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Jack-o-Lanterns: Masterpieces

Some of the coolest you’ll ever see…

Halloween is a holiday rife with tradition.  Most holidays offer different venues for creativity, but few so much as All Hallow’s Eve.  From the lengthy process of picking out your costume to how to decorate, the possibilities are endless.  But perhaps the greatest way the holiday affords creativity is with the carving of pumpkins.

     Pumpkin carving has strayed from its roots. (click here to see the Jack-o-lanterns’s origin)  It is now about artistry more than anything;  but such artistry it inspires.  Let’s look at some of the most amazing pumpkin carvings ever done…

This is the handiwork of master pumpkin carver Ray Villafane.  The Predator may very well be scarier here than it was in the movie.

If this doesn’t get a ‘Wow’out of you, nothing will.  It takes the art of carving to an entirely different place, doesn’t it?  The giant squid does exist.  And it’s in Illinois.

Halloween isn’t that big a deal for nerds; hell, they dress up as Jedi every weekend.  But here’s a nerd who took the season to heart.  Who needs CGI?

I’ll admit,  this one creeped me out.  You kind of have to wonder if the person who carved this is all there.

As far as I’m concerned, this is, without a doubt, the coolest jack-o-lantern in the history of pumpkins.  Not only is it Jack… and everything about Jack is cool… but it’s Jack in the creepiest scene in movie history.  This is the carving all other carvings strive to be.

Another nerd masterpiece.  Not the most amazing design, but the the effect lit up is just sweet.

Again, not the most technically sound jack, brt the impact value makes it a classic.

Are you kidding me?  The Parthenon?  This one almost makes you embarrased to put your little scary face pumpkin out.

The Mona Lisa?  Makes you wonder why this guy is wasting his time carving up vegetables.

     So now it’s hard to go back to this…

But fear not… here are a few places you can go to learn how to… well… almost do what these guys did.  Happy Halloween!

http://www.villafanestudios.com/pumpkins.htm

http://www.cool-pumpkins.geraldgore.com/

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  1. Olivia Van Logum

    On October 18, 2009 at 10:16 am


    They are absolutely brilliant – I wish I had the talent to be able to carve a pumpkin like that!

  2. cardy

    On October 18, 2009 at 10:33 am


    WOW that is fab art work great article loved it

  3. Darla Beck

    On October 18, 2009 at 10:58 am


    Interesting pumpkin carvings!

  4. illés kata

    On November 3, 2010 at 10:32 am


    ááááá ez nagyon zsírrr…
    én magyar vagyok.
    és nekem nagyon bejön ez a fajta művészet.
    ;) csak így tovább;)
    (L) királlly

  5. vaasnksdajku9s 9öusfa os dsajpsdjs6bvtf

    On November 3, 2010 at 10:34 am


    jeee
    ez tök jó ;) (;
    xD

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