View Full Version : Pumpkin Carving Contest hosted by D_Stilgar.

10-09-2009, 04:22 PM
The Challenge:
Carve the best pumpkin you can and submit between now and Oct 28th. Only one entry per member, so make it count.

All entries must be made by members registered on or before Oct. 8th. All entries should be made in this forum. A single entry may include multiple pumpkins if they are all of the same composition (one pumpkin eating another; every character from The Simpsons, but each on their own pumpkin).Feel free to post as many pictures as you want. All entries must be of real carved pumpkins, although how you choose to design, sculpt, or cut them is up to you.

All votes must be made by members registered on or before Oct. 8th. To vote, send me a PM between Oct 29th, 12:00M and Oct 30th, 11:59PM. On Oct 31st, I will tally the votes and announce a winner in this thread.

The prize:
The winner will receive one Commell LV-670 mini-itx board with a 1.8Ghz P4 and 512mb of DDR ram. All entrants are likely to receive lots of positive rep, and at least one positive rep each from me. Slaveofconvention is also going to supply a 3.06Ghz Celeron that is compatible with the board, so this should be a pretty hefty (although dated) prize for the winner.

10-09-2009, 05:35 PM
ohhhh tasty prize. I am in on this one.

10-09-2009, 06:35 PM
It's a bit used. I had to cut some bits off of it to make it work in the NES PC it was once in, but it works, and hey, it's free to the winner.

10-09-2009, 07:28 PM
ok here is my entry.



ok ok, it's not mine... my brother made it last year. so this isn't a real entry.

he's really good with carving and such, i should scan all his good ones some time.

10-10-2009, 07:10 PM
The prize:
The winner will receive one Commell LV-670 mini-itx board with a 1.8Ghz P4 and 512mb of DDR ram. All entrants are likely to receive lots of positive rep, and at least one positive rep each from me.

I'll also supply a 478pin 533fsb intel celeron 3.06Ghz to the winner - according to dstilgar the board will take 400/533fsb processors :)

10-11-2009, 08:54 PM
When submitting the entries, please include either a picture of yourself with the pumpkin, or a piece of paper with your forum name next to the pumpkin (if you don't wanna show your ugly mug :D)

10-11-2009, 08:57 PM
I'll have to see if I can pick up a pumpkin and get in on this. I haven't carved one in forever.

10-12-2009, 07:59 AM
I might have to get in on this, will see if my parents have any spare pumpkins from their garden. :up: good contest idea! lol

Drum Thumper
10-12-2009, 07:49 PM
I do believe I'm going to be in on this one. I'll get my entry in real soon like.

10-12-2009, 10:11 PM
I'm gonna try to be in on this one also, just depends on if I have time when I get back into town next week.

10-13-2009, 01:55 AM
I am heading to a pumpkin farm this weekend. So I am confused. Is it 1 per entry or can we submit multiple pumpkins.

10-13-2009, 03:28 AM
I got the impression it was one entry per person - if your entry contains multiple pumpkins that's ok, as long as they're part of a set - the example earlier was all of the simpsons characters, otherwise, I think it's one pumpkin.

10-13-2009, 04:45 AM
It's only one entry, but of one composition. I've seen pumpkins crushing other pumpkins in their mouth and stuff like that. If your single entry contains multiple pumpkins, then they will be judged together, so putting your my-little-pony pumpkin with your big-daddy will not make much sense.

Like this:

10-14-2009, 04:48 PM
Wow some great designs. You guys rock, anyway here's my submission nothing special. Of course i had to do Spawn lol


10-14-2009, 05:27 PM
Poison, would you be able to take another picture of the pumpkin with either your face, or a piece of paper with your forum name on it in the shot as well?

10-14-2009, 05:34 PM
Ahh, I might re-do a NVIDIA logo pumpkin this year!

10-17-2009, 04:29 PM
Got my pumpkins today. Now I need to pick my designs and carve them out. Then all I have to do is pick the best one to enter here.

10-17-2009, 06:27 PM
I bought two pumpkins too lol - never EVER done a pumpkin in my life - not a big thing here in the UK :p

10-18-2009, 02:35 AM
Damn thats a sweetass prize... I'll try but this week doesn't look good. (You'll know why at the end of the week)

10-18-2009, 01:11 PM
I have a questions. Are we allowed to retract entries and replace them with a better entry? I will be carving mine today, but I will probably do another within the next week or two, and there is the chance that I'll like my second better. And I assume no voting for ourselves :D.

10-18-2009, 01:18 PM
There's no extra points for getting in early - why not just wait until closer to the deadline (28th) and then submit the one you like best?

10-18-2009, 07:07 PM
I have no problems with a person editing their post and replacing the entry with another. You can vote for yourself, although I hope you do because you actually think your pumpkin is the best.

10-18-2009, 09:16 PM
Man you guys better bring your "A" game... I have picked out some awesome designs for this year.

10-18-2009, 09:46 PM
If I can get my design in before the deadline I'm gonna whoop some butt. Unfortunately our family pumpkin carving is set for the 29th, so we'll see.

Drum Thumper
10-18-2009, 11:28 PM
Bring it on. You're all going to come in second. I know this because I cheated--I had a helper:



He's making sure the pumpkin is of the highest standards!

