One of the most exciting parts of Halloween is all the creepy decorations carved from a pumpkin that we are eager to make and show off. But for some people, Halloween is every day of the year. They say anything can be art, so Italian artist Valeriano Fatica chose food as his medium. In his talented hands, watermelons, pumpkins, potatoes, carrots, avocados, cheese, truffles, and even tiny coffee beans turn into incredibly detailed sculptures that look just too good to eat. We've previously shared some of his most fascinating sculptures of the Night King from Game of Thrones and a terrifying dragon carved out from a watermelon, but needless to say, there is nothing Fatica can't sculpt.

Fatica spends hours playing with food and we've collected his best works. I hope you are hungry, because on today's menu, you'll get a delicious watermelon Gollum, a cheesy Jesus, an avocado Pikachu, a potato Cthulhu, a pumpkin Joker, a coffee bean Hulk, and many more. Don't forget to upvote your favorites and pick up your jaw after you finish!

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Coffee Bean Thanos

Coffee Bean Thanos

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Michael Green
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8 months ago

Throw that in the coffee grinder..

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"I started to get interested in art basically since I was born, since my father is an artist. And since my family owns a restaurant, I started making art with food," the 32-year-old artist told Bored Panda how it started. Today, Fatica is one of the best food artists you'll meet and has titles of the world’s first and only truffle sculptor and the sculptor of the world’s largest watermelon carving to his name.

#2

Turtle – Watermelon

Turtle – Watermelon

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로희
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8 months ago

Impressively gory~

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#3

Dragon – Watermelon

Dragon – Watermelon

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purple boi
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8 months ago

dragon-mellon

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Fatica says he loves classic Roman and Greek sculpture, but he mostly draws inspiration from Japanese manga and points out Kentaro Miura as his main source of inspiration.

We asked the artist what inspires him to create his sculptures that are often infused with pop culture, horror, and fantasy. "For my invented sculptures I don't think too much of it; inspiration comes on its own. It happens that I get up in the morning, have a thing in my mind, make a sketch, and have it done," Fatica said, adding that bringing his ideas to life is actually the most challenging and the most rewarding part of his job.

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Pikachu – Avocado

Pikachu – Avocado

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purple boi
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8 months ago

pikachu+avocado=pika-cado

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#5

Gollum – Watermelon

Gollum – Watermelon

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Tenley Samson
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8 months ago

preciouuuusssssssssss

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Fatica can work with almost any food and turn it into something amazing you'd have to look twice at to notice it's actually made from edible material. We asked what food is Fatica's favorite to work with.

"I don't really have a favorite, but I like watermelon because it's the most difficult fruit to carve; cheese, because I get to eat the parts that remain; the coffee because it doesn't decompose, so I can keep it forever, or also sell. The one I love less is pumpkin because it's the easiest and the most popular vegetable to carve."

#6

Dog – Pumpkin Carving

Dog – Pumpkin Carving

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Sista of the moon
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8 months ago

Omg so cute and lifelike

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#7

Chansey – Avocado

Chansey – Avocado

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purple boi
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8 months ago

chava-codasy

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Carving realistic sculptures from food is not the most popular form of art—nevertheless, it requires the same dedication and time. We asked Fatica how long the carving process takes."

It always depends on which material and subject I choose. It can take from 6 to 30 hrs. The only thing that stops me from using more time is the fact that food decomposes. On materials that are different from food, such as stone, wood, etc., it depends. The process is divided into 4 parts: getting the idea, making the sketch, doing the sculpture, and making the video." The artist shares time-lapse videos of his sculpting process on his Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, so check them out to see how it's done.

#8

Night King – Watermelon

Night King – Watermelon

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purple boi
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8 months ago

ummm...idk what name to give him...uhmm...kinga-mellon..?

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#9

Drogon – Parmesan

Drogon – Parmesan

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Michael Green
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8 months ago

I bet with a smoky flavor.

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Fatica says one of his favorite sculptures he has made is a Marvel character, Venom, carved from watermelon: "It's a real show to watch. I love it because you could immediately see it was a watermelon, but at the same time, you could realize it took a lot of work for its details."

#10

Joker – Pumpkin Sculpture

Joker – Pumpkin Sculpture

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Michael Green
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8 months ago

Dude. This guy's house must be lit during Halloween.

