Offerings to the Great Pumpkin 2013

I’ve always loved Halloween, and since it’s now October, I figured it was time to kick off the Halloween festivities. One of my favorite things of the season is carving jack-o-lanterns. Even as a child I’ve enjoyed it. Since I’ve recently discovered foam pumpkins in the last few years and the art of “shading” instead of cutting completely through a pumpkin, I’ve been trying out this new technique.

Thanks to the guys over at, I’ve been able to get a bit more creative than I would have done on my own. There are hundreds and hundreds of pumpkin patterns over there, and some of the best people on the forum to bounce ideas off you’ve ever “met.” If you’re looking for something different to do with your pumpkins this year, that’s definitely the place to look! Some of the patterns you see here are from that sight. So here’s my offerings for this year:

“Jack the Ripper”
(What Anglophile like myself couldn’t start the season off without a good, English scare?)jack

“K-9” from the 1970’s era “Doctor Who”
(Probably too obscure for most, but if you were/are a fan of the old Doctor Who, you might recognize this little fellow.)

“Barnabas Collins” from the gothic soap opera, “Dark Shadows”
(Love this old show, and I’ve recenlty started rewatching the old episodes.)001

“Kermit the Frog”
(Since my mother LOVES Kermit the Frog for some unknown reason, I thought I’d make this one and give it to her.)011

Duran Duran’s “Rio” album cover
(Since I’m such a die-hard Duran Duran fan, I decided to try my hand at carving their most recognized album cover to date on a pumpkin. Not my best work, but it was fun!)rio

Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”
(This took longer than all the others, but I think it turned out rather well.)starry night


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