Watch This Mesmerizing Pumpkin Carving Video of the Sanderson Sisters, Wednesday Addams, and the Grady Twins
If the first step to fall is a visit to the pumpkin patch, then the second is carving something spooky in the pumpkin. While some stick to the classic jagged toothed smile or witch on a broom, James Hall, expert pumpkin carver and season six winner of Food Network’s Halloween Wars, took it a step further with these decked-out versions of everyone’s favorite Halloween porch accessory. Watch him transform these gourds into our favorite characters from The Addams Family, The Shining, and Hocus Pocus.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS PUMPKIN CARVING
Hands down the moodiest television teen we’ve yet to encounter, Wednesday embodies all things Halloween year-round with her iconic black dress and perfectly pressed collared shirt. The seemingly emotionless expression on her face lets you know she’s not here for fun and games… at least not the kind we’re used to.
THE GRADY TWINS Pumpkin Carving
From the cult classic The Shining, these girls started the trend of creepy twins. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t watch the scene through our fingers as they said their signature line “Come play with us.” The pumpkin version of this scene is no less frightful with its ghoulish glow.
THE SANDERSON SISTERS Pumpkin Carving
Say hello to the witchiest of the witches! These sisters will curse you if you look at them the wrong way, so don’t stare too hard. From the skulls lingering in the background to the brooms supporting their floating heads, this lantern looks like it came right out of the witches’ cauldron.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!