When we carve a pumpkin, we manage to get about as fancy as a Jack-o-lantern face.
Two triangles for eyes and a big, wide smile. It’s not that difficult. But some folk manage to get way more technical with their autumn fruits — we’re talking detailed faces, fancy scene recreations and, most impressively, video game characters.
Since it’s Halloween, we’ve been trawling Twitter to find some of the best video game-themed pumpkins from these year and years past. Talented pumpkin-carvers, we salute you.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
It’s-a me, Cappy
Happy Halloween everyone! Every year I carve a pumpkin; last two years was fallguys themed. This year it’s CAPPY from #SuperMarioOdyssey !
I always try to pick a theme of something I’m super into and @redlunaticyt def got me into this game 🏃♂️💨 pic.twitter.com/hJ0zph6ohJ
— Storm (@stormfulstuff) October 31, 2022
It’s-a me, Mario
Okay, not a carving per se, but this pumpkin Mario (pumpkio? Marpkin?) is too adorable not to share.
had to make a game themed pumpkin for our department’s contest entry at work. pic.twitter.com/P0aILJOSfb
— .:RiotGrlErin:. (@RiotGrlErin) October 23, 2022
@Kev_Bayliss I carved a Battletoads pumpkin. pic.twitter.com/hKfCn0fgOz
— Donald Keykong 🍥 (@GamePlayingGamr) October 29, 2022
Gotta carve fast
The official SEGA account putting us all to shame with an absolutely beautiful Sonic the Hedgehog pumpkin. Hashtag pumpkin goals.
Happy Halloween! 🎃 pic.twitter.com/DzLCX2xzy0
— SEGA (@SEGA) October 31, 2022
I should make a crown for him 👑🎃@OliverAge24 @TonicRory #halloween #halloween2020 #pumkincarving #pumpkin #FallGuys #FallGuysSeason2 #Fallguysart #videogame pic.twitter.com/GipfohOecZ
— Daniel Hoogkamp (@DanHoogkamp_Art) October 19, 2020
Gotta carve ’em all
@playpokemon @Junichi_Masuda @pokemon For Halloween I carved my favorite ghost type into a pumpkin 🎃 pic.twitter.com/63YWAIu17h
— bluesox (@blus0x) October 31, 2022
It’s dangerous to carve alone – take this
Yearly pumpkin carving, this year I had pumpkin spice sweats carving this shield from #zelda#pumpkincarving pic.twitter.com/xLvgwdDiHz
— Carlos 🎃 (@carloscastrodev) October 30, 2022
This amazing #RE2 inspired pumpkin carving by @jches16 will send chills down your spine! https://t.co/lieE7Sm1K6 #FanartFriday pic.twitter.com/XsDJJVzmPV
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) November 2, 2018
Ratchet & Carve
Decided to try a new pumpkin-carving idea this year. My video game friends may recognize the inspiration. pic.twitter.com/FpyUAYvl6i
— Brian Maffitt (@bmaffitt) October 27, 2018
Spyro the Pumpkin
I admit I'm pretty excited about the @SpyroTheDragon reignited games so when @CAberrations wanted to carve pumpkins yesterday, this is what I did with my small pumpkin! pic.twitter.com/qUFolcb5H7
— Nambroth (@Nambroth) October 31, 2018
This @DOOM Revenant pumpkin that was posted in our @WhatsGood_Games fan page is OUTRAGEOUSLY AWESOME 🤟🏻🔥💀 pic.twitter.com/jy7vSB1T8X
— Andrea Rene (@andrearene) October 22, 2018