Haloween 2008 Pumpkin Extravaganza!

Well it took me a while to get them all sorted (also I was busy giving out candy to kids all evening and dressing my daughter up in a bee suit…) but here are the entries we received for the 2008 Pumpkin Carving Contest! Considering the short notice I gave everyone for this first year of doing it, I think the results were awesome! In fact, I thought they were so awesome that I’ve decided that all the entrants will be getting “Honorable Mention” status (which means a prize)! As for the first, second and third place winners… I’ll announce them in the next three posts!

But for now, here’s a listing of the creators of these fine pumpkins, from top to bottom!

Legend of Zelda Emblem
By BananaDib and Dr. Falcon

The Smashing Pumpkin
By rocker23220

Toon Link
By BananaDib and Dr. Falcon

TF2 Engineer Patch
By BananaDib and Dr. Falcon

Hiiiiii!!!!! (Kirby)
By Christian Felts

Hey, Listen!
By Matthew Terrell
(Template by Scott Ramsoomair)

Castle Crasher (Painted)
By Akuma Kurai
(Template by Scott Ramsoomair)


By Paulrus

By Ian Wagner

By PikaNoob

Master Chief
By 7he Red

Castle Crashers Green Knight
By Hariku
(Template by Scott Ramsoomair)

You Will DIE
By FiercerDeity

Can’t Let You Carve That…
By Brandon Blakey

By Lekonua

Red Ring of DEATH!
By BananaDib and Dr. Falcon

Master Chief
By Jeremy McClellan

The Song of Time
By BananaDib and Dr. Falcon

Congrats again to everyone who entered! And stay tuned for the announcement  of the big winners!

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Posted by Shawn Handyside on November 1, 2008 · 1:33 AM 
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43 Responses to “[HALOWEEN] 2008 Pumpkin Extravaganza!”

  1. Bob McBobBob on October 31st, 2008 9:39 pm

    second :P

  2. [chemical.kirby] on November 1st, 2008 1:36 am

    and frick’n awsome pumkins
    i wish i was this creative ]:

  3. Bob McBobBob on November 1st, 2008 1:40 am

    love the death star

  4. Orion X on November 1st, 2008 1:40 am

    They’re all amazing. But that Samus one…holy shit that’s awesome.

  5. RampantShadow on November 1st, 2008 1:41 am

    yeah this is my pumpkin.. I didn’t know about the contest till about .. three minutes ago hah ^^ well here ya go its late and not a participant but i thought other halomaniacs like me would enjoy. took me two hours ta make :3

  6. Ruben on November 1st, 2008 1:46 am


    I thought I stood a chance with my ‘Smashing Pumpkin’. But now……..

    Damn, I’m fucked.


    Thanks for the birthday present.

  7. Paulrus on November 1st, 2008 1:48 am

    Ha! My Lesbian Mudkips have made it to the front page once more. Doubt the shock factor is as great as first time around, though.

    But in all seriousness, I gotta tip my hat to Ian Wagner-Smith’s “Samus hemet” pumpkin. That one is the real winner. Until we see the winning three, I think it deserves more than a Wolf sticker.

  8. Lekonua on November 1st, 2008 2:06 am

    Someone cheated on the Death Star one. I’ve seen that *exact* same picture all over the internet, some instances of which are dated well over a year ago. Unless the guy who sent it in can prove he made it, I call for disqualification. Pics or it didn’t happen.

    That being said, I think the following 3 should win:
    1. First Samus (the one with the face) for the awesomeness.
    2. Ganon for the lulz.
    3. Hollow symbol purely for the fact that it was my entry.

  9. Shawn Handyside on November 1st, 2008 2:13 am

    I actually thought I had seen that one before too… and he wasn’t able to give any proof, but I thought I’d give him the benefit of the doubt.

    I will investigate the matter further!

  10. Paulrus on November 1st, 2008 2:19 am

    Lekonua may be on to something. I just typed in “Death Star Pumpkin Carving” into Google Image Search and got different versions of the same picture. I’m trying to find a stencil of some sort, but like he said, this may be a false submission; one blog post dates that image back to 2007, so check with the guy.

    The image appears to be from here: http://www.fantasypumpkins.com/carving-the-deathstar.htm
    The webmaster’s email is ndickover@cox.net . Might want to look into it.

    If this pumpkin IS legit, then congrats to the guy and advance apologies.

  11. Shawn Handyside on November 1st, 2008 2:24 am

    Yeah I just did a quick search and found it all over the place. If the author wants it to count he’ll definitely have to send in some evidence.

    As for now I’m too lazy to take it off the thing… maybe later when I have more time.

  12. Nathan on November 1st, 2008 2:25 am

    Didn’t see the mudkip girls until five minutes later because the image was flipped… Could you flip the photo around, please? ^^;

  13. Paulrus on November 1st, 2008 2:32 am


    The photo wasn’t flipped, the stencil I made was. That’s how it was sent in.

  14. Aaron Hong on November 1st, 2008 2:34 am

    I’m trying to flip the mudkip one around in my head and I still can’t see it.

  15. Paulrus on November 1st, 2008 2:36 am

    Just click on the link to the original macro I sent in. It may be hard to identify due to the way the bottom Mudkip came out.

