On October 31, people around the world celebrate Halloween. Pumpkins get carved and houses get spooky decorations. Costume parties are held where people dress as hunters, angels, demons, witches, ghosts, vampires, werewolves and all kinds of Supernatural characters.
It’s the time when Sam and Dean investigated the death of a man who swallowed razor blades after eating store-bought candy,
…then a high school student drowned in a tub of boiling water at a Halloween party and no one knew why,
…and high schoolers partying in a mausoleum were attacked by zombies and ghosts.
Some candy for Dean, some research for Sam, a little splatter of blood on their faces, an epic fight, and the rest is history. Sam and Dean stopped Samhain (“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester,” S4E7).
The Supernatural fandom has their own special way of celebrating Halloween – with carvings that are “not natural” (I think you could call them “supernatural”), as well as with some amazing Halloween costumes. To celebrate #SPNFamily’s extraordinary Halloween decorations, we have gathered pictures from around the world! We will show you Jack-o-lanterns from the #GishYourGourd and #LTTUPumpkins challenges, fans’ school rooms, front porches and back yards! We asked each artiste to share a few words about their creations, such as why they chose their design, their carving process or how often they’ve celebrated a “Supernatural Halloween”. These are their masterpieces and their stories!
Pumpkins & Decorations
amandalagrone (Instagram) just wanted to carve a pumpkin and add some googly eyes for the #GishYourGourd challenge. As she was shopping, the ideas just kept popping into her head. These happy, scary, bug-eyed monsters are the result, but Team Free Will is on the case!
RogerMa3011 (Twitter) carved a pumpkin with the children in his special needs class. The kids said vampires only have four teeth, so that’s what they carved into their “vampire” pumpkin!
For the first time in a number of years, paintingpink (Instagram) and her mom decided to carve pumpkins. She made the Sam, Dean, and Cas pumpkin and her mom made a classic jack-o-lantern. Her brother joined in and made the grinning pumpkin and his wife carved the winking emoji. That’s what I call a “Family Business!”
valiant_seraph (Twitter) has never done pumpkin sculpting before. She heard that the more expressive the face, the more fun is it to work with. A growly, angry-looking Misha is the perfect choice, especially for a Halloween-themed pumpkin.
sassmandaprvt (Twitter) and her friend decided to enter the school pumpkin carving contest. They chose to carve their pumpkin like this because they thought it’d be a cute monster. Guess who won the contest? They did!
d.wayward (Instagram) was trying to come up with something for the #GishYourGourd challenge. Someone suggested she carve a duck. Ducks are adorable, and to make it more Halloweenish, it’s wearing a witch hat!
klenz37 (Instagram) let each of her kids and their friend Ray (all well-seasoned Gish kids) choose how to decorate their pumpkins. The youngest, Rocket, chose the spookiest design—the reaper. Zoe and Ray chose freeform designs.
lizziepurvis91 (Instagram) carved the Mark of Cain pumpkin. She decorates her porch for Halloween every year, and this year it’s Supernatural-themed.
michelle.l.page.5 (Instagram) carved these pumpkins for the #GishYourGourd challenge. Because Sam and Dean are constantly in trouble with the law and keep managing to get in then out of jail, she figured their own special get-out-of-jail-free card was appropriate. And who’s better than Castiel to be on that card!? Her pumpkin was negative space carved and then painted for better detail.
JessJessDaBest (Twitter) carved her pumpkin for the #GishYourGourd challenge. She explains she picked a haunter because “The Pokémon episode in which haunter first appeared was my first real experience with spooky. I didn’t like scary movies or gore but Pokémon was safe for me. And even though it was creepy it was still fun!”
OhMyChuckster (Twitter) chose to do a Louden Swain pumpkin because it’s her favorite band, and they inspire her so much.
The moment she found another pumpkin, it was obvious that she needed to carve her other favorite. That’s why she carved a skeleton Richard Speight, Jr.
drinou81 (Instagram) created a weird caravan because, for her, it symbolizes a world tour for the big international family represented by Gish and Supernatural. It’s an SPNFamily that likes to meet each other and build a better and funnier world.
For cyndidunn1990 (Instagram), Halloween is the time where she feels kind of like a kid again.
So there’s nothing better than to carve a pumpkin/watermelon with characters from one of her favorite cartoons from her childhood! To add the Supernatural feeling, she used angel warding for the background. She also has a devil’s trap on her ceiling and an angel-banishing sigil on her kitchen door.
severinebond (Instagram) chose to paint the British Men of Letters on her pumpkin this year. Mick Davies and Arthur Ketch are her favorite characters. She hopes to see more of Arthur Ketch in Season 14 of Supernatural.
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