10 Trumpkins that are making Halloween great again

October 16, 2017 by  
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As Halloween draws near, it’s time once again to revisit our new favorite Halloween past time – Trumpkins. People all over the country are decorating their jack-o-lanterns to look like President Donald Trump , and it’s easy to understand why. On a superficial level, Trump’s orange-hued complexion makes him a perfect model for pumpkin-based creativity. On a deeper level, for those of us who care about the environment or basic human decency, the Trump presidency is a disaster. But there’s something to be said for facing your fears through artistic expression. With over 6,000 spooky photos on Instagram, it’s clear the “Trumpkin” has become a trend. Here are a few of the Inhabitat team’s favorites from around the web. The first Trumpkin on our list, and possibly the most terrifying entry, is painted on the face of the pumpkin rather than carved. A tuft of real hair finishes off the eerie image. It was posted on Instagram by user @ktmod with the tasteful caption, “Grab ’em by the pumpkin.” #Trumpkin lol 🎃🍁Happy Hump Day!!!🕸🍂🍁 A photo posted by lucymorey3 (@lucymorey3) on Oct 26, 2016 at 9:45am PDT This Trumpkin by @lucymorey3 really encapsulates The Donald’s natural speaking style: shouting hatefully.   Last night, there was a note attached that read "our president is a pumpkin #impeach #trumpkin" My neighbors know what's up ? A post shared by Ally Nickert (@ally.likes.cats) on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:58pm PDT This Trumpkin – also shouting – captures the Cheeto-in-Chief’s essence in all its orange glory. Family pumpkin carving night… Everyone agreed Chris's #trumpkin won the prize #orangecheeto #colorofhomedepot A post shared by Christina Cain (Nunes) (@cainname) on Oct 15, 2017 at 4:34pm PDT Instagrammer cainname’s  is a hopeful expression of the future: Is this a jack-o'-lantern of a 'human' equivalent of cargo pants that zip away into shorts, a sentient orange mop, a man-sized sebaceous cyst, a Neo-fascist real estate golem, a turd, or all of the above? Asking for a friend. #trumpkin A post shared by Amela (@msamelak) on Oct 15, 2017 at 8:13pm PDT We’ll just let msamelak’s Trumpkin speak for itself: “Is this a jack-o’-lantern of a ‘human’ equivalent of cargo pants that zip away into shorts, a sentient orange mop, a man-sized sebaceous cyst, a Neo-fascist real estate golem, a turd, or all of the above? Asking for a friend.” This next Trumpkin by Instagram user @petermartindk takes a more classic approach, transforming the presidential candidate into a glowing jack-o-lantern. We dig the minimalist approach here. Spotted this on the way home tonight #trumpkin A photo posted by @bubbeemonkey on Oct 26, 2016 at 12:29pm PDT Instagram user @bubeemonkey may not be responsible for carving this smug-looking Trumpkin, but we’d like to thank them for sharing it with the world. Reddit user Shazkitten decided to take a more photorealistic approach – a surprisingly detailed portrait, considering the medium. Good effort @sainsburys. 🎃😂 #Trumpkin #Hilary #PresidentialDebate #Halloween A photo posted by Divya 🌺🔮? (@divyadancer) on Oct 26, 2016 at 10:52am PDT These Sainsbury’s pumpkins have an almost sculptural quality — they’re definitely not your average pumpkin carving. They both look a bit too happy, though, given how the election last year went. This painted masterpiece is the work of John Kettman of LaSalle, Illinois. Kettman has been painting portraits on pumpkins for about 6 years, but this autumn he took a political turn with his gourd art. In addition to his Trumpkin, he’s also created Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders pumpkins. Happy National Pumpkin Day! #nationalpumpkinday #NYCpumpkin #nychalloween #trump #clinton #trumpkin #election2016 #election2016🇺🇸 A photo posted by PaulsdaBurgerJoint (@paulsdaburgerjoint) on Oct 26, 2016 at 8:05am PDT Another pair of matching Hillary and Donald pumpkins courtesy of @PaulsdaBurgerJoint . These two look like they just stepped onto the floor of the debates. Ohio pumpkin artist Jennette Paras chooses someone in the news as her source of inspiration in a personal tradition dating back 25 years. Last Halloween, she transformed a massive, 374-pound pumpkin into a likeness of Donald Trump – an effort that took six separate blond wigs attached to the gourd. Nearby, she’s placed a sign suggesting visitors “make pumpkins great again.” #trumpkin is done. My sissy is going to dab some yellowish…crap on its head to make the hair look like his head. #acrylicpainting #smashthetrumpkin #fuckofftrump #anyonebuttrump #artsy A photo posted by Cassie Tucker (@tangledinreverie) on Oct 24, 2016 at 9:57pm PDT This Trumpkin by @tangledinreverie really captures Trump’s luxurious, windswept locks. David Jones’ Trumpkin takes a minimalist, pop-art approach that captures Trump perfectly. Unlike some of the others on this list, he’s avoided using a wig to depict Trump’s famous hair, instead repurposing the inside of the pumpkin to form some kind of squash toupee. #trump #pumpkin #fall #diy #justbecause #funny #hilarious #lol #Trumpkin #trumppumpkin #trending #potd #picoftheday #photoofday #halloween #October #autumn A photo posted by Tiffany Marz 🌟🎙🎬🕆? (@tiffany_marz) on Oct 25, 2016 at 3:03pm PDT This Trumpkin by @tiffany_marz takes an interesting new approach, with the outside of the pumpkin modified with what appears to be sculpted clay, rather than painted or carved. Imgur user Fizzgig posted a more somber approach with this contemplative Trumpkin created by their mother. Still dying from one of our winning pumpkins today! 😂😂😂😂 #haha #pumpkin #ThatHairTho #trumpkin #worklife A photo posted by Jacqui🔵YouTuber/Blogger (@jduran1313) on Oct 25, 2016 at 2:39pm PDT Another creative new approach to the art of pumpkin decorating by @jduran1313 — collaged instead of painted, this time. This superb Trumpkin is the work of master pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon . If you’d like to learn how to create your own pumpkin-based masterpiece, he walked HuffPost through his process in this fantastic tutorial . Hard days work at the lab #trumpkin #surgeonsmakegoodcarvers #drumpf thanks @twiskle for capturing the glory A photo posted by Erika WS (@erika_whartonshumthing) on Oct 25, 2016 at 12:42pm PDT This defensive Trumpkin by @erika_whartonshumthing looks like it’s had better days. If you’d like to revisit your favorite moments from last year’s debates, look no further than Valerie Miller’s Trumpkin. We can almost hear this pumpkin shouting “Wrong!” at approaching trick-or-treaters. Images via The Daily Beast (1, 2), Reddit (3), NBC News Chicago (4), NBC San Diego (5), Dangerous Minds (6), Yahoo! News (7,9), Huffington Post (8), and Instagram  (embedded)

