With the U.S. presidential election just days away, many families of all political stripes have been channelling their creativity (anxiety?) into carving alarmingly lifelike Donald Trump pumpkins, a.k.a. Trumpkins.
The Halloween gourd makes an excellent blank canvas for a presidential portrait. Families have had fun scraping out the innards of their gourd to create bushy yellow eyebrows and a combover. In the video above, you can see how one Trumpkin even got its own tubby gourd bod ― painted navy like his signature suit jacket ― and a little red tie.
The MAGA cap makes an appearance too, only with slogans like “Make Halloween Great Again” and TBH, these creative renderings of the U.S. president definitely bring a little fun back into what’s shaping up to be an especially scary Halloween, with COVID-19 numbers on the rise again .
Here are a few more of our favourite Trumpkins this year:
This one below, from @adschac86, got its own generous head of hair. FAKE HAIR!
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And this made-in-Ireland Trumpkin has a buddy: a Boris Johnsonkin (so that doesn’t have the same ring to it, but the U.S. president’s British mate is equally well rendered as a jack-o-lantern).
Happy Samhain to everyone. Here is what I created today! Hope it scares you 🎃🎃🎃 #halloween #samhain #pumpkin #pumpkincarving #thedonald #trump #boris #borisjohnson #brexitfail #scarytimes #madskillz #carving #trumpkin #bodkin
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This amateur gourd carver went so far as to make a home video, with her interpretation of the reality...