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Pumpkin Princess Stand

Headless Pumpkin Princess
Headless Pumpkin Princess
Purchased in September 2009 at Target in Frederick, Maryland

Faceless Pumpkin Princess
Faceless Pumpkin Princess

When I saw this item in the Target, I thought how creepy! Actually, there was a whole headless row of them. I had to investigate further. Indeed it is a pumpkin stand, and I don't know which is scarier, the headless version, the faceless version, the finished version according to their instructions, or the version I ended up with. But in my opinion, they are all tacky.

Included in the package is a stencil for giving your pumpkin a princess face, and in doing so giving your headless princess a head. (Got that? Maybe I need to write a song about it.) Anyway, if you look at the links below, you will discover, as I did, that the stencil is impossibly complicated. Even if you were able to execute the stencil, as you can see from the label, the face is not the right size for the body. The third link shows the face I ended up giving the princess.

In conclusion, I have to state that the scariest thing about the Princess Pumpkin Stand is the idea that a person would have this on their front stoop with a lit pumpkin precariously balanced on top, while scores of rambunctious trick-or-treaters walked by it. Oh, the potential for disaster! What were the manufacturers thinking?

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