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Coolest Carvings & Contests

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: • References: extremepumpkins
Halloween is just around the corner, so if you haven't gone out to fetch your pumpkin yet, you better start thinking about it soon.

Carving jack-o-lanterns is a time honoured tradition of fright night. To show their appreciate for the craft, ExtremePumkins.com gives a virtual display of some of the best ghoulish gourds, and even offer prize incentives for those willing to enter the contest.

It's also a great outlet to scour for your own ideas. Coming up with the right concept can be tough. If you want a perfect sphere of a squash, then you can get in line -- there's always a mad rush for the perfect pumpkin. Unless you're an odd ball like me -- I think the reject pumpkins are best -- they force a little added creativity, and often end up being the most interesting.

Check out the conjoined twin pumpkins, pyro pumpkin, puking pumpkin, moldy skull pumpkin and evil smile pumpkin. Below is also the Big Mac pumpkin Trend Hunter discovered last year.

If you find all the carving and whittling tiring, consider investing in the ultimate pumpkin carving tool:

Dremel Cordless Pumpkin Carver (GALLERY) As much as we'd like to fool ourselves, there's no denying that fall is just around the corner. Just in time for autumn comes the Dremel Cordless Pumpkin Carving Tool to make all your Halloween dreams come true. The gizmo is powered by AA alkaline batteries so you can do your messy squash butchering: [More]

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