But the spirit of Instructables is to make and share so hopefully somebody out there with the necessary skill set can do better than me. In fact I'm so confidant that the chosen one is out there the best photo I see uploaded of a successful version of this pumpkin can have a three month pro subscription on me!
If you feel that this instructable has inspired you to butcher a squash please vote for it in the pumpkin carving contest, if nothing else just to make me feel better about the hideous creation literally going mouldy on my kitchen table.
Step 1: Marking Out and Disembowling
I marked it out using a permanent marker, starting with a dot in the centre and just kind of guessing where it would all end up. Looking back at it perhaps should have cut the lid out first and used that as a template for the outer edge of the face (you will see why later).
Then the fun bit, I ripped the top off and pulled its guts out!!! (carefully making sure I didn't stab anybody but the pumpkin)
Step 2: Making Flimsy Flappy Bits
I did have to pin the two side flappy petals back with skewers too, but that was just because gravity wasn't being helpful and they kept swinging back in!
Step 3: Making the Mouth Hole and Teeth
Any way, I used a pairing knife to cut small pumpkin seed sized indentations into the inside of the lid. then I forced the seeds into the flesh, which is harder than it sounds, once they are out of there they don't want to go back in!
Looking back now I could have found a more suitable work space for this step than my baby maker region.
Step 4: Gorification and Done!
As I have said I really hope somebody with some artistic flair can fulfil my vision, so get at it!
Thanks for reading, please vote for this in the pumpkin carving contest and most importantly HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!