Just in time for Halloween, Slash has been immortalized as a pumpkin, and the likeness, let alone the craftsmanship has to be seen to be believed. Seen here, the Slash-o’-lantern, which was created by AXS and professional pumpkin carver John Neill (known as the “Pumpkin Guru”), perfectly captured the lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses iconic look—complete with his famous hat and hair. The process took a total of 16 hours and was created to celebrate Halloween, along with the upcoming concerts on the legendary rock band’s tour. The fun, timelapse video turns the hours of work into 60 seconds.
“With the hat, glasses, nose ring and hair, there are few rockers more iconic and it was kick to carve Slash,” said Jon Neill, a world-renowned champion carver celebrity seen on Food Network, Snickers Halloween Commercial, Nickelodeon and more. “It wasn’t without it’s challenges, and it actually ended up being two pumpkins overall — one for his face and one for his hat. But fair to say it was a rockin’ likeness, easily one of my favorite of the season to carve.”