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30 Of The Most Awesome, Hilarious, And Absolutely Horrible Pumpkin Carvings

After visiting the pumpkin patch with your family, there’s only one real way to put that freshly picked winter squash to good use: pumpkin carving.

Halloween is the perfect time for artists to let their creativity flags fly. When they’re not creating incredible costumes, they’re putting their carving skills to the test by making some pretty epic jack-o’-lanterns. These men and women create things out of their gourds that I could only dream of.

On the other end of the spectrum, though, are the artistically challenged. Admittedly, I belong in this group. While these guys give it their all to create some kick-ass carved pumpkins, in most cases these creators probably shouldn’t be trusted with a knife.

So to celebrate this Halloween’s pumpkin carving highs and lows, here are 30 of the best and worst pumpkin carving projects on the internet.

1. So that’s what happens when your face starts drooping because of old age.

2. If this were a competition, you’d definitely get a participation trophy.

3. Twenty points for Ravenclaw!

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4. When your haunted house turns out looking more like an owl with a Christmas tree.

5. This pumpkin comes with a bit of country twang.

6. No amount of duct tape could fix this pumpkin travesty.

7. Painting your pumpkin isn’t going to cover up the fact that it’s an epic fail.

8. If it ain’t baroque, don’t fix it.

9. Hopefully E.T. is making collect calls.

10. I wonder what it was supposed to be.

11. Ziggy Stardust returned to earth in the form of this epic jack-o’-lantern.

12. She realized her carving skills weren’t up to par, so she just stopped mid cut.

13. Why waste the innards when you can use them to decorate your pumpkin.

14. Me after a night of heavy drinking.

15. He was on the right track until he forgot to give this cat eyes.

16. Not sure what’s worse — the carving job or the makeup.

17. Don’t do drugs kids.

18. This castle certainly isn’t fit for a princess.

19. They really captured his complexion to a T.

20. I could only dream of being this talented.

21. You had one job and you failed miserably.

22. I can only imagine how scary this thing looks with the lights off.

23. If at first you don’t succeed, you should probably just stop trying.

24. This jack-o’-lantern talks a bit too much.

25. Eye-opening.

26. What’s that hissing sound?

27. This pumpkin’s got his eyes on you.

28. The detail here is marvelous.

29. This carver wasn’t messing around when it came to his Gremlins-inspired design.

30. While this isn’t technically a jack-o-lantern, this dad earns some creativity points in my book.

I’d share my own jack-o’-lanterns from this year, but you’d probably all just laugh at me.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/best-and-worst-pumpkin-carvers/

Toddler’s Lion Impression Isn’t Exactly Fierce, But It Is Incredibly Cute

Kids love to dress up like and imitate their favorite animals.

Personally, I loved to act like a peppy dog. It’s an adorable phenomenon, and the videos that pop up online after Halloween each year are too cute to handle. The video below, which shows a little tyke pretending to be a lion, is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen.

Watch the cuteness that happens when the toddler’s parent tries to get their little lion to roar.

Read More: There’s Literally Nothing Better Than A Baby’s Laugh, And This Is Proof

That’s okay, little one. You’ll grow up to be a big lion!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/toddler-lion-costume/

21 Totally Killer Dating Tips From Michael Myers

Listen to Michael, ‘cause he’s been chasing after girls for quite some time now.

1. Dress to impress.

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You don’t have to be super fancy, but at least put some effort into your attire.

2. Work your look.

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Goes hand-in-hand with your outfit. You don’t need makeup and all that jazz, but at least make sure your hair is combed. Personal hygiene is sexy.

3. Arrive Early.

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No one likes waiting around for someone who shows up to a date two hours late.

4. But if you ARE going to be late, let them know.

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None of this, “Oh, sorry. Traffic.” You pick that phone up and tell them you’re running late, and that you’re really, really sorry.

5. When you do get there, know how to make a damn entrance.

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Confidence is key; people notice that. OWN IT.

6. It’s okay to be nervous.

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Dating can be super nerve-wracking.

7. Keep in mind, your date is probably nervous, too.

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Just breathe. It’s all gonna be OK.

8. Be your unique self.

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Walk to the beat of your own drum? GOOD. That’ll make you memorable to the person checking you out in the dark corner of the bar.

9. Eye contact is hella important.

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Your date deserves your undivided attention.

10. Don’t talk on your phone during a date.

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It’s the unforgivable sin.

11. Actually listen if your date opens up to you.

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And offer a helping hand if they need it.

12. Defend your date.

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If someone’s disrespecting your squeeze, stick up for them!

13. Don’t be afraid to show emotion.

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Just let it out. It’s healthy and shit.

14. Understand boundaries.

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I mean, being ~2gether 4ever~ is great and all…

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But people need their space sometimes.

15. Keep your messages clear.

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Don’t expect your date to figure out how you’re feeling. Just tell them!

16. Don’t be a wallflower.

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Doing something fun and active, such as dancing, can make for a killer memorable night.

17. Always maintain the element of surprise.

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Love should keep you on your toes, amirite?!

18. Be a freak in the sheets.

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This especially can help if you feel like your relationship’s in a rut.

