Halloween is such a fun holiday. You get to dress up in silly or spooky costumes, decorate your house like it’s haunted, and give candy to trick-or-treaters.
Of course, carving pumpkins is always a fun past-time. One person took his pumpkin carving to the next level by creating an incredible “dog-o-lantern” of his adorable Pomeranian dog named Sophie.
“Doggie Doc” on BoredPanda shared his incredible talent online and people went ballistic. Here’s what he had to say.
“I started off using pre-made patterns you would find in those books by Pumpkin Masters. However, I soon grew bored with those patterns and decided I would try my hand at my own patterns. Each year I would challenge myself to do something different and more difficult.
In 2009 I carved my first ultra-detailed pumpkin, Iron Man. I posted it to a few sites and entered a few contests for fun and it really seemed to take off. Since then I have tried to do something newer, better, and more challenging every year, and here we are today!
A few tidbits about my carvings:
– I only carve REAL pumpkins. Though it is disappointing that they do not last, they offer a unique final appearance that is not matched by the synthetic foam pumpkins.
– I carve using an X-acto knife almost exclusively. It’s amazing what such a small little knife can accomplish.
– A carving may take between 8 and 20 hours of total carving time, not including pattern drawing and transfer.
– I light my pumpkins using a CFL bulb on a cord. Candles are simply not enough light.”
Continue to the next page to see his incredible carvings. Not only is the one of his Pomeranian amazing, he has so many others!