With Halloween fast approaching, there isn’t much time left to pick-up a pumpkin and get carving. Although most of us are unlikely to get much further than a slightly crooked smiley face, here are the best and brightest pumpkin designs from people with serious carving skills… or far too much time on their hands. You decide.
The Most Ambitious and Impressive Spooky Pumpkin Designs
Star Wars: Return of the Pumpkin
Why not, the classic Star Wars films have a loyal following of super-fans who will undoubtedly be out in force this Halloween. Among the Princess Leia costumes and toy light-sabres, these Star Wars inspired pumpkins will fit right in!
Everything from the Death Star and Yoda, there is no limit to what you can do with your pumpkins. If you want more of a challenge for your Jack o’ lantern this year, they will be sure to impress your trick or treaters and be prepared to be on the receiving end of some great compliments!
Crafty and Arty
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Pumpkin Picasso? Why not try and replicate some world-famous art on your pumpkin this year. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, this artistic pumpkin below will blow your friends away this Halloween.
Characters from your favourite films
You can’t go wrong with a good zombie pumpkin this Halloween, like this excellent Walking Dead pumpkin below, especially this being the season for horror films, now is the time for all you film buffs out there to walk the talk with your pumpkins.
But Don’t Scare the Kids Too Much
While all children expect to get a good spooking on Halloween, you don’t want to have their parents banging on your front door the day after, because your decorations were so horrifically brilliant, that they induced nightmares in all of the little darlings on your street.
So this one is for those overly cautious parents out there, get your kids involved in creating these child-friendly pumpkin designs instead. with everything from Snoopy and Charlie Brown to the latest Disney characters, these pumpkins will guarantee to keep your family Halloween party going right up until bedtime, and a little beyond perhaps? Go on, it’s Halloween, let the kids stay up a little!
Now, let’s see if you really have what it takes to design one of these intricate bad boys. It takes a steady hand to create pumpkin portraits this perfect! If you think you’ve got the skills required then simply choose your favourite villains (preferably someone Halloween-related) and get carving.
Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the dead)
why not try something a little different this year with a Mexican Day of The Dead themed pumpkin? Get your black lace and red roses out this year and carve a beautiful and intricate design, sure to be a hit at your house party.
If you are looking to carve pumpkins with the kids, make sure there is always an adult on hand to supervise the carving. It can be very dangerous. Make sure an adult places the candle into the pumpkin to prevent any injuries or alternatively, use LED candles instead.
For more information check out our Pinterest page, Smashing Pumpkins.
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