Carving pumpkins is one of fall's best activities. If you have kids, it's a great family activity, but even if you don't, hacking apart the autumn staples and putting them out on your porch can inspire a ton of compliments and it will make you feel quite artistic.
For a bit of inspiration, here are some of the coolest, most insane jack-o'-lanterns that we've seen. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and get spooked!
1. It's a Jack jack-o'-lantern.
2. For those about to rock!
3. For those of you who live in a pineapple under the sea...
4. Old-school gamers will enjoy this.
5. Nice teeth.
6. Live long and get tons of candy.
7. Kowabunga, dude.
8. It's a Pikachu-lantern.
9. You could go with a spookier Pokémon theme, too.
10. Let him out!
11. This is truly scary.
12. This is way spookier than I expected...
13. This is amazing.
14. Classic Halloween.
15. EAT HIM!!!!
16. A real Texas pumpkin carving.
17. Kiss my shiny, pumpkin-y a**.
19. I wonder if these pumpkins transform. Because that would be epic!
20. Blues, baby.
21. "I AM the danger." --Walter White pumpkin
22. Release the hounds.
23. Now this is art.
25. It's a me! Mario!
26. Such pumpkin. Very Halloween. So shiba.
27. Don't let Luke Skywalker near this pumpkin.
28. This family did the right thing and is fixing this pumpkin's crooked teeth.
29. Why not Zoidberg?
30. Feel free to get paint involved.
31. Minion pumpkins are way creepier than I thought.
32. Hop in.
33. It's a Dark Knight in more ways than one.
34. Angler fish -- this is frightening.
It takes great artistry to get pumpkins to look this awesome. You also need some patience -- and a lot of pumpkin guts -- to get these results!