What does the average person do with a pumpkin? Maybe hollow it out and use the insides to make things like pumpkin beer and pumpkin pies? Or perhaps they’ll carve a funny Jack-O’-Lantern face and stick a candle inside as a Halloween decoration. But at one point, Halloween pumpkin carvings went extreme. Here are some very funny pumpkin carving ideas that will probably make you laugh.
Front Yard Pumpkin Mooning And Cleavage
These funny Halloween outdoor decorations of a husband mooning and wife showing off her cleavage are sure to turn some heads in your neighborhood. And Depending on where you live, funny Halloween pumpkin carvings like these might just get a visit from the Police. After all, it won’t be the first time that neighbors have called the cops on each other over holiday decorations.
Here’s an incredibly detailed carving of an Anglerfish from a gourd. It’s so detailed and stunning that it might take a moment to realize that it’s really a gourd.
Caught “Orange Handed”
We’ve all heard the phrase “caught red-handed” before. But what about caught “orange handed”? Here’s a funny pumpkin carving idea of a pair of hands holding an orange pumpkin butt.
Hamburger Pumpkin Carving
This hamburger pumpkin carving is a great Halloween pumpkin carving idea for people who love hamburgers. This could also be a fun Halloween party platter idea.
This funny Halloween pumpkin carving combines one long pumpkin, one round pumpkin, a brown paper bag, and a strategically placed phallic-looking gourd. The end result is a classic “flasher” Halloween decoration. The brown paper bag helps complete the outfit mimicking a brown trenchcoat typically associated with flashers.
This creepy but funny pumpkin carving shows a cannibal pumpkin eating baby pumpkins. Slightly morbid, even if they are just pumpkins.
If you’re looking for clever pumpkin carving ideas that include opportunities to use smaller pumpkins or gourds, then you’ll love this vampire pumpkin carving. It has a big pumpkin sinking its teeth into some baby pumpkins. Slightly scary but probably not enough to cause nightmares in small children. This is one of my favorite funny Halloween pumpkin carvings.
Hungover Pumpkin Carving
Wondering what to do with all of those pumpkin insides that you have to scoop out for your jack-o-lanterns? Most people just toss it or make a pie. Or you could always use the guts as part of your funny Halloween decorations. Just make your pumpkin carving look like it’s hungover and puking.
NERD NOTE: A jack-o’-lantern, sometimes also spelled Jack O’ Lantern, is a pumpkin whose top and stem have been cut out and interior removed, leaving a hollow shell that is then decoratively carved. Jack-o’-lanterns are associated with the holiday Halloween. The term is not particularly common outside North America.
Pumpkin Being Preserved In A Jar Of Formaldehyde
This poor pumpkin looks like it’s being preserved in a jar of formaldehyde by a creepy scientist. Because it’s inside a plastic container, this is one of those funny Halloween outdoor decorations that can survive wind, rain and other weather conditions before and after Halloween night.
Green Gourd Octopus Attacking A Halloween Pumpkin
If you live near the ocean, then you’ll probably love this clever Halloween decoration depicting a gourd octopus attacking an innocent pumpkin. If you have access to some gourds that look like tentacles, then this should be a fun pumpkin carving project to attempt.
Demon Pumpkin Carving
Yikes! Look at the detail of this pumpkin carving. This has to be one of the most elaborate pumpkin carving faces I’ve ever seen before. Even though it’s just a pumpkin, this demon-faced pumpkin is enough to give small children nightmares.
Creepy Skull Face Pumpkin With A Jester Hat
This creepy pumpkin has a skeleton face and a three-prong jester-looking hat. Very spooky, but not as bad as the Ghostface Scarecrow.
Creepy Halloween Witch Pumpkin Decoration
When researching clever pumpkin carving ideas, keep in mind that you don’t always have to put the pumpkin stem on top. This Halloween witch pumpkin carving is a perfect example of how to use the stem as a nose or other feature.
Funny Halloween Pumpkin Carvings
We hope you enjoyed these funny pumpkin carving ideas as much as we did. With a little creativity, pumpkins can be both scary and funny Halloween outdoor decorations.
Are you a master at making funny Halloween pumpkin carvings? If you have a picture of a great Halloween pumpkin carving, then please share it in the comments.
NERD NOTE: Many European cultures list Halloween as one of the liminal times of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent. Catalan mythology about witches and Irish tales of the Sídhe are both examples of this historic belief.