Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season, and thus, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I shamefully admit that I went trick or treating up until my senior year of high school. Halloween is one of the reasons I can't wait to have kids (well, I can, but this will be a perk) since I will be stealing their candy. They can try to hide it if they want, but my brother and I invented all the good hiding places for candy given that it was either hide it, or let it be consumed by DaddyGrandeur. Not that I blame him at all for trying. We ended up sharing with him anyway. I mean, he does this nice "can I please have some candy?" thing, or something. At any rate, it was good enough to make two sugar-crazed children actually want to share. That's okay though. He's "good dad" so he's earned it.
One of the best parts of Halloween is carving pumpkins. This is actually one of the few activities I miss doing with my biological dad, back when I thought the world of him (my grown-up self knows better now). I carved Vincent Price (above) while I was in college, and gave it to my grandparents the same day since I was worried about attracting fruit flies in my dorm.
Last year I was caught up in the Batman frenzy, mostly because that was by far the best Batman movie yet, and also because Heath Ledger's performance was...incredible. To honor the movie, and my nerdiness, I carved Batman and Joker pumpkins. The Joker one was actually a little disappointing. It seemed awesome in theory, but the pattern (not my own) wasn't the greatest. So this year I'm going to try for actual portraits, but I'm not sure yet what they'll be. Sadly, there weren't any movies this summer that inspire such art, so I might have to reexamine some of my old favorites. I will certainly post pictures when they're done.