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GoPro recently took a closer look at pumpkin art by putting the spotlight on Marc Evan from Maniac Pumpkin Carvers. He created a beautiful carving based on the art of Tara McPherson, and a timelapse video shows the incredible amount of work that goes into making a pumpkin look this awesome.

Watch the video after the break.

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I award ten points for enthusiasm, but only two points for execution. But, hey, I’d still eat ‘em.

(via Food Beast)

day of the dead pancakes

Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1st, and if you haven’t made sugar skulls yet, consider creating them from pancakes. That’s what pancake wizard Nathan Shields did, and the results are intricate and beautiful. The trick? Put your pancake batter in a squeeze bottle. And be very, very patient.

See how these artful pancakes were made in the video after the break.

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Cowabunga Pumpkin Dude!

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halloween r2-d2

I’ve seen some impressive pumpkin carvings and builds in my day, but Greg Aronowitz’s R2-D2 pumpkin just knocked me off my feet. Not only did he carve a pumpkin to look like the lovable droid and decorate it with candy, he built legs and rigged the pumpkin so that it has a spinning head and moves by remote control. Wow.

See this Halloween astromech come together and move in the video after the break.

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Breaking Bad fans will be happy to hear that a new Breaking Bad-themed cookbook called “Baking Bad” is set to be released on November 6. Plus, you can cook these recipes without worrying about prison or a violent death.

Food writer Walter Wheat (yeah) has compiled a whole list of recipes that pay homage to the ever-so-popular series. Some of the stand outs include Jesse’s Jell-O Acid Tub, Walt’s Birthday Platter and White’s Tighty Whitey Bites. I thinking any of these sweet treats would be great for a Breaking Bad marathon. Who’s with me?

Check out some more pics after the break…

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Pumpkin - Walking Dead

My pumpkin carving and decorating skills are barely past the beginner’s stage so I’m always floored when I see others create masterpieces. Twitter user @Devil_Doll1101 shared some pictures of the beautiful pumpkins her husband carved for Halloween this year, including The Walking Dead version pictured above and the Frozen design pictured after the break. He did an incredible job designing, carving, and painting Elsa. I’d never let that pumpkin go.

Check out more pics after the break (including a Minecraft version).

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Meat Freddy Krueger

Ready to see a different kind of Nightmare on Elm Street? Then watch Mandatory’s “Fast Food Formations” and observe them turn meat like chorizo, beef jerky, pig skin, and more into a disgusting version of Freddy Krueger. I’m both scared and thoroughly grossed out.

Watch this edible version of Freddy come to life in the video after the break.

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Bloody Witch Fingers

Are you still looking for scary but delicious treats to whip up for Halloween? You can’t get much weirder than bloody witch fingers! These sweet and gross snacks by Niki Achitoff-Gray at Serious Eats are actually shortbread with raspberry jam and almonds. You can transform the cookies from lovely snacks to creepy body parts with just a little sculpting using your hands and a knife.

Get the full recipe at Serious Eats.

Photo by Vicky Wasik.

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If you’re planning a marathon video game session, you’re going to need some extra energy. If I were you, I’d make some BulbaSmores.

These s’mores, which are shaped like Bulbasaur, feature two green tea cookies with plenty of chocolate and melty marshmallow sandwiched in-between.

If you’d like to learn how to make these, head on over to The Nerdist.