Your Best Photos: Carved Halloween Pumpkins, 2009

Get some great Halloween pumpkin carving ideas from these photos submitted by other users.


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    • Furry Friends

      My Dog Spot from jen.benke2576891

      Why we picked this: This inspiring carving pays homage to a real-life four-legged friend. Well done!

    • Furry Friends

      Chimp from bob.leah_pease

      Why we picked this: We love this chimp's playful smile and the tufts of hair poking out from its ears, forehead, and chin.

    • Furry Friends

      Raccoon from debby edwards

      Why we picked this: We're impressed how this design managed to capture the curious look in a raccoon's eyes.

    • Halloween Favorites

      Visitors from gbenoit3

      Why we picked this: This detailed image suddenly turns an ordinary pumpkin into an inviting -- albeit haunted -- house.

    • Halloween Favorites

      Witch Silhouette from crydevon

      Why we picked this: The repeated daggerlike edges of this carving just scream Halloween! Silhouettes are so dramatic for pumpkin carvings, and this is a great example.

    • Halloween Favorites

      Say Cheese! from elizabethks1

      Why we picked this: His wide, goofy smile is downright contagious. And if that doesn't do the trick, those bright eyes will!

    • Halloween Favorites

      Toothy grin from ethanblackarts

      Why we picked this: Check out all those sharp edges -- yikes! Looks like somebody had fun taking a knife to this pumpkin.

    • Characters

      Jack from star4806

      Why we picked this: Is there any better face for a jack-o'-lantern than The Pumpkin King from The Nightmare Before Christmas? Jack wears a detailed, stitched smile that grabbed our attention.

    • Characters

      Sally from star4806

      Why we picked this: Jack's co-star from The Nightmare Before Christmas looks mighty good on a pumpkin, too. We bet those hollow eyes were just begging to be carved out.

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      Pooh Bear from bob.leah_pease

      Why we picked this: Not all pumpkins have to be scary. A sweet carving design is always refreshing and kid-friendly, and this carving was done well.

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      Maleficent from Willie896

      Why we picked this: This evildoer from Disney's Sleeping Beauty is so realistic that she almost comes to life with that glowing backlight. And we're impressed by the detail of her wardrobe.

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      Headless Horseman from jmacneill1645000

      Why we picked this: Such an intricate piece of work belongs on a storybook page instead of a pumpkin. We love how the torch glows in such a fiery way.

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      Blue from bob.leah_pease

      Why we picked this: We'd recognize those floppy ears anywhere. It looks like Blue scadoo'd right into this pumpkin!

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      Other Great Ideas

      The Witch Is In from

      Why we picked this: Our nomination for chicest pumpkin in the patch goes to this bewitching design. Its white color really sets it apart from the traditional orange gourds.

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      Other Great Ideas

      Political Pumpkins from mbbnda

      Why we picked this: These faces look familiar! We think mbbnda did a phenomenal job bringing to life's presidential pumpkin stencils from Election 2008.

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      Other Great Ideas

      Pumpkin Burger from mehugnkiss

      Why we picked this: Out of all the pumpkin recipes out there, we've never seen anything like this. The "sesame seed bun" is especially witty.

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      Halloween Favorites

      Happy Skeleton from thechurchgirl

      Why we picked this: Wave hello! This friendly skeleton and bat prove that scary subjects can still be charming.

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    • Next Slideshow Creative Pumpkin-Carving Ideas and Patterns

      Creative Pumpkin-Carving Ideas and Patterns

      Carve distinct character into this year's jack-o'-lanterns with these creative pumpkin-carving ideas and patterns. Our free pumpkin stencils, designs, and instructions will turn your plain pumpkin into a memorable Halloween piece of art. Get inspired by these Halloween pumpkin carving ideas today!
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