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Squid Bull Monster Jack-o-Lantern
My SquidBull Jack-o-Lantern
I call him SquidBull. I submitted this adorably fierce little guy to a pumpkin carving contest and won second place.
I had a lot of fun carving this pumpkin, and I'm pretty happy with the result. He'll greet my trick-or-treaters this year with his snarling teeth and friendly disposition.
My pumpkin pattern was inspired by a graphic used by the former squidoo.com website. Whoever designed this great monster did an awesome job. I love him!
I thought he looked very Halloween appropriate with the horns, and he had nice teeth that are always a jack-o-lantern classic feature.
I call him Squid-Bull.
Are You Carving a Pumpkin?
Will you be carving a pumpkin this year?
I turned my pattern greyscale (because I'm way too cheap for color ink) and then outlined my cuts with a thin sharpie so they would be super clear.
I changed my initial plan of having the oval of his mouth completely scraped away because it was clear as I was working that that would look messy. I wanted the jagged edges of his teeth to stand out more. So instead, I just scraped an outline of the oval. I also scraped an outline of the edges of his horns and tentacles where they crossed over the big circle.