Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween's Past, But Not at My House!

That pesky demon that stole my pencil convinced my husband to stock up on Halloween sale pumpkins, the fake ones you can carve and save for later. Halloween has past, but my husband scrambled to carve the last of the blank pumpkins so they wouldn't feel left out while they sat under the stairs next to the pretty carved ones.

I promised there would be one more pumpkin post and here it is. Introducing Baphomet to the left. My husband's new favorite jack or as we affectionately named him "catphomet" because my black cat, Toshio seems to like scratching his head on this one only. The goat God is Greek and from the 11th or 12th century. Its name literally means "absorption of knowledge". Baphomet revival began in the 19th century and later with the Church of Satan and other occult groups, but was not associated originally with anything like this.
And this is Skully. Uh-heh. No alien jokes, please. *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*
And here's another tribute to the classic 50s movie monsters, my pick, Frankenstein.
And this one is billed as a demon online, but he looks like a Misfits crypt keeper to me. *shrugs* Call 'im what you want.

Thus concludes the giant gourd show for this year. Tune in next year for new editions and old friends.


claudia b said...

these are awesome!

my husband and I both love dark fiction so I'm adding you to our reading list. thanks for the kind comment about the Godzilla costume ;D

The Dolls Are Alright said...

Love these! I'm going to have to check the store for these types of pumpkins next year ~ hopefully I'll remember.

Nora B. Peevy said...

Thanks for the follow on the reading. And of course, who could resist Godzilla? Loved it!

As for the pumpkins, they have them at Michaels and Hobby Lobby, so I am sure they probably carry them at JoAnne's too. They are pricey, if you don't buy on sale or with coupon, so watch for sales. And buy the tools they sell for carving. The other pumpkin kits from the grocery will work, but the ones they sell for artificial carving are a little easier to work with for the texture. You can even get OCD and sand your edges to make them smoother, if you'd like, but what I liked the most was skipping the mess of scooping and carrying out a rotting pumpkin with juice spilling everywhere. Yuck!

However, I will still carve the traditional jacks too. Can't beat a real one for some things. My lizards love pumpkin, so they got all the insides this year in their salads. LOL

Erin O'Riordan said...

They're all very cool, but Baphomet is my favorite.

I didn't have a pumpkin this year. At the last minute, though, I did decide to make a mini-jack out of an orange. Painted, of course, rather than carved, with the candle sticking through the top.

Nora B. Peevy said...

Baphomet is my husband's and it is also the cat's favorite. :) My husband owns two Baphomet shirts he loves to wear out specifically on Sundays. LOL

BookStacksOnDeck said...

Wow, those are amazing!!! :D