Your Best Photos: Halloween Pumpkins

You share our enthusiasm for Halloween jack-o'-lanterns. Check out these great pumpkin designs submitted by readers.

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    Howlin' Good Time

    Submitted by: training11

    This reader used our dog-breed stencils to create these pumpkins, which were given as favors for a Howl-oween party.

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    Pumpkin Portraiture

    Submitted by: mdphproctor

    Benny the boxer is very proud of his look-alike pumpkin.

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    Strike a Pose

    Submitted by: Hayleevance

    This cute little Pomeranian, Dorie, is striking a pose just like she did when modeling for her pumpkin.

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    All Ears

    Submitted by: travel38

    This little dog's ears are too cute. They look great on the pumpkin, too.

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    A "Golden" Halloween

    Submitted by: nancyjeanneshar

    This pumpkin was carved in honor of 10-year-old golden retriever, Jolly, who's battling fibrosarcoma.

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    As Nature Intended

    Submitted by: gkgable

    This creative reader could have simply cut the unusually long pumpkin stem shorter. Instead, the pumpkin was turned on its side and crafted into a snail jack-o'-lantern. The snail features tacks as eyes and bendy straws as antennae.

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    For the Birds

    Submitted by: christina.ward4

    Each penguin gourd has its own expression, giving the band of birds a lot of personality.

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    Details, Details

    Submitted by:

    Intricate carving and great Halloween scenes make these ordinary pumpkins extraordinary works of art.

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    Band Together

    Submitted by: barbara cox

    No two pumpkins are alike in this grouping of grinning gourds, which makes a mesmerizing Halloween display.

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    Wicked Witch

    Submitted by: tara3747706

    Using the stem as the nose is a great idea. But we love the addition of a witch's wig and hat!

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    Haunted Pumpkin

    Submitted by: justnzgrl23

    This frightening carved face is even scarier when lit up.

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    Sponge Bob

    Submitted by: rayzzor_ggw

    Cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants gets his silly caricature carved into a pumpkin with impeccable attention to detail.

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    Submitted by: rayzzor_ggw

    We wonder how many snacks Scooby-Doo will get trick-or-treating this Halloween.

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    Wedding Pumpkins

    Submitted by: rayzzor_ggw

    These beautifully carved pumpkins create a seasonal tablescape for a newly married couple.

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    Pumpkin Gathering

    Submitted by: JoyceB22

    A whole lot of creativity went into all the carving shown here -- every pumpkin is unique.

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    Express Yourself

    Submitted by: jmscope01

    The bold, rounded features of these jack-o'-lanterns are a twist on the classic facial cutouts. The really stand out at night.

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    Spill Your Guts

    Submitted by: Milehismile

    A pumpkin-gut vomiting pumpkin? Now that's a creative way to be disgusting!

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    Best Pals

    Submitted by: Harlessjulie

    A likely pair, the witch and cat make the purr-fect Halloween duo.

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    The Fall Guy

    Submitted by: skeeter28

    With his stacked body and twiggy arms, this pumpkin borrows style ideas from his friend, the snowman.

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    Pretty for Autumn

    Submitted by: rayzzor_ggw

    An elegant pumpkin display captures the beauty of fall and is a nice change from the usual scary or silly scenes.

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    Funny Guy

    Submitted by: spo1

    A silly, unexpected look on a standard orange pumpkin makes us smile. The round gourd nose is especially clever.

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    Sitting Pretty

    Submitted by: diane_marie_morrow

    Mama and baby scarecrows are topped with painted-pumpkin heads and propped in a pile of leaves.

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    Repurposed Pumpkin

    Submitted by: tnkrbllv

    What a great idea -- recycling Mr. Potato Head parts to create a pirate pumpkin face.

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    Scary Clown Face

    Submitted by: denyceangel_40

    Pennywise the Clown (inspired by the character in Stephen King's "It") is a real pumpkin handpainted with acrylics. This frightening face is more likely to get shrieks of horror than giggles of delight.

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    Cream of the Crop

    Submitted by: jodystub

    These three gigantic pumpkins weigh in at 273 pounds, 300-1/2 pounds, and 453 pounds, respectively.

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    Double Duty

    Submitted by: florence.colletti3281696

    These eye-catching metallic pumpkins would work well for both Halloween and Thanksgiving décor.

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    Free Face Stencils for Fun Halloween Pumpkin Carving

    Use our free downloadable pumpkin stencils to carve Halloween jack-o'-lanterns with silly, expressive faces.
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