  16. PoisonTaco on November 1st, 2008 2:53 am

    The Samus one is by far the best. It’s a friggen piece of art.

  17. Fera on November 1st, 2008 3:41 am

    Woah holy crap. Those are some awesome pumpkins but the Samus Aran one blows me away! Such detail! That pumpkin must have taken forever with all the shaving needed.

  18. Hariku on November 1st, 2008 3:42 am

    Yeah, I agree. The Samus pumpkin deserves first place.

  19. MrSunshine028 on November 1st, 2008 3:54 am

    That samus pumpkin i have seen somewhere else before on the internet but where…

  20. Taurus on November 1st, 2008 4:47 am

    The Samus pumpkin is made of win and deliciousness.

  21. Luckydog on November 1st, 2008 4:57 am

    There’s a similar one, but it’s not as awesome as that one

  22. Shadow Link on November 1st, 2008 5:14 am

    Whoa, that Samus one is good. I had a LOL at the CD-i Ganon and Wolf ones.

  23. Shawn Handyside on November 1st, 2008 6:12 am

    I replaced the most likely fraudulent Death Star entry with a last minute entry by Jeremy McClellan. It’s still pending verification, but I get the feeling this one is a little more legit!

  24. FrEEz on November 1st, 2008 6:43 am

    Wow… These are awesome. I would’ve made one, but we don’t celebrate halloween here :|. Other than that, I think the Samus face and the MC face should win, they’re both really good. Lets face it though, all of these are super awesome. 5/5 i guess :P

  25. G1drake on November 1st, 2008 7:27 am

    Ganon and his minions have seazed the Pumpkin of halolz

  26. RocketFetus on November 1st, 2008 7:40 am

    those castle crasher ones were made using a pattern from VGCats.
    Is that allowed?

  27. piclemaniscool on November 1st, 2008 9:03 am

    Its a hard choice this year, but that samus 1, DAMN! it should DEFINITELY be in the top 3 IF NOT the best. I also like the RROD. you don’t need to have such complexity to make a hilarious, videogame-themed carving!

    and for a third, I like the zelda symbol (on the top). I’m a huge fan of LoZ (and who isn’t?… dont answer that) and it feels wrong that such a flawless carving seems to be overlooked to me since EVERYTHING is going to be seen after it, making it be forgotten easily. I’m not saying that because of the comments, I’m saying it cuz I felt like I forgot it, and had to relook just to realize it was there. It’s noone’s fault, its just a natural thing ppl have to remember.

  28. Rodge on November 1st, 2008 9:06 am

    CD-i Ganon and Samus one I love the most

  29. B-mac on November 1st, 2008 9:21 am

    Wolf can’t let them win that, so the Wolf one wins. xD

  30. Aidan on November 1st, 2008 10:04 am

    i cant make ou the mudkip one…
    Still, samus for first, then masterchief looking poingant and then…… camp MC

  31. Ab-Noxious on November 1st, 2008 10:32 am

    i agree with most people here -- that samus pumpkin is truly amazing. the tp emblem looks good too, just because i like it and i have a t shirt with it on the front :D

  32. HAZ~MAT on November 1st, 2008 11:26 am

    That Samus one is definitely on of the best pumpkin carvings EVER.

  33. Glitch on November 1st, 2008 1:01 pm

    That samus one is great, great idea and even better exucution, The eyes are perfect.

  34. Glitch on November 1st, 2008 2:09 pm


  35. ManiacalZManiac on November 1st, 2008 2:24 pm

    The Samus One Wins The Internet.

  36. sosij-man on November 1st, 2008 5:26 pm

    i like the ganon one.
    “you dare bring light into my pumpkin?!”

    also, samus ftw.

  37. sosij-man on November 1st, 2008 5:29 pm

    also, who paints a pumpkin? lol

  38. Dr. Falcon on November 1st, 2008 5:31 pm

    Am i just retarded? i don’t see a Ganon pumpkin…

  39. Vabolo on November 1st, 2008 5:41 pm

    @Dr. Falcon

    Me neither.@_@ KONFOOSED FAEC!

  40. sosij-man on November 1st, 2008 5:43 pm

    ^its the ganon from that thar CD-i zelda thing.
    4th up, right hand side

  41. Eight-Ball on November 2nd, 2008 11:24 am

    I watch too much youtube poop. The CD-I Gannon shouldve placed in the top 3, mah boi.
    King Harkanian- I wonder whats for dinner?
    Link- Oh boy, I’m so hungry, I could eat BREAKFAST!

  42. Link_09 on November 2nd, 2008 9:51 pm

    Ganon: Join me Link and i will make your face the greatest in Korodai
    or rlse you will DIE!. I bet only a few people got the CD-I Ganon joke XD

  43. the buob on November 4th, 2008 7:38 pm


    i mean,i couldnt stop laughing with the YOU WILL DIE! pumpkin
    for the ones that dont know that stupid ganon face,its a prank from youtube poop
    from the Cd-i game ”link and the faces of evil”

    King harkinian:ZELDA!duke onkled is under attack by the evil forces of ganon.Im going to gamelon to aid him!

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