Given the shape of the cute and kooky little BB-8 droid that’s appeared in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailers, a lot of people may be giving their pumpkins a BB-8 makeover this Halloween.
None of them, however, are likely to be quite as cool and unique as the one shared with the world by Alan Tudyk, star of “Firefly” and the new Web series “Con Man.”
Tudyk posted a photo of this BB-8 pumpkin on Twitter Wednesday, and with the possible exception of the BB-8 Sphero connected ball toy released on Force Friday in September, the droid has never looked this good.
Disney shared instructions for making the colorful BB-8. It involves painting two pumpkins — one for the head, and one for the body — and attaching one to the other. But the eye is easily the coolest, most creative part of the pumpkin. It can be made out standard billiard ball, presumably the 8 ball based on the color, or a styrofoam craft glitter ball, painted black.
The pumpkin doesn’t roll or beep or boop, and it certainly isn’t the Donald Trump Trumpkin, but as geeky “Star Wars” decorations go, this BB-8 pumpkin is the gourd you’re looking for (or one of them at least).
We’ll get to see BB-8 on the big screen when the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens in theaters in Europe and Australia on December 17 and in the US on December 18.
Correction, 3:59 p.m. PT: An earlier version of this story misidentified the creator of the BB-8 pumpkin. Disney posted the tutorial for making it.