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

    Check out our pumpkin carving stencils for the best pumpkin faces for your front door. Use our free downloadable pumpkin stencils to carve Halloween jack-o'-lanterns with silly, expressive and many more faces.
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