Want to get creative with your pumpkin carving? Tom Nardone, founder of ExtremePumpkins.com and author of "Extreme Halloween", has been collecting and designing cool, clever and downright crazy gourd carvings since 2004. We've collected some of his craziest finds here.
Mummy's The Word
Who said you need to use the whole pumpkin? Here, a pumpkin was peeled and the strips were wrapped around a figure to form a miniature-sized mummy.
Would you like fries with that pumpkin? To make this cool creation, just split a gourd in half and stuff it with lettuce, tomatoes and - if you're really serious - ground beef. But be careful: leaving food outside may attract critters that go bump in the night.
Even when the leaves are falling, this pumpkin adds a tropical touch to the yard.
Nerd alert! This carving makes it to the head of the class -- and becomes the conversation piece of the party -- with its goofy glasses and classic headgear.
This carving portrays survival of the fittest -- pumpkin style.
Hungry Hungry Pumpkins
Betcha can't eat just one! This pumpkin has a serious appetite -- for its own kind!
It's alive! These Franken-pumpkins get a scary touch with black stitching and metal wires.
20,000 Leagues On Your Lawn
This must be at Jules Verne's house.
A Pumpkin They'll Never Forget
This etched entry shows how to make the most of a gourd's irregularities.
Slow & Steady
This precious carving shows that not all pumpkins need to be scary. They can actually be, well, kind of cute!
To see more cool carvings, check out ExtremePumpkins.com.