Halloween is around the corner. In anticipation of the holiday and given the chance to carve a pumpkin for the first time, I decided to carve a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic themed pumpkin. After days of searching for MLP themed pumpkin stencils, though, I came up empty handed. I took matters into my own hands and found a simple image of Twilight Sparkle and ran with it. The finished product is above, but if you’d like to read more about the progress and see additional photos, please follow me after the jump!
Glad you made it. I used the above image for my design. Since it was too small, I used a color copier and blew it up about 200% so it filled most of a sheet of paper. Once I had my pumpkin, I had a little help taping the design to the side of the pumpkin. Once it was firmly in place, I started poking holes. Lots and lots of holes. So very many holes.
The holes follow the lines of the design. When I was done and removed the design, I had so many dots on my pumpkin that I had to take a pen and play ‘connect the dots’. You can see some of the lines below.
Basically, I cut out all of the white sections. The pale purple areas got shaved down. Originally, I intended to shave the hair down as well to a shallower depth, but I ended up really liking it being opaque. So I did a thin line around the areas that had no definition all the way around the head.
I was extremely pleased with the result. Especially considering this was the first pumpkin I’ve ever carved. Looking forward to doing more next year!
Here are a few more photos: