Carving a Totoro pumpkin

This tutorial shows how to create a Halloween lantern looking like Totoro from the movie “Tonari no Totoro”. The pumpkin is carved with a small kitchen knife and a utility knife for the details. At the end, I’m preserving the carved pumpkin with chlorine-based bleach contained in many household cleaners. Bleach kills microorganisms like fungi which otherwise would rapidly grow on the pulp.