Carving a pumpkin is a Halloween tradition that has been around for nearly two centuries. Some people like to carve scary pumpkins while others like to carve goofy ones. Below we have some images and templates you can print out to help you create to coolest Jack-o lantern on your block!

Using a template to carve a pumpkins gives those not gifted with mad freehand jack-o-lantern skills a chance to create amazing pumpkins that will be the envy of your neighbors. Here is a little" how-to" video to get you up to speed.

Looks easy enough, right? Now all you need is inspiration for an image for your pumpkin...here are a few images that could make for epic jack-o-lanterns. (Just click on any image to go to flicker where you can print out bigger versions of them.)

Frankenstein
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Skull
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Guy Fawkes
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Lady Gaga
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Vampire Bat
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Slash
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mummy skull
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pirate
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Grim Reaper
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side skull
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skull and crossbones
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witch
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Michael Jackson Thriller
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Bono
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99.9 The Point
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Tri 102.5
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K99
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Check out Vectorportal on Flicker for more bigger versions of the images above and more ideas for your pumpkin.

And please send pictures of your best pumpkins, we'd love to share them. (Or share them in the comments below.)

Need even more inspiration? Check out these amazing pumpkins.