With elections falling just after Halloween, we almost always end up seeing people making political statements through their costume choices and jack-o-lanterns — this year’s invent of the Trumpkin is really something special, though.
“The great thing about the Trumpkin is that it works for both Trump supporters and opponents. Fans of Trump can show their pride by decorating their front porch, and Trump haters can smash their Trumpkins or watch them rot,” Brian Koerber of Mashable noted of the craze.
From lazy “idk not Trump tho” displays:
— T A Y L O R (@Taylor335) October 25, 2016
To creepy school projects:
Trumpkins are absolutely everywhere.
— JonAndJoeInIndy (@JonAndJoeInIndy) October 22, 2016
— Sky (@skylarcro) October 21, 2016
— Olga Keogh (@olgakeogh) October 24, 2016
Almost all of these jack-o-lantern artists have something snarky to caption photos of their pumpkin art with, such as “orange on the outside, hollow on the inside, and generally seedy.”
— Garrett Phillips (@GarrPhillips) October 20, 2016
Or, “I make the best pumpkins, ok? Everybody knows my pumpkins are the best.”
— tifereth (@Bed_Raptor) October 9, 2016
This guy actually wore his to a parade, and was spotted by Trump supporters who enjoyed the parody and posed for a photo.
— Ryan Bass (@ryanwbass) October 15, 2016
Others simply want to “make Halloween great again.”
— KC Lemson (@kclemson) October 18, 2016
— ? Samuel Voyles ? (@samuelvoyles) October 16, 2016
Naturally, Trump isn’t the only one being temporarily memorialized in the festive orange vegetable.
One Trump supporter turned theirs into a prison for Clinton.
A friend sent me a picture of his family's Hillary for Prison pumpkin… pic.twitter.com/4I3MbLbwUs
— John Drogin (@JohnDrogin) October 24, 2016
Clinton fans have also made jack-o-lanterns to show their support for her.
My little brother carved Hillary into a pumpkin lmao pic.twitter.com/KLaButPQge
— Ally Stickles (@allystickles) October 20, 2016
— Savannah L. Barker (@savannah_lb) October 10, 2016
This person decided to make detailed versions of both candidates — using paint for the faces and adding real hair.
— Jenny Milkowski (@jennymilk) October 6, 2015
Another woman decided to go all in, creating giant Clinton, Trump, and even — Vladimir Putin — jack-o-lanterns for her display.
— Ukraine's style ?? (@IMARGOMORTIS) October 25, 2016
If you would like to create your own Trumpkin, but are artistically challenged, like so many of us are, you can download your own free stencil here or purchase a slightly easier one here for just under $3. If you are pressed for time (or really don’t care all that much) a simple silhouette of the candidate can be printed out here.