Great Pumpkin Beliefs
The Great Pumpkin is a known character in the legendary children’s book The Great Pumpkin, and he appears again in the sequel A Great Big Book, also by Patricide author Eric Brown. In the second book the Scrooge-like Great Pumpkin makes a second appearance as an unseen spirit in Sam Houghton’s story of the same name. In this book the Scrooge family is invited to an elaborate Halloween celebration, hosted by a giant pumpkin who is also called the Great Pumpkin. Inside the hollowed out pumpkin is filled with goodies for all the guests, but one couple who are staying home due to poor transportation find their way into the trap. Inside they discover a long and strange tale that includes lots of Halloween lore and an ancient and powerful evil.
For those who do not know who the Great Pumpkin is or the history of his association with Sam Houghton’s story, a Great Pumpkin shirt might be a fun and humorous way to dress up. A Great Pumpkin t shirt was made and sold by a company called W.H. Goodwill for approximately one hundred and fifty dollars each. It is unclear when or if these t shirts were actually made for the original Great Pumpkin, or if they are simply a re-branding of the original party t shirt.
Wearing a Great Pumpkin shirt at a Halloween party provides you with the opportunity to be a part of the fun. Everyone will be able to recognize you, and you can give out smaller ones to those friends who happen to drop by. You can even give them out to the kids running around the party, since there is no chance they will put it back on after having ran off to play hide and seek. If you really want to make a splash wearing a Great Pumpkin shirt, you can get several different styles printed up with your own design or one of the Great Pumpkin’s stories. You can then have them personalized with either your name or a quote from the book.