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Title: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest! (2012)
Post by: supershigi on October 24, 2012, 03:41:00 PM
The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
(http://www.supershigi.com/forums/Themes/ActualismRC4/images/pumpkinleeble.png)

Attention all Leebles!  Seeing as how it's that time of year again, we thought a special Halloween event was in order ^_^ Here's how it works!

What: A 2-part contest! The first part is a decorating contest (you get to decorate a pumpkin based on one or both of the images below).  Once we receive all of the submissions, we'll hide them (as well as few other pumpkins) around the forum!  There will be two winners: the winner of the decorating contest, and the person who finds the most pumpkins. 

Choose between (http://www.supershigi.com/forums/Themes/ActualismRC4/images/pumpkinleeble.png) or... (http://shigi.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/pumpkin.jpg) (or decorate both if you're feeling extra festive)

When: You'll have until October 27th 29th at 11:59pm PST to submit your pumpkin.  Please PM it to Astragoth and small.  Once the pumpkins are hidden, you'll have until October 31st at 11:59pm PST to submit the location of all the pumpkins you find.  The following week we'll announce both winners.

"...But I'm not an artist!" That's totally okay ^_^  This isn't an "art" contest so much as a "for fun" contest, so you don't need to be an artist at all.  It's likely we might pick one we think is really funny or cute or amuses us somehow^^  For example... This special Illidan pumpkin is a tribute to Astragoth because, well, you know... he LOVES Illidan Stormrage (http://www.wowwiki.com/Illidan_Stormrage) :)

(http://shigi.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/illidan-pumpkin.png)   

Some ideas: You can mix the pumpkins with video game characters you like, make tributes to other folks at the forum, reference something from your own project, make a Halloween card, whatever you like!  But most of all, have fun!
:umbrella:

If you have any questions, feel free to post them here^^
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: small on October 24, 2012, 04:08:27 PM
I'm small! Email me your submission small.throwaway@gmail.com  :D Go guys go!

Edit: PMs don't accept attachments
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: SuperRoo on October 24, 2012, 04:37:04 PM
I like this. No, I LOVE this! :)
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: d2 on October 24, 2012, 04:42:29 PM
Haha, awesome!

Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: small on October 25, 2012, 12:03:39 PM
Ok people, so apparently attachments don't work in PMs. So go ahead and email it here:

small.throwaway@gmail.com


Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Astragoth on October 27, 2012, 08:26:40 PM
Last chance to send your creative pumpkins in before the deadline! ^_^ Looking forward to seeing them all too :D
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Omni on October 27, 2012, 11:39:54 PM
Does the pixel pumpkin have to keep the Leeble?

Not that I'd have to do without it.  I'd just like to know.
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Reives on October 28, 2012, 12:12:38 AM
I'm pretty sure it doesn't have to. :)
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Hirei on October 28, 2012, 02:20:00 AM
I knew there would be an Illidan pumpkin! I'll decorate one later today :D

Edit: SENT!
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: d2 on October 29, 2012, 12:06:49 AM
I would enter if I had photoshop... But on mac I don't even have paint!

Oh well, it will still be fun to hunt for your pumpkins :)
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Unnamed on October 29, 2012, 05:09:42 AM
I would enter if I had photoshop... But on mac I don't even have paint!

Oh well, it will still be fun to hunt for your pumpkins :)

GIMP? That's free and cross-platform. It's available on Windows and Linux, though I'm not sure about Mac - but it's quite probable that it's ported to Mac too.
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Volrath on October 29, 2012, 06:38:25 AM
Pumpkins around where I live are going to be decorated with tree limbs and powerlines the way the weather's going right now...if I've still got power, I may give this a last minute shot.
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Omni on October 29, 2012, 10:27:36 AM
GIMP is on Mac.  However, when it comes to pixel art, I prefer Graphic Converter (http://www.lemkesoft.com/content/188/graphicconverter.html).  It's kind of like a Mac version of Paint but with more options - a lot closer to Paint.net but with some features traded.  It's technically shareware, but the only limitation for not paying is that you have to wait 30 seconds after startup before you can use it.  It's also more compatible with different kinds of Macs than GIMP is, and more lightweight.

