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Inspiration Gallery: Jack O Lanterns

By Twistie

As the witching hour approaches for Halloween, I find my mind meandering into the fun I had as a child carving jack o lanterns… and I wonder what people are up to in the art form. Let’s take a look, shall we?

I’ve seen a lot of amazing pumpkin carvings in my day, but never before have I seen an animated one! Head on over to this thread on Instructables to learn how it’s done.

Or, if you don’t have the room for a traditional pumpkin… or if you’re looking for an even less expensive way of creating a jack o lantern, check out the details on making them out of oranges!

Of course, the oranges might be too cute and un-scary for your idea of Halloween. If that’s the case, you might do a lot worse than take a look at the instructions on Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories to make this deliciously wicked Cylon jack o lantern. Seriously, even if you aren’t looking to digitalize your pumpkins, this is a very cool blog to check out.

Some folks do a slightly different – and less electronic – take on pumpkin carving, like Shawn Feeney. Every year he does a memorial jack o lantern for Halloween. Here’s his tribute to the late heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio, lead singer of bands like Elf, Rainbow, and, of course, Black Sabbath in its post-Ozzy period:

Be sure to go to his site and check out the amazing video of his Darth Vader/Anikin Skywalker  jack o lantern done for ILM. Pretty darn spectacular.

Of course, if you’d like to do your own Star Wars pumpkin, you can head over here for instructions on how to make this fabulous Death Star jack o lantern.

However you slice them up, have fun with your pumpkins… and don’t forget to make pie!


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