Looking for ways to show off your awesome pumpkin carvings this year? Since Halloween can be a competitive decorating holiday, we wanted to give you a head start.

During this season of black cats, candy and ghosts, Halloween pumpkin carvings can either be "scary" or just plain fun. After you're done cleaning out your pumpkin's insides (remember to save the seeds to eat), take a marker and draw out your design. If you're artistically challenged, you can always use sites with free templates and stencils.

And besides roasting the seeds, there are tons of things you can do with leftover pumpkin — even after October 31st.

Below, we've rounded up 85 of the most ambitious, simplest and creative pumpkins we could find around the web, including classic faces, scary creatures and even movie characters.

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  • Tiffany-Style Jack O'Lantern

    It's more like an intricate lampshade than your traditional jack o'lantern idea. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/branditressler/5138237418/" target="_blank">BrandiKorte</a>.

  • Totoro

  • Cardinals

  • Stitch Face

  • Bon Jovi

  • Mike From 'Monster's Inc'

    halloween pumpkin on hay

  • Hungry Pumpkin

  • The Scream

  • A Grave Feeling

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  • Witch Brew

    (Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chizep/57841228/">De'Nick'nise</a>)

  • Simple Designs

  • Giant Pumpkin

  • Star Wars Darth Maul

    (Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/spencer77/6295994505/">spencer77</a>)

  • Big-Eyed

  • Fangs

  • Half Face

    (Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/indigoprime/2962673051/">indigoprime</a>)

  • Cat

  • Web

    (Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rieorie/2977711252/">rieh</a>)

  • Ghost

  • Ship And Pumpkins

  • Ship

  • Art

  • "Creatures"

  • Big Smile

  • Smooth Talker

  • Glam

  • Gold Fish Pumpkin

  • Bones

    (Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annethelibrarian/442823688/">annethelibrarian</a>)

  • Stitched Face

  • Surprise!

    (Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreweick/175162515/sizes/o/in/photostream/">andreweick</a>)

  • Dots

  • LV

  • Big Grin

  • Owl

  • Frankenstein

  • The Family

  • Drunk

  • Planets

  • Megatron

    (Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/spencer77/5126911826/">spencer 77</a>)

  • Flames

    (Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brettlider/278348997/">Brett L.</a>)

  • Diversity

  • Yoda

  • Ross Perot

  • Witches

    (Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jadell/2978047356/sizes/z/in/photostream/">jadell</a>)

  • Headless Horseman

  • Evil Pumpkin

  • Big Teeth

  • Porky

  • "Acne" Pumpkin

  • Jack Skellington

    (Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/taudiophile/3076964212/">agiamba</a>)

  • Jimmy Pumpkin

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