When it comes to All Hallow's Eve, pumpkin carving is a time-honored tradition. However, while most of us are content to simply slice a boring, old smiley face out of our big giant gourds, the more motivated artiste has the potential to create some truly amazing artwork. Below are 30 creative, funny and completely awesome pumpkin carvings.
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I know certain animals eat they're young, but this is the first time I've ever witnessed it among the pumpkin population.
Even in pumpkin form, Dr. House knows that it's never lupus.
With the amount of detail on this carving, Jack Skellington himself would be proud to display it at his Halloween celebration.
Another great example of just how much realism can be achieved with a simple orange fruit.
This pumpkin is 360-degrees of awesome.
This gem of a pumpkin carving is "Smoookin!" (Wait, wrong movie.)
I can just imagine all that candle flickering giving Pikachu a nice, perpetual electric shock appeal.
Another Pokemon pumpkin carving that seems a little more scientifically accurate (Charizard is a fire-type, after all).
Something tells me this pumpkin only has one weak spot.
This is not the pumpkin you are looking for.
How much you want to bet this house gave out Reese's Pieces?
I wonder how many restraining orders this pumpkin got last year…
I've heard of pumpkin bread, but this is ridiculous.
Good ol' Harry and friends in pumpkin form.
Pinhead has never looked more menacing.
Clearly, this is more of a pumpkin sculpture than a pumpkin carving.
Who, who put a lot of great effort into this pumpkin? Well, whoever made it, obviously.
AWWA AWWA AWWA, Pacman is eating those pumpkins up!
The epic struggle between Mario and Bowser continues.
Looks like someone ate too much Taco Bell the day before Halloween.
This little guy needs a diaper change.
You think the candle flame messes with his heat vision?
Aren't puns delicious?
This classic Internet pumpkin should be included in every pumpkin-carving roundup.
Call the Karma Police, the owner of this pumpkin just earned some karma points.
This NSFW pumpkin is the wrong kind of three-way (two dudes).
Damn it, only one left! I can never get that last one!
Smash this pumpkin, and you smash all that is good in this world.
This pumpkin is over capacity…
Yep, this final pumpkin is scary good.