Halloween is known for festive costume, treats, and frights, but it’s also a ripe time for geeks to let their flags fly high. And there’s no better indication of that than what they can do to a holiday classic.
Most of us can carve a pumpkin, but geek carvers are on a completely different level. Instead of a goofy or spooky face, they’re bringing characters, creatures, and objects to life. (Just look at what NASA scientists can do!) It’s a clever twist on the traditional jack-o’-lantern, and they can let trick-or-treaters know that yes, you’ll actually get their costume choice.
Although this isn’t anywhere near a complete list, here are some of our favorite pumpkins across fandom. Every Halloween brings an astounding amount of talent to the table, and this year is no different.
Winter is coming—and so are pumpkins.
Halloween Is Coming.. The first pumpkin carving of the year: The Night King. pic.twitter.com/dYg0EBwwKM
— Christian Russell (@AllCarvedOut) October 13, 2016
— Dr. Kristin Bovaird-Abbo 🐉 (@colomedievalist) October 31, 2016
We like what they got.
These pumpkins are fully operational.
— Jedi News (@JediNewsNetwork) October 31, 2016
— nickie bonn (@nickiebonn) October 29, 2016
— Between The Pages (@BTPBlog) October 19, 2016
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 31, 2016
Are you sure wand work wasn’t involved in carving these?
— Hillary Bratten (@huptown_) October 31, 2016
— Hogwarts Logic (@Hogwarts_Logics) October 31, 2016
It’s dangerous to go alone! These these!
Year 3 of nerdy pumpkin carvings are a go. pic.twitter.com/hLs2hO4VDY
— Vikki (@VikkkiMcC) October 31, 2016
— dolly (@seandolly707) October 13, 2016
This one is a fully working Mario Kart pumpkin pic.twitter.com/AFfm8T2tCF
— Patrick O'Luanaigh (@patrickol) October 31, 2016
The wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey pumpkins.
— Nikki L (@sporty_niknak) October 28, 2016
— Laugh Stash TV (@LaughStashTV) October 19, 2016
— Dominika Milczarek (@elishevna) October 30, 2016
— Jordan (@Jordan9364) October 30, 2016
With Jake the Dog and Finn the Pumpkin.
— Richard Young (@RichardYoung) October 30, 2016
— Louisville Jack O' Lantern Spectacular (@JOLS_Lou) October 16, 2016
Yes, the song is already stuck in our heads too.
— restless ghost (@restless_ghost) October 30, 2016
— Killer Kitsch (@killer_kitsch) October 29, 2016
Gotta catch them all.
This is genius – Alolan Exeggutor pumpkin(s) carving! pic.twitter.com/y0MTWijD0n
— Pokemon Database (@pokemondb) October 31, 2016
Pumpkins and more Pumpkins
pokemon halloween pumpkin carvings pic.twitter.com/zyFIrkYnwE
— Something2DoDiff (@Something2DoDif) October 20, 2016
— Chad James (@ChadJamesRT) October 30, 2016
— FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ (@fanxsaltlake) October 28, 2016