The Internet’s best Halloween 2014 jack-o-lanterns

We’re in the golden age of jack-o-lanterns. It’s easy to discern the why—online photo sharing has made pumpkin carving into an arms race for upvotes. Designs are more intricate than they’ve ever been because with a quick pic, the work won’t rot in early November but rather shine internationally and forever. The jack-o-lantern is an opportunity for political expression. For aspiring artists, it’s a crowd-pleasing moment to shine—the equivalent of when failed studio musicians post quirky Taylor Swift covers.

As we spelunk into a slimy, ill-advised cave of a weekend, let’s first take a moment to appreciate the jack-o-lantern class of 2014.

First, here’s a moose eating some dude’s pumpkin

Photo via marty_mcsharty/Reddit

Frowny cat jack-o-lantern

Photo via Dallas Morning News

Gamergate jack-o-lantern

Krang jack-o-lantern

Photo via youbentmywookie

3D printer jack-o-lantern

A photo posted by Fabsterdam (@fabsterdam) on

Photo via fabsterdam/Instagram


The Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectular dinosaur jack-o-lantern(s)

Photo via Roger Williams Park Zoo/HudsonValley.org

Robin Williams jack-o-lantern

Photo via Roger Williams Park Zoo/USA Today

First place in the NFC East, your 6-2 Dallas Cowboys jack-o-lantern 

Photo via That Pumpkin Dude/Gamedayr.com

Traditional Irish turnip jack-o-lantern

Corporate shill jack-o-lantern

Squishy #JackOLantern

Photo via Patrick Buechner/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.