Hands down, this takes top prize in the pumpkin-carving category this year. Check out this Predator pumpkin and pretend that it isn’t completely insane. The level of detail, texturing, and artistry on this thing is incredible. But don’t take my word for it, look for yourself.
Here is the finished product. It looks like it is molded out of plastic, or modeled out of some sort of synthetic compound, but no, this is the result of someone with crazy pumpkin-carving skills, a nerdy disposition, and an excess of time on their hands…aka the folks at Villafane Studios.
Here are some close-up shots of the pumpkin in the process of becoming the spookiest gourd you’ll see all year. There are shots that give you an idea of how they crafted the mouth, jaws, dreadlocks, and other applications.
But this isn’t all piecemeal and visual trickery. Just look at the intricacy of the detail around the eyes, and the surface consistency of the skin. You can imagine that what it feels like to touch, like by running your fingers over it you would know what Predator skin feels like.
This looks like a piece of special effects wizardry, like something they would have used in one of the films (though hopefully not the Alien Vs. Predator movies, those were dreadful garbage).
Granted, I don’t think yellow would be the optimal color for a Predator, especially since they’re hunters and spend a fair amount of time in a heavily wooded environment. Then again, they all have cloaking devices, so it doesn’t matter a lick what color they actually are since you can’t see them anyway.