Halloween is just one day away, so it’s only natural that this week I’m highlighting some of the best fandom-related Jack-O-Lanterns around. Did you carve a fandom-related pumpkin this year? Feel free to share in the comments!
1. Death Star Pumpkin
It took Noel Dickover nine hours to carve this 120-pound pumpkin into Star Wars’s famous space station in 2006, and it was such a hit that he’s now making one every year.
2 & 3. Spike & Buffy Pumpkins
Flickr user joy_disaster made these “Spuffy” pumpkins back in 2005. Buffy herself mused on the topic in the Season 4 episode “Fear Itself”: “I was just thinking about the life of a pumpkin. Grow up in the sun, happily entwined with others, and then someone comes along, cuts you open, and rips your guts out.”
4. Old-Skool Cylon Pumpkin
Inspired by the original Battlestar Galactica, this Cylon pumpkin is fitted with red LED lights to simulate the robots’ signature scanning eye. There’s an entire tutorial at Evil Mad Scientist on how to make your own!
5. Dalek Pumpkin
If Doctor Who is more your style, Evil Mad Scientist also offers a tutorial for a remote control Dalek pumpkin!
6 & 7. Portal Pumpkins
Even if you haven’t played Valve’s hit video game Portal, you might recognize the logos from the game, captured here in Jack-O-Lantern form by Michael at Cruft.
8. Jack Sparrow Pumpkin
The prolific Noel Dickover also carved this Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired Jack (get it?)-O-Lantern in 2006, along with several others.
9. Hogwarts Pumpkin
Flickr user OneBluePebble posted this pumpkin from a friends’ 2005 Halloween party, featuring the crest of Harry Potter’s alma mater.
10 & 11. Green Lantern & Hello Kitty Pumpkins
In brightest day, in blackest night, this Green Lantern pumpkin bears the symbol of the superhero’s ring. It was made by bmxbot at Powet.tv, who also carved the Hello Kitty design shown.
12. Gollum Pumpkin
The Lord of the Rings’s Gollum menacingly adorns this precioussssss pumpkin made by Flickr user norbini.
13. Rorschach Pumpkin
Only Tismey can tell us who watched his Watchmen Rorschach-O-Lantern. The trick-or-treaters will look up and shout “Save us!” and he’ll whisper, “No.” Well, maybe not, but that would make a pretty creepy ghost story, wouldn’t it? Too bad Fox would sue for the rights.