"If you wanna make a pumpkin, you have to push the limits," says Ray Villafane, a Michigan sculptor featured in one of the YouTube videos below.
He's not wrong. You have to shell out a whopping £3 at Sainsbury's and carry the bugger home with you, for a start.
But hey: if you've put all that effort into lugging an enormous round vegetable home, then why not put some effort into carving it, too?
We've rounded up 15 of the very best 'how-to' pumpkin videos on YouTube to inspire, teach and amaze you and your friends/family/drunk Halloween party guests. From power tools to guns, from stencils to dry ice, here are 15 brilliant things you can do with pumpkins...
...and when you're done watching them, here are some more incredible designs to get those creative juices flowing: