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10 Impressive Jack-O'-Lanterns to Delight & Dazzle

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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.

@marchoftheant played DJ at the studio today while carving this gorgeous skull. #diadelosmuertos #calabaza 💀🎃💀🎃💀

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Poppy Pumpkin

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An idea my brother came up with! #pumpkinsculpting #sculpture #foodart #pumpkincarving #pumpkin #halloween #halloweenwars

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Tunnel of Jack o Lantern stars. #PumpkinBlaze

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Did you carve a pumpkin this year? Freehand or stencil?

Tags: pumpkin carving, jack o' lanterns