Sometimes you just want your jack-o'-lantern to have a familiar face - a classic Jack with triangle eyes, a triangle nose and a half moon smile, with or without pointy teeth.
Pumpkin carving patterns are easy to find at an arts and crafts store or through a Web search (usually in PDF format and often free to download). Some of our favorite patterns, scary or funny designs, can be found at HowStuffWorks.com.
Did You Know?
According to Guinness World Records, the world's largest jack-o'-lantern weighed 1,469 pounds and was carved by Scott Cully of Pennsylvania in 2005.