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Contest: Guess the 2018 site redesign launch date

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:47 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Site Discussion ¦  Topic: Contest: Guess the 2018 site redesign launch date ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 248

A new website scheme, theme, title and mascot are waiting to be unleashed in September or October. Can you guess which date this newness will be launched? The person who chooses the correct date will get a ZP mystery prize pack. Only one person can claim each day, first come first serve. Any date wi...

Contest: Guess the 2018 site title

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:38 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Site Discussion ¦  Topic: Contest: Guess the 2018 site title ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 196

Every year the website gets a new title (like sequels to a horror movie), with a new design elements to fit that theme. We've had everything from ghosts to clowns to witches. So what will the site be called for 2018? Take a guess (or three guesses). Winner will receive their choice of one item from ...

Re: Mayor of Haddonfield 2018 Carves

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:31 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Mayor of Haddonfield 2018 Carves ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 187

Whether it's watermelons or windowkins, I'm happy to see that the crave to carve is strong... we often can't wait for pumpkins to become available. I've always been impressed with the popularity of the Creature Reacher pattern. It's one of my oldest, and I never thought too much of it. But it seems ...

Re: Your Top 10 Most Wanted Patterns for 2018

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:26 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Your Top 10 Most Wanted Patterns for 2018 ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 294

Thanks for starting this topic, Mayor. I like the idea of hearing everyone's top 10 most desired patterns. Helps me decide what to make (although some of these might be ready to go already :thinking: ). These top 10 most wanted lists can also serve as a fun informal competition. At the end of the Ha...

Re: Site Theme

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:21 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Site Discussion ¦  Topic: Site Theme ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 59

You bet there will be a name/theme change, redesign, and plenty of new patterns. I've been working on all these things nonstop. :grin: Regarding a site redesign - yes, it can take some effort and time, but I think it's necessary to continually upgrade the technology used behind the scenes. I can kee...

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - October 12, 2018

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:25 pm ¦  Forum: Movies ¦  Topic: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - October 12, 2018 ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 58

"It only comes one night a year… but what if Halloween... came to life?" I love seeing all these monsters loose on Halloween night, amid the pumpkins and candy. Looks like even the masks and decorations will become magically alive. Who will be making this movie part of the Halloween plans this year?...

Re: Shaft28’s house

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Tue May 29, 2018 3:59 am ¦  Forum: Decorating & Prop Building ¦  Topic: Shaft28’s house ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 1305

Those type of inflatable decorations can be hit or miss with me, but the shape and expression of your blow-up mummy is hilarious. :grin: The stairs covered in pumpkins are epic. Steps are just a natural display surface for pumpkins, tiered like bleachers. That's a mighty fine porch too, love the sto...

Re: St0ney's 2018

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Tue May 29, 2018 3:41 am ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: St0ney's 2018 ¦  Replies: 18 ¦  Views: 431

Sounds like you know your trivia about classic Hollywood. As soon as you mentioned the name Jackie Coogan, I recognized the name as the Uncle Fester actor. I do know a bit about The Addams Family and The Munsters. I feel a connection to them... they're just like my real family (but a bit more normal...

Re: Ken's Pumpkin Patch 2017

 by Zombie Pumpkins! ¦  Fri May 25, 2018 2:00 am ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Ken's Pumpkin Patch 2017 ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 146

Impressive, as always. Some of these have an insane amount of detail. You've done so many carvings, I bet you seek out patterns that will give you new challenges. Do you carve anything that tickles your fancy, or do you try to do patterns to fit certain themes? I do see a lot of classic Hollywood, P...

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: 24 ¦  Views: 2160

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: 18 ¦  Views: 431

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: 27 ¦  Views: 3087

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: 698

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: 162

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.

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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: 10112

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

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