dMHYglhkrccFR1moJSGIrN9D1nfPBesfeohCXLW_H_DOHrEM_D4JLs6bu5-5JBQbuAVA8rGT_S5SZZUwQ0LBGYQeLNE1Mf3SRW3jqdaAxER

    Two-faced emote pumpkin, bitches!

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  • LondonBridgeLondonBridge __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    What do rednecks do on Halloween?

    PUMPKIN!
    (pump kin)

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I like to do pumpkin scraping/carving:
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    My girlfriend enjoys straight-carving though:
    2005509843269574598_rs.jpg

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    you are a talented couple

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    poo
  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    That skull one is awesome

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Al_wat wrote: »
    That skull one is awesome

    The one above it is a piece of shit m i rite?
    <3

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Well, I just finished hollowing out my pumpkin for this year. 48lbs to start, 41lbs after cleaning. Still trying to decide what to do with it; I've never done a scrape, so maybe I'll try that this year.

    At work today, I cleaned and carved a little 5" pumpkin with the company logo on it, using only a pocket knife, plastic spoon, and 3 pushpins.

    I love Halloween, hehe. Here's my last few pumpkins:
    hw_2005.jpg
    Simple cat, not much to say.
    hw_2006.jpg
    Last year. The pupils and teeth are actually carved out and fully shaped, which I was rather proud of.

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  • FodderFodder Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The one with the teeth is really awesome.

    I am probably not going to carve a pumpkin this year, but one of my friends said that she would carve my face into one, so I am excited to see how that turns out.

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  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    I made a cute little girl pumpkin with a bob haircut, but I can't get the goddamn picture off my phone. Grr.

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  • itsameitsame __BANNED USERS new member
    edited October 2007
    Ach nein!

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  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    hahahaha

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Noooooooooooooooooooo!

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against Russian warships) Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    That is not a place one expects to find fire.

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  • The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    PSA: goatse is goatse. bad forumer! Points for attention to detail, mind...

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    My sister and her boyfriend went up to Keene for their pumpkin festival this year. Up until a couple years ago they had the world record for most carved, lit pumpkins gathered together. It has tailed off, but it is still pretty big. If anyone is ever in Massachusetts/New Hampshire/Vermont near the end of September see if you can hit it up.

    Their personal favorite this year was the pumpkin that said "JESUS" sitting next to pumpkin with a penis carved on it.

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  • StarStar Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Al_wat wrote: »
    That skull one is awesome

    Why thank you.

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  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Don't suppose anyone knows of a good resource for patterns, guides for how to do scraping actually decently, and stuff like that? I've got pumpkins on the brain now, and intend to do something truly glorious.

    Perhaps some sort of death clock...

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Scraping is simple.

    Buy a pattern book (which is easier if you're just learning) and a basic set of carving utencils.

    Cut a hole in the top of the punkin.

    Scoop out the guts.

    Tape your pattern to the punkin.

    Poke little holes in the punkin to map out your pattern.

    Remove pattern and connect the dots.

    Now, you'll want to do little sections at a time. Use the mini-knife that comes with the pattern book (most do nowadays) for carving to slice out a small section of your pattern. Trace it, if you will. Once that is done, just stick the knife in a bit and start chipping away at the front of the punkin!

    Once you have finished chiseling away at your pattern, you just have to do some fine tuning by evening out the areas you have chiseled into.

    Remember, you don't want to go very deep when chipping out your pattern! Just get under the top layer a bit. You don't need to dig deep grooves or anything, just get rid of the dark outter skin.

    Once it looks nice and neat, take a scraper (one of those little shovel things that comes with a carving set) and scrape the inside of your pumpink until it is pretty thin. You'll be able to tell how well light is filtering through your punkin by holding it up to the sun. It should glow brightly through the punkin in areas that are finished and less glowing in the areas that need more scraping!

    Once you are finished, throw a candle in there and enjoy.

    The thing about punkin scrapings is that you must cut a small hole somewhere in the back, so that your candle can get some air, or it will go out.

    My fiance and I finished up some more good punkins this year and will show them off as soon as we can.

    I did a really cool Headless Horseman scraping, while she carved some kind of a Goblin Thingy.


    Maybe next year I will do a how-to picture guide to scraping for you guys. It should be fun.

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  • The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2007/10/dreaming-there-.html

    more what's in the pumpkin than anything else, but that's pretty cute :P

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  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The Cat wrote: »
    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2007/10/dreaming-there-.html

    more what's in the pumpkin than anything else, but that's pretty cute :P

    ...That is the cutest damn thing ever.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Great, now I can't look at anything else cute today, having already exceeded my quota.
    My attempted pattern this year. If I'd known about the Batman one I'd have done that, but stupid spookmaster is a subscription site. Seriously, subscriptions for pumpkin patterns? Sigh.

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  • ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Ok guys. After going through like 6 knives to try and find a decent one, my work is done. Presenting.. the Goddamn Bat-pumpkin
    Unlit:

    DSCF3863.jpg


    Lit:

    DSCF3860.jpg

    I still want to go through and clean up the lines a bit, but this was my first go at actually carving a pumpkin. It was harder than I anticipated.

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  • MertzyMertzy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Freshman dorm pumpkins = disappointing
    IMG_0781.jpg

    No candles allowed. Notice the desklamp improv.

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    THE END.
  • BigBearBigBear If your life had a face, I would punch it. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I did this one for a Facebook group called Draw Matt Dillon's Face. Behold, the Matt Dillon 'O Lantern!

    photo.php?pid=326920&id=618259128

    It came out a little blurry, but I think I captured his square head perfectly.:P

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  • Mmmm... Cocks...Mmmm... Cocks... Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    BigBear wrote: »
    I did this one for a Facebook group called Draw Matt Dillon's Face. Behold, the Matt Dillon 'O Lantern!

    photo.php?pid=326920&id=618259128

    It came out a little blurry, but I think I captured his square head perfectly.:P


    n618259128_326920_7336.jpg
    If you copy the image source like so, you can post it. Also people won't have to log into facebook.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    We had a quintuple carving last night, and my fingers are sore. Between being mildly allergic to gourds and melons, washing my hands so many times, and fingerdriving and pulling a finishing nail repeatly I can barely apply any pressure to two of my fingertips. On the plus side, we got some awesome punkins out of the deal. I'll post pictures of them when I get home. Beware. One contains profound mathematical truth.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I STILL have to carve mine. Combine extereme tiredness with lack of any creative ideas. I was going to do a scrape, but if you have to thin it out first, well... this pumpkin is like, 5" thick, so, not so much.

    Houn on
  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Eh. Last minute hack job, could have been better, but between work and a lack of ideas...

    hw_2007.jpg

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    So....the first pictures of my pumpkin are tied up in a memory stick that is giving an error (Ugh) and we took more pictures on Halloween (The pumpkins endured an unusually hot day...so they were kinda droopy) ...but the camera went missing that night.

    Things are conspiring against me.

    Argh.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    The wind kicked my pumpkin's ass. Like, it was really dry on Halloween day, and the wind was crazy strong. I got home to find out mine had shriveled up. Like, all my detail work had curled inside, and the mouth part had gotten flip upside down. :(
    Oh well, It looked much like the Vader pattern was supposed to. We got a picture of my roommates awesome pumpkin if I can remember to get it off his camera tonight.

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  • GSMGSM Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    This was my last minute jack-o-lantern design that confused all the trick-or-treaters.
    apesciweipumpdy7.jpg

    GSM on
    We'll get back there someday.
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