We’re only a couple of weeks away from Halloween, which means it’s time to start pulling together a costume, decorating your front porch, and listening to spooky haunted house noises on cassette around the clock. Bonus: it’ll freak out your annoying neighbours, and add credence to their ongoing suspicions that you are actually a demon.
Jack-o’-lantern designs are getting more elaborate every year, and there’s no better way to show your friends that you have way too much time on your hands than showing off some celebrity pumpkin art on your front porch.
When taking on an ambitious project like this, it’ll go one of two ways: either you’re a skilled artisan and sculpter of squash-like fruit and you totally nail the likeness, or you’ve got a smelly indiscernable freakish mess on your hands. We scoured the ‘net for the best and worst musician jack-o’-lanterns, and our findings hit both extremes and everything in between.
Check out these celebrity pumpkin carvings below, and see if you can guess who they’re supposed to be. Most are pretty obvious, but we think a few might require a bit of detective work.
Hint: This jack-o’-lantern is so low-effort. The pumpkin isn’t even guzzling purple drank.
Hint: For ultimate resonance, this pumpkin must be smashed on Halloween night.
Hint: This artist does not actually have a giant beard.
Hint: Her memory lives on…hastily carved into the side of a vegetable.
Hint: This artist barely qualifies as a musician. She also barely qualifies as a functioning human being.
Hint: At your Halloween party, someone will totally turn this pumpkin into a water bong.
Hint: You’d need one of those giant record-breaking 2000 pound pumpkins to accurately depict this artist just a few years older than he is on this pumpkin.
Hint: If you put a weird, old, stinky rotting pumpkin beside this one, you could call it this artist’s husband.
Hint: If you put this guy on your porch on All Hallow’s Eve, you might be facing legal action when a few tweens set their hair on fire trying to make out with it.
Hint: After years of psychological trauma, this artist’s head is about as empty as this pumpkin. There’s just some stray guts & seeds knocking around in there.
Hint: The detail work on this country singer’s immaculate goatee should be a dead-giveaway.
Hint: The nicest guy in rock-n-roll also happens to be the nicest guy on a pumpkin.
Hint: Is this a depiction of Jesus, or one of the most-hated figures in modern music? You tell me.
Hint: This might be an accurate representation of this group, if for some reason they had been beaten viciously with baseball bats.
Hint: It’s surprising that this singer hasn’t worked pumpkins or gourds into an outfit at some point. Her other outfits are pretty food centric.
Hint: It’s kind of hard to recognize this legendary guitarist, when he’s not ripping solos soaked in delay. Also, when he kind of looks like a villain from Tintin.
Hint: If Halloween had an official spokesperson, this guy might be a good candidate.
Hint: Imma let you finish looking at this photo, before I tell you that the answer is a little bit to the left.
Hint: It’s your favourite rapper’s favourite hand gesture.
Hint: Look at all of these Jacko Lanterns. Take note of the especially creepy one in the bottom right corner.
1. Lil Wayne
2. Billy Corgan
3. Kanye West
4. Amy Winehouse
5. Lindsay Lohan
6. Bob Marley
8. Celine Dion
9. Justin Bieber
10. Britney Spears
11. Brad Paisley
12. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
13. Jesus or Chad Kroeger? You tell me.
14. The Beatles
15. Lady Gaga
16. The Edge (U2)
17. Rob Zombie
18. Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMAs
19. ROC Nation Symbol (Jay-Z)
20. Michael Jackson