Most Epic Jack-O'-Lantern Faces You've Ever Seen
Carving pumpkins is a favorite fall activity for pretty much everyone. Adding a tea light or pillar candle makes it a true jack-o'-lantern.
We'd all like to think we're good at making them, but there's a difference between being a good pumpkin carver and a pumpkin carving master.
Now can a squash become a work of art? It 100 percent can, and these jack-o'-lantern faces are proof.
You're a Pumpkin, Harry
The key to a great jack-o'-lantern is the detail. Here we have Harry Potter facing off with Voldemort.
Some pumpkin carving experts might quibble with the shading and say it could be a little better, but who are we to judge? It's way better than we (and most of the planet) could do, so let's just enjoy this masterpiece.
The elder wand looks just like the real thing, too.
A Crazy Detailed Hocus Pocus Pumpkin Carving
"Hocus Pocus" is one of the best family Halloween movies ever made, and this pumpkin only cements that.
The three witches also make for a great coordinated costume option for sisters or BFFs.
In Case You Needed Another Reason to Be Afraid of Clowns
After that time someone dressed up as a clown and followed people around just for the heck of it, we really didn't need another reason to be afraid of clowns.
Still, if you want to terrify someone, dressing up like this clown pumpkin is a safe bet.
How on Earth Do They Get the Shading Right?
This pumpkin looks almost as realistic as an authentic Michael Myers mask.
If it breaks into a smile, we're running.
This Jack-O'-Lantern Face Looks Like a Photo
The details on it are amazing. To create a similar effect, you need tiny, precise tools to scrape away the outer layer of your pumpkin.
It's easier than it sounds.
Terminate the Competition With an Unbelievable Pumpkin Carving
The realistic cut on the pumpkin's cheek is the icing on the cake.
It looks just as good as the mask version, if not better.
Who needs a light when these eyes are staring at you?
Someone Turned Their Dog Into a Jack-O'-Lantern Face
If you ever carve a werewolf or even your own dog, here's a thought: Put a mini Bluetooth speaker inside the pumpkin and play howling sounds to startle the trick-or-treaters.
The Artist Got the Eyes Scarily Right
If you can look as good dressed up as Aquaman as this pumpkin face does, we'd be impressed.
For a squash, it has remarkably good hair.
Who Says Halloween Can't Be Patriotic?
Jack-o'-lantern faces don't have to be scary to be cool. Lady Liberty looks pretty awesome.
You can even dress up like her if you're feeling particularly patriotic.
For Some Extra Detail, Paint the Carved Areas in White
It's hard to say whether painting over the details with white acrylic paint helps to prolong the life of your pumpkin carving.
It does, however, make the design way more visible in daylight.
This Frankenstein Jack-O'-Lantern Face Could Be on a Movie Poster
Frankenstein might be our favorite Halloween monster. He's been around for so long that he's become almost as common a decoration as pumpkins themselves.
He looks particularly cool on this pumpkin or peeking out from a bookshelf.
Elsa Ditched the Ice Powers for Fire Powers
Is this foreshadowing? Will Elsa acquire fire powers in the next movie?
In the meantime, we think blue is more her color.
If You're Going To Put This Jack-O'-Lantern on the Counter, Warn Your Family First
This pumpkin carving is almost too scary.
Pennywise costumes are the creepiest, especially ones for kids.
E.T. Phone Home
This is actually an easy pumpkin carving idea since it doesn't require any shading.
If you haven't seen "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" in a while, it's worth rewatching.
No Freaking Way. This Pumpkin Carving Is Literally Art
That's it. We give up. What's next, a "Starry Starry Night" pumpkin?
If you're up for the challenge, pick up a pumpkin carving kit that has all the essentials.
How We All Look When We Forget About Our Scheduled Zoom Meeting
This is the look of "wait, wasn't that on Wednesday? Oh. Today is Wednesday."
The next time you're in a stress-induced panic, snack on some Pumpkin Spice Milanos. That way, at least your anxiety will be festive.
This Tim Burton Pumpkin Carving Is Not As Hard As It Looks. Sure, It Isn't.
Pretty much anything from a Tim Burton movie can double as a creepy jack-o'-lantern face.
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" is actually scarier than we remember it.
The Artist Carved in Cursive. We Can’t Even Carve Block Letters.
How long do you think this pumpkin took to carve?
It's faster to just dress up like Beetlejuice instead.
If You Don't Love This Jack-O'-Lantern Face, You're an Animal
See? Cool pumpkin carvings can be cute instead of terrifying.
If you want to keep it really simple, try using pumpkin punches instead of carving tools.
All the Classic Disney Princesses on a Single Pumpkin
We really hope the artist carved this from a foam pumpkin instead of a real one.
It would be a shame for their design to rot in a few days.
You Can Tell It's Supposed To Be Dumbledore, but It Looks a Little Like Davy Jones Too.
Dumbledore looks more like the version from the later movies. You know, the one where he freaks out in the Goblet of Fire?
Three Movie Monster Pumpkins to Terrify the Neighbor Kids
Who has the time to carve not one, not two, but three intricate movie monster jack-o'-lantern faces?
Even if you're just carving simple designs, a good carving knife will make the process a lot faster.
The Silhouette Effect on This Scary Pumpkin Carving Is Pretty Cool
This design isn't the best on the list, but it's still recognizable.
To get a similar silhouette effect, try using flameless, remote-controlled tea lights so you don't have to bother lighting candles every night.
They Got the Witch From Snow White Pegged, Right Down to the Wrinkles
Even the stringy hair and missing teeth are spot on.
It has more detail than this mask, and that's saying something.
Can You Believe the Realism on This One? It's Mind Blowing
Are we sure this isn't an Ernest painting? It sure looks like a painting.
It Must Have Taken Hundreds of Tiny Cuts to Make This Wolfman Jack-O'-Lantern Face
Forget it. Carving pumpkins is getting too complicated. We'll just throw on a wolfman mask and call it a day.
You Like Candy, Don’t You Squidward
Alternatively, you can just hollow out a pineapple and put some Spongebob characters inside.
If you can carve pumpkins, why not other fruit?
If a Real Chupacabra Looked This Good, We Might Not Mind Getting Bit
Wow. That's all we can say.
A Line Drawing Jack-O'-Lantern? That’s New
Whoa! Now this is something we haven't seen before.
To get a similar effect, just draw on your design and scrape along the lines with a fine-tipped carving tool.
The Monacle Was a Nice Touch
This jack-o'-lantern face is less a pumpkin carving and more a pumpkin sculpture.
To get this intense about it, a legit sculpting kit is required.
Morty, Open Your Eyes. The Trick-or-Treaters Are Coming.
Rick and Morty make a pretty fun pumpkin carving design. Come to think of it, Rick and Morty would make a hilarious couples costume, too.
The Shading on This Skeleton Pumpkin Carving Is Wild
Look at the detail on that brain. It's almost like blood is flowing through it.
The eyes look like they're glowing, too.
What’s Pumpkins, Precious?
To be fair, Gollum isn't really a villain. Watch the movie if you've forgotten. He was once a regular hobbit before he turned, well, a little murder-y.
Still, he looks pretty scary when his face is lighting up your front porch.
The moment when Jack Torrance peeks through the door he just axed through is the scariest part of "The Shining," and this pumpkin face takes us right back.
OK, That’s It. This Jack-O'-Lantern Face Wins.
Look, Baby Yoda is one of the few things that kept us going in 2020. We love him.
We'd dress our babies up like him, and this jack-o'-lantern face is officially the best. Game over.
You can all go home now.