Extreme Pumpkin Carvings

  • October 20, 2011
  • Jenna Maxwell

Here we are, in the heart of the 2011 Halloween season. Halloween is a little more than a week away (sooner for many weekend party goers). Halloween decorations are up in neighborhoods around the country and haunted houses are attracting thousands of visitors daily. And for most of the east coast, midwest and northwest, Fall is in the air. And with Fall, comes pumpkins. One popular Halloween tradition is pumpkin carving. In the "old days", pumpkin carving was simple. Carve out the center of a pumpkin, add a couple of eyes, a nose, a mouth and you're done. If you were really ambitious, you might add some ears or perhaps a single tooth in an otherwise toothless mouth. That was it. Your pumpkin was ready to be displayed. Well, those days are long gone. Pumpkin carving has become an art form for some. In fact, pumpkin carving has become downright EXTREME! Don't believe us? Check it out for yourself. We've gathered some extreme pumpkin carving photos. Some people are even carving pumpkins underwater! Go figure. To each his own.

Happy Halloween!





Now we're getting to the really cool stuff!


Love the detail in this extreme pumpkin carving!  Wonder how long this took to do?


Someone had a lot of extra time on their hands to this pair of pumpkin carvings!


Wow!  Look at the detail in the face of this pumpkin carving.


Anyone feel like 'phoning home'?  Very nice pumpkin carving.


Another very detailed extreme pumpkin carving.  Where do people come up with these ideas?