19. Don’t get involved with someone who’s already taken.

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It’s a lose/lose situation. Just admire from afar, then move on.

20. Walk your date to the door.

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No gender norms here. Guy, girl, it doesn’t matter. It’s just a nice thing to do, OK?

21. Never give up.

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Your heart may get thrown out a window, stabbed with a knitting needle, or shot at, but keep persevering. One day, love’ll work in your favor.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/staceygrant/dating-tips-from-michael-myers

This Is The Perfect Two-Minute Horror Movie To Play At Your Halloween Party

One of my favorite parts of Halloween is watching as many scary movies as I can handle.

But for me, it’s way more fun when my family and friends join me for all the jump-scares and terrifying moments — even if I have to force them (or trick them) to sit through the films. That’s why I’m making it my mission to share this delightful piece of horror at every Halloween party I go to this year so I can enjoy all the collective terror.

The short film “Lights Out” won the Best Director award for the 2013 Who’s There Film Challenge, and you’ll soon see why…

Well, I’m leaving my lights on at night for the rest of eternity.

Read More: Even If This Awful Audio Is Fake, It Will Still Send Chills Down Your Spine

Have fun giving nightmares to everyone you know! I definitely will.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lights-out-short-film/

Don’t Go Trick-or-Treating at These Houses. In Fact, Don’t Even Walk By Them.

Let’s talk about Halloween Hesitation. You know the feeling: you’re out trick-or-treating and you come to a house whose porch is dark. You’re not sure if they’re participating in the free-candy fest. There’s no decorations, no bright lights, and no bowl of candy on the porch.

Best case scenario: they just don’t like to decorate, but if you knock, you will receive a bounty of delicious candy. Worst case scenario: they hate Halloween and having fun.

Guess which camp these people are a part of.

1.) Good enough for me.

2.) The use of colors really communicates the message.

3.) Run, don’t walk, away.

4.) Not worth the risk.

5.) Unnecessary, but I applaud the craftsmanship involved in installing a trap door.

6.) Jeeze, I like my face the way it is. Kinda.

7.) Time to move to another town.

8.) Live wires are always a great way to ward off unwanted solicitors.

9.) That narrows it down quite a bit.

10.) This homeowner’s just trying to be real. Gotta respect that. Also, I doubt anyone would be mad answering the door if it was a girl scout cookie delivery.

(via: twentytwowords.com)

Read more: http://viralnova.com/trick-or-treaters-beware/

These 21 Pregnancy Halloween Costumes Feel More Like A Trick Than A Treat.

Pregnancy comes with a lot of little problems: the clothes that don’t fit, the odd food that you crave odder hours and frequent bathroom breaks are just the tip of the belly bump. As any mom will tell you, bringing new life into the world is amazing and terrible all at the same time. 

Especially when it comes to holidays. With Halloween coming up, pregnancy can get in the way of finding the perfect costume. But for these ladies, it was an opportunity to get creative. Some got a bit more, um, creative than others. Take a look!

1.) Troll Doll

2.) Basketball Family

3.) Mama Bird in Nest

4.) Beer Belly

5.) Mermaid and Pearl

6.) Pin Cushion

7.) Skelo-family

8.) Zombie Baby

9.) Squirrel and Acorn

10.) Pumpkin Farmer

11.) Unicorn and Baby Unicorn

12.) Bun in the Oven

13.) Pilgrim and Turkey

14.) Bowling Pin

15.) Octopus

16.) Luck of the Irish

17.) Housewife and Milkman

18.) Clown

19.) Beach Babe and Volley Ball

20.) THE SCARIEST WITCH EVER

21.) …mermaid?

(H/T: BabyCenter.)

Hopefully some of these costume choices aren’t hereditary. Yikes.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/halloween-pregnancy/

The Day of the Dead Isn’t Just a Zombie Movie, It’s a Really Creepy Holiday.

Last week was the ever-spooky holiday of Halloween in the United States. However, in Mexico and parts of South America, there was another holiday going on that is definitely creepier than Halloween. It’s called the Day of the Dead.

Like the original Halloween, the Day of the Dead is for remembering the dead. It’s celebrated every year from October 31st to November 2nd.

Like the original Halloween, the Day of the Dead is for remembering the dead. It's celebrated every year from October 31st to November 2nd. The Telegraph

During the festivities, visits are paid with offerings to the graves of ancestors.

During the festivities, visits are paid with offerings to the graves of ancestors. Tumblr

These offerings might be the favorite foods or beverages of the deceased, or even their former possessions.

These offerings might be the favorite foods or beverages of the deceased, or even their former possessions. Imgur

Some families even build small private alters (known as “ofrendas”) to honor the dead.

Some families even build small private alters (known as "ofrendas") to honor the dead. Tumblr

Across Mexico during the Day of the Dead, displays like this are commonplace.

Across Mexico during the Day of the Dead, displays like this are commonplace. Tumblr

They manage to give a playful twist to what would otherwise be a morbid holiday.

