Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Countdown Day 13: Classic Monster Jack O' Lantern patterns

Thanks to my friend Erick Bognar of the superlative Wonderful Wonderblog, I'm sharing a jack o' lantern pattern set from 2003. If you see it for sale anywhere, snap it up. It has some great patterns--that is, 4 out of the 6 are great. Not a bad ratio.

However, the Mummy looks merely like a grumpy old man with some head bandages (he had an accident, maybe?), and The Bride of Frankenstein looks less like a made-up Elsa Lancaster from the 1935 film than a young socialite with an oh-so-retro streaked beehive. The Dracula doesn't look like Bela Lugosi, sadly, but it's a decent vampire design.

The pumpkin patterns remind me that my favorite Halloween game is "Jack O' Lantern." That's where you sit in the window and get lit. Later, you lie in the driveway, smashed.

No affiliation with Universal Studios or Pumpkin Masters is expressed or implied; all images belong to their respective trademark and copyright owners. Presented here for review purposes only.


Ubermilf said...

Not to be political here, but the mummy looks like John McCain.

Also, am I mistaken or does Bela Lugosi's family take firm control over his Dracula image? I seem to remember reading that somewhere. Maybe that has something to do with it? If I altered it to be more "Lugosi-like," do you think they'd drive past my house and sue me?

Erick said...

I love those monster patterns!

I seem to recall these being posted on a blog before.

Oh, here it is -- Monster Pumpkins.


If anyone attempts to carve these, I'd love to see some photos.

Max the drunken severed head said...


I had the images stored in my computer and had no recollection where I'd found them--I thought I'd gotten them from the old Yahoo version of the UNIVERSAL MONSTER ARMY site.

Sorry, Erick! Thank god I stole from a friend--you're likely to not to stay mad!

I have changed the post to give you credit.

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

Awesome...must carve the Frankenstein one!!! Thanks for sharing :)


Max the drunken severed head said...

Thank you, Frog Queen--and Erick, and Ubermilf--for leaving comments. It makes this blogging marathon more enjoyable for me and all the TDSH readers.


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