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Halloween is my time by straywind Halloween is my time by straywind
I'm so in love with this photo! It was taken by Stillvisions at a Halloween photoshoot on Sunday night. It's been my dream for the last couple of years since I watched Trick 'r Treat to Cosplay Sam and do a shoot in which I'm surrounded by jack-o-lanterns. Last year when I debuted my Sam costume my costume was too rushed and there wasn't time for a shoot so this year I was pumped for a Halloween party. Stillvisions let me co-host the party at his house and a crew of about 15 people took 7 hours to gut and carve 32 pumpkins for this shoot. Some pumpkins were scary and others were comical and meme based. We went to town with it and had a blast!

My Sam costume was made from a one-piece animal mascot pattern. I attached running shoes to the bottom of the one-piece for traction. The mask that I made last year looked really bad because I over thought it. This year I made a structure from paper mache and a blow-up beach ball. The shape was perfect for Sam! My mother helped me shape the head and attach the button and stitch details so I got proper spacing on the burlap. It's not 100% accurate, but I had a lot of fun with the design. :3 My mother also made me my nifty burlap sack.

I wore this on Halloween and just hung out in the yard surrounded by jack-o-lanterns. I apparently scared quite a few kids. XD A lot of people thought I was either an alien or a scarecrow. I guess Trick 'r Treat is a little too mature for the kiddies. lol

Thanks to all my friends that came out on Sunday night to help carve pumpkins! Without them the shoot wouldn't be possible and thanks to Stillvisions for the photos!

The top of my lollipop was made by 1234models on eBay

I'm such a Halloween nut. I'm sad that it's over for another year. :(

Edit (October 12th, 2012) : This photo was a dream come true and I'm so thrilled that it's received such a positive reaction on deviantART, Tumblr and through various other blogs and sites. I very much appreciate the Daily Deviation! It's an honour! I'm such a big fan of Halloween that the comments really mean a lot to me. Thanks so much everyone! I owe everyone that helped out with the shoot another round of thank yous and please check out Stillvisions other photography work. He is especially talented at shooting horror themed photos. I doubt Halloween this year will top the awesome experience that I had last year, but I'm glad that it's almost my time again. (^^)

Photo credit - Stillvisions
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Given 2012-10-12
Halloween is my time by ~straywind ( Suggested by Kaz-D and Featured by pullingcandy )
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Esutarossa Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
superbly
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LordManda3 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Aww, looks cute!
Must be hard to walk around with that thing on your head x)
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
Thanks! It really was quite hard to see through the mask. I always have a friend with me when I wear Sam to make sure I don't walk into anything. It's a costume requirement. XD
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duster77 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
this sam character is my avitar in all my social media. so cool n coot n creepy n awsum
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017
Great! He's such a creepy character. A perfect mascot for Halloween! :3
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:iconle0patra:
LE0PATRA Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017
You've had this up for a while and this is late, but awesome! I love Halloween. :pumpkin:
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
Thank you! Every fall new people discover this photo and it always makes me smile to know fellow Halloween fans get a kick out the photos from this shoot. (^_^)
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DragonmanCrick Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
Truly magnificent! This picture perfectly captures the Halloween spirit. Well done!
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017
Thanks for the compliment! It means a lot since Halloween is one of my favourite things. (^_^)
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:icondragonmancrick:
You're welcome. Halloween is also one of my favorite holidays.
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:iconvoodoohorde:
VoodooHorde Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Halloween is my JAM.  I love this. SO gorgeous
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
Thank you very much! Halloween is the best! :3
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:iconvoodoohorde:
VoodooHorde Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it IS. I'm in charge of the decorations/effects/costumes this year and i cannot effing WAIT. *Howls at the moon and runs off*
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:iconleenyx:
LeeNyx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this and squealed so hard I made my family come running to see what was wrong, lol. I love Trick r' Treat!
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
lol Thanks for the message and I'm flattered that this photo could inspire that reaction! Years later I still look back on photos from this shoot and it gets me excited for Halloween. Trick 'r Treat is such an awesome movie!
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Kathechareun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Professional Photographer
I love this movie
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
It is a fun movie to watch especially now that Halloween is approaching. :3
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AbelMcBane Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
oh my god. This cosplay is amazing!!! i love Sam, I would have him as a son! ;A;.... Can i adopt you?? xD
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Thank you so much! I'm not sure if Sam would make for the best sort of son. XD I suppose if you have lots of pumpkins and candy, it's pretty safe. Just follow the rules of Halloween and he's sure to be a great family member. (^^)
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EveofAbyss Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beeyootiful! Thanks for helping me get in the Halloween spirit!
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straywind Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
That makes me really happy to hear! I love sharing my love for the holiday with other people. :3 Happy Halloween!
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:iconpeppermix14:
peppermix14 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Writer
can anyone say "MOVIE NIGHT ON HALLOWEEN!?"
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Awesome! Trick 'r Treat is an instant Halloween classic. I definitely try to watch it at least once every fall. I can't wait for Trick 'r Treat 2!
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FamilyGuy1428 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
AMAZING
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Thank you for the compliment!
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:iconohmyvee:
ohmyvee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! 
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Thank you for the compliment! :3
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AB5TR4KT Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist
<3 i love this!
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thanks! Happy Halloween!
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:iconrocker234:
Rocker234 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
"I guess Trick 'r Treat is a little too mature for the kiddies." Yes. Yes it is.........But it's AWESOME!!!!Chainsaw 
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thanks! It's such an awesome movie so I'm really happy that I was able to Cosplay as Sam. (^^)
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iStealUrCandy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i likey!! :D
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Thank you! :3 Happy Halloween!
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iStealUrCandy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
o3o no problemo! <3
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StrangeChildren100 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Artist
Although I love your picture, this is MY holiday and I don't like shairing * Smirks*  hehe JK :)
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
LOL Thanks for the comment. :3 I hope you have a nice Halloween! (^_^)
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Alice-Ivory Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
these are so cute!!! I love them
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Thank you! This was a really fun shoot to do! :3
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:iconkotphoenix:
kotPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Fine!
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AmmieChan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If I didn't know any better I would say it was a still from the movie! Can't wait to get photo's with you next Halloween!
You can really tell the amount of TLC that went into this costume. It's pretty obvious you are a big Trick R Treat fan, and Halloween too :)
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straywind Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
You're so sweet Amber! I'm so stoked for doing a shoot with you next year! Now it's making me so eager for next fall! You're going to be such a great Laurie! :D I hope a sequel to Trick 'r Treat comes out. I want to see more of Sam!
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donotblink87 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
this is great. the color and lights is amazing. :)
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straywind Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Thanks so much! I love the atmosphere that the photographer was able to capture!
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The October, 2012 Cosplay Daily Deviation Round-Up has been released, and you can find your spectacular work here!:la:
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straywind Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Wow! Those are some phenomenal photos! It's an honour to be included with those wonderful photos and costumes! (^^)
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DarkZoneRomana Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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Denneris Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Featured here [link] :pumpkin:
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straywind Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Thank you so much for the feature! Happy Halloween!
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