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Not-your-typical-o-lantern

Ahh, the jack-o-lantern of Halloween. One person’s masterpiece is another person’s target practice. But if you’re tired of the clichéd triangle eyes and nose and jagged teeth, here’s some ideas we found to be humorous, admirable, and of course, inspiring.

So you say you’re up for something challenging, something that will make trick-or-treaters drool in awe at the godly talent of your hands. Here’s something to set the standard for ya:


Whoa, is that too high for you? We can dumb the skill level down a little. Say you want to go a little nostalgic, you know, to satisfy that retro junkie in you:

   



Maybe you’re wary about carving a pumpkin at all because, well let’s face it, they can never resist turning into green-and-black gnat-filled sludge over a couple of days. Try this simple trick: mix bleach and water, spray on the inside of the pumpkin, and smooth a layer of petroleum jelly over it. Some places even sell special mixtures for preventing an early death of a carved pumpkin.

Open wide

If you just can’t bring yourself to mutilate an undeserving piece of Mother Earth, no worries; try some of these über-creative ideas, involving no knife work:


 


Do you like to think outside the box? Let’s leave the carving for the artists and we can create something useful. How about… a pumpkin cooler? Yup, you heard right. Perfect for chilling beers, sodas, capri suns, mondo juice, you pick your poison. Simple to make; just slice the top off, gut the insides, then fit a bowl inside the pumpkin. Fill the inside with ice and voila!, your very own beverage cooling creation you will definitely want to brag about.


Or you can display a reenactment of what you
 did for Halloween:

Got a good idea we missed? Tell us about it!

About Super Sasha

Writer. Blogger. Editor. Sarcastic. Cool.

9 comments on “Not-your-typical-o-lantern

  1. jumpwolfe
    October 28, 2012

    The pumpkin cooler is great

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  2. 2shopper
    October 29, 2012

    Thanks! We thought it was so unique, we just had to share it with our fellow readers

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  3. Derrick Lee
    November 1, 2012

    This reminds me of a pumpkin carver who was also a technology expert. He decided to wire a program and insert a gaming system into a hollow carved out pumpkin. The stem of the pumpkin became the joystick and you can play tetris literally on the pumpkin! Definitely not your typical-o-laterns.

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    • Super Sasha
      November 1, 2012

      What?!!? How was I not informed of this? I’m a big 8-bit junkie, so I’m ready to marry this guy. Lead the way!

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  4. Al Eddy
    November 4, 2012

    i liked the Disco Ball one the best . You have a lot of cool post on your blog!

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  5. Michelle
    November 6, 2012

    The Death Star has to be the coolest one of all. At least until I seen the one with the pumpkin puking. Totally hilarious!

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  6. James
    November 13, 2012

    Where did you find the Star Wars Death Star pumpkin? That’s a great idea! I would have love to have tried that out! Looks like it took forever!

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  7. Stephan
    November 27, 2012

    Wonderful post thanks for sharing the pumpkin looks freaky!!

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