For the past two years, I’ve attended a pumpkin-carving party on my friend’s Brooklyn rooftop. None of us are particularly gifted carvers, but it’s a great creative outlet… and an excuse to munch on tons of chocolate and candy. However, this year, instead of hacking a toothy grin and triangle eyes (maybe a nose, if I was feeling extra artsy) into an orange orb, I had to skip the fun because of torrential, flash flood–level rain. It’s a bummer, but I have other ways to get into the Halloween spirit—like eying all of the intricate jack o’ lanterns filling my Instagram feed. Here are 10 of my favorite carvings. I'll still stuff my face with sweets while scrolling.
🍂🍁🎃🍁🍂 I can feel it in the air. Fall is coming. Getting ready for an exciting pumpkin season this year. Check out @maniacpumpkins if you're into #autumn #magic #art #pumpkins #halloween #creativity #fall #fantasy #imagination #etching #sculpting #carving #monsters #aliens #autumn #orange #horror #scifi #fanart #folkart #pumpkinart #inspiration #maniacpumpkins
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Some #502pumpkins artist please give me the lowdown on this replacement rooster. I thought if was mine until I looked closer and now I have scenarios going through my head regarding what befell the one I carved. Was it too warty? Did it fall apart? Did I cut away too much and weaken its structural integrity? Did it just rot prematurely? Wondering. At any rate, whoever did this one--it looks great! #halloween #jackolantern #jackolanternspectacular #rooster #chicken
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Finished! :) can't wait for you to see it @fortheloveofwanderlust and @mattwunder, in person! #hogwartsschoolofwitchcraftandwizardry #whereismyletter #harrypotter #nineteenyearslater #wunderkins #hogwarts #firstyear #hogwartshouses
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Did you carve a pumpkin this year? Freehand or stencil?