These awesome jack-o’-lanterns were made by a marvelous crew of carvers from Passion for Pumpkins at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. That’s where the acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular takes place. From October 3rd to November 3rd, 5,000 jack-o’-lanterns will be lit in a truly spectacular display of spooky Halloween spirit.
"The crew from Passion for Pumpkins, led by John Reckner, consists of full-time artists and many part-timers who use ballpoint pens, oil-based markers and paring knives to create spectacular pumpkin art. Instead of cutting through the pumpkin, the crew shaves it with a paring knife, which allows them to remove some of the skin. Then, the bottom is cut out and the inside is cleaned, leaving the skin about a quarter of an inch thick. This allows the light bulb to illuminate the image on the outside."
This year’s theme is “Pumpkinville USA,” so we’re looking forward to photos of pumpkins decorated with all sorts of regional, cultural, and historic American images.
These photos show pumpkins carved during last year’s event, for which the theme was “All the World’s a Stage.” There were scores of stunning jack-o’-lanterns decorated with iconic characters and scenes from movies, TV, and Broadway shows. It probably goes without saying that the Dread Cthulhu pumpkin is our favourite.
Visit My Modern Metropolis to view even more amazing pumpkins from the 2012 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.