As a new twist, we are posting pictures of the pumpkins here and allowing the world to vote for their favorite. Take a look, pick your favorite, and vote for your favorite by posting in the comments below. Voting will close at midnight October 31. Each of us will give you a description of our pumpkin and why you should vote for us in 100 words or less. I won’t tell you which is mine to avoid any bias.
Update 10/23/07: We have a few late entrants from the family back in Louisiana. No descriptions or names were provided, so the pumpkins will have to speak for themselves.
Entry #1: H. R. Puffinstuff
Yeah, that’s right I’ve got a muffin top. I’m just husky and about to have a growthspurt. If you squint your eyes, I resemble a certain person from Ghost Busters. Please vote for me and I need the prize money for FIG.
Entry #2: B. D. Eyes
You might recognize me from a scene in “The Sorcerer’s Stone” or perhaps my cameo in “Hocus Pocus”. I have a classically carved face with wonderfully shaped eyebrows. How can you help but fall in love with my charming smile and cunningly sharp teeth! Hollywood was good, but getting your vote will be better! Vote for me!
Entry #3: Cyclops
CYcloPs!! VOTE FOR STEVEN COLBERT!!!!! CYCloPs!!!!
Entry #4: Scary Mamma Jamma
My pumpkin is pretty awesome without a description and is obviously the best one, so vote for me.
Entry #5: Double Trouble
The inspiration for this carving was our twins who are due any day now. The main face represents the mother and the two smaller faces are our little boy and little girl. I wanted the faces of the kids to look a bit more mischievious, but it is kind of difficult to get that detail on such a small cut. Vote for me!
Entry #6: Jack
Star of his own Halloween classic movie, Nightmare Before Christmas.
Entry #7: LSU Eyes
We have another evil genius in the family, trying to pander to the audience. GEAUX TIGERS!
Entry #8: Puss-in-Boots
Who can resist those pleading eyes? Who wants to?
Editor’s note: Cool, yes. But I smell a stencil!
Entry #9: Stitch
An original design, a good example of cosmetic surgery gone bad.
Vote for your favorite now!