Show your best carved pumpkin

Each year at work, we run a 'Best Carved Pumpkin' competition for all our employee's. The employee's are asked to carve a pumpkin, bring into work where it is put on display in the lobby. Customer's can then vote for their favorite pumpkin. The employee's are not allowed to divulge which one they have carved to their clients, and we have a box where people can put their vote into. People walk in off the street to vote on these, it is fun times for all. The person that wins this competition usually gets something really nice, either money or a gift of some sort. It started me thinking about what you all could come up with in regard's to creating. So lets see some of your work, post a pic of your carved pumpkin.

This is one I did last year (apologies for crappy image quality, was dark using a phone camera):
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I did a venture brothers one year that I liked as well as 'the cheat' from Strongbad fame a few years before that. The kids are still trying to figure out what they want to as am I but I'll post pics here when done.

Carved today.
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Here's one for scale with Groan Jr.
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wish i had a picture of the last pumpkin I ever carved, it was an awesome pentacle.

It was a lot of fun. Those teeth were aFemale Doggo to do!

Nothing too fancy but this thread needs more pics.

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Done this afternoon.

I badly screwed this year's pumpkin up and I had to modify it quite substantially.

Behold my last-minute shenanigans!

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For the art nerds out there, my sister carved this:
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muttonchop wrote:

For the art nerds out there, my sister carved this:
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Awesome carving of Sarah Jessica Parker!!

groan wrote:
muttonchop wrote:

For the art nerds out there, my sister carved this:
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Awesome carving of Sarah Jessica Parker!!

Looks like a dude trying to escape the mouth of a smiling horse. Or the horse is licking the dude and he's freaking out.
/me art nerd fail

It's a Picasso
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I didn't know Pablo knew Sarah!

Picasso's wartime painting Head of the Horse, currently residing in Madrid, and on a pumpkin.

Awesome! A dying horse being bombed by the Germans is pretty creepy.

Next year, have her do one of Dali's clocks a few weeks before Halloween, so when Oct 31 arrives it's all melted and decayed and you've got "The Persistence of Memory."

Good gord that's a lot of pumkins!

/runs away

WARNING: SPIDERS

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Love the spiders hatchlings coming out of the pumpkin. Sweet touch. I really need some pumpkin carving tools. I carved a very sad looking pumpkin his year.

Awesome spiders!

I'd like to get some ral carving tools. Art supply stores should carry wood carving kits. Should be able to get a starter kit pretty cheap.
Im gunna do it for next year.