The annual TOH Pumpkin Carving Contest is under way. (Make sure to enter your own carving creation by October 29!) Here are 10 great carvings of much-loved cartoon characters!
See ALL of the entries so far and enter the 2012 TOH Pumpkin Carving Contest
1. Sulley of Monsters, Inc.
Sulley from Monsters, Inc.
"My theme started out as the monster sully from Monsters Inc. but ended up being just a monster. I used linoleum cutting tools that I bought for $4.99 from Hobby Lobby. The entire outside of the pumpkin is painted with acrylic paint "Cool Blue" and "Christmas Green" both by Apple Barrel bought at Walmart for about $1.35 ea. His ears are one gourd difficultly cut in half with a breadknife and gutted and glued on with hot glue, his hair is made out of an old rope I had laying around the house that I unwound and cut and individually glued onto the top of his head. His eyes are kind of 3D effect and have 2 different layers. shaved off one of those layers and painted it green to better stand out. To make it last long I shellacked it with a can of lacquer, paintbrushes and lots of patience."
2. Mike of Monsters, Inc.
Mike of Monsters, Inc."I used sculpting tools, a pairing knife, a pumpkin, an acorn squash for the horns and about 5 hours of time."
Mill Creek, WA
3. Hello Kitty
"Who doesn't love Hello Kitty? My twin sister absolutely does, so to make her happy I carved this and surprised her with it."
New Bedford, MA
See more: Best Pumpkin Carvings of Monsters and Villains
"After a recent trip to Orlando, my daughters are into princesses big time. Here is one of the four I created using an inexpensive carving kit you can find at most retailers as well as some clay carving tools and household knives."
5. Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland
"Here is a pumpkin I designed and carved with my new carving set my parents got me for my birthday. This is of the Cheshire Cat from the original Alice in Wonderland. I had a lot of fun making it and hope you all enjoy it!"
6. Scar of The Lion King
Scar from The Lion King
"I only used a buck knife, a pen, a paperclip, and a spoon."
Pinocchio"Carved on an artificial pumpkin using a dremel tool. Took about 10 hours to complete."
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8. Scooby Doo Mystery Machine
The Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo, Where Are You!
9. Mickey's Haunted Party
"I carved this pumpkin for my son's 5th birthday party. Each year on his birthday I carve a pumpkin that matches the theme of his party. This year was Mickey mouse...Which was a bit more difficult as there are not many Mickey stencils, especially that deal with Halloween so I found a picture that would match his party theme and you can judge the results for yourself. I mixed a few carving styles to create it and only used a standard carving set to produce Mickey."
Town Creek, AL
10. Charlie Brown
"This is a scene I created from It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Like all my pumpkins I used a foam pumpkin and an X-Acto knife and a Dremel."
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