halloween

pumpkin carving timelapse

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)

Cowabunga Pumpkin Dude!

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(via Reddit)

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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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The kids may get free candy, but adults can get some free eats on Halloween, too. If you show up at Arby’s on Halloween, then you can get free bacon added to any order, even a milkshake. The only catch is that you must say “Trick or Meat” when you order.

Show up at Krispy Kreme in costume for a free donut or get $3 burritos, salads, or tacos when you arrive in costume at Chipotle after 5pm on Halloween. Baja fresh is also offering deals to kids who show up in costume when their parents place an order.

(via Consumerist / Ghostbusters donuts via Krispy Kreme)

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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franken frappuccino

Starbucks has an officially sanctioned “secret” drink for Halloween: a Franken Frappuccino! “Secret” being kind of a misnomer since it’s officially sanctioned and there’s signage. So not really secret at all.

The frosty beverage is only available through October 31st, and according to Starbucks Melody, this is how it’s made:

Start with a green tea Frappuccino
Add java chips
Add 3 pumps of white mocha sauce
Add 3 pumps of peppermint syrup (and substitute that for the classic syrup – there’s no classic syrup in the Franken Frappuccino.)
Top with whipped cream and mocha drizzle.

Don’t be surprised if the cashier and barista can’t stop themselves from cringing if you order one.

(via Eater, photo by Jade Evans)

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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Every Halloween I attempt to carve a simple, smiley-faced pumpkin, and you know what happens? It never turns out how I want it to look. The smile’s totally off every time–it looks like the pumpkin took a hockey puck to the face. But this year is going to be different. Halloweencostumes.com has a bunch of free pumpkin printable stencils that you can use when you’re carving your pumpkin including the Captain America logo, the House Stark sigil, the Ghostbuster logo and more. The best one is the Luigi death stare though. So go on and start carving some nerdy pumpkins!

(via The Mary Sue)

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This cake created by Black Cherry Cake Company turns Murray the Mummy from Hotel Transylvania into a tasty treat. It looks just like the animated character and it even comes with its own special effects since his eyes light up and glow an eerie green.

See more pictures after the break.

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