Looking for a unique approach to carving your pumpkin this Halloween? Check out the following creative designs (submitted by Downhome readers) that'll make your doorstep the talk of all the trick-or-treaters!
This young girl might look sweet and innocent – but she took no mercy on this jack-o'-lantern! (Acacia Puddester photo)
Baby's First Halloween
Perhaps Jane's parents forgot to purchase a Halloween costume for her? (Chad Anderson photo)
"My boys convinced me to try and carve the band KISS in pumpkins a few years ago. I carved Paul Stanley first and he looked better than expected when lit, so I continued with the rest of the band. They are still the favourite of all the ones I've carved for them," says submitter Donya Layden.
Pumped to Tie the Knot
In honour of an upcoming wedding in the family, David and Davina Hempsall created a pumpkin wedding party!
This hungry jack-o'-lantern sure draws some wide-eyed stares from trick-or-treaters. (Shirley Brown photo)
A Different Approach
"This is carved by a talented anonymous who has a passion for fruit and vegetable carving," writes the submitter. (Nat T. photo)
Reader Wanda McGrath of Slave Lake, Alberta used several pumpkins to make one skeleton.
The Goblin King
"I made this carving for my sweetheart, whom I believe loves jewelry so much, that she would consume it if she could. This is the 'Goblin King,' who would rather eat treasure than candy on Halloween," writes submitter Doug Woodruff.
Jack Frost in Fall
"This fellow was constructed by my neighbours and myself. Trying to get into the Christmas Spirit I guess," writes submitter Sara Wentzell of Daniel's Harbour, Newfoundland.
Miranda Newhook, living in Halifax, Nova Scotia was homesick for her hometown of Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland last Halloween.