(Psst- I prefer version 6.)

But yeah, I grew up with Graphic Converter.  It's a great program. :)  I could give tips if you'd like any.
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: spellbunny on October 29, 2012, 12:33:46 PM
I sent mine in! Can't wait to see what fun things people come up with  <3
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: naska on October 30, 2012, 12:36:28 PM
I emailed Small my pumpkin yesterday - hope you guys got it ok!  ;)

Volrath: are things OK where you are? I'm seeing some crazy photos online...hope you are OK!
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: small on October 30, 2012, 01:16:35 PM
Aww Volrath, I hope you are ok. I hope you are laying low!

Naska - got it!

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 :tea: Thanks for all your submissions - we're seeing creative pumpkins all around! The pumpkins are now hidden somewhere in the forum (look for the attachment pictures in the next few posts, they're the pumpkins you'll be looking for!) Go forth and search!

Please PM Astragoth with the location of the pumpkins you have found.

Astra has also hidden the Illidan pumpkin (THE SPECIAL PUMPKIN) - WARNING: Hidden Illidan pumpkin is much smaller than this, but still noticeable ^_^
(http://shigi.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/illidan-pumpkin.png)

so if you find it, PM him that location immediately, and then continue with your pumpkin search. The pumpkins in this thread do not count btw  :P
He is offering special prizes, but since I'm not clear on the details, I figure I'll let him announce it when he's back (nighttime for him now).

So:

Go go go!

Edit: clarification
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Astragoth on October 30, 2012, 06:59:21 PM
Also, just to clarify, these are the pumpkins you'll be looking for (in the attachments below), sorry, forgot to mention this part!

The pumpkins here don't count, nor do any in members avatars, or on the main page.... I hope this helps!

So look for these pumpkins and you'll know what you're searching for! :D

Happy Halloween everyone! ^_^
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Astragoth on October 30, 2012, 07:00:59 PM
More pumpkins to search for!
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Astragoth on October 30, 2012, 07:01:50 PM
And lucky last :D
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Omni on October 30, 2012, 08:02:27 PM
Would it be unfair to ask for tips on where definitely NOT to look, so that you don't waste time?

Or at least for those of us who have been to places like that to mention such to other pumpkin hunters?
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: spellbunny on October 30, 2012, 08:36:35 PM
omg... hirei and I both made Totoro themed pumpkins??

SOUL MATES
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: SuperRoo on October 30, 2012, 08:54:26 PM
So cute! The pumpkin with the Leebles inside is my favorite, though I love the Totoro pumpkins too.
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Hirei on October 30, 2012, 11:25:43 PM
@spellbunny: OMG WE MUST BE.

TOTOROS UNIIIITE.
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: TRUEfoe on October 31, 2012, 04:17:26 AM
Eyes... dying... can't find any pumpkins... must sleep...  =(
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Volrath on October 31, 2012, 07:01:43 AM
Nice, these are really good. I think the Navi one is my favorite.

My wife and I got through the storm okay. Actually, Connecticut wasn't hit as hard as expected although some shoreline towns were flooded. It was New York and New Jersey that got brutalized, my heart goes out to them. I hope these monstrous storms don't  become an annual occurence around this time of year, we had a random early snowstorm in 2011 that did major damage to CT.
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: d2 on October 31, 2012, 04:04:58 PM
wow, this is hard!

