Hey Look, It's TV.com's 2012 Halloween Jack-o'-Lantern Stencils!

Everybody knows that there is almost nothing in life quite as important as carving amazing Halloween jack-o'-lanterns. This year is no different! We at TV.com would like to give you a leg up in your local pumpkin-carving contests by providing you with stencils in the likenesses of five of TV's most frightening or just plain awesome characters. What better way to annoy your uptight homeowners' association than by displaying one of these excellent orange babies right on your front porch? Go ahead, get knifey!

(Right-click the character names and choose "save as" to download printable PDFs.)


HEISENBERG

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
For a jack-o'-lantern that says "I have good taste in TV and am most likely a badass," it'd be hard to go wrong with a Walter-White-as-Heisenberg pumpkin. [Note: If you are a former chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin, this pattern may be a bit too on-the-nose. Consider a less obvious pattern.]


VICTORIA GRAYSON

Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
This jack-o'-lantern will look particularly wonderful in front of your 24,000-square-foot mansion in the Hamptons, especially if that mansion appears to be made completely of CGI. Careful, though, this pattern is practically begging for a ransom note to be stabbed into it with a steak knife.


EVIL ABED

Danny Pudi, Community
Only in the darkest of timelines would this pattern not make you a sensation in your community! (Relevant puns.)


RON SWANSON

Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation
In case any of your neighbors puts out a Whitney Cummings-themed jack-o'-lantern this year, feel free to knock it off their porch and replace it with this one!


HONEY BOO BOO

Alana Thompson, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Trust us, you will never find a face more perfectly suited for carving into a pumpkin! Their shapes are nearly identical!


PUMPKIN-CARVING TIPS:

1. Print out your desired PDF. (You may want to shrink or enlarge the main image depending on the size of your pumpkin.)

2. Transfer the image to your pumpkin. If you don't have carbon/transfer paper (who does?) then a quick 'n dirty way to do it would be to scribble the backside of the paper with sketched-on pencil until it's relatively dark. Then flip the page back over and trace along the stencil lines. This should result in a transferred image onto the pumpkin.

3. Using a fine pumpkin-carving knife, start with the middle of the image first, carving away the darkened areas on the stencil, moving outward. TIP: You don't need to carve all the way into the pumpkin, just remove the orange outer skin and as much of the yellow as necessary to let light through.

4. Send a photo of your new jack-o'-lantern mailbag@tv.com! We'll post your best attempts!


AND HERE ARE LAST YEAR'S STENCILS!

Click here to get the download links.


HAVE FUN AND STAY SAFE YOU GUYS!

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hey yo price, did you guys stop doing these? ive carved most of these from 2011-2012, i need a new batch!
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TV.com. Can you make a Fringe Observer stencil? Pretty please with a cherry on top?
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I like a lot of this designs but I prefer pumpkin carving, not pumpkin skinning.
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Um...none of these will work.
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umm... all of these pumpkins have the exact same deformities. these stencils are all photoshopped on.
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Wow, wish I could have a Jessica Lange O Lantern!
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LOL, I don't celebrate Halloween since I live in Australia and most of the population here don't celebrate it, but man I wish that I was carving Victoria Grayson into a pumpkin!
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it's only october 16th... gave me a scare there...
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I'm more of a free-form carver doing up original designs so I wouldn't use these. They're a little too simple for my taste anyways.



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this guy sounds a little douche-y
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I'm not sure I have this level of skill at pumpkin carving even with a stencil. But I'm tempted to give it a shot with last year's super foxy Klaus pumpkin. Seriously, he looks hot. I'm a little bit ashamed to admit that.
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Umm....You guys do realize that every one of this years designs have a solid outer ring. So once you cut that into a pumpkin ....the whole thing will just fall through.



Nice try though.
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These designs work best for carving into the pumpkin's skin and not all the way through. Just enough to let light through. Cool comment though.
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What is wrong with you TV.com?! Stop discussing/advertising "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."
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Do we though?
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Look. You only showed 9 TV characters on pumpkins. And out of that very small number you still chose an abusive reality TV show. Why? This is a TV website. There are so many great characters on TV!
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"Game of Thrones" Shadow Baby anyone? I play music, I need the help (and a lot of it) for the visual arts...
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Ooh! That's a good one. Noted.
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Evil Abed this year. Hoping for Pierce Hawthorne next year.
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