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12 Celebrity Pumpkins: Orange Really Is the New Black

By Dresden Shumaker |

Every day, my son and I drive by a house with quite possibly the largest pumpkin in the entire world in the front yard. We yell out to it, “Good morning, Big Pumpkin!” Every day. And every day we talk about what scene the family might decide to carve into the large gourd. This morning, we speculated the family may carve out the entire cast of Henry Hugglemonster. Oh yes, the pumpkin really is that large.

Funnily enough, we don’t ever seem to carve out designs or faces into our pumpkins at home. Two years ago, my son, then two years old, worried the carving would hurt his pumpkin so we kept it uncut. Not cutting has become our thing now, but we certainly admire the skill and art of a well chiseled orb.

I recently discovered the brilliance of Alex Wer on Twitter when someone shared one of his pumpkin masterpieces. Alex is better known as The Pumpkin Geek, and I don’t believe I have ever seen anyone create more artful pumpkin creations. He carves his designs into GEMMY ™ craft pumpkins, and they are illuminated by battery powered lights. In other words, these pumpkins won’t cave in and start to rot!

He has a pretty extensive collection on his site, but my favorite is his Nathan Fillion pumpkin. I know a lot of friends who wouldn’t mind having a Nathan pumpkin to add to their Halloween decorations.

Do you and your family go to town with pumpkin carving or do you keep it simple?

12 Celebrity Pumpkins:

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12 Celebrity Pumpkins: Orange Really Is the New Black

Maria Menounos

Maria is currently looking for some good ideas for Halloween costumes.  Are there any costumes that involve pumpkins? 

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All images are courtesy of Alex Wer, The Pumpkin Geek, and are used with his permission.

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Dresden Shumaker is going to work with the Muppets one of these days. (A girl can dream...) Find out more on her blog Creating Motherhood. Read bio and latest posts → Read Dresden Shumaker's latest posts →

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