The World's Biggest Pumpkin, Carved Into Zombies!

The World's Biggest Pumpkin, Carved Into Zombies!

The world's heaviest pumpkins are carved up for Halloween - into zombies!

True story: I was late for work a few weeks ago because I got stuck behind some guy hauling three giant pumpkins for display at the local fair. And it was okay, because when I finally made it to town I got to tell everyone that I saw not one, not two, but three giant pumpkins on the way in. Giant pumpkins are awesome, in other words. But they're even more awesome when they're carved up into zombies!

Pumpkin sculptor Ray Villafane turned two of the four mammoths on display at the New York Botanical Garden, including a world-record-setter, into a gorgeously creepy undead tableau for the coming All Hallows' Eve. The flesh [mmm, flesh] of Brant and Eleanor Bordsen's 1693 pound behemoth was used to create the zombies, while the 1818.5 pound monster brought in my Kelsey and Jim Bryson serves as the base.

Villafane is also an accomplished toy and sand sculptor, and the work on display at villafanestudios.com is nothing short of amazing. But life-sized zombies busting out of an 1800 pound gourd? You just don't get any cooler than that.

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That's amazing. The attention to detail is pretty insane. I wish I could see those in person, but New York is so far away. :/

Andy Chalk:

True story: I was late for work a few weeks ago because I got stuck behind some guy hauling three giant pumpkins for display at the local fair. And it was okay, because when I finally made it to town I got to tell everyone that I saw not one, not two, but three giant pumpkins on the way in!

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On topic, that looks awesome. I'm going to have to step up my game when it comes to decorations this year.

I had a similar idea for carving Pumpkins this year- though not to this scale (obviously). Now I'm almost ashamed to be compared to this masterpiece.

Oh my god. That is so cool...and creepy. *shivers*

Gah! They've made it past the Walnuts! Prepare to start the lawnmowers!

OT: Man that's one of the things that sucks about living at the dorms and having a lousy memory: I haven't even got a costume or nuthin. I didn't even think about getting ready for Halloween until me ma was driving me back to college on Sunday night. Shame he'll only be able to use 'em the once.

It's official. Zombies are everywhere in modern culture. They've even invaded our PUMPKINS!

I think we've officially reached the threshold where we need to chill out with zombie modifications/adaptations.

Kimarous:
It's official. Zombies are everywhere in modern culture. They've even invaded our PUMPKINS!

I think we've officially reached the threshold where we need to chill out with zombie modifications/adaptations.

As someone who is going to a zombie themed rock night on friday as a slightly more than disgruntled former umbrella corporation employee, I politely disagree.

That sculpture is damn near amazing. I predict it will be smashed at the heads within three days, because, y'know, aim for the head.

Ahh yes, one of the new special zombies for L4D3, I see valve has confirmed.

That's looking pretty sweet, bro! Respect to the guy who made it.

Braaaaaains...

Oh. Wait.

Puuuuuuuulp....

well thats... creative, to say the least. Though when you said he sculpted it into zombies I thought you meant he kept them in shape and size and just carved the inside as zombies. so you could walk into the pumpkin and stand with them or osmething.

If there was ever a reason to visit a bunch of plants in chilly weather, this would be it.

Wow his stuff is still awesome check out a show called Halloween Wars on the food net work he went to the finals. (I won't tell if he won.)

If you think it looks creepy now, wait till it starts to rot.

That is sooo incredible. The detail is amazing!...Then it will rot, yes.

Now we know where zombies come from. Not some weird virus or infected bats biting infected condors that eat and thus infect dead people.

Nope. Zombies come from the bowels of overgrown fall melons. Crazy Carney Catastrophe!

Some joker pulled a similar trick with the pumpkin innards on my campus: he carved the pumpkin to make it look like it was throwing up, then strewed the innards on the bottom of the pumpkin's mouth and trailed it over the edge of the rock it was placed on. The effect was pretty damn interesting.

Cool pumpkin zombies! However I think this is way scarier!

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Silence will fall when the pumpkin is carved!

Andy Chalk:
The World's Biggest Pumpkin, Carved Into Zombies!

The world's heaviest pumpkins are carved up for Halloween - into zombies!

True story: I was late for work a few weeks ago because I got stuck behind some guy hauling three giant pumpkins for display at the local fair. And it was okay, because when I finally made it to town I got to tell everyone that I saw not one, not two, but three giant pumpkins on the way in. Giant pumpkins are awesome, in other words. But they're even more awesome when they're carved up into zombies!

Pumpkin sculptor Ray Villafane turned two of the four mammoths on display at the New York Botanical Garden, including a world-record-setter, into a gorgeously creepy undead tableau for the coming All Hallows' Eve. The flesh [mmm, flesh] of Brant and Eleanor Bordsen's 1693 pound behemoth was used to create the zombies, while the 1818.5 pound monster brought in my Kelsey and Jim Bryson serves as the base.

Villafane is also an accomplished toy and sand sculptor, and the work on display at villafanestudios.com is nothing short of amazing. But life-sized zombies busting out of an 1800 pound gourd? You just don't get any cooler than that.

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That guy has got some pretty impressive talent.

TimeLord:
Cool pumpkin zombies! However I think this is way scarier!

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Silence will fall when the pumpkin is carved!

As a Doctor Who fan, awesome!

Damn, I want one :O

wow...that is so nastily cool :D

so if it bites you, do you become a zombie or a pumpkin?

orangeapples:
so if it bites you, do you become a zombie or a pumpkin?

Both?

I'm more disturbed by what kind of monster pumpkin that is than by the carving...

Great carving though, be even better when it begins to rot.

Valagetti:
Ahh yes, one of the new special zombies for L4D3, I see valve has confirmed.

No no, this is a Plants Vs. Zombies thing I'm sure.

 

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