Not really a challenge entry but in the right theme I guess, hope it's ok to post here.

Personal learning project created in 3 days with a Halloween theme.

The breakdown is : Pumpkin and Candle modeled in ZBrush, rigging/animation/rendering was in Cinema. Flame sim in Maya. Composition and post in AfterEffects. Guitars recorded in Cubase.

I'm primarily a character animator/rigger in C4D/Maya, this was a test exercise of working with a broader pipeline of applications and completing a simple but fun project in a very short time.
Given more time I'd polish the character movements a lot more but I think it works ok for the time I put in as I did the entire project myself.

Hope it gives you a chuckle and Happy Halloween!