13 Book-Inspired Pumpkins

Fall has arrived, booklovers! As we bask in all things pumpkin spiced, let us not forget that the actual pumpkin still deserves our attention. That’s right, it’s pumpkin carving season and what better way to get your gourds in ghoulish order than to use themes based on iconic literary characters and books? No better way, we say. Need inspiration? Check out some of our favorite Instagram-worthy ideas below and break out the seed scooper. We’re willing to bet you’ll have the best pumpkin on the block.

1. Harry Potter

Dobby


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Happy (Godric) Holloween! I asked #TheSPEWCrew to pick a pumpkin design, so today involved socking it to self-doubt and setting the WitchCrafter FREE ♥️ In the end, I’m proud of the result and am also amazed my fingers lived to tell the tale… albeit two plasters later! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but all I cared about was The SPEW Crew seal of approval. As you can see in the second photo, my CEO Sir Bumble (Chief Elf Operator) can definitely see a likeness, so I’m calling it #magicmanaged 🌟 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you made any potterhead pumpkins? 🎃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #daretocreate #harrypotter #bibliophile #autumn #daysofsmallthings #potterhead #houself #dobby #halloween2018 #bookpumpkin #dobbyisfree #pumpkindecorating #hogwartshalloween #wizardingworld #afreeelf #myeverydaymagic

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Tournament of Heroes – Fantasy Brackets

Presenting: the Top 32 Heroes & Heroines of Fantasy!

 

 ROW 1:  Eowyn – The Lord of the Rings, Arya Stark – Game of Thrones, Bella Swan – Twilight, Buffy – Buffy the Vampire Slayer; ROW 2: Princess Buttercup – The Princess Bride, Cheetara – ThunderCats, Coraline Coraline, Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones; ROW 3: Arwen The Lord of the Rings, Hermione GrangerHarry Potter, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Mulan Mulan; ROW 4: Sailor Moon – Sailor Moon, Selene – Underworld, She-Ra She-Ra: Princess of Power, Xena – Xena: Warrior Princess 

 

ROW 1:  Aragorn – The Lord of the Rings, Conan the Barbarian – Conan the Barbarian, Harry Potter – Harry Potter, Atreyu – The Neverending Story; ROW 2: Roland Deschain- The Dark Tower, Westley – The Princess Bride, Gandalf The Lord of the Rings, Harry Dresden The Dresden Files; ROW 3: He-Man The Masters of the Universe, Indiana Jones – Indiana Jones, Link – The Legend of Zelda, Frodo Baggins The Lord of the Rings; ROW 4: Bilbo Baggins The Lord of the Rings, Rand al’ThorThe Wheel of Time, Wart The Once and Future King, Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones,

So tell us, who SHOULD we have included as a Fantasy Hero or Heroine? Of the ones who made the tournament, who do you have going to the Final Four? The championship?

Jim is Art Director at Half Price Books Corporate.