BUMP! It's time for my Halloween pictures, since I finally got them all uploaded, but first, I forgot to post my pictures from the weekend before Halloween. So you get even more pictures!
From the 24th:
This was my master plan from the beginning, and the reason I carved Raikou, Entei and Suicune. It's Ho-oh and Lugia, the mascots of Gold and Silver, in their new designs from the remakes. Which I am dying to get my hands on when they come out here next spring. I'm really happy with these two, as they're really good markers of how much I've improved since I first carved these guys in 2004. I tried to go for a matching set type thing, and I think it worked well.
And my entry into the Hardcore Pumpkoff contest on DeviantArt. I ended up taking 2nd place again this year. Still a fun carving, even if he doesn't have anything to do with the G/S theme I'd been building up.
And now for Halloween! I was finally able to get my Video Game theme into action. I spent about 3 days carving, which is why I sort of disappeared around here. I started Friday morning when I had a small carving party with a few friends. Saturday I took on a bunch of ZP designs, and Sunday I carved the rest of the pumpkins I hadn't gotten around to yet.
First up in my video game themed Halloween is Pikachu! Just in case you guys weren't sick enough of my pokemon already
I've actually done this design before, back in 2002. I was new to this whole pumpkin carving thing, so I hadn't thought to take pictures.
Next up is a Chocobo, from Final Fantasy. This design's from one of the spinoff games, I'm not sure which one. I really like this one, especially the feet. It's got an attitude.
And my last one of Friday night, the best pumpkin I have ever made. Link from Phantom Hourglass. It really is my favorite pumpkin I have ever carved. I want to marry it. Took about 6 hours just to carve.
Started off Halloween with these little guys. They're both on miniature pie pumpkins, and both patterns are from VGCats. I probably could have made the pokeball without it, but I was going for speed that day. The one on the right is Navi from Ocarina of Time, which most people didn't recognize. Hey! Listen!
Then I got to cracking on all the ZP designs, starting with the main man himself, Mario. I felt like I was going to break this thing so badly.
Bowser, and I've carved this design before. This is the first time on a full sized pumpkin however, I think it looks awesome. This is the only one to have something break the entire weekend, and it was broken later in the night, right before I took the pictures.
Princess Peach, probably my favorite from Halloween. She's just so darn cute.
Boo, and a design I've wanted to carve for awhile.
Wario ended up being late to the party, I didn't get him carved until the 1st. I actually don't like Wario at all, but he rounded off the Super Mario Brothers theme nicely.
And finally, Phoenix Wright, who was also late. This is my last pumpkin of the year. I had meant to do this one Friday night as well, but Link took up all my time. I love the giant finger.
Some group shots:
All the Mario pumpkins together.
All 11 carvings all together. This one gives a great example of the different sizes. I actually have this as my desktop now.
So that's it! 72 hours and 11 pumpkins. I totally burned myself out, with so much carving. I'm not sure how I'm going to best myself next year. I broke all my records by carving 22 pumpkins all season, plus the 2 watermelons. It's been crazy. And I have so many pumpkin seeds I think I'm going to choke.
PS- The oldest joke in the book, carved in about 2 minutes: