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Are you trying to organise a Halloween party? Or maybe you went camping, you decided to spend the night telling ghost stories and now you need something to create a scary atmosphere. If you are thinking about doing something scary, it doesn’t matter where you are or what you are planning to do: you can never go wrong with a carved pumpkin. All you need is a little patience, a touch of imagination and a few drops of training, and you’ll have the perfect recipe for the most spectacular pumpkin carving ideas.
Start drawing on a piece of paper what you want to do. Once you’ve done that, transfer the design directly on the pumpkin… and start working on it! Start carving following the lines you drew, using a sharp knife and let your imagination do the rest.
A World of Ideas
To be honest, carved pumpkins don’t necessarily have to be scary, they can just be beautiful, elegant, a piece of art. You can do so much with them!
For instance, get inspired by the picture of well-known personalities. What about the face of a pop singer or an actor? The silhouette of a famous character or the shape of an animal? Otherwise, you can also carve a giant spider web, adding a series of plastic spiders to make the ensemble even creepier. You just have to remember that the pumpkin is made of organic material… in other words, it will rot. Therefore, it is quite important to choose the right pumpkin, neither overripe nor damaged. Also, don’t forget to create a little hole for the heat and the smoke coming from the candle, if you you are gonna add a tea-light to the mix.
You can also take into consideration pumpkin carving ideas that use the green part of the pumpkin as a central part of the design. Do you think you could use it as a nose? And what about the seeds of the pumpkin? Can you think about a cool way to use those too? The point is: think outside of the box and you’ll be able to create something very special.
Talking about original thinking, have you ever thought about painting the pumpkin you are carving? You could create a scary, screaming mouth with sharp teeth and then use a touch of white paint to make them white and creepy. You can use the same trick if you are carving the eyes of a monster, if you are drawing the shape of a ghost and much more.
Plus, there are many pumpkin carving ideas that push you to play with more than one pumpkin. If you think about it, you can combine pumpkins of different dimensions, making them part of the same composition. For instance, you could place a small carved pumpkin inside a big one… it’ll look like a big monster ate a small one! Or you could make an entire field of pumpkins, transforming your backyard into the scariest place on Earth. Plan carefully and have fun, there are no limits to what you can do.
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For those who never know how to dress up for Halloween, and for those who receive a last-minute invitation to a Halloween party, there are some simple ideas that will allow you to build scary, witty and funny costumes.
The Japanese Ghost
Do you want to look like the terrible Pontianak? It’s not difficult. Put on a white, long dress and wear a long black wig (you can use hairspray to make some irregular hair clumps, you’ll look creepier). For the makeup, use green and gray, and add a touch of black lipstick. The wig should cover your face almost completely, just make sure you are able to see.
You’ll need a black dress (make sure it has buttons in the front) and a pair of black boots. Before wearing the black dress, put on a big backpack, which will become the frame of “your” new shoulders. Now, put on the dress, open a few buttons and stick your head through the hole that opens up. Ask a friend to help you stuff the sleeves. Once you’ve done that, attach a pair of gloves to the sleeves and attach the gloves to the the dress, right by your face. If you do so, it’ll look like the gloves are holding your head. If you want, you can use some makeup to make your “dead” head look more realistic. Pretty cool, don’t you think?
The Killer Doll
You can use any kind of dress you want, as long as it looks romantic. Also, use all the accessories you have around the house: you’ll have to look like a doll, quite literally. Now, the make up is important: you’ll need a doll-face. Ask your friend to help you, it’ll be fun and you’ll look so creepy…
Remember that the makeup is very important when it comes to Halloween costumes. As a matter of fact, if your makeup well done, even the simplest costume will look fabulous. Try to trace, for instance, a few fake wrinkles on your face. Look in the mirror and find your natural wrinkles. Now, use pencils and foundation to underline them. Add a few stains using a dark lipstick, this will make your skin look older. And… what about a fake wart? Use a peppercorn, a drop of eyelash glue… and maybe add a few bristles, it will look amazing. Let your imagination run, and have fun.
Another key element when it comes to Halloween costumes is the number of accessories. Here is a tip: the more the better! Go for the quality, choose something funny and easy to wear: rings, earrings… If you choose wisely, you’ll look pretty and terrifying!
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