It's that time of year again - leaves are falling, the mist is creeping in and pumpkins are sitting waiting to be carved for another spooktacular Halloween.

So far, so familiar. But what if you added an extra edge to your fright fest this year, and carved the best pumpkin lantern on your street? For the sake of art, obviously.

Think of these comical orange veggies not as gourds, but as canvases - there for you to wreak your artistic talent upon with a range of fairly sharp kitchen tools. Will you create a Mona Lisa? Or an elaborate gothic castle?

In case you need some inspiration on how to up your game, we've compiled 101 of the most impressive pumpkin carving ideas for you in this glowingly good gallery.

Think you can do better? Tweet us your pumpkin carving creations @HPUKCulture

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  • Mona Lisa

    Swap out the standard jackolantern grin with an even more iconic smile. Go ahead, be the da Vinci of pumpkin carving. Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lancastermike/4020583373/in/photostream">fundraz34 / flickr</a>

  • William Shakespeare

    The Bard would love to grace your gourde this Halloween. Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_earl/1564044997/">theoriginalmutant / flickr</a>

  • Edvard Munch

  • Andy Warhol

    We imagine Warhol would love to reappropriate your pumpkin with his face. Credit: <a href="http://demianrepucci.com/2010/11/01/halloween-pumpkin-carving-warhol-self-portrait-fright-wig/">Demian Repucci</a>

  • Homer Simpson

  • Pablo Picasso

    Why not go cubist with your rotund creation? Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/shoeburyness/279719986/in/photostream/">Shoeburyness / flickr</a>

  • Michelangelo

    Fine art meets squash, courtesy of Michelangelo's "David." Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/norbini/6294305637/">Norbini / flickr</a>

  • Edgar Allen Poe

  • Star Wars Darth Maul/Savage Opress Pumpkin

  • Pumpkin Owl

  • Victor Van Dort

  • Trio of Pumpkins

  • Pirate

  • Johannes Vermeer

    "Girl With a Pearl Earring" makes for a great costume AND a great pumpkin carving idea. Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/scotthei/285017653/">djheimey2001 / flickr</a>

  • Freddy

  • Wolf Pumpkin

  • Jack-O-Lanterns

  • Howling Wolf

  • Moon jack-o-lantern

  • Beast Jesus

    While it might not be carved, we bet the Beast Jesus design will pop up on more than one pumpkin this Halloween. Courtesy of The Huffington Post Arts & Culture Team.

  • Ahh! Real Monsters!

  • Plumpkin

  • Jack-o-Lantern

  • Tiny Pumpkin Army

  • Dracky, Longcat, Tacgnol, and Slime

  • Day Of The Dead

  • Breathing Fire

  • Purr!

  • 3 Sided Pumpkin

  • Doctor Who O' Lantern

  • I carved Boo from Super Mario World for my Jack O Lantern this year.

  • Music Stars

  • Doom

  • When Mathematicians Carve Pumpkins

  • Jack o Lanterns Outside

  • Evil Face

  • Gremlin

  • Boo!

  • Tree

  • Jack O Lantern's

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  • Yellow Conch

  • White Duck

  • V's pumpkin carving bruhaha

  • Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns

  • Jack-o-lanterns