Monday, October 31, 2011

Hunger Games Pumpkin Carving 2011 Edition

Last year I carved a Hunger Games themed pumpkin for Halloween. You can read my post about that little endeavor here. I wasn't originally planning on carving a Hunger Games pumpkin this year (mostly because there aren't many things you can carve other than the mockingjay symbol and I already did that last year...) but then I saw that Mockingjay.net was having a pumpkin carving contest and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to possibly win one of the comic con mockingjay pins. :P

It took me awhile to come up with a design but I finally decided to carve each of the mockingjays from the book covers along with the words The Hunger Games Trilogy. Here's the finished product:


It took FOREVER to make. Around 6-8 hours. :P

This can be attributed to the fact that I used the technique of carving out only a partial layer of skin that way I could do the trickier stuff like the thin lines on the catching fire mockingjay. I think it turned out pretty bomb diggity! What do you guys think?

Hope you all have a fantastic candy-filled Halloween!!!

Julia :)

13 comments:

  1. I love it! I wish I had the chance to carve pumpkins :(

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  2. Absolutely fantastic pumpkin! I can't believe you did all of that! I definitely wouldn't be able to. Thanks for sharing and Happy Halloween!

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  3. That's sooo cool that you made The Hunger Games themed pumpkins this year! Your pumpkins look like exact copies of the covers! That must've taken a lot of skill... Mine probably would've ended up look like a failure. Me + pumpkin carving = no bueno. I can't even carve a straight line hahaha :)

    Happy Halloween!

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  4. That *points up* is the coolest set of pumpkins I have ever seen!

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  5. That's so cool! I suck at carving pumpkins.

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  6. OMG THESE ARE AMAZING!!! What skill!! Happy Halloween!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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  7. Um, freaking WOW! You are so talented!

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  8. ITS AWESOME! i could never do this in a million years...

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  9. These are amazing! My carved pumpkins always look like they just went through a slaughterhouse.

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  10. Beautiful, Julia!
    You went all out. And succeeded.
    Love You, G

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  11. THAT. LOOKS. AWESOME. I hope you win because those pumpkins rock!

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  12. WOAH. I'm totally voting for you!

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