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Great Yarmouth Pumpkinanza

Halloween is great. Fancy dress becomes an acceptable attire for all of us and not just confined to University students and it’s the only time of year chocolate and sweets are actually allowed in the house. Does it really surprise you that I am a fan?!

When I was asked to photograph a pumpkin carving competition (or ‘Pumpkinanza’) for Great Yarmouth Tourist Authorities’ spooky fireworks evening I didn’t quite know what to expect. After all, how many scary faces can you make? But in a world of amazingly creative people and so many fantastic ideas all over the internet and Pinterest I was pleasantly surprised!

Quite frankly the moment I spotted a Frozen pumpkin I was sold..

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Elsa and Olaf look great in vegetable form!

Other characters you’ll recognise include Mike Wasowski from Monsters Inc:

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E.T and a Minecraft creeper:

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Don’t forget Kermit the frog!

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Spooky pumpkins still featured highly! I loved these designs:

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Though my personal favourite has to be this very finely dressed pumpkin:

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Entertainment came from Joanna Power and the Abba Babes which made for a really lovely, family evening. Next Halloween I am going to be far more ambitious with my pumpkin carving…!

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