It’s the Great Pumpkin, Splendid Seven
This piece of Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Hakkaku, Inuyasha, Ayame, Ginta, and Shunran fan art, which is my submission for ItsRaspring’s Halloween Contest as well as my entry for the team’s Jack-O-Lantern tutorial, is dedicated to Taydrewa7x, lchik11, NickyLuvEeyore, and NeoUnicorn who are celebrating their birthdays today. So, I wish you a lot of love, joy, happiness, beauty, fortitude, hope, and ambition on your very special day. Furthermore, this is my entry for this year’s Red Ribbon Reviewers’ submissions as well as this year’s Inuvember and my personal dedication to all the heroes, both in the military and our families at home, for this year’s Veterans’ Day weekend.
I take you back to October 24, 1991 in Tokyo, Japan. It is a cool fall afternoon where the skies are grey, the leaves have changed colour, and they have all started to fall. 10-year-old Sesshoumaru, 8 going on 9-year-old Inuyasha, 6-year-old Ayame, 9-year-old Shuran, 8-year-old Hakkaku, 7 going on 8-year-old Ginta, and 4-year-old Shunran have just finished carving their big Jack-O-Lantern the week before they celebrated Halloween. This has been after-school tradition for these seven younglings because of how ecstatic they were for Halloween. Sesshoumaru may not have been overly excited in comparison to his younger brother, surrogate brothers, childhood sweetheart, and surrogate little sister, but he always anticipated Halloween for either dressing up as any character from Edgar Allan Poe’s novels and short stories or reading works by Poe, Mary Shelley, and/or Bram Stoker. Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, and Ginta were always anticipating Halloween, for this gave them the chance to dress up as scary monsters while scaring Ayame and Shunran. Ayame saw Halloween as the perfect opportunity for her to combine style with the macabre as well as chilling with some horror movies. Shunran enjoys the colourful costumes that she can design. Individual excitement aside, they all constantly looked forward to designing their Jack-O-Lantern to celebrate Halloween complete with their unparalleled skills at getting the pumpkin carved and lighting it up when it got dark.
I hope you all enjoyed this, and I will see you in the next submission. Take care, stay safe, and, although it is no longer the Halloween season, have a nice autumn, everybody.
Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Ayame, Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.