Check out what you can do with the world's largest pumpkin:
This is no fake pumpkin. It's a bonafide 1,818.5 pound winter squash that carving master Ray Villafane recently had his wicked way with in celebration of this year's Halloween. He performed a live carving show in New York's Botanical Gardens. Rather than carving out the standard scary Halloween face, he took pumpkin carving to another level and created a a gang of zombies and ghouls bursting out of the orange shell as if from the dead.
This guy has got talent. At first glance I actually thought the zombies were actually real people painted orange posing in the pumpkin!? The intricate details are eerily realistic.
The whole sculpture reportedly only took him a few hours, witnessed by a huge crowd of onlookers. And no pieces of pumpkin were spared. The stringy insides of the pumpkin were appropriately used as “guts” draped in the hand of the zombie. He also worked on two slightly smaller sister pumpkins to create a whole installation.
The pumpkin is in fact the record holder for largest pumpkin in the world and was lovingly brought to fruition by Jim and Kelsey Bryson from Ormstown, Quebec (how on earth did they ever get the thing to New York?).
I can't imagine Villafane ever wants to see or eat another pumpkin ever again after this experience...
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