Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin decorating for dummies

On my last Dollar Tree trip, I came across a couple of pumpkin decorating kits. I'm rather awful when it comes to carving a pumpkin, so I didn't hesitate to purchase two of them. I see all these amazing jack-o-lanterns online, and I think, "Hey, I can do that!",  only to realize I have no real artistic talent. Then I turn the pumpkin around, cut out the standard mouth and eyes, then spend the next few hours cleaning up the mess. These kits though, would allow me to customize my pumpkin in a matter of minutes, without making the kitchen look like the scene of the Halloween Pumpkin Massacre.

Unfortunately, I didn't get a shot of the kits in the bag, or the customizing process. When I came home from work, the kits had already been put into service on our pumpkin victims. There's not much to them really. Each kit turns your pumpkin into a Mr. Pumpkin Head. Just shove the pegs into the side, and you're done. Here are the results:

I think I would have put the scar lower down on the face, but otherwise not bad. I'm assuming this is supposed to be a take on Frankenstein's Monster, though I certainly don't remember him having large buck teeth. He looks so bored, I can almost hear him sighing. There's a sense of disappointment about this face, like he was expecting so much more than being stuck on our front stoop.

Now this guy, he's a monster and damn glad to be one. When I was checking out the pieces in the bag, I thought this was a werewolf. Now I'm not sure what to make of him. He has what looks to be a bat nose, and bat wing ears (?), but there's also a set of horns up there too. Maybe it's some sort of bat demon. That would explain the mouth full of sharp pointy teeth, and the unibrow. Real vampires keep that shit trimmed up. How else are they supposed to seduce their victims?

Of course, these guys are only temporary, and they will fall to the carving knife in a couple nights. The results probably won't compare to their current faces, but as long as I try, right?

I'm thinking I might leave the faces on, just to add to the horror of the whole process.

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