One of the best parts of celebrating Halloween, especially for kids, is pumpkin carving. It’s a great chance to get messy while you express your creativity. You can carve anything that you want on a pumpkin. Most people prefer simple or funny pumpkins carvings. But what if you want to give your pumpkins some serious geekitude? From Star Wars to Lord Of The Rings, here are some nerdy pumpkin carving ideas for Sci-Fi fans and carving templates if you need them.
Lord Of The Rings Pumpkin
This Lord of The Rings pumpkin carving depicts the famous “You Shall Not Pass” scene from “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” where Gandalf falls into a chasm during his battle with Balrog on the bridge of Khazad-dûm.
Trying to recreate this nerdy pumpkin carving of the “You Shall Not Pass” scene is extremely difficult. If you want to try something more manageable, then try the Lord Of The Rings pumpkin carving template of Gollum below.
Gollum Pumpkin Carving
This Gollum pumpkin carving from The Lord Of The Rings is simple, but still very creepy, Perfect for Halloween!
Yoda Pumpkin Carving
Small in stature but revered for his wisdom and fighting abilities, Yoda is a legendary Jedi Master and one of the most powerful members of the Jedi Order. He has been delighting Star Wars fans ever since his first appearance in the 1980 film, The Empire Strikes Back. A Yoda pumpkin is sure to delight your “Trick-Or-Treating” fans of the Star Wars universe.
Lord Of The Rings White Tree of Gondor
Sorry, here’s one more pumpkin carving template from Middle-Earth. This is an easy one of the White Tree of Gondor featuring the seven stars of the House of Elendil.
There’s only one thing that keeps the Twelve Colonies of humanity awake at night, Cylons. Originally created to serve humanity, Cylons eventually evolved into sentient beings determined to destroy their creators in the sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica. The accessory that really makes this Cylon pumpkin is the strip light. Extremely affordable, strip lights ($5-30; affiliate link) come in a variety of colors, lengths and often even have remote controls.
Death Star Pumpkin
The size of a small moon, the Death Star is a huge space station from Star Wars with a powerful laser cannon capable of destroying planets. Since the Death Star and pumpkins essentially have the same round shape, it’s the perfect inspiration for a nerdy pumpkin carving.
The detailed Death Star pumpkin pictured above was created by the famous pumpkin carving artist Noel Dickover. Check out his Death Star pumpkin tutorial if you’re brave enough to attempt that project. And here’s an easy Death Star pumpkin carving template (pictured below) in case you need one.
BTW, we also interviewed Noel about his famous Halloween pumpkin carvings if you want to learn more about his techniques and inspirations.
Nerdy Pumpkin Carving Ideas
What did you think of these nerdy pumpkins? Was it a good selection for Sci-Fi fans? Have you tried any of these sci-fi pumpkin carving templates yet? Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments.
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Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.