Ray Villafane is famous for creating 3D pumpkin carvings every Halloween.
Using sharp knives, the artist carves terrifying three-dimensional portraits into regular pumpkins. [Ray's pumpkin carving tutorial]
For more inspiration, check out: Amazing Pumpkin Sculptures
Oct 26th, 2010
These are glorious! I wonder what work this guy does the rest of the year?
@Moo, I think it takes him the whole year!
Oct 27th, 2010
Wow! these are amazing
Art of Concept
This is stunning!
Great patience, unique art and talent!
that first one bout to give me nightmares
Intricate stuff, real scary apart from the red indian
omg all those are so dam awesome… btw predator ftw
i love the last one, really detailed.
OMG! Now i’ve seen everything. These are so scary and I was under the impression that pumpkin carvings can never be scary. I stand corrected!
I like the predator idea, using toothpicks to create the hair :)
The skull with the zipper hood is simply hilarious haha
Unbelievable, out of my imagination. You know. So wonderful.
Creative to the max
10x better than last year!!
these are amazing
amazing! Love it!
Amazing! I wonder if there is a way to preserve them (schlack em?), or do they just mold away…
The first one has a pretty mouth! lol
This guy works for a toy figurine company carving action figures. I saw a tv story on him. You should find it. It’s awesome.
Oh my God! True works of art!
This guy rocks at proportions. Hands down my favorite pumpkin carver.
Those sculptures R UNREAL@..
Awesome, almost unreal , but awesome
Oct 28th, 2010
awesome!! 100 % art :)
Amazing… I like it all
The one with the snake heads was on Food Network Challenge
Oct 29th, 2010
Wow these are so amazing!! They look so real!! The carver is very talented!!
Oct 30th, 2010
Damn, I’ve never seen something like this! I love it =)He should do fruits and veggies every season!
Nov 5th, 2010
Freaky Creepy and awesome !
Predator and Brained-out one are greats ! I love ‘em
Dec 5th, 2010
holy crap your incredible thats amazing takes lots of talent and skill, Congrats on your amazing pumpkins wish you were at my halloween party :) …
Ashley Hamm xoxo
Oct 24th, 2011
i like the one that looked like a zuccini…
Oct 26th, 2011
how can they make it, awesome… (^_^)
How is the one of the indian fit in with “scary.” Little bit offensive…
Oct 27th, 2011
Agree w/all the above.
Oct 28th, 2011
To each there own girl!
Indians scare the hell out of me. You ever seen one DRUNK?
Oct 30th, 2011
soooooooo coooooool love it love all of them I wish I could do that
Wow, Ray does amazing work! Its crazy to see how far he’s come!
Oct 31st, 2011
Does anyone agree with me that pic 9 has a slight reseblance to the actor Bruce Spence?
crazy designs i love em all… hope to see my work displayed like that crazyy stuff i love em…
Nov 9th, 2011
Love your carvings, they give me inspiration every year during my company’s pumpkin carving contest :) Would love to submit a couple of my carvings. Is there an option on this site for that?
Jan 4th, 2012
I saw a video of him carving once and teaching little kids @ elmentary schools to carve instead of just cut out holes, He is truly Amazing’ (=
Mar 22nd, 2012
Talented??? Hell to the YES!!! Say… Are u sure there aren’t real people under those faces??!!!
Oct 4th, 2012
That predator pumpkin is one..ugly..motherf’er
Oct 25th, 2012
Wow……These are awesome!
Oct 31st, 2012