Pumpkin Carving!

It’s Halloween y’all, where all the scary children and cavities come out to play! To be honest, the real horror of this season is how much money I’ve spent on travelling to Uni.

 

Last year, I carved a pumpkin along with my sister for Halloween. Here’s a flashback:

boo. a flashback.

I made a post about it, where I stated that next year (which is this Halloween) “I’m gonna upΒ  my game”. My exact words.

And let me tell you, I UPPED MY GODDAMN GAME!

 

my oogie boogie pumpkin

So this year, I wanted to do fiction themed pumpkins. I wandered around Google for a while, looking for different films I could base my pumpkin off of and finally, I chose The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice in Wonderland. I chose two ideas because I had two pumpkins.

I decided my first pumpkin, which was the biggest, I would carve out Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas. My pumpkin was already rotting, which was something I was fairly unaware of. And was something I would later be very very VERY annoyed about. So the pumpkin was soft and easy to carve out, which was nice.

we’re all mad here.

 

I decided to do Alice and the Cheshire Cat with a little Alice in Wonderland quote for my small second pumpkin. This one was no where near rotting and still stands strong so it was very hard to carve out. Also, this one was a bit different because I wasn’t exactly carving it, I was chipping the outside layer. I thought it would be easier to chip than carve. I was very wrong. I ended up with a lot of bruises and cuts on my hands. But my pumpkin’s cute though…

I. cannot. even. begin. to. explain. how. difficult. this. was. to. carve. It took the around same length as The Nightmare Before Christmas film because my sister started watching it and I finished carving close to the end. It was lowkey worth it. It doesn’t shine very bright (like my future) but I’m still proud.

my sister’s pumpkin

My sister decided to do Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas to go with my pumpkin. She was initially going to do Pennywise but that was too hard. It didn’t really go well for her. First of all, I traced the outline with slippery pumpkin guts covered hands. Also, the pumpkin’s mouth kind of broke at one point so yeah….it wasn’t the best. Her pumpkin last year was way better but the Jack Skellington one is still good. I’ve seen some pretty trash ones on my road, not gonna lie, so hers should still stand strong.

 

look at how they spelt my name tf

I feel like I’ve been really Halloweeny and Auntumny this October. I went to watch It: Chapter 2 in cinemas with my two Uni friends. It was my first time watching a horror film in cinemas. Bring a change of underwear if you go. I also tried a pumpkin spice frappucino for the first time. Loads of people (basic girls) drink pumpkin spice lattes and I wanted to see what all the hype was about so I actually went to try the Frappuccino version and it was really nice. It was sweet, which I like. I’ve had it twice now. I’m not turning into a basic, I promise. This October, I also walked in the rain, without a raincoat. I just walked and walked for ages, soaking in water. As much as I was cold, it was somewhat enjoyable. So yeah, if you saw a crazy girl walking in the pouring rain, looking up the sky like they’re talking to God, it’s probably me.

I’m probably going to spend the rest of the evening/night drinking hot chocolate and watching a horror film.

 

What are you doing this Halloween? Have you carved pumpkins?

 

-Shay

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