Sheepvechkin! (Illustration by Rachel Cohen)
Today is Halloween, which for me means less than one month until my birthday! Yay! Oh wait — I mean, dressing up, eating candy, and looking like a tool. To celebrate the holiday right, we figured we’d do a Halloween-themed post.
I’ll be honest: when I heard Chris Gordon‘s demand to solicit Caps-themed jack-o-lanterns, I thought we’d get maybe four images and this post would be a total disaster. Three days and 50 emails later, holy lord did you guys come through in a BIG way. (I guess that’s why he contributes to the New York Times, and I don’t.)
We’ve got Caps logos, we’ve got Ovi heads, and we’ve got 10 million Weagle-carved pumpkins. Follow me past the jump to check out the gallery.
Oh yeah. Homeowners, please remember: the more Mr. Big bars you give out to the kids tonight, the more goals Ovechkin will score on Tuesday. So don’t be stingy. And kids, show no restraint in eating your candy when you get home. Sugar is good for you, no matter what your parents say. Eat it all in one night. Dive into those Kit-Kats and Milky Ways like Alex Ovechkin dives into the boards after scoaring. Type II diabetes be damned.
The Creatively Carved Pumpkins
Justine K.’s Mike Green Painted and Carved Pumpkin
Katie W.’s Caps Pumpkins
Katie’s explanation of her submission cracked me up: “Go Caps!! … and Freddie Mercury. Freddie loves the Caps too.” Sure. Why not?
Chris Gardner’s RMNB-inspired Pumpkins
That last design is by @nazarcruce. Awesome!
Caps Painted Pumpkins by Josie G. (@jgoggs23)
Here’s Josie’s explanation on why she didn’t actually carve anything. “I only had a chance to paint… I KNOW it is nothing like that really cool RMNBesque jack o lantern of Ovi’s face, but I tried!” It’s like the hard hat the Caps give out after every game. Totally works!
Libby D.’s Caps-Carved Pumpkins Featuring a Special Guest
Creative and awesome because… Look at the cat! Also she totally sucked up in her email: “First off, let me just say that you are hands-down my favorite Caps blog. That’s not just ego-stroking so you’ll view my pumpkins more favorably (okay fine, maybe 80/20), I really enjoy reading your stuff – always so entertaining! The picture even includes a seasonally-appropriate orange kitty.” Thanks, Libby.
Chris C.’s Stanley Cup Pumpkin
To everyone in Chris’s neighborhood, please make sure to stay at least an arm’s length away from this thing!
Joey W. Gives Us Caveman Backstrom
The Ovechkin-Inspired Pumpkins
Linnea W.’s Angry Ovi Face
I literally almost fell out of my chair when I first saw this. Incredible work, Linnea!
Daniel C.’s beautiful Ovi Head
So good, I thought this was photoshopped at first.
Alli K.’s Tribute to our Website Header
In my heart of hearts, this is the grand-prize winner if we were to call this a contest. Which we’re totally not. But man, look at that detail. Thanks, Alli!
Jenna M.’s Half-Cut off Ovi Head
so sick hahaha))))
Justine K.’s Great 8 Pumpkin
The Caps Logo Pumpkins
Via Julie R. (@H8Crosby)
Via Morgan C.
Via Jamie N.
Via Cecilia V.
Via LuAyne B.
Via an Anonymous reader
Weagles, Weagles, and MORE Weagles
Behold! Neil Greenberg‘s first ever carved pumpkin.
We also assume Nicci U. had the primary assist here. Great job, guys.
Via Vivian F.
We loved the note she sent us: “Hey guys! Love the blog. I’m a student at McGill University – smack dab in the middle of Habs (ew) territory. Carved this one and set it right outside of my residence for all of Montreal to see. Let’s go Caps!” Awesome.
Via Wendi O.
Via Monte F.
Via Jackie Q.
Jackie tells us that she carved this with her girls. Great jorb.
Via Elana L.
Via Amsi H.
Amsi told us in her email, “I’m not too happy with it, but it’s my first pumpkin carving ever.” This is way better than anything I’ve carved in ten-plus years of trying. And I’m technically an artist. Great job!
Via Chad S.
Via Rebecca S.
Via Cecilia V.
Via Joshua G.
The Capitol dome’s a nice touch!
Via Laura S.
Haha. It looks like the pumpkin has newspaper shoes! I’m immature. Thanks, Laura. Ignore me.
Via Emily J.
Via Michelle P.
Via Allison C.
Via Scott M.
Via Scott W.
Via Brad P. (@StopTheHats)
Via Brendon D.
Via an Anonymous reader
And we can’t forget Hershey. Here’s SHOE‘s own Brian Mills and his Bears-0-lantern.
Which ones did you like the best? Let us know in the comments, and thanks to everyone who shared your pumpkins.