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
— 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
— Daniel Hoogkamp (@DanHoogkamp_Art) October 19, 2020
Gotta carve ’em all
— bluesox (@blus0x) October 31, 2022
It’s dangerous to carve alone – take this
— Carlos 🎃 (@carloscastrodev) October 30, 2022
— 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
— Nambroth (@Nambroth) October 31, 2018
— Andrea Rene (@andrearene) October 22, 2018