Pumpkins are on practically every doorstep in New York City this time of year. But they all look the same—orange, round, simple. They look lovely, but they don't exactly make a statement.
Well, I recently stumbled upon some incredible pumpkins that are inspired by characters and themes in literature—everything from Clifford the Big Red Dog to Dumbledore to the Mockingjay symbol, blazing in orange and yellow light. Should you decide to take on any one of these creations, I guarantee your pumpkin will be the talk of the neighborhood. I mean, there has got to be a line down the street and around the corner to see this Harry Potter pumpkin (pictured above).
Here are some of my favorite literary-inspired pumpkins on Pinterest (where else?):
- Amelia Bedelia - look at those rosy cheeks!
- Wilbur (Charlotte's Web)
- No, David! (From David Shannon's No, David!) I applaud the person who made this for using candycorn as teeth.
- Nancy Drew - how gorgeous?
- Fly Guy (From Tedd Arnold's series) Perhaps those eyes are also pumpkins?
- Where The WIld Things Are pumpkin - simply stunny and a labor of love with all that hair.
- Curious George (complete with a big yellow hat, of course).