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These Video Game Pumpkins Are Ghoulishly Effective

Posted by Damien McFerran

Carving out a niche

There's a definite skill to carving the perfect pumpkin, but in order to make sure yours stands out from the crowd this Halloween, it's always a good idea to have some solid inspiration - and what better medium to turn to than video games?

The pumpkins shown here are some of the best examples we found online, and successfully combine the spirit of Nintendo with the year's spookiest night. Enjoy.

This Zelda effort comes from serial pumpkin carver joh-wee, who has turned the process into something akin to an art form.

This Bowser pumpkin is sure to keep pesky plumbers from dropping by your house for trick or treats.

The Triforce is strong in this Zelda-themed effort.

It's joh-wee again with a scarily accurate Squirtle.

Another good example of how to control trespassers on your property - carve Ganon's face into your pumpkin.

It's not just Nintendo characters - Capcom's Mega Man gets into the Halloween spirit, too.

Kirby's foe the Metaknight is replicated with uncanny accuracy.

Super Mario's ghostly Boo is in his element during the Halloween period.

Finally, we'll end with this amazing selection of pumpkins from the one and only joh-wee. Such talent!

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User Comments (34)

Varia01

#8

Varia01 said:

Those are all cool (LOVE the Hylian Shield) but where is a Metroid carve-in. They respect every Nintendo Franchise but METROID. So totally unfair....

Marioman64

#9

Marioman64 said:

oh cool, joh-wee's pumpkins have showed up here too. I always recognize her pumpkins right away and its funny when people are like "omg look at these pumpkins (she does a lot of watermelon ones too btw)" and i'm like "lol i've been watching this person's deviantart for years"

triforcepower73

#11

triforcepower73 said:

@Varia01 Every nintendo franchise except metroid and animal crossing and f-zero and a few others too, not just metroid. Anyway, that meta knight and the squirtle are really, really good!

Blizzaga

#12

Blizzaga said:

The bottom ones are easy to do. In fact, I've done Mario, Bowser, and Wario. There's a website called Zombie Pumpkins or something like that, where you download the print. Print it out, tape it on your pumpkin, then punch little wholes around the outlines, making it easy to cut out in a "connect the dots" kind of way.

It's really fun!

Emaan

#20

Emaan said:

Those are great! So much detail. These inspired me to possibly take a retro approach in designing my pumpkin for tomorrow. My family's carving one, and I'm painting another. :D

wing0black

#24

wing0black said:

it's a pity all these pumpkins are going to rot away, if only they could be preserved somehow.

DestinyMan

#25

DestinyMan said:

Definitely cool; the Squirtle and Meta Knight ones are especially good. I imagine seeing those in person would make a even bigger impression.

Squid

#32

Squid said:

Those are all very amazing and he is obviously very talented! I've made a Gastly pumpkin in the past before but it definitely didn't turn out as good as these.

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