The 2009 Joystiq Pumpkin Carving Contest
- Entry #1 ('The Candy-spencer')
This is my Candy-spenser.
- Entry #2 ('Pumpkeena')
The pumpkin is "Pumpkeena" the great gourde.
- Entry #3
My friend Bob M. and I carved this pumpkin after playing a lot of Pocket God on our iPhones.
- Entry #4
This is my Ratchet pumpkin!
- Entry #5
The Futurama game on PS2/Xbox may not have been the best licensed game ever (I'm still quivering over Arkham Asylum), but what it lacked in gameplay, it more than made up for in its wonderful cel-shaded graphics and hilarious storyline.
- Entry #6
Just uploaded the pic and realized that I probably should have cleaned it up a bit more, but I'm told that laziness is a side effect of hunger, so I'm just going to go eat instead. Next year you get a Metroid logo.
- Entry #7
Maxwell from Scribblenauts.
- Entry #8 ('Kirbkin')
Kirby! I've told you not to eat pumpkins!
- Entry #9
Yeah, the pumpkin isn't a fruit but ...
- Entry #10
This is my pumpkin based on Modern Warfare 2. I shaved the solider silhouette into the face of the pumpkin plus the logo. Also, I shaved different amounts inside the pumpkin to imitate smoke.
- Entry #11
Old school, 8-bit Mario.
- Entry #12
Castle Crashers Knight, RUN!
- Entry #13
My girlfriend and I did this pumpkin based on the Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story cover art.
- Entry #14
This is a pumpkin carving of Amaterasu, the white wolf from Okami.
- Entry #15
This is a carving of Majin Vegeta from the Dragon Ball Z: Budakai Tenkaichi series.
- Entry #16
The Amazing Epic Mickey Pumpkin! Let's all hear it for the Phantom Blot.
- Entry #17
I'm big fan of Paper Mario, both the games and the art style, so this was my first idea.
- Entry #18
I love my Fallout 3 now that I have all the PS3 DLC, and here is my submission for the contest: Feral Ghoul Pumpkin.
- Entry #19
Thought you might like my Left 4 Dead Pumpkin.
- Entry #20
I carved the infernal Morcubus into my pumpkin, from the underappreciated MySims series. This particular Morcubus was based on concept art from MySims Agents. Bow down before him!
- Entry #21
The King of all Pumpkins and his Royal Rainbow.
- Entry #22
This is a pumpkin carving of Viewtiful Joe. Joe will be a playable fighter in the upcoming Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars game!
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- Entry #25
I carved a Jigglypuff using the shaving technique.
- Entry #26
In Memory of Lou Albano
- Entry #27 ('Pac-Pumpkin')
I am fairly certain I have seen this done before, and possibly better, but I can't help but have love for our yellow friend. It was quite a challenge finding 3 similar shaped pumpkins with a slight curve to the left to make the ghosts, but it was worth it.
- Entry #28
Sackboy from Little Big Planet.
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- Entry #31
Old school Nintendo (1-up, controller, Goomba).
- Entry #32
Rock Band Pumpkins
- Entry #33
This is Kratos from God of War.
- Entry #34
- Entry #35
Pumpkin ... the weapon of choice for wind-manipulating vampire loli-girls.
- Entry #36
Bub wearing a Skel mask chasing Bob around.
- Entry #37
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- Entry #39
That's no moon ... It's a space pumpkin.
- Entry #40
Everyone's favorite lil' hellion, Etna, from Disgaea.
- Entry #41
My Space Invaders Pumpkin for the contest
- Entry #42
Inspired by Critter Crunch, and by the image in this post
- Entry #43
Silencer from Crusader: No Remorse
- Entry #44
I feel like I've seen her somewhere before ...
- Entry #45
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- Entry #47
My name is Manny Calavera. I'm your new travel agent.
- Entry #48
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- Entry #50
Classic Sam and Max
- Entry #51
Shadow of the Colossus
- Entry #52
"I" block to the rescue!
- Entry #53
Garrett from Thief
- Entry #54
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Vault Boy from Fallout 3
- Entry #56
Spent a good deal of time with this one, but it was well worth it.
- Entry #57
Fallout 3 happy/sad drama faces ...
- Entry #58
The Metroid series has stood the test of time. This pumpkin is my ode to Samus!
- Entry #59
Paper Mario :-)
- Entry #60
This year, I really wanted to do a Where the Wild Things Are-themed pumpkin and enter the Joystiq contest, and luckily a WTWTA game came out to allow me to do that. (Although, I'm sure it's lousy.)
- Entry #61
"Would you kindly vote for my BioShock pumpkin?"
- Entry #62
Yay! I'm gonna splode again!
- Entry #63
My pumpkin is carved in the likeness of Ratchet from the Ratchet and Clank series. I'll call it "Ratchet."
- Entry #64
Mario riding Yoshi -- a.k.a. "Lueshi," depending on where you are from and how long you have been on the internet. (Also from the US cover of Super Mario World.)
- Entry #65
It's the cover art for the game Borderlands by Gearbox Software. It took me 11 hours across 2 days to finish it. I used nothing more than a simple steak knife.
