Frankenstein carving by Ryan Wickstrand of
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"Frankenstein" by Ryan Wickstrand

New Haven, Connecticut, carver Ryan Wickstrand of studied graphic arts but, "It wasn't until 2001 that I realized I could combine my love of art and pumpkins by creating my own pumpkin patterns," he says. His site is home to over 100 patterns in a searchable archive, so you can find just the zombie pumpkin you're looking for.

Unsurprisingly, this pattern is one of Wickstrand's most popular. "This is the perfect carving to display with a green LED pumpkin light inside," he says. It's the first in a series of classic monster patterns that includes "The Bride of Frankenstein," "Dracula", and others.

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