I hope the pumpkins aren't like the "rain in the forum background" that I could never see XD
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: TRUEfoe on October 31, 2012, 04:29:16 PM
There's rain!?!!!  Whaaaaat!
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: SuperRoo on October 31, 2012, 08:39:08 PM
No more rain (it was asteroids actually) but now there are cute leebles on brooms!
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: supershigi on October 31, 2012, 11:45:04 PM
These are so cuuuuuuute!! 
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: naska on November 01, 2012, 01:50:47 AM
These are all pretty awesome! XD

the Illidan pumpkin looks pretty badass, like it'll totally guard your front door and bite shins if someone tries to wreck your decorations. LOL

pink haired pumpkin girl is so cute! Who is that character?

fractal pumpkin holy crap, how was that made? O_o (gimme some of that)

mario pumpkin That totally looks like something carved! I would love that one in front of my door!

navi pumpkin AHAHAHA! I can totally see that small pumpkin just flying behind peoples' heads, annoying trick-or-treators! HEY HEY LISTEN! LISTENNNNN!

megaman pumpkin I could totally see Megaman in that. He'd be like spray painting his suit orange and getting yelled at by his mom. Wait, does he have a mom? Mega...MOM.

totoro pumpkin ZOMG, can you imagine carving these out IRL? You can make a bunch of small ones and it'll be totally heaven! XD

pumpkinAniz Hmm, I can't tell what the inspiration is but it looks pretty cool and creepy!


Volrath: glad you guys are good! ;D
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: kreyg on November 01, 2012, 09:52:24 AM
fractal pumpkin holy crap, how was that made? O_o (gimme some of that)

GIMP :)  Just painted three black circles for eyes/mouth, and there's some sort of fractal render effect I applied.  I was trying to find some sort of "pumpkin made of smaller pumpkins" effect, but accidentally stumbled upon this one with the "mouth" being totally distorted and had to go with it.
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: TRUEfoe on November 02, 2012, 12:14:24 AM
TRUEfoe didn't have any computer tools, so he used his Nintendo 3DS to draw his. 
Here's the "behind the scenes: Pumpkin Man!"
Happy Halloween from TRUEfoe! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kn0r2RvhuE#ws)
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: supershigi on November 03, 2012, 07:42:21 PM
Just to give you guys a quick update: We're figuring out the winners of the contest and will announce probably sometime in the coming week ^_^
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Reives on November 03, 2012, 08:02:22 PM
Aye, I was really impressed with all these pumpkins this year. :) I love how varied they were too. Go you guys~
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: naska on November 04, 2012, 01:21:47 PM

kreyg Ah neato! So totally did not know about being able to do that in GIMP! Yeah, the mouth thing just ended up being pefect. XD

TRUEfoe: WOW, now that makes your submission that much more epic! How were you able to record the progression without showing your hand in the video?

supershigi It's going to be a tough choice to decide who the winners are! This was really fun, thanks for hosting the contest! XD
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: TRUEfoe on November 05, 2012, 02:14:47 AM
naska:  There's a replay feature on Colors 3DS that lets you watch what you just drew.  ;)
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Omni on November 07, 2012, 10:14:28 PM
So I figured I'd post a little something while everyone's waiting for the results. :3

So basically, when I heard about the pumpkin-drawing contest, I considered submitting multiple pumpkins.  Unfortunately, time was not permissive.

However, I still decided to make another pumpkin and hide it as a sort of user-contributed 'Easter Egg,' just for the fun of it. :3

(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/DPTDTKF/DMFA/PumpkinCyra.png)
PumpkinCyra.png

If you guys like, you could still look around to see where I put it. :)  If you like, I could also explain a bit about what they're bassed off of.
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Unnamed on November 08, 2012, 07:14:51 AM
However, I still decided to make another pumpkin and hide it as a sort of user-contributed 'Easter Egg,' just for the fun of it. :3

LOL, LOL, LOL! You know I didn't have time to participate in the pumpkin hunting, and so I haven't found any pumpkins, but once I randomly wandered around, I did find yours! :D I even reported it to the staff, maybe it still counts --- it didn't. :P I thought it's just because the contest was already over by then, but I didn't know it's an unofficial pumpkin.

