Halloween kicks off the best part of the year (at least in my opinion), but I’ve gotta tell you guys: jack-o’-lanterns really don’t do it for me. I was never a fan of scooping out pumpkin guts, and carving the same old triangle-eyed face got old sometime in the 90s. That’s why I was so stoked to find these incredible, geeky jack-o’-lanterns, featuring every awesome thing from Alien to the X Files, including our favorite malevolent hibernating overlord, Cthulhu.
These pumpkins are all part of the amazing Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Providence, Rhode Island. The event is hosted every year with a different theme. These are from the “All the World’s a Stage” show, happening now at Roger Williams Park Zoo from through November 3. The Spectacular features more than 5000 pumpkins carved with scenes from well-known movies, Broadway hits and television series, and as you can see here, comic books. Additionally, there’s a section just for pup-o-lanterns, which showcases incredible pumpkins carved with an “amazing variety of dog species,” and a kids-only section with classic Halloween jack-o-lanterns. Proceeds support the Roger Williams Park Zoo education and conservation efforts, and assist with zoo maintenance and improvement funding.
It’s almost impossible to articulate how artistic and well-rendered these are. Look at Superman’s x-ray eyes! Just amazing. They almost seem impossible, but they’re real and actually made of pumpkins.
These shots are all courtesy of Graham, who attended the event last week and was kind enough to share his photos with us. If you’re in Rhode Island, you can check it out live, or visit the Zoo’s dedicated Spectacular page for more info and images.
In the meantime, why don’t you Geeks share your favorite geeky pumpkins with us? Leave a link in the comments, or share your photos with us on Facebook. Can’t wait to see them!