Grab a PSL, pull up a chair, and get to carving.
Changing leaves, all things flavored pumpkin, cooler weather, cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking, pumpkin carving... there's so many things to look forward to in the fall. Did we mention how much we love pumpkins? Because pumpkin carving is hands down our favorite Halloween activity—in addition to stocking up on candy, of course.
Whether this is your first year taking part in the seasonal tradition or you're a pumpkin carving pro, it's easy to get stuck in the carving brainstorming stage. Enter: our full catalog of pumpkin carving ideas. From spooky trademark characters (ghosts, cats, Frankenstein, etc.) to designs based on your favorite Disney characters, we searched the web for the most inspiration pumpkin carvings out there. So visit your local pumpkin patch, open a bag of candy corn, turn on your favorite Halloween movie and get to carving!
Keep scrolling to see our full list of Halloween pumpkin carving ideas below!
Is it really spooky season if you haven't watched Hocus Pocus at least seven times?
You can't go wrong with a traditional Jack O'Lantern design!
Carve "Boo" Into Mini Pumpkins
Tight on space? Take advantage of mini-pumpkins and carve a Halloween expression like "Boo" or "Spooky."
Don't lie — you're just as obsessed with Anna and Elsa as your kids or nieces and nephews are.
Bats are a Halloween decor staple.
Queue up an episode of Scooby Doo and celebrate Halloween with the whole gang.
Nothing embodies spooky vibes quite like Stranger Things.
Carving your favorite Mario Kart character is just as fun as playing the video game, right?
There's no such thing as *too* many skeleton decorations.
This carving design is guaranteed to impress your neighbors, and if you're feeling extra adventurous, try adding the mini white carved pumpkins, too!
Okay, but how cool is this dinosaur-carved pumpkin?!
Pumpkins, cats, Halloween, they all go hand-in-hand.
If you're lucky, maybe you'll spot an owl while out trick-or-treating.
This haunted house design is perfect for pumpkin carver beginningers looking for a bit of a challenge.
It's time to bring out your book of magic spells and potions.
Disney enthusiasts and young kids will love this pumpkin carving idea!
These Star Wars carving ideas will have us saying, "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi."
Mary Shelley would be so proud of this carved pumpkin.
Let trick-or-treaters know your candy bowl is stocked with goodies with this fun carved pumpkin.
For all the dog parents.
Show your Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Syltherin, or Hufflepuff pride with a Harry Potter-themed pumpkin.
Carve "Halloween!" Into a Pumpkin
Wish everyone a "Happy Halloween!" with this cute looking carved pumpkin.