Every October, pumpkins are carved around these parts - many of them by me. Last year I carved a Stephen Colbert tribute pumpkin, and the year before that I carved the pirate fish of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I've realized, though, that in all the pumpkin carving parties I've ever attended, there has never been a pumpkin carved with the likeness of any female. This is a travesty and must be remedied! I need ideas for an easily recognizable (and carve-able) female icon for my next pumpkin. The party is this Saturday, so please submit ideas ASAP.
Just to give you an idea of what can be done with a pumpkin as an artistic medium, here are some examples from the last two years:
The Group (Florida was scary at the time, trust me):
For more examples of our work, visit Give Up.
UPDATE: What is a bigger travesty - that most pumpkins don't get carved with women's images, or that I don't notice the ones that do? My apologies to the Harriet Miers pumpkin (spooky, huh?) and to her carver, who is both a feminist and a gentleman.
UPDATE II: No way! Pink Raygun has pumpkin carving templates - and they include Pan's Labyrinth images and Uhura from Star Trek. Sweet.