67 Pumpkin Carving Ideas That'll Either Impress You Or Make You LOL

    I don't really have the skill for some of these, but if you do...

    Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means — it's time to buy a couple of pumpkins, scoop out those seeds and get carving! We know a lot of your creative energy already went into planning a costume, so we rounded up some of our favorite pumpkin carving ideas to inspire you.

    1. Try carving this creepy critter:

    2. Owl-the people visiting your home will love this one:

    3. Keep it simple with a heart!:

    4. A little harder to carve, but if you're up for the challenge:

    5. Carve cute, simple messages!

    6. Have cats? Pay homage with a kitty-lantern:

    7. Who ya gonna call?:

    Ghostbusters carving

    8. This carving to get you in the Halloween ~spirit~:

    Spirited Away carving

    9. Better *Carve Saul:

    Better Call Saul carving

    10. Pumpkins, Inc:

    Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc pumpkin carving

    11. This fossil:

    dinosaur carving

    12. This creepy carving, which is child's play:

    Chucky carving

    13. The cat's out of the bag:

    Hand carved pumpkin of a cat eating a fish and a fishbowl

    14. This guy is thirsty:

    15. Top it all off with a witch hat:

    16. A toothy grin:

    A jolly carved pumpkin for Halloween

    17. An even toothier grin:

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    18. A depiction of the food chain:

    19. Try incorporating other veggies:

    Carved pumpkin with radishes for eyes and peppers for fangs

    20. I mean, it makes sense:

    21. It's a cat... Get it?

    22. *Ahem* More bathroom humor:

    23. Screaming for his life:

    24. A smol guy:

    25. This very scary pumpkin:

    26. Oh, snap:

    27. Star light, star bright:

    Stack of lighted orange coloured carved natural Halloween jack-o-lantern pumpkins at outdoor night

    28. A little pumpkin family:

    29. Straight-up cool:

    30. Jack Skellington:

    a person wearing a pumpkin on their head

    31. Heisenberg, anyone?

    a pumpkin carving of Walter White

    32. Looks like college to me:

    a jack-o-lantern puking out pumpkin guts

    33. Clever if you lack knife skills:

    a mummified pumpkin

    34. I don't think I could do this, TBH:

    a portrait of a man carved on a pumpkin

    35. Let it GOOOOO:

    the words "let it go" with a decoration carved into a pumpkin

    36. For the Disney fans:

    Mickey Mouse carved into a pumpkin

    37. Accio, pumpkin:

    Harry Potter carved into a pumpkin

    38. These will be haunting my dreams:

    Minion pumpkins

    39. Some people just love Guinness:

    Guinness cup carved into a pumpkin

    40. A throwback to an MTV classic:

    Daria logo on a pumpkin

    41. And this throwback to this '80s classic:

    Skeletor and Hee-Man pumpkin carvings with little boys standing by them

    42. Bonus points for use of props:

    Troll pumpkin

    43. Kool-Aid Man of nightmares:

    Kool-Aid Man carved into a pumpkin

    44. Hey Arnold, you're a pumpkin!

    a woman holding a Hey Arnold pumpkin

    45. Sure, it's not technically carved, but dang:

    a painted pumpkin showing a house on a cliff

    46. Actually, this is scary:

    scary mask carved into a pumpkin

    47. "Everything the light touches is our kingdom":

    baby Simba carved into a pumpkin

    48. Pumpkin for people who have the time to carve individual teeth:

    a jack-o-lantern with a lot of teeth

    49. This is flawless:

    a skeleton carved into a pumpkin

    50. The FONT:

    pumpkin with the carved words: "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good"

    51. Fry suspicious of how he got stuck inside a pumpkin:

    Fry from "Futurama" carved into a pumpkin

    52. Again, use of props. Bonus:

    Stitch carved and painted into a pumpkin

    53. The most terrifying pumpkin of all:

    "cover letters" carved into a pumpkin

    54. I would be scared if I was still a child:

    55. AHHHHHHH:

    56. This took, like, real thought:

    57. WHAT:

    Went to pumpkin carving thingy it was so much fun the Dino’s where my favorite part of the experience.

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    58. Free him:

    59. NOooOOOooo:

    60. Talent level is insane here:

    61. For the Swifties out there:

    Another @taylorswift13 pumpkin carving that I did tonight 🎃✨🧡 @taylornation13

    Twitter: @taybeautifulll

    62. A portrait in his likeness:

    63. Literally...how?

    64. OK, it's funny:

    65. Wouldn't want to be caught between those teeth:

    66. For the gamers:

    67. There's a level of commitment here:

    68. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown:

    Pumpkins carved to look like Charlie Brown and Snoopy

    This post contains content from Christopher Hudspeth, Mike Spohr, Alanna Okun, and Daniella Emanuel. It was compiled by Laura Frustaci.