One of the most popular traditions on Halloween (second only perhaps to trick-or-treating) is carving pumpkins. Specifically known as jack-o-lanterns when they feature candles or other lights inside to create faces or shapes, pumpkin carving is one of the most iconic activities for Halloween.

Most of us are familiar with carving simple faces and other less-than-artistic creations, but pumpkin carving can also be a serious artistic expression for enthusiasts.

Whether you’re just a Halloween lover or a pumpkin carving aficionado, these carvings will get your creative juices flowing:

Pumpkin Carving Party by Lois Jablonski

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Horseless by Arnaud Le Guennec

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Carvings by indigoprime

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Bloody Mary by Bill Young

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Halloween Pumpkin by deadlog

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Spider Web O Lantern by Corey O’Neil

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Halloween by Alexandra Schastlivaya

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French Angelfish Pumpkin Carving

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Say Cheese by Herry Paek-Tran

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Pumpkin Baby by John Mueller

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