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Awwww, 777STAN, and you worked so hard on this one too!
When doing a set-up like this, it probably is even extra-important to consider the size and make up of the props, keeping everything in proportion and in perfect balance to create the illusion.
Consider making the backdrop perfectly flat, perhaps with a poster board or even with the blanket you used on a very flat surface. Then, unless the chipped part of the plate contains some of your illusion information, either disguise it or select another surface. finally, consider that the "eyes" and the "mouth" are pretty much the same size here, where even in most illusions the 'eyes' are likely to be smaller (or larger).
You have good sharpness and probably used a tripod. Good! Did the shadows come from a flash? Or lighting? If so, with a tripod, it is usually possible to just select a long-enough exposure to get the image sharp without the extra light.
Still, all in all, it looks as if you had fun creating this cute little image, and that, 777STAN, is what it is all about!
The peels are garbage, and they detract mightily from the picture. I would guess the title is something of a play on words, but it doesn't really justify putting garbage into a picture. Must mean a lot to Hugh, though.
The overall image has a very yellow tinge, which is not very pleasing to the eye. This could be corrected either in Photoshop using Curves or Color Balance, or in the camera itself by changing the White Balance.
The face is cute, and certainly orange, but I think voters are going to dock you because this gives a very hurried thrown together impression.