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I love Halloween as it is a time to cut loose and let the imagination run wild! So once again I decided to dig deep and research into the 'original' aspects that make Halloween what it is today.

Nowadays with the onset of Hollywood and Music icons being much sought after for Halloween themes, I decided to go back to the age old revered 'Pumpkin' and see what I could come up with...

Prepare for MADNESS!!!


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Step 1: Concept sketching

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By sketching out the design, I get a rough grasp on what is possible to make and what isn't. What isn't possible to make I create 'alternative solutions' that still manage to bring out the original concept.

Step 2: Block work 6 hours

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The more measurements one takes to get the details exact, the more you lose of the 'overall' effect of what you're trying to achieve. Here I simply hot glued some blocks together and started to outline the shape using sharpie markers.

Usually I use two colors, Black for outlining the overall shape and then at a later stage red for fine detailing. By using colors, you gradually get a feel for the piece and the direction its going in.

A fillet knife and a belt sander was used to achieve the initial shaping. (please note all shaping was finished within 6 hours)

Step 3: FINE detailing

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Once the shape was complete, it was time for the king to have his crown!

Initial lighting tests are vital to test certain cut angles. The way that the foam cut can affect how the light is reflected. 
sokiboi781 year ago
you got my Vote!

Nice job.!!.check out mine what u think? I made out of card boards and tape lol Vote if you like show some love in return :-)
Tickle_My_Tequatl (author)  sokiboi781 year ago
Thank you :)
Tickle_My_Tequatl (author) 1 year ago
White 2lb ETHA foam. Everything was made from recycled off cuts and unwanted pieces.
Articas1 year ago
What foam did you use
Tickle_My_Tequatl (author) 1 year ago
fillet knife :)
dkrall1 year ago
how did you hallow out for your head
dkrall1 year ago
awesome.