The 2013 Collection
The Last Unicorn (in both her forms)
Sadly, almost no one knew what these were supposed to be. Everyone thought they were a generic unicorn and possibly a Disney princess. Maybe if I'd been able to actually do the Red Bull design I'd worked up ... Yeah, who am I kidding? The movie probably had niche appeal even back in the day. Sigh.
The Witch King (Lord of the Rings)
My husband has dreams of doing this for a costume one year. For now, he decided to settle for carving a really cool pumpkin.
And for the kids ...
The hubby did this design for our older daughter. He created the template by modifying a color image he found online. And Wonder Woman won the popularity test with our neighborhood trick-or-treaters this year. Probably because she's very recognizable for all ages!
The 2012 Collection
The Pale Man (Pan's Labyrinth), Frank (Donnie Darko)
We decided to do these designs a year ago. The hubby carved Pale Man and I did Frank. These were our first major non-cut-through designs. We used templates we found online, although I modified mine to make the eyes a lot freakier.
For this one, I modified a template I found online to make the spider creepier. This was my "test pumpkin" for my first non-cut-through design.
This was the hubby's test design for his first non-cut-through. Our daughter requested something that wasn't scary!
Jack Skellington (A Nightmare Before Christmas)
Jack was my "test pumpkin" for my new carving saws.
The 2011 Collection
I'm really proud of this one, because I created the design from scratch using various online images for inspiration.
This was my husband's attempt to exorcise his demons. The Headless Horseman scares the bejesus out of him!
The 2010 Collection
Sleeping Beauty, Ash (Army of Darkness)
These were our first attempts to branch out beyond creative faces for our jack-o'-lanterns. The hubby wanted to honor his beloved Bruce Campbell and I wanted to do something fun for our daughter. These certainly whet our appetites for more challenging designs!