Well I do sincerely hope you’re all decorated and ready for tomorrow. I hope you have your costumes, your candy and treats, and scary movies ready. And I also hope you’ve carved your jack-o-lanterns too! Don’t disappoint me, people.
My jack-o-lanterns are all carved up. See?
Every year I try and do something new or unique; last year I did Oogie Boogie & a dapper pipe-smoking pumpkin man in a fedora, the year before I did a cat and Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas, and the year before I did Edgar Allan Poe. And before that I did the Bride of Frankenstein and more (sadly the photos were shit because my old camera wasn’t the best). Some of those just can’t be topped, really, so this year I decided on doing just text, or typography. They came out pretty cool, I think.
I especially like the background effect of the “trick or treat” pumpkin. How did I do it? I carved “trick or” backwards on the top of the back of the hollowed-out pumpkin- after carving “treat” on the front. Ta-da! Instant pumpkin magic. Just be careful, measure carefully. You don’t want to see the back text through the cut-outs in the front.
In case you’re also in desperate need of some last minute edible inspiration, I’m here to help. Halloween party? I got you. Just lookin’ for some treats for the kids? Gotcha. A more adult take on Halloween? Yep. That too. Take a peek:
- Spooky Ooky Monster cookies
- Spiderweb cupcakes
- Candy corn vodka
- DIY Halloween candy “specimen jars”
- Witchies in Flight cupcakes
- Monster bark
- Black velvet Dia de los Muertos cupcakes
- DIY cupcake liner witches’ hats
- Jack-O-Lantern pudding
- Blood spatter cupcakes
- All Hallow’s Eve Dark’n’Stormy cocktail
- Pumpkin cupcakes
- Brains in a jar (aka figs in brandy)
- Wicked Witch cupcakes
- … and more in the Halloween archives!
Have a (safe and) spooky night tomorrow. In the spirit of such, here’s my mother and I in the early 90’s… the original Hocus Pocus?