I am no expert on pumpkin carving. The total number of pumpkins I have ever carved has reached... two. But, I am extremely impressed with people who carve pumpkins and make them look great. I received an email from a friend with pictures of elaborate carvings, and I was quite fascinated. I hope you will be, too, once you see some of these.
IMPORTANT NOTE: These designs are not mine, nor do I make any claim that they are. In this hub, I am not trying to make anyone any money (including myself) or market for any businesses. For legality's sake, I have included all sources for these images. As for the designs from Pumpkin Gutters, I have obtained the creator's permission to use his images.
Now that that's out of the way, enjoy these amazing pumpkin carving designs from professional carvers!
Want to Try It Yourself?
- ExtremePumpkins.com - Extreme Pumpkin Carving
More adult-oriented pumpkin carving by Tom Nardone. Some of the pumpkins here are scary or gross. Not for the faint of heart.
Designs by the Pumpkin Gutter, Scott Cummins. There's a ton more stuff than I've posted here.
The photos above and directly below this text capsule are from PumpkinGutter.Com. These are all carved by a man named Scott Cummins. According to his FAQs, he does them all himself with various tools. He does this for fun, not for profit, and he does not take custom orders or sell his pumpkins.
I only wish that I was that talented with produce. In case you don't recognize the images, here is a list of what is being portrayed.
- Chewbacca (Star Wars)
- Chimp (looks suspiciously like Planet of the Apes)
- Davy Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean)
- Gizmo (Gremlins)
- Iron Man
- Statue of Liberty
- Cattle skull
- Giant eyeball
- Creepy dude
- American Gothic
- Yoda (Star Wars)
- George W. Bush
- Hand, "Thy Kingdom is Divided"
- Prenatal baby
- Captain Spock (Star Trek)
- Puss in Boots (Shrek)
- Imperial Storm Trooper (Star Wars)
- Tiki totem pole face
More PumpkinGutter Pumpkins
The following carvings are from ExtremePumpkins.com. Like Pumpkin Gutter, the creator, Tom Nardone, does this for fun, not for profit. His site is called "extreme" because, as he says, he was sick of Halloween just being cute and fun for kids. He creates pumpkins that are scary, gross, or just plain out-there. I've picked the tamest of the bunch to display here.
Here is the list of the pumpkin carvings that are below:
- Electrocuted pumpkin
- Pumpkin with brains
- Woman's outline
- Conjoined twins
The pumpkins below are from miscellaneous sources. The first four are found on the Extreme Pumpkins website, but they were submitted by various pumpkin artists for contests. The fifth pumpkin was made by a designer named Karen Quinn. And the last was made by ME!
The pumpkins below portray the following:
- Nerdy pumpkin
- Pumpkin in a hospital gown
- Scorpion pumpkins
- Octopus attack
- Pumpkin eating another pumpkin
- And finally, the best one of ALL, the CANDY pumpkin that I made with my coworkers!!!
alex on October 24, 2012:
Thoose pumkins are AWESOME!!!!!!I like the one with the little pumkin in the big pumkin!!!
Brian Dooling from Connecticut on November 01, 2011:
awesome pumpkin designs, the Beetlejuice one is awesome, I also saw another one similar to the pumpkin in the hospital gown but this one gives birt to a baby pumpkin, people are really creative! voted up!
? on October 29, 2010:
love them, really like the puss and boots pupkin and the octopus pupkin, amazing
Barbara on October 29, 2010:
Awesome, these are wonderful creations...such imagination :-)
Tamaris on October 28, 2010:
dude ur pumpkins are the best i have ever seen in my life u should do one of the simpsons family ur awesome.
Amanda on October 23, 2010:
The "American Gothic pumpkin" I believe are characters from Rocky Horror Picture Show.
ankigarg87 on October 23, 2010:
Amazing photos !
Pumpkin Pattern Patrol on September 29, 2010:
These are amazing creations! Especially the one of the former US President. Most of these are way to tough for me to attempt, I'd just be wasting my time.
shinujohn2008 on November 24, 2009:
how long can they be kept like that
jake g uk on October 23, 2009:
i think there great i love the eyeball one
anonymous on October 13, 2009:
Just a quick note, the first carving is actually Beetlejuice from Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, not Golem.
Great pictures, though.
Starscream14 on November 13, 2008:
Great photos and a great hub! I liked the Startrooper
NYLady from White Plains, NY on October 29, 2008:
I love the Wookie and can do without the George Bush. They are amazing, and I have such respect for these carvers.
gwendymom from Oklahoma on October 29, 2008:
These are great!!! Good job. It's hard to pick a favorite but I think I have to go with the cat. The detail is just crazy, I wonder how long it took him to do these pieces?