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National Pumpkin Day: 20 Creepy Pumpkin Carvings to Give You Halloween Inspiration

From metro.co.uk

Halloween is less than a week away and the spooky traditions have already begun.

Dressing up in creative costumes and stuffing your face with trick or treat chocolate is all part of the fun but we can all agree that pumpkin carving is clearly the best part of Halloween.

Sure, it’s the taking part that counts, but for some crafters, pumpkin carving is like an Olympic competition – a contest to see who can carve the most imaginative, Instagrammable pumpkin on the street.

National Pumpkin Day (October 26) is the creative precursor to Halloween and it’s the perfect opportunity to test out your slicing skills by prepping a world-class jack-o’-lantern.

Need some inspiration? Here are 20 creepy pumpkin carvings to try this Halloween.

1. There’s no Disney villain more suited to Halloween than Cruella

2. The Cheshire Cat is a nice twist on the classic toothy grin pumpkin.

#cheshirecat #pumpkincarving #pumpkinlantern #pumpkinfun

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3. Clowns always make an appearance on All Hallows’ Eve but this year It’s all about Pennywise

4. Not kidding

🎃⛵️🤡🎈

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5. Freak the trick or treaters out with a Walking Dead creation

6. They’re here

7. Sticking with the iconic movie theme, you could try your hand at slicing Slimer into your pumpkin

8. This clown carving is very American Horror Story: Cult

#rayvillafane #happyhalloween #pumkincarving #clown #pumpkincontest #halloween

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9. Why go with one mediocre idea when you can go with three awesome ones?

All of this year’s pumpkins 🎃 🐉 #pumpkin #dragon #witch #bat #Halloween #gotpumpkin #dragonpumpkin #witchpumpkin #witchpumpkin #spooky #scary

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10. Offer your Trick or Treaters some brains when they come knocking


11. This Chucky jack-o’-lantern is equally cool and creepy

Äntligen fick jag gjort årets pumpa! 😅

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12. Or you could get super creative with other props and make a skeleton jail

Our 1st jack-o’lantern of the year #pumpkins #pumpkincarving #halloween #jackolantern #skeleton #jail

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13. Pumpkins can actually be really threatening on their own

Let’s put a smile on that face #halloween #halloween2017 #pumpkin #carving #pumpkincarving #scary #frightnight

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14. Whoever carved this Game of Thrones Night King inspired pumpkin deserves a medal


15. A spooky skull is sure to give the kids nightmares

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16. You shall not pass. A warning for tricksters on Halloween

17. Haunt anyone who visits your home this Hallows’ Eve with a Grim Stitch Factory inspired Scarecrow Mask pumpkin

18. Now this is inventive. Hideous, but inventive.

I love October! #pumpkincarving

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19. The House of Mouse or House of Horrors?

20. Or just keep things retro with a wicked witch

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