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Re: Ghost Theme display and props

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Mon May 21, 2018 3:33 am ¦  Forum: Decorating & Prop Building ¦  Topic: Ghost Theme display and props ¦  Replies: 23 ¦  Views: 1713

Maybe I'm a dork, but I love seeing the planning process for Halloween props as much as the final product. The preliminary sketches, schematics and notes... great insight into the process, and a testament to the care and commitment to doing things right. These displays show what's possible with a li...

Re: St0ney's 2018

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Mon May 21, 2018 3:04 am ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: St0ney's 2018 ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 37

I understand the itch to carve, for sure. And Chaplin is a good choice. Quite a talented guy! Your carving looks like a photo and does him justice. Stoney, I'm curious... if you were to do the math for all the pumpkins you carve in a year, what percentage would you say are artificial pumpkins, and w...

Re: We're Baaaaaaack

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Mon May 07, 2018 2:43 am ¦  Forum: General Spooky Discussion ¦  Topic: We're Baaaaaaack ¦  Replies: 26 ¦  Views: 2241

Adorable photo Mark. The passage of time is evident by how small your son was at the time. Creating Zombie Pumpkins designs (and consequently, celebrating Halloween in a big way) has been part of my life since 2002. And maybe of you have been around for a good portion of that. Lives change, and some...

Re: 2017 Goblin

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Mon May 07, 2018 2:32 am ¦  Forum: Costume Advice & Photos ¦  Topic: 2017 Goblin ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 372

Thanks for the insight into your experience. What you learned might help others if they read this first. And I totally get what you're saying about wanting leave some of your own face showing through, so people will recognize that it's you. If you cover up too much, and make it too realistic, it cou...

Half-o-ween sale: Pins and poster half price (until May 7)

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:02 am ¦  Forum: ZP Shop Discussion ¦  Topic: Half-o-ween sale: Pins and poster half price (until May 7) ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 48

To celebrate the fact that we are halfway to Halloween, enamel pins and screen printed mini posters are half price in the shop! Sale prices in effect until May 7th.


Re: Laurie Strode/Sam Loomis (Halloween)

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:39 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Laurie Strode/Sam Loomis (Halloween) ¦  Replies: 57 ¦  Views: 9428

You’ve never been more right about this, Mayor. :jack_o_lantern:

Re: Using my gingerdead man cutter.

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:59 am ¦  Forum: Spooky Food & Recipes ¦  Topic: Using my gingerdead man cutter. ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 670

I mixed up some royal icing to fill in the bones on my gingerdead men. It's mainly a mixture of powdered sugar, egg whites and water. Then I used a pastry bag with a fine tip to flood the impressions with the icing. It spreads naturally to fill in the spaces. Here's a short video about royal icing f...

Re: 2017 "Secret" Contests

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:04 am ¦  Forum: ZP Forum Discussion ¦  Topic: 2017 "Secret" Contests ¦  Replies: 17 ¦  Views: 1797

Lala wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm
where did all of our cute pumpkin emojis go???
I just posted about that here:
New emoji-style forum smilies

New emoji-style forum smilies

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:03 am ¦  Forum: ZP Forum Discussion ¦  Topic: New emoji-style forum smilies ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 59

where did all of our cute pumpkin emojis go??? The fact that a majority of visitors now view this site on mobile devices sort of dictated a change in our old pumpkin "smilies." The previous smilies were created at a low resolution. They were beginning to look small and pixelated on the high resolut...

Re: Ray Villafane at NYBG 2015

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:42 am ¦  Forum: Decorating & Prop Building ¦  Topic: Ray Villafane at NYBG 2015 ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 953

Ray posted here back in 2008 (wow, has it been a decade already?) and I've traded a couple private messages with him in the past. I'd like to think he has the Zombie Pumpkins name wedged somewhere in the back of his mind. We gourd artists need to stick together. :cool: He shares a lot of great photo...

Re: Michonne (done)

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:12 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Michonne ¦  Replies: 55 ¦  Views: 8801

Ajax wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:11 am
April fools!
:lol: I run this website and you almost fooled me! :lol:

Re: Mayor of Haddonfield 2017 Carves

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:21 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Mayor of Haddonfield 2017 Carves ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 948

63 patterns onto 54 pumpkins! :surprised: Bravo, Mayor (and helpers)! I do like the arrangement, creating a path for people to walk, as they admire each one. Is there a lot of thought put into the order? It does look like they have some themed grouping. I see a kid-friendly zone in front. Some horro...

Re: Shaded Patterns

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:09 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Shaded Patterns ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 165

I might try some shaded pumpkin carving for my own personal art. But I think the patterns offered on Zombie Pumpkins will remain the basic cut-out style. I like the idea of keeping pumpkin carving easily accessible to all. Just about anyone can follow one outline, even with the most basic tools.

Re: Beetlejuice: The Maitlands (done)

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:58 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Beetlejuice: The Maitlands (done) ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 277

No freezing or foreign importing of these pumpkins. :razz: In fact, freezing them would be bad. The ice would break down the fibers, and turn the pumpkin to mush when thawed. I just kept these 'kins in a safe place since September 2017. Pumpkins are naturally sealed, so as long as you don't damage t...

Beetlejuice: The Maitlands (done)

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:30 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Beetlejuice: The Maitlands (done) ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 277

The handbook says that carving real pumpkins in late March is strange and unusual. I myself am strange and unusual. These two patterns are available to print today, in honor of the 30th anniversary of Beetlejuice. ...

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