They manage to give  a playful twist to what would otherwise be a morbid holiday. Tumblr

One of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead in Mexico is “La Calavera Catrina,” also known as “Dapper Skeleton,” or “Elegant Skull.”

One of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead in Mexico is "La Calavera Catrina," also known as "Dapper Skeleton," or "Elegant Skull." Wikipedia

La Catrina traces her origins to a satirical cartoon from the early 1900s. She since became an icon of the Day of the Dead.

La Catrina traces her origins to a satirical cartoon from the early 1900s. She since became an icon of the Day of the Dead. The Telegraph

Many women, young and old, adopt her likeness for their Day of the Dead costumes.

Many women, young and old, adopt her likeness for their Day of the Dead costumes. Tumblr

Here is a gathering of women dressed like La Catrina attempting to break a world record during the holiday for the most La Catrinas gathered in one place.

Here is a gathering of women dressed like La Catrina attempting to break a world record during the holiday for the most La Catrinas gathered in one place. The Telegraph

Of course the holiday also has plenty of other costumes and celebrations.

Of course the holiday also has plenty of other costumes and celebrations. The Telegraph

Some are fittingly ironic, like this guy who made his Day of the Dead costume out of cigarette boxes.

Some are fittingly ironic, like this guy who made his Day of the Dead costume out of cigarette boxes. Imgur

Some are decidedly creepier.

Some are decidedly creepier. The Telegraph

Others take a more traditional approach, like this person dressed as an Aztec dancer.

Others take a more traditional approach, like this person dressed as an Aztec dancer. Imgur

This girl’s dress is made completely out of recycled plastic cups, plates, and utensils.

This girl's dress is made completely out of recycled plastic cups, plates, and utensils. Imgur

The holiday was originally celebrated by the indigenous people of Mexico, prior to the arrival of the Spanish.

The holiday was originally celebrated by the indigenous people of Mexico, prior to the arrival of the Spanish. The Telegraph

During that time, the Day of the Dead was celebrated during the summer.

During that time, the Day of the Dead was celebrated during the summer. Tumblr

After the Spanish began colonizing Mexico, the holiday was moved to the fall and merged with the Christian holiday of All Saints Day.

After the Spanish began colonizing Mexico, the holiday was moved to the fall and merged with the Christian holiday of All Saints Day. Tumblr

Even though the Day of the Dead is a traditionally southern Mexican holiday, it grew in popularity in recent years throughout Mexico. Now it is in celebrated all over the country, and in different places across the world.

Even though the Day of the Dead is a traditionally southern Mexican holiday, it grew in popularity in recent years throughout Mexico. Now it is in celebrated all over the country, and in different places across the world. Tumblr

H/T: The Telegraph 

I have to be honest: the Day of the Dead looks like so much more fun than Halloween. Maybe I’ll have to check it out next year. 

Read more: http://viralnova.com/day-of-the-dead-is-creepy/

The top ten horrible Halloween costumes that aren’t Ray Rice

Nowadays if someone sees a bad Halloween costume, it’s going to end up on internet. Halloween is still a few days away and we’ve already found some really bad costume ideas on Twitter.

 10. The “Invisible Pedestrian”

When you’re a kid knocking on strangers’ doors at night asking for candy, naturally the first rule is “safety first.” This costume could not be less safe it was made out of broken glass.

9. Baby Butt

Tobacco marketing aimed at kids is just getting ridiculous.

8. Ferguson Protester

Watch out for rubber bullets.

7. Toilet

Seriously, have some self respect. Actually this one could lead to some awkward situations if fellow party goers have had too much to drink

6. “Prison Princess”

“Prison Princess” is probably also a euphemism for something we’d rather not discuss here.

5. Human Centipede

Just no. Seriously. No.

4. Ice Bucket Challenge

Why not just use a real ice bucket?

3. Hashtag

This one’s for the people who really want to dress up as a major Obama administration foreign policy initiative.

2. Sexy Ebola Containment Suits

No wonder the CDC needed to change those protocols.

1. Beyonce’s Silhouette

It looks Charles Clymer morphing into “Rodan.”

Heh.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/28/the-top-ten-horrible-halloween-costumes-that-arent-ray-rice/

Need A Halloween Costume? Try These Pun-Tastic Costume Ideas.

Right about now, most people are freaking out about what costume to wear for Halloween. Some of you already have your costumes planned out, and kudos to you. The rest of us are completely clueless. Being clever is harder than you think. If you haven’t found your costume yet, check out these costumes that are easy, hilarious, and pun-tastic.

1.) Snakes on a Plane

2.) Child Predator

3.) Peter Pan

4.) A Ceiling Fan

5.) Hawaiian Punch

6.) Radiohead

7.) Heisen-burger

8.) Disney On Ice

9.) Pot Head

10.) Dunkin Donuts

11.) Iron Man

12.) Han Solo Cup

13.) Tie Fighters

14.) Deviled Eggs

15.) Ginger Bread Man

16.) Cereal Killer

17.) Iron Chef

18.) Bat Man

19.) French Kiss

I hope these helped in your hunt for a Halloween costume. If not, I hope you drum up enough creativity to make it through the next couple of weeks.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/pun-costumes/