TEN days before Hallowe’en, a York product designer’s life has taken a spooky turn.

Dave Turner spends most of the year designing products like an asthma inhaler, but this autumn his Hallowe’en alter ego has taken over. As the man behind Pump’kd, he Dave carved more than 100 elaborate pumpkin decorations for West End shows, TV, and high end shops in the run up to October 31.

Pump’kd began three years ago when Dave set up a Facebook page showing off his pumpkin carvings, and orders soon began to flood in.

“The first year I did 20 orders, the second year 50, and this year more than 100.

This year, Dave is producing 63 carved pumpkins, sprayed green, for the West End show Wicked, and his designs will feature on Strictly Come Dancing, in Waitrose York, and in Jimmy Choo shops.