When Halloween creeps around, carved pumpkins really make it feel like the holiday. To get you in the mood for spook, here's a closeup view of our favorite submissions to the first-ever Carve a geeky pumpkin for Crave contest.
We start with our winner, Paul Frasco, who carved this extraordinary "Super Mariokin" pumpkin inspired by the art of Olly Moss. Frasco, who lives in New York City, says: "Look closely at Peach's crown, or is that Bowser's mouth?" The unique illusion combines the two key characters from the iconic video game series, and the Japanese text below says "Super Mario."
Paul's superb attention to detail in this gourd representation of good versus evil simply blew us away, as did a number of other submissions. Thanks to everyone who shared their designs!
October 30, 2012 10:59 AM PDT
Photo by: Paul Frasco
| Caption by: Christopher MacManus
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