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Geek-O-Lanterns: Top 20 Geeky Pumpkins

Halloween isn’t just about costumes and candy, it’s also about showing off what a pro-geek you are with an awesome pumpkin! We’ve picked the top 20 geeky pumpkins for you video game, board game, movie and comic lovers. See one we’ve missed? Tell us in the forums or share them with us on Twitter @GeekandSundry.

Tetris

I had to start this list with a classic. You can practically hear the Tetris music playing when you look at this one!

Source: http://walyou.com/cool-pumpkin-carvings/

Companion Cube from Portal

We’d be remiss to leave Portal references off of this list! There were tons of creative ones to choose from, but I love the simplicity of this design!

Source: http://shewalkssoftly.com/2008/10/page/2/

Umbreon from Pokemon

LOOK AT THIS ADORABLE POKEMON JUST LOOK AT IT.

Source: http://walyou.com/pokemon-pumpkin-faces/umbreon/

Sarah Kerrigan from Starcraft

The Queen of Blades looks especially terrifying and beautiful in this intricate in this carving.

Source: http://www.wallmay.net/Video_Games/Starcraft/starcraft_fantasy_art_sarah_kerrigan_queen_of_blades_kerrigan_2560x1600_wallpaper_17058

Death Star from Star Wars

How many hours did this take? How is it not falling apart? Where am I supposed to shoot it?

Source: http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/multimedia/2008/10/gallery_star_wars_pumpkins?slide=11

Felicia Day as Tallis from Dragon Age: Redemption

I just couldn’t resist throwing in a Felicia Day pumpkin on Geek & Sundry!

Source: http://www.geekexchange.com/how-gamers-carve-pumpkins-21379.html

Bastion

Like the game itself, this image manages to look simple yet lush and hand painted. The artist captured the game art perfectly!

Source: http://www.geekexchange.com/how-gamers-carve-pumpkins-21379.html

Dalek from Dr. Who

I almost went with the Tardis, but this Dalek is just so well done… it actually manages to be a creepy pumpkin carving!

Source: http://mrs.oshimbo.com/2012/10/wholloweenie-time.html

The Predator

Quite possibly the greatest pumpkin carving of all time. Of all time.

Source: http://www.bitrebels.com/design/halloween-fun-the-predator-pumpkin-carving/

Wonder Woman

I couldn’t possible make a geeky pumpkin list and leave off one of the most well known super heroines of all time, now could I? This version Justice League version of the Amazon.

Source: http://dcwomenkickingass.tumblr.com/post/1398857697/halloween-pumpkins

Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender

This is an excellent example of using creativity to enhance a design. The light of the candle mimics the glow from Aang’s Avatar State!

Source: http://ihogeek.com/2012/10/23/top-five-geeky-halloween-pumpkins/

Link from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

This looks like it belongs on the wall of an Aztec temple!

Source: http://johwee.deviantart.com/art/Wind-Waker-Pumpkin-Carving-398581980

Loki from Avengers

He’s so handsome, even as a pumpkin!

Source: http://betweenthepagesblog.typepad.com/between-the-pages-blog/2012/10/awesome-avengers-pumpkin-carvings.html

Nightmare Before Christmas

I actually had to triple check that this was even a pumpkin, it’s so well done!

Source: http://snerk.deviantart.com/art/Pumpkin-Jack-Skellington-69102805

Amaterasu (Ammy) from Okami

This is a totally selfish pumpkin pick for me, because I LOVE Okami. The art lends itself well to pumpkining, and I love the use of glow for the weapon.

Source: http://www.joystiq.com/photos/joystiq-pumpkin-carving-contest-2009/

The Hobbit

Even if you thought the movie was too long and didn’t have enough dragon… this pumpkin is awesome.

Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/23784704255846595/

The Hulk

I love the emotion they managed to get onto the pumpkin, not to mention the gorgeous art!

Source: http://geek.cheezburger.com/superheroes/tag/pumpkin

Spike & Buffy

I ship them. I ship them forever.

Source: http://culturepopped.blogspot.com/2007/10/its-celebrity-pumpkin-charlie-brown.html

Nightmare Moon from My Little Pony

Don’t worry Bronies! I haven’t forgotten about you. Check out this awesome Nightmare Moon!

Source: http://xrebel66x.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Pony-Nightmare-Moon-Pumpkin-332959863

Spiderman

This last pumpkin is on my list because it’s just so simple and fun. Anyone can clearly tell this is supposed to be Spiderman, and you don’t have to be a master sculptor to make a cool geeky pumpkin!

Source: http://walyou.com/halloween-pumpkin-carvings/

Want to join in the fun but don’t know where to start? Look up “Geeky Pumpkin Stencils” to get started. Also, consider a “funkin” instead of a pumpkin, so you can keep your design for all eternity. Happy Halloween!

Sarah Rodriguez is the editor-in-chief of www.NerdyButFlirty.com, an all-female staffed geek and gaming website. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahTheRebel.

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