||[Oct. 20th, 2009|09:13 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
Sunday was my friend Mary's birthday party and pumpkin carving contest. My girlfriend and I joined up with two other friends and took on approximately ten other carving teams. We didn't know what to fashion our pumpkin into, and in the end decided to carve the Illuminati pyramid found on the backs of one dollar bills.
Here's how it came out:
And here it is lit by candles:
Unfortunately, we didn't win the contest, which was only fitting because there were plenty of other very cool pumpkins in the running.
This is the third place winner, which I like to call Pumpkin Eating Pumpkin Eating Pumpkin. You can tell a lot of work went into it, and it looked even more impressive up close and in person. You can't really tell from this picture, but the biggest pumpkin has two front teeth fashioned out of white pumpkin, and the smallest pumpkin has a great expression of annoyance and pain on its face.
This is another of my favorites, and it came in second place. I love the use of negative space. Before it was lit, I didn't even know what it was supposed to be! Then, like staring at one of those Magic Eye posters, I finally saw the guitar rocker in the middle. I love all the little details like the musician's tie and a fan throwing the horns in the bottom right corner.
This grievously wounded, unfortunate pumpkin took first place. Sadly, my camera phone can't really capture all the wonderful details in this one, like the texture of the pumpkin pulp coming out of its head or the missing, bloody teeth, but it was awesome in person. I believe that's a pen coming out of its head.
I think next year we need to plan in advance!