Yes it's that time of the year again! Almost... I am kind of early. Halloween is on 31st of October, are you excited already?
Without a doubt the most recognizable symbol of Halloween is a pumpkin carved into a jack-o-lantern. Last year i've made one myself, and its actually kind of hard. Out here the pumpkins are expensive too, so this year i probably wont do it.
But you can ofcourse. The things you need are; a pumpkin, a knife and a spoon (thats what i used) But you can also use special pumpkin carving tools like these on Amazon, or other way more advanced tools like these.
Some people are going very far with this 'art' as you can see here:
Here is a video of Ray Villafane, who is a master in Pumpkin Carving (to me). He tells his story while carving a realistic, but cartoon-ish face from a pumpkin. Ray Villafane: 'Extreme' Pumpkin Carver
In the end i did make a pumpkin on halloween. There are pictures from it on facebook but none as good as these people made them. But it was fun.
Hope you find this post still interesting while Halloween is almost a month ago.