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14 Incredible Pumpkin Carvings

14 Incredible Pumpkin CarvingsThe weather is changing, it’s getting darker sooner and the stores are already starting to fill up with costumes and candy in anticipation for Halloween!

A few years ago I sat down and carved the first pumpkin with my kids. I have never been terribly crafty or good at anything artistic, so a simple ghost face was all I could get done. It was more about the process though — the picking the pumpkin, pulling out the seeds and carving it that was the fun part.

My husband, who is far (far!) more artistic than I am decided to one-up me (not that it was hard) and carved a Thomas the Train pumpkin with the kids. It was amazing and a far cry from anything I saw when I was a kid.

People are getting very creative with their carvings and really showing how seriously they are taking the Halloween traditions. I have come across some incredible pumpkin carvings that make the one I did look like it was done in the dark with one hand.

Click through to see 14 incredible pumpkin carvings:

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  • Spooky Tree 1 of 14
    Spooky Tree
    A collection of these along the house would be really cool!
    Photo credit: indigoprime/ Flickr
  • Spider Web 2 of 14
    Spider Web
    It's likely harder to put together than it seems.
    Photo credit: rieh/ Flickr
  • Indiana Pride 3 of 14
    Indiana Pride
    Showing off their state pride with this amazing carving.
    Photo credit: Nina_Haghighi/ Flickr
  • Intricate Lion 4 of 14
    Intricate Lion
    The lines and cuts would have had to be perfect to get this.
    Photo credit: CNgoXkde/ Flickr
  • Ghost Trio 5 of 14
    Ghost Trio
    A fun carving for a less scary, but still in the theme pumpkin.
    Photo credit: mbaylor/ Flickr
  • Death Star 6 of 14
    Death Star
    For the Star Wars fan household!
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • One Pumpkin to Rule Them All 7 of 14
    One Pumpkin to Rule Them All
    I love this one -- but that must have been hard to carve! If you love Lord of the Rings, try this one out.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Batman 8 of 14
    Batman
    I have never seen a pumpkin carving quite like this one!
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Amazing! 9 of 14
    Amazing!
    Just incredible. Really! The hours this must have taken!
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Cheshire Cat 10 of 14
    Cheshire Cat
    Nothing creepier than a really creepy cat.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • House 11 of 14
    House
    Still not sure if this is real... looks amazing if it is!
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Amazing Ghoul 12 of 14
    Amazing Ghoul
    A play on the traditional cut-out pumpkin -- carvings are a new thing.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Homer 13 of 14
    Homer
    For the Simpson fan -- making one of each character could be fun.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Football Season 14 of 14
    Football Season
    You know, when football is more important than Halloween.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission

Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission

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