A Gaggle of Ghastly and Geeky Gourds for Halloween

worlds-largest-zombie-pumpkin-0-thumb-550x413-74798It’s food! It’s art! It’s pumpkin carving season!

We begin our Halloween round up of particularly precocious pumpkins at the New York Botanical Gardens where the world’s largest pumpkin went in for some reconstructive surgery. The result was apocalyptic; Zombie style!

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See many, many more after this page break too!

skel pumpFor amazing examples of pumpkin puncturing be sure to swing by the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. For those of us who can make it out there, the zoo has been kind enough to post a passel of pumpkin pictures for perusal.

iron man pumpkinAlso coming in from the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular are these shots at ComicBookMovie.com. Superman, Terminator, E.T, and the Lord of the Rings guys are just a few of the geektastic gourds worth gazing at on this list.

turret1Here’s a positively precious Portal pumpkin. Check out Neil’s News for more pics including the fiddly bits on the inside to make it work.


hello kitty pumpkin Speaking of perfectly precious pumpkins, this trio of hauntingly Halloweeny Hello Kittys comes courtesy of mesmark on the Zombie Pumpkins forums. You can even pick up and print out the patterns at ZombiePumpkins.com.

Talk about scary! Joh-wee on Deviant Art created this Kyubey –o-lantern from Madoka Magica!


209150-pumpkin_front_606_originalProving that apples aren’t the only fruit with computing muscle, in 2010 PC World built a pumpkin PC! Moreover the documented the entire build for those mad enough to follow in their footsteps.

vashpumpkinLooking for a little anime in your Halloween? Look no further than Prairie Rose Clayton. Prairie Rose has been posting Japanese pop culture flavored glowing gourds since 1997! From Okami’s Amaterasu to Trigun’s Vash the Stampede (pictured here) you’ll pop your top for these pumpkins.

jol-13-1-1Dvice has a roundup of 31 geeky jack-o-lanterns including this particularly hungry looking fellow.

tumblr_lt4v2xyD8g1qzho0zo1_500The Lovecraftsman (love that name!) have an awesome collection of gutted gourds for folks who prefer their pumpkin pie with a slice of madness.


cinderella pumpkin village

Pegasus News takes us inside Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village where no one told ‘em there was a pumpkin shortage this year.

1319830313WCFK92VGeX_1_18_l[H]ardOCP thumbs through their archives to showcase over 10 years(!) of jack-o-lanterns created by their overclocking mad readers.



Comics Alliance rounded up their favorite comic themed pumpkins. Well, that’s what they said, anyway. Robert Smith may disagree. You’ll have to click through for the epic My Little Pony one!


steampunkinFrom the book Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos , author Thomas Willeford has released a free PDF file on how to create your very own Steampunkin!


knockout-383x200Finally, no list would be complete without a visit to Villafane Studios; The undisputed masters of pumpkin carving. If you only click one link this year about slicing melon, it must be this one!

Happy Halloween!


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