Your Best Photos: Halloween Pumpkins

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

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.

Pumpkin Portraiture

Submitted by: mdphproctor

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

Strike a Pose

Submitted by: Hayleevance

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

All Ears

Submitted by: travel38

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

A "Golden" Halloween

Submitted by: nancyjeanneshar

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

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.

For the Birds

Submitted by: christina.ward4

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

Details, Details

Submitted by:

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

Band Together

Submitted by: barbara cox

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

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!

Haunted Pumpkin

Submitted by: justnzgrl23

This frightening carved face is even scarier when lit up.

Sponge Bob

Submitted by: rayzzor_ggw

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


Submitted by: rayzzor_ggw

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

Wedding Pumpkins

Submitted by: rayzzor_ggw

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

Pumpkin Gathering

Submitted by: JoyceB22

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

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.

Spill Your Guts

Submitted by: Milehismile

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

Best Pals

Submitted by: Harlessjulie

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

The Fall Guy

Submitted by: skeeter28

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

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.

Funny Guy

Submitted by: spo1

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

Sitting Pretty

Submitted by: diane_marie_morrow

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

Repurposed Pumpkin

Submitted by: tnkrbllv

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

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.

Cream of the Crop

Submitted by: jodystub

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

Double Duty

Submitted by: florence.colletti3281696

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

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