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#11

Monkey – Watermelon

Monkey – Watermelon

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Vince Calabrese
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8 months ago

It looks like the monkeys bleeding down his eye. It still looks incredible tho

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Fatica has built a following of 43.3k people on Instagram, almost 20k on Facebook, and has 29.7k subscribers on YouTube where one of his videos went viral with 2.6M views.

"I usually get a lot of positive feedback from people who admire and support my art. Just a few times it happened that someone was saying that it is a waste of food."

If you appreciate Fatica's work as much as these people, make sure to support his art by visiting his online store and purchasing his sculptures.

#12

Watermelon

Watermelon

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Zayd Long
Community Member
8 months ago

WOW

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#13

Rabbit – Watermelon

Rabbit – Watermelon

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Zayd Long
Community Member
8 months ago

Cute.

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Lastly, Fatica had some personal advice for any upcoming artists: "In the first place, if you want to make it, you have to work hard, constantly, all the time. And most of all, you have to think about a good marketing campaign, especially on the internet, because you could have the best idea in the world, but if you don't know how to sell it, you won't go far."

#14

The Mount Rushmore, 1,5 Kg Truffle Carving

The Mount Rushmore, 1,5 Kg Truffle Carving

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LENNON GRAF
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8 months ago

I EAT ALLL

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#15

Venom – Watermelon

Venom – Watermelon

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Alexis Davar
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8 months ago

How'd you make the melon do that??

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#16

Snorlax – Avocado

Snorlax – Avocado

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glowworm2
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8 months ago

I love the avocado Pokémon!

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#17

Anger – Carrot

Anger – Carrot

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Michael Green
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8 months ago

Damn I wish I was talented like this. I'd make my whole fridge movie characters, and wait for my kids to find them.

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#18

Groot – Coffee Bean

Groot – Coffee Bean

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Gold roses
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8 months ago

I am groot

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#19

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

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hermionelover222
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7 months ago

??????!!!!!!!! I have no words!

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#20

Minion – Watermelon

Minion – Watermelon

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Verena Gitterle
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8 months ago

Banana!

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#21

Jesus Christ – Watermelon

Jesus Christ – Watermelon

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The one and only
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8 months ago

I thought it said "jesus christ, watermelon!" like somebody was disappointed in the watermelon

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#22

Watermelon Eye

Watermelon Eye

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Zayd Long
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8 months ago

How long does this take you???

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#23

Tyrion Lannister – Watermelon

Tyrion Lannister – Watermelon

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Michael Green
Community Member
8 months ago

You better make wine with the juice.

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#24

Cthulhu Watermelon

Cthulhu Watermelon

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purple boi
Community Member
8 months ago

octo-mellon

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#25

Eating Beauty – Parmesan Wheel

Eating Beauty – Parmesan Wheel

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Slune
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7 months ago

Beautiful but I heard she is a cheese person

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#26

Santa Claus – Watermelon

Santa Claus – Watermelon

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Doggo Froggo
Community Member
8 months ago

Scary. It looks like he is saying: "Kill. Me!!!"

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#27

The Orange Walker – Pumpkin

The Orange Walker – Pumpkin

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Zayd Long
Community Member
8 months ago

That details are amazing.

Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh, my, my.

Slune
Community Member
7 months ago

Good night!

purple boi
Community Member
8 months ago

ummb...uh...his name is...his names is...uh...idk

red panda inc.
Community Member
8 months ago

The pumpkin walker (you did great on the others)

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#28

Cheese Sculpture

Cheese Sculpture

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Emily Stockton
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8 months ago

helping in covering a comment

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#29

6 Watermelons Fusion

6 Watermelons Fusion

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Zayd Long
Community Member
8 months ago

HOOOWWW

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#30

Iron Man – Coffee Bean

Iron Man – Coffee Bean

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Michael Green
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8 months ago

Coffee companies should make and sell these. Maybe chocolate covered options.

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#31

Cthulhu – Potato

Cthulhu – Potato

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Michael Green
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8 months ago

Should fry it and see how it tastes.

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#32

Dracula – Cheese

Dracula – Cheese

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Michael Green
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8 months ago

Where are his fangs though.

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#33

Dragon – Watermelon

Dragon – Watermelon

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Melissa TO
Community Member
8 months ago

The eye!

#34

Perfect Cell – Watermelon

Perfect Cell – Watermelon

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Noaki Sari
Community Member
8 months ago

Dragonball. The artist should try to create goku next!

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#35

Attack On Watermelon Titan

Attack On Watermelon Titan

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Noaki Sari
Community Member
8 months ago

Is this Bertolt's titan form or Armin's form?

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