Pumpkin carving may seem like an easy task, but those of us who have actually attempted it know better. Creating the perfect pumpkin masterpiece takes some serious skill— skill these 20 pumpkin carvers definitely have. You’ll be ready to create your own work of art this Halloween after seeing these great pumpkin carving designs.
20. Where The Wild Things Are
This design goes into great detail when re-creating this popular book scene.
Achieving those thinner carving areas is no easy task. This carver must have been extremely patient while creating their pumpkin carousel.
18. Mona Lisa
Talk about a true artist! This pumpkin design nailed the famous Mona Lisa painting perfectly.
17. Little Mermaid
This Disney princess made for an adorable pumpkin design that definitely took a steady hand to complete.
16. Harry Potter
The resemblance is remarkable! Not all pumpkin carving techniques involve actual carving. You can scrape away the pumpkin skin to allow the light to shine through the design as this Harry Potter carver did.
15. The Joker
Not only is this an amazing Joker, but the fact you can tell it’s Heath Ledger makes it even more amazing.
14. Child’s Play
This creepy pumpkin designer nailed the Chucky doll look.
13. Sugar Skull
A fun and non-scary option is a sugar skull. They always make beautiful and intriguing designs.
The attention to detail on this tiger is astounding!
11. Nightmare Before Christmas
Always a favorite, The Nightmare Before Christmas makes for great pumpkin carving.
10. Witches Brew
It may look simple and straightforward, but creating this witch must have taken some time.
This skeleton’s veil took not only a stead hand, but a lot of patience as those thin details are closer and closer together.
This fan favorite looks amazing as a pumpkin design.
7. Haunted House
Achieving an entire scene and making it look as eerie as this is no small feat.
6. Zombie Snow White
This design is doing double duty as an intricate Disney princess with zombie qualities.
5. Headless Horseman
It’s crazy how this designer managed to make the scene look foggy. I’m sure they’ve had plenty of practice.
4. Howling Wolf
Including small details, such as the wolves’ hair, is one of the most difficult things about pumpkin carving.
3. Black Cat
A little easier design, this cat carving is clean and makes for good inspiration.
This pumpkin design brought Frankenstein back to life.