Here's a bunch of shots from around the Web featuring geeky ideas for your annual pumpkin carving.
- Pac Man, complete with dots and ghosts
- Apple and Linux logos
- Death Star from Star Wars
- R2D2 from Star Wars
- Internet Explorer and Firefox browser logos
- XBox 360 Red Ring of Death
- 8-bit version of Mario
- Contemporary Mario
- Wario and Bowser
- Space Invaders
Some require a little more skill than others, but you should be able to get some inspiration and start designing your own pumpkin. Whether you're a Tweeter who decides to carve a Fail Whale or a gamer who wants to immortalize their console, it's easy to get your idea on a gourd:
Print or draw the design on paper (To make a multi-tonal image more stylized, open it in Photoshop and amp up the contrast.) and tape it to your pumpkin. Then trace around the lines of your design with a sharp point, creating an easy-to-follow connect-the-dots pattern on your pumpkin, Voila! Yoda's face is only a knife away!