I used to always say to myself “Judging by how poorly I stab a pumpkin in order to make a face, I would probably be a horrible murderer.” Thats about the time that I watched Blood Sucking Freaks and got totally inspired!
I grabbed a couple of drill bits, my drill, and a gutted pumpkin and ended up making a couple of fun pumpkin designs!
If you fail at that, punch a hole in that shit and you have a great excuse to wear a new hat!
tah dah! ( photo thanks to the incredible ) Derek Woods
Back around Halloween, my friend
Derek and I went on a hunt around the artificial pumpkin patches of Los Angeles for the perfect sized pumpkins to carve and place on our heads.
The process was really simple and fun…and a bit of a mess.
Derek documented the process I used to make mine, with his iPhone.
Heres how to fit yourself for a pumpkin mask:
Cut the pumpkin as if it were a slice of pie, from the bottom to midway up the back of where you plan on the face being
Rip out its pumpkin guts (do NOT eat them raw. It tastes like organic garbage vomit) and scrape it until its shallow/ lightweight
Try fitting your head into the pumpkin.
If it doesn’t fit at first, cut WIDER but not higher to the stem of the pumpkin. (I say this because Derek cut his pumpkin head too high up and had a hard time keeping it from falling off.)
A series of poor choices are illustrated in this image, actually…
Heres some tips on making your face:
Cut 1 hole where you think an eye should go
put the pumpkin on your head, and mark where you plan on cutting the other with the assistance of a pen and a mirror.
The less space you cut open, the less people can see your face, the creepier the head becomes.
Wearing a pumpkin mask is SO fun! You can do so many things in disguise like:
Get all of your shopping done*
Practice your football tosses in the house
Go on a hot date.
Take fun photos
Get too drunk on your date and cry because no one can see you!
Photos by Chloe Rice
*Photo montages taken by the toy camera wizard, Derek Woods
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November 14, 2011