10-18-2009, 11:45 PM
hahaha thats something my boy would do. mmm. pumpkin guts!!

10-23-2009, 01:01 PM
You guys better bring it... I bought a secret weapon to hack my pumpkins to bits...

10-23-2009, 07:26 PM
a chainsaw? *insert evil laugh*

10-23-2009, 09:02 PM
Its more deadly than a chain saw, and slightly less cool than thermite.

10-24-2009, 01:04 AM
I'm guessing a dremel or an attachment for a dremel. That or a sawzall. lol

10-24-2009, 01:40 AM
Sharper than both.

10-24-2009, 12:02 PM

10-24-2009, 01:36 PM
Hell, a chunk of broken glass is sharper than a scalpel.

Drum Thumper
10-24-2009, 10:13 PM
Dear Lord, he's got a flying shark with frickin laser beams!

10-24-2009, 10:20 PM
Dear Lord, he's got a flying shark with frickin laser beams!

lol me and the wife got a kick out of your young un

10-25-2009, 03:53 AM
its a plasma cutter. :)

Drum Thumper
10-26-2009, 08:18 PM
No fair using the RepRap Charles!

10-26-2009, 08:59 PM
Nah I bought a precision saw blade for my Exacto knife. Thats all. Was fun stringing you guys on though lol. I will post my entry soon.

10-26-2009, 09:31 PM
I went ahead and bought 2 pumpkins and paid for a cool stencil off of a website and get it all carved up and decided I hated it. So I went and bought another pumpkin and found a picture online and made my own stencil and this is what I got.


Drum Thumper
10-26-2009, 10:35 PM
I might do another pumpkin, if so, it will be for fun and I'll post it anyways. This turned out alright--part of the tombstone broke off though :(.


I'll get a pic of me with the pumpkin up tomorrow--I left my camera at home.

10-26-2009, 11:11 PM
nice entry dt

10-26-2009, 11:35 PM
part of the tombstone broke off though :(.

That just makes it more authentic! When I imagine a spooky graveyard, I don't picture perfectly maintained gravestones. It looks more realistic this way if you ask me.

10-27-2009, 12:32 AM
Well here is my entry for this. Kinda proud of it as this is my first time carving a pumpkin (pretty sheltered chiildhood) and especially doing it free hand.
with flash
without flash
and the pumkin family
The odd looking one on the left is a "zombie bunnie" according to my 7 year old. She is the one who carved it. The cat back elft was carved by my wife and the 2 small ones my 2 year old drew on while the wife and I carved them.

10-27-2009, 05:06 AM
Ok here is my entry. Its themed after the headless horseman in the legend of sleepy hollow cartoon I watched every Halloween as a kid.

Here is a close up

A longer exposure

A long exposure with intentional camera shake to simulate flames

I moved the pumpkin in this image during a 15 sec exposure to simulate a demon soul entering the pumpkin.

The same type of thing.

The group of pumpkins I carved.

The proof

It was a fun contest. I say we make it a yearly thing.

10-27-2009, 05:45 AM
I agree on the yearly thing. I have to say oneslowz28 all of those look awesome. good job.

10-27-2009, 07:48 AM

10-27-2009, 10:01 AM
Oneslowz28 CLEARLY photoshopped his entry. You can tell by the pixels in the bottom right corner of the screen.

10-27-2009, 10:34 AM
would you be talking about the pixels in the bottom right hand corner of the paper? hehehehe. They look pretty clear cut to me.

10-27-2009, 04:08 PM
Oneslowz28 CLEARLY photoshopped his entry. You can tell by the pixels in the bottom right corner of the screen.

You mean the part that says "Datech is gay?"

10-27-2009, 05:32 PM
Her's mine. I'm not a huge fan of just carving around the lines (not because it doesn't look good, it just is not as fun), so I made up my own design and took a bit of a different approach:


Sorry for so many pics. I have even more here:

10-28-2009, 12:42 AM
ok technochicken that is the creepiest thing I have ever seen. I love it.....

10-28-2009, 03:27 AM
Just a heads up. If you want to enter you need to get the entry in by 11:59 tonight. Good luck. There are some good entries in here.

10-28-2009, 07:39 PM
hahaha! Those are great Jack'o Lanterns! +rep

10-28-2009, 09:35 PM



I wanted to bring it in to try tot get a better pic are at least light but hte ants had already attacked you ca n see if you look close

10-28-2009, 09:40 PM
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/766/entry.th.jpg (http://img526.imageshack.us/i/entry.jpg/)

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/7356/entrysame.th.jpg (http://img203.imageshack.us/i/entrysame.jpg/)

here's mine. I hope you can see the pumpkin well enough. My camera doesn't want to take a very good pic.

10-29-2009, 04:59 AM
The entry period is officially over. To vote, look through the entries and send me a PM. A list of the members that entered can be found here (http://thebestcasescenario.com/forum/showthread.php?p=268312#post268312), but I will list them here as well for convenience.


To vote:
Send me a PM with the word "Pumpkin" in the title. Put the name of the member you think had the best pumpkin in the body. Really, just make it easy for me to understand that you are voting for a winner in this contest. I will tally the votes on Halloween and report back. Remember, in order for your vote to count you simply need to have been a member on or before the 8th of October 2009.

Good luck!