So I do know where it is, but I won't spoil, then. :P
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: SuperRoo on November 08, 2012, 08:38:56 AM


However, I still decided to make another pumpkin and hide it as a sort of user-contributed 'Easter Egg,' just for the fun of it. :3


I remember seeing that! I don't remember where though, but I do remember when I saw it I was thinking "I don't remember seeing that in the pumpkin list"! :)
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: supershigi on November 13, 2012, 02:27:02 PM
:broom:Pumpkin Contest 2012 Winners! :broomB:

Thank-you to everyone who participated in the Pumpkin Contest!  You guys are all so creative and artistic, and we loved all of your entries ^_^  For anyone who submitted a pumpkin, here is a special contest signature banner for you to display (let us know if you need help doing this):

(http://shigi.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pumpkin-badge_participant.png)

And now... for the winners:
Winners should be receiving a PM or email about their prizes, so make sure to check your inbox! 

(http://www.supershigi.com/forums/Themes/ActualismRC4/images/pumpkinleeble.png)

Pumpkin Decorating Contest:
TRUEfoe's Megaman Pumpkin
(http://shigi.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pumpkin-contest_1st-place.png)

Pumpkin Search: Master Pumpkineer
Omni
(http://shigi.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pumpkin-search-badge_master-pumpkineer.png)

Pumpkin Search: 1st Place
SuperRoo
(http://shigi.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pumpkin-search-badge_1st.png)

Pumpkin Search: 2st Place
kreyg
(http://shigi.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pumpkin-search-badge_2nd.png)

Pumpkin Search: 3rd Place
Cr45Code
(http://shigi.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pumpkin-search-badge_3rd.png)

Congratulations everyone!

Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Just Lance on November 13, 2012, 02:49:21 PM
Congratz everyleeble. ^^
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Cr45hCode on November 13, 2012, 04:36:57 PM
Wohooo 3rd Place!

Congrats to everyone, and thanks for the great contest :) That was fun!
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: TRUEfoe on November 13, 2012, 05:53:21 PM
Thanks ya'll! 

*Sings the Megaman theme song for you*

Ba dum ba dum, the fighting robot, ba dum ba dum, Megaman.
Ba dum ba dum, the fighting robot, ba dum ba dum, Megaman.
Ba dum ba dum, the fighting robot, ba dum ba dum, Megaman.
Ba dum ba dum, the fighting robot, ba dum ba dum, Megaman.   Fightttttt-ing saaaaave the world!!
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: SuperRoo on November 13, 2012, 10:13:02 PM
 :balloon: I'm so happy! Congrats everyone.
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Astragoth on November 13, 2012, 11:27:09 PM
Well done to everyone who entered, and found pumpkins, a contest like this wouldn't be one without all you guys that participated! ^_^

Unfortunately, I got sidetracked in a World of Warcraft quest, in which me and Illidan Stormrage partnered up to find the 'Missing Pumpkin Winner'.

After a long and arduous journey, frought with intense battles and many "I AM NOT PREPARED" speeches, we at last found the Missing Pumpkin Winner in some dark caves with the word 'Omni' scrawled on the top of a Saronite bar. (For those who don't play WoW, Saronite is a type of mineral :P)

So Omni, congratulations to you for finding the most pumpkins! :D You'll be getting a special Leeble signature to award your heroic finding deeds! ^_^

Also, just to clarify, those who have won sigs already needn't worry about losing them, Omni will just get one made up for her as well :)

Again, well done to everyone for participating, looking forward to next year's!
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: supershigi on November 14, 2012, 01:08:04 PM
And for the person who found the most pumpkins in the Leeble Pumpkin Search... the award goes to...

Omni! The Master Pumpkineer!

(http://shigi.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pumpkin-search-badge_master-pumpkineer.png)
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: Omni on November 14, 2012, 05:26:54 PM
Whee! :umbrella:  Thanks guys!  T'was a fun hunt. :)
Title: Re: Halloween Contest: The Great Pumpkin Decorating and Hunting Contest!
Post by: small on November 15, 2012, 01:32:20 PM
Grats to all! Woot woot!  :)