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Photos of Amazing, Unique Pumpkin Carving Designs

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!

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PumpkinGutter.Com Pumpkins

Beetlejuice pumpkin, Beetlejuice movie

Beetlejuice pumpkin, Beetlejuice movie

Chewbacca pumpkin, Star Wars

Chewbacca pumpkin, Star Wars

Chimp pumpkin, Planet of the Apes?,

Chimp pumpkin, Planet of the Apes?,

Davy Jones pumpkin, Pirates of the Caribbean

Davy Jones pumpkin, Pirates of the Caribbean

Gizmo pumpkin, Gremlins

Gizmo pumpkin, Gremlins

Iron Man pumpkin

Iron Man pumpkin

Statue of Liberty pumpkin

Statue of Liberty pumpkin

Cattle skeleton pumpkin

Cattle skeleton pumpkin

Eyeball pumpkin

Eyeball pumpkin

Creepy pumpkin

Creepy pumpkin

American Gothic pumpkin

American Gothic pumpkin

Yoda pumpkin, Star Wars

Yoda pumpkin, Star Wars

George W. Bush pumpkin

George W. Bush pumpkin

Jaws shark pumpkin

Jaws shark pumpkin

Pumpkin Gutter

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.

Above:

  • Beetlejuice
  • 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
  • Jaws

Below:

  • Hand, "Thy Kingdom is Divided"
  • Prenatal baby
  • Captain Spock (Star Trek)
  • Puss in Boots (Shrek)
  • Imperial Storm Trooper (Star Wars)
  • Tiger
  • Tiki totem pole face
  • Wolf

More PumpkinGutter Pumpkins

Hand pumpkin

Hand pumpkin

Unborn baby/fetus pumpkin

Unborn baby/fetus pumpkin

Captain Spock pumpkin, Star Trek

Captain Spock pumpkin, Star Trek

Puss in Boots pumpkin, Shrek

Puss in Boots pumpkin, Shrek

Storm Trooper pumpkin, Star Wars

Storm Trooper pumpkin, Star Wars

Tiger pumpkin

Tiger pumpkin

Tiki totem pole pumpkin

Tiki totem pole pumpkin

Wolf pumpkin

Wolf pumpkin

Extreme 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:

  • Skull
  • Electrocuted pumpkin
  • Pumpkin with brains
  • Woman's outline
  • Conjoined twins

ExtremePumpkins.Com Pumpkins

Skull pumpkin

Skull pumpkin

Electrocuted pumpkin

Electrocuted pumpkin

Brain pumpkin

Brain pumpkin

Sexy lady pumpkin

Sexy lady pumpkin

Conjoined twins pumpkins

Conjoined twins pumpkins

Other Carvers

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!!!

Other Carvers

Nerdy pumpkin with braces, ExtremePumpkins.com Contest Submission

Nerdy pumpkin with braces, ExtremePumpkins.com Contest Submission

Hospital gown pumpkin, ExtremePumpkins.com Contest Submission

Hospital gown pumpkin, ExtremePumpkins.com Contest Submission

Scorpion pumpkin, ExtremePumpkins.com Contest Submission

Scorpion pumpkin, ExtremePumpkins.com Contest Submission

Octopus pumpkin, ExtremePumpkins.com Contest Submission

Octopus pumpkin, ExtremePumpkins.com Contest Submission

Pumpkin teeth, made by Karen Quinn

Pumpkin teeth, made by Karen Quinn

Mine and my coworkers' candy pumpkin!

Mine and my coworkers' candy pumpkin!

Comments

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?