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World’s Largest Pumpkin Gets Transformed into a Creeptastic Carnivorous Plant (PHOTOS)

October 21, 2013 by  
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Feed me, Seymour! Gourd carver extraordinaire Ray Villafane returned to the New York Botanical Garden this year to transform the world’s largest pumpkin into a scene right from Little Shop of Horrors . Our editor-in-chief Jill Fehrenbacher and reporter Lori Zimmer were on the scene snapping photos of the terrifying masterpiece from start to finish. Click here to get your own peek! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carnivorous plant pumpkin , eco design , green design , new york botanical garden , nybg , pumpkin carving , ray villaface pumpkin carving , ray villafane , sustainable design , world’s largest pumpkin        

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Boy Scout Leaders Destroy 200 Million Year-Old Rock Formation in Utah State Park

October 21, 2013 by  
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In the running for today’s “humans are the dumbest species” award are three Boy Scout leaders from Utah . During a recent church camping trip in Goblin Valley State Park, a place known for unique red rock formations known as “goblins,” the men took it upon themselves to topple a stone formation that was nearly 200 million years old. As if that decision wasn’t questionable enough, they also videotaped the act and then posted it on Facebook. By publicizing their destructive behavior, the men may have opened themselves to felony charges. Read the rest of Boy Scout Leaders Destroy 200 Million Year-Old Rock Formation in Utah State Park Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient rock formations , boy scout leaders , boy scout leaders destroy ancient rock formation in Utah , boy scout leaders topple Utah goblin , boy scouts , conservation , environmental destruction , felony charges , goblin valley state park , rock formations , Utah        

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Britain Breaks Ground On First New Nuclear Power Plant Since Fukushima Disaster

October 21, 2013 by  
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The Fukushima nuclear power plant remains a toxic disaster more than two years after an earthquake and tsunami struck coastal Japan. While damages to local residents and the environment are still being discovered, the 2011 catastrophe did compel the rest of the world to take a long, hard look at the true risks of nuclear power and many countries announced they would begin to phase out their nuclear programs in favor of renewable alternatives. That lesson seems to have been lost on British leadership, however. This morning, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his government has signed an agreement with French-owned EDF to build the first new British nuclear power station in 20 years. According to the Guardian , Cameron hailed the agreement as “a very big day for Britain” that “would kickstart a new generation of nuclear power in the UK.” Read the rest of Britain Breaks Ground On First New Nuclear Power Plant Since Fukushima Disaster Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: britain , britain’s new nuclear power plant , first nuclear plant since Fukushima , Fukushima , nuclear , nuclear disaster , nuclear power , nuclear power plant , renewable energy , safety , UK        

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5 Awesome, No-Carve Ideas for Your Halloween Jack O’ Lantern!

October 12, 2013 by  
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The Halloween season is here, and you’ve probably already seen pumpkins and gourds popping up everywhere. Carving a jack o’ lantern is tradition in many families, but not everyone has the time (or talent) to carve a great design. If you’re a little artistically challenged, prefer something more sophisticated, or simply have young children that aren’t ready for the carving knife, these awesome, no-carve ideas the simple solution. We’ve rounded up five painted designs that will give you unique, fall-themed pumpkins without lifting a single blade. Which one will you choose? READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chevron , halloween , halloween decorations , home decorating , jack o lanterns , pumpkin carving , pumpkins        

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Pumpkin Master Ray Villafane Carves Blue Squash Into Gruesome Faces

October 2, 2013 by  
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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Elevate Pumpkin Carving to an Art Form in NYC

October 7, 2012 by  
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Brooklyn-based illustrators Marc Evan and Chris Soria have some serious skills when it comes to carving Jack-o’-lanterns. The artists have formed a creative team known as Maniac Pumpkin Carvers and take up the task of engraving masterful jack-o-lanterns every October. Using pumpkins as their canvas, Evans and Soria recreate classic horror movie posters, classic paintings, and commissioned pieces that are displayed in storefronts and advertisements. Click through to see the complete photo gallery . READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brooklyn , chris soria , halloween , jack o lantern , maniac pumpkin carvers , marc evans , NYC , pumpkins , starry pumpkin

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