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Photos of Amazing, Unique Pumpkin Carving Designs

Updated on January 06, 2016

Want to Try It Yourself?

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!

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!

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      gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

      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?

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      NYLady 8 years ago from White Plains, NY

      I love the Wookie and can do without the George Bush. They are amazing, and I have such respect for these carvers.

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      Starscream14 8 years ago

      Great photos and a great hub! I liked the Startrooper

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Just a quick note, the first carving is actually Beetlejuice from Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, not Golem.

      Great pictures, though.

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      jake g uk 7 years ago

      i think there great i love the eyeball one

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      shinujohn2008 7 years ago

      how long can they be kept like that

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      Pumpkin Pattern Patrol 6 years ago

      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.

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      ankigarg87 6 years ago

      Amazing photos !

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      Amanda 6 years ago

      The "American Gothic pumpkin" I believe are characters from Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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      Tamaris 6 years ago

      dude ur pumpkins are the best i have ever seen in my life u should do one of the simpsons family ur awesome.

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      Barbara 6 years ago

      Awesome, these are wonderful creations...such imagination :-)

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      6 years ago

      love them, really like the puss and boots pupkin and the octopus pupkin, amazing

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      Brian Dooling 5 years ago from Connecticut

      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!

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      alex 4 years ago

      Thoose pumkins are AWESOME!!!!!!I like the one with the little pumkin in the big pumkin!!!

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