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Design My Jack-O'-Lantern Contest! - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
Design My Jack-O'-Lantern Contest!
I have purchased my pumpkin for this year's Halloween Jack-O'-Lantern, but I was lost of ideas on its design. So I had this inspired idea - why not let my friends design it? I have many talented artists on my friend's lists, and even not-so-good artists can design a decent Jack-O'-Lantern (witness my previous ones, for instance). I apologize that I haven't given you much time for designing it. Rather than having Beggar's Night (AKA Trick or Treat) on Oct 31st like any sensible town would, my town (indeed, most of the county towns) has Beggar's Night another night. And for us, this year, it's Thursday. In order to have my friends' list vote on the entries, all entries will need to be in by Wednesday. And Thursday after school, I'll see who won & carve my pumpkin to the best of my ability. Disclaimer: My carving skills are not all that honed, so the resulting Jack-O'-Lantern may have only a passing resemblance to the original design! But I'll do my best to do it justice.

So, onto the contest rules:

  1. Check out the photo of my pumpkin below the LJ-cut. That will give you an idea of the shape. You can even use the photo to draw your design on (let's hear it for Paint - yay!).

  2. Create your Jack-O'-Lantern design using whatever means necessary. Like I mentioned in the previous rule, you can use the original photo if you wish, or you can draw it on paper & scan it in, or use Photoshop or whatever software program you draw with. You can even cut it out in construction paper & glue it all together, but it still needs to be scanned in so I & the voters can see it.

  3. The design MUST be a face. I think the scenic ones are cool and everything, but for me, Jack's gotta have a face.

  4. You can send me your entry a number of ways. E-mail it to me. Post it as a comment to this journal entry. Send it over IRC. Post it in your own journal. Do whatever you need to get the image to me.

  5. Wednesday morning (6:30am EDT) is the deadline for all entries. I will put them all together in a single post for that day and create a voting poll.

  6. Voting will continue until Thursday after work (4pm EDT). The most voted upon entry will be the winner. Remember to vote early & often! ;-)

  7. I shall do my darnedest from 4pm until 6pm to carve the pumpkin to resemble the winning entry. See disclaimer above.

Contest pumpkin
This is the pumpkin to be carved. Design away!

You're welcome to contribute more than one entry if you wish. If you have kids who want to do the design, that's OK too. I'm looking forward to the designs you folks will come up with!

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dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: October 23rd, 2005 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Righto then, I'll spend a couple of minutes thinking about it... I have no idea how complex a thing you can carve into a pumpkin, nor the usual faces, so I'll just do some simple ones. If you want more complex, just say :D

Yay, pumpkins are fun! I could think up a bucket more, too, if you wished :D

If you wanted, I could try to do a simple light/dark contrastey pic of Penguin Man you might be able to carve.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: October 25th, 2005 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! I love 'em! If no one else enters, I'll at least have these lovely 8 designs for people to vote on. :-)
From: capriuni Date: October 25th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

My entries:

As for making the stem an antenna, you could leave it as it is, or paint the tip with glow-in-the-paint, or wrap glittery, sproingy, pipe cleaner around it...

This was fun!
trinalin From: trinalin Date: October 26th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: My entries:

Heh - love 'em! This is going to be a difficult contest to vote for. And yours and Erin's pumpkin desins I might even be able to carve! -)
From: capriuni Date: October 26th, 2005 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Forgive me, but I thought up one more (would have posted earlier, but I was riveted to the ballgame -- didn't expect it to go that long!)

I didn't quite manage to make everything centered, but I trust you can adjust for that.
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