Several years ago we bought one of those pumpkin carving kits. It came with a couple of small saws and some templates to trace on to your pumpkin of choice so that when you finally cut into it, you could have one of those really elaborate jack o’lanterns bearing witches, vampires and Rosie O’Donnell if you so chose. It worked out really well and we wound up with the most kickass pumpkins in the neighborhood. It’s just too bad that we lived in a place where the kids didn’t trick or treat. What a waste, I tell you!
I strongly recommend you give this a try because there’s nothing cooler than a seriously sweet jack o’lantern. Handy with a knife? Know how to cut a stencil? The recent release of the soon to be classic, Trick ‘r Treat (review), brought with it a website with a frustrating all-in-one interface that packs the whole website in a Flash player, so I can’t link you to specific pages, but on the menu for the site is a series of Trick ‘r Treat related pumpkin stencils that I think are the balls. They have that awesome X’d eye and jagged teeth pumpkin and a couple of the film’s poster child, Sam. Do check them out and have some kickass pumpkins on your doorstep this Halloween.