- Entry #66
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This is my World of Warcraft inspired pumpkin, featuring a town full of Worgens, the new race of wolves added to the game.
- Entry #68
- Entry #69
This is based on the Batman: Arkham Asylum version of Scarecrow. I used LEDs rather than candles to light it.
- Entry #70 ('Heavy is pumpkin!')
This is a custom TF2 pumpkin which I carved over the weekend. It was very difficult to find a way to create a stencil which accurately resembled our glorious Heavy, but I think it turned out pretty well. Although sadly, he is without a medic ...
- Entry #71
Kratos: Pumpkin of War
- Entry #72 ('Cacolantern')
- Entry #73
TMNT: Bound to be smashed up
- Entry #74
The ghost of a joystiq past, will haunt your dreams in a haunting vast.
(The face of Dead Space: Extraction ... it still gives me chills. I'm not the best drawer, but I hand drew a copy of the face.... out of printer ink.)
- Entry #75
This is my entree for the Joystiq pumpkin contest. It is all the emblems for every class in TF2 and it is called TF2: Meet the Pumpkins. These pumpkins are in fact in the order from left to right as you would see the person on the choose class screen.
- Entry #76
When this emblem was made, the franchise was still good.
- Entry #77
Isaac Clark from Dead Space
- Entry #78
Big Daddy for Little Sister
- Entry #79
Here is my submission. I was going for that terrifying moon in Majora's Mask. It was either that or one of the dragons from Adventure.
- Entry #80
- Entry #81
Please enjoy my OG Game Boy pumpkin.
- Entry #82
It's the Orange Knight from Castle Crashers! This is actually my first serious attempt at carving a pumpkin.
- Entry #83
Ganon from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
- Entry #84
A Rock Band themed pumpkin based from the game's media downloads - featuring the logo, spotlights, and of course, a band.
- Entry #85
Pedobear, Awesomeface, and a goomba
- Entry #86
It's an Onii from Little King's Story (Wii)
- Entry #87
Toon Link returning Ciela's memories
- Entry #88
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Select, Start.
-Zoot Suit Jedi
- Entry #89
Here's a carving of Akuma from Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
- Entry #90
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Weighted Companion Cube
- Entry #93
Gears of War COG logo
- Entry #94
Everyone's favorite Hedgehog and Echidna rivals
- Entry #95
K.K. Slider from Animal Crossing
- Entry #96
Croagunk from Pokemon
- Entry #97
Godot from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations
- Entry #98
Yian Kut-Ku from Monster Hunter
- Entry #99
Kratos looks on to Mount Olympus. His face is so intense, it melted a hole through the back of the pumpkin!
- Entry #100
Keep It Clean (Superintendent & Superman)
- Entry #101
Majora's Mask pumpkin conveniently crumbles and molds after 72 hours, does not summon angry celestial satellites.
- Entry #102
Pumpkin-Kratos, God of War ... and produce.
- Entry #103
Wario and Waluigi. WAH HAH HAH! WEH HEH HEH!
- Entry #104
Tinglekin, the world's scariest pumpkin
- Entry #105
This is my entry and attempt to recreate Altair in pumpkin form. It was done with whatever tools I had on hand, including a knife, can opener, and a random metal piece out of a hard drive.
- Entry #106
Here is my Uncharted 2 pumpkin. It's the first pumpkin I have carved in my adult life. (I may have done one when I was six, though it could have been my imagination.) Some parts went smoother than expected, though carving was definitely more work than I thought it would be. Hope you like it!
- Entry #107
"Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In The Pumpkin"
- Entry #108
It's a 1-UP pumpkin!
- Entry #109
Committing"mushroom heartless" GENOCIDE for a few "Rare Truffles"
- Entry #110
8-Bit Pumpkin (Lets here it for neutrality.)
- Entry #111
Here's my entry! The lips and teeth are sculpted from the front of the pumpkin (nothing attached afterward) and painted white. The rest is made from some household implements including an old holiday popcorn drum, craft foam, an old condensed milk can, some plastic plant leaves, and a child's shovel.
- Entry #112
Just an Xbox 360 controller.
- Entry #113
"The fastest pumpkin alive, Sonic the Hedgehog."
- Entry #114
Since the Monkey Island series has been resurrected from the grave thanks to Telltale, here is my tribute to the zombie pirate LeChuck -- with Flaming Beard Action! (As seen in The Curse of Monkey Island.)
- Entry #115
Last year I did a retro 8-bit Mega-Man pumpkin, so I thought I'd up the ante with some 16-bit Capcom love this year. This is Sir Arthur, as seen in Ghosts n' Goblins.
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- Entry #117
Here is a pumpkin I carved for the new World of Warcraft expansion Cataclysm. It's the head of the dragon Deathwing who will more than likely be the "big" kill. If I had to call it anything, I guess "The Rise of Deathwing" is good enough.
- Entry #118
Here's my entry, a zombie version of SpongeBob SquarePants, the star of countless games. I made this pumpkin in about 6 hours earlier this week after watching a bit too many zombie movies and cartoons.
- Entry #119
Raccoon Mario in flight from Mario 3
- Entry #120
It's Mega Man! He's using the ability he just received from defeating Pumpkin Man.