Introduction: Make a Spooky Darth Vader Pumpkin!

How I created my Darth Vader pumpkin!

Step 1: Tools Needed

You will need, masking tape (the kind painters use), a selection of knives: a large kitchen knife, some smaller scalpel type knives (I got these from a pound store/dollar store), scissors for cutting out your design.

Step 2: Your Design on the Pumpkin

I chose Darth as my design, as my cousins are still very much in to Starwars, the process is the same for what ever design you choose.

I found a suitable Darth image that was laser etched on to the back or a white PSP (you'll find it if you search google images!)

I saved it, zoomed in on my laptop, held some paper over the screen and traced the outline.

I then cut this out and taped it to the pumpkin.

Top Tip!
If your Pumpkin has been refrigerated make sure you allow it to rise to room temperature before you stick anything on it, as condensation will form on the skin.

Step 3: Cutting!

Now the action! Time to get chopping!

I used the large chisel type blade to chop out the major detail.

Top tip!
start from the middle and work out. This keeps the pumpkin strong. I chopped out the large bits first which was a bad thing to do!

I then changed to the smaller angled scalpel like blade for the more delicate work.

Step 4: Results

Well, what do you think? Looks quite convincing!

I had one problem where I sliced through a major section of my pumpkin, so I used a small carpenters nail to re attach it.

I hope you found this useful, if you have any questions post a comment below and I'll see if I can help you out :)

Comments

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Geoffrito made it!(author)2012-10-30

Hah, fancy finding this. I just carved my pumpkin last weekend, I went for a head-on (sorry about that one) perspective.

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Punchabearinnamouf made it!(author)2008-10-19

Here's my attempt! <br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img7902px9.jpg">http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img7902px9.jpg</a><br/>

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UrbanNinjaOokami made it!(author)2011-10-24

https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Death-Star-Pumpkin/

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Atomman made it!(author)2009-10-02

(No insult to maker, but I think yours is better than his)

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Punchabearinnamouf made it!(author)2009-11-14

Haha thanks.
I thought I should have shot at it with some .22 to make stars :D

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bad+ass+pope made it!(author)2008-11-02

Haha, cool! I love the little Death Star up in the corner :-)

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Punchabearinnamouf made it!(author)2008-11-03

Thanks for the inspiration haha

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UrbanNinjaOokami made it!(author)2011-10-24

https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Death-Star-Pumpkin/

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Squall+Leonhart made it!(author)2009-11-19

Cool I want to try that Next Halloween!!

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Angeleyes997 made it!(author)2008-11-30

I think that looks really cool!:)

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Rufda+Camen made it!(author)2008-10-09

did you have a patter? can you share? THX

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bad+ass+pope made it!(author)2008-10-12

Do you mean pattern? If so then I think this'll be the one that he used...

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grimfig made it!(author)2008-10-31

What are those pictures called?

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bad+ass+pope made it!(author)2008-11-02

Is stencils the word that you're looking for? A black and white image similar to that?

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Rufda+Camen made it!(author)2008-10-12

Thanks you a lot!!!!

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bad+ass+pope made it!(author)2008-10-14

No problemo! :-)

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St0ney made it!(author)2008-07-12

Nice tutor ! I carve FOAM kins using the cut through the pattern method. by gluing it on with white school glue. for real kins - I use transfer paper - to transfer the pattern. St0ney stoneykins.com

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Sunny124613 made it!(author)2008-07-08

It kinda looks like a DV mask from an angle and you tilt your head one way and....

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Sunny124613 made it!(author)2008-07-08

GREAT!! I just have to try this next hall-o-ween !!!LOL

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awsome made it!(author)2008-03-18

Ok i have to admit,this is one of the strangest things of star wars i've ever seen.But I'll Have to admit,it does look cool!Its really funny because i found this when i typed in paper ninja star!lol

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Sunshine75 made it!(author)2008-03-13

I like it, but I'm also a self proclaimed Star Wars nerd.

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monkeyman1518 made it!(author)2007-12-03

Nice one, I like it! -May the dark side of the force be with you-

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oinkoinkzoopals made it!(author)2007-11-01

i kinda see vader but it is an auwsome idea

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Neodudeman made it!(author)2007-11-01

Don't worry, I see Darth Vader. ;-)

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Markp.com made it!(author)2007-11-01

Thanks man! :) I guess I have to work harder next year :)

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Aucifer made it!(author)2007-10-30

It's doesn't really strike me as the Darth Vader mask. I don't see the resemblence...

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Markp.com made it!(author)2007-10-31

Ha! Thanks for you great, helpful comment! ;)

Here, this might help you out: http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/10/darth-vader-psp.jpg

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iraqniphobia made it!(author)2007-10-31

Honestly, the picture is a bit too close and is kinda hard to make out as what it's suppose to be. I can see it fine in the thumbnail, but looks off to me in the full size too. I'm sure it looks great though.

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