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Like most Halloween-loving people, Scott Cummins carves pumpkins every year for the October holiday. Unlike most people, his pumpkins really are carved. In other words, they resemble sculpture more than most because he utilizes the depth of the pumpkin as much as actually perforating completely through the skin. His pumpkins are almost more impressive when not lit from within.
Whether it's a likeness of "The Dude" from the Big Lebowski, A Star Wars Storm Trooper, or the shark from JAWS, his unbelievable pumpkins and are created without stencils, no 'funkins' and no tricks.
Using 'every tool imaginable', Scott says his pumpkins take between 1 and 2 hours. Given the detail and the uncanny resemblance to his subjects, its' hard to believe they don't take longer.
Here are some of his 2009 pumpkins:
The "Dude", Jeff Bridges from the Big Lebowski:
Greedo from Star Wars:
Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator:
And here's a few of my favorites of his from years past...
Wallce and Grommit:
Rabbit from Donnie Darko:
Scott doing some live carving in Boulder, Co:
and in Topsfield:
Carver extraordinaire Scott Cummins:
learn more and see more at his site:
Want to see nerdy, geeky and tech pumpkins?
then check these out from last year.