He bought the pattern online for $3.95 from the same guy at MasterpiecePumpkins.com that he bought the Captain Jack Sparrow Halloween 2011 Pumpkin pattern from that you can see in a scrapbook layout here. I'll be creating a scrapbook layout of this as well.
There are 3 pattern ratings: Easy, Moderate & Challenging and this pattern like last yr is rated Challenging which has to do with the shading carving that involves cutting partially thru, peeling away skin but leave pumpkin flesh.
A battery operated light is used to light up the styrofoam pumpkin.
Hubby realized he had forgot to cut the top line of hat so you can see he has made the cut now in the new photo added 10/27/12.
paper: printer paper - pattern printed on
pattern: MasterPiecePumpkins.com Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter
pumpkin: styrofoam - bought at Michael's
tools: Pumpkin Masters carving tools, push pins (to mark the pattern onto pumpkin) & dremel (electric tool)
and last but not least: time, patience & skill
Entering this into the following challenges:
Anything Goes Ch78 Make Your Own Embellishments lim5 2nd 10/16-28
Crafting for All Seasons Ch38 Spooky lim3 2nd 10/17-29
Cupcake Insp Ch183 Halloween/Witches lim3 1st 10/21-27
Decorate to Celebrate Ch36 Halloween Party Part 2 unlim 10/17-30
Delightful Sketch Ch Halloween Treats 10/17-24
Divas by Design Ch57 Something Spooky! lim2 2nd 10/17-23
DLART Thankful Thurs Anything Goes unlim 10/4-31
DLART Thankful Thurs Pumpkin 10/18-11/3
Dream Valley Ch43 Halloween lim3 3rd 10/14-26
Hooked On Craft Ch Halloween unlim 10/1-27
Just Some Lines Anything Halloween 10/20-11/1
More Than Favors Wacky Wed Ch76 Halloween 10/17-30
Moving Along With The Times Curiouser and Curiouser Alice in Wonderland theme lim3 1st Mad Hatter 10/18-24
Papercraft Star Ch117 A Halloween Pumpkin unlim 10/17-23
Paper Playtime Ch86 Welcome to Boo-ville unlim 10/15-25
Paper Take Weekly Fright Night ... Boo unlim 10/16-22
Pile It On #43 Holiday, any Holiday 10/21-27
Robyns Fetish Ch130 Halloween 10/21-27
Scrapalicious USA Halloweenie 10/17-30