There is a strong connection in folklore and popular culture between pumpkins and the supernatural. The jack-o-lantern custom connected to Halloween is probably the most specific of all when it comes to folklore. In Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, the main character, Jack Skellington, is “the Pumpkin King.” This character from popular culture is a perfect inspiration for creatives who fancy pumpkin carving and to be carved into decorative lanterns.
Check out in the gallery below some of very successful creations made of pumpkin by carving that bring together folklore and popular culture. Scroll down and enjoy examples of nightmare before christmas pumpkin carving. Tim Burton’s work, in general, goes hand in hand with Halloween and its costumes so it’s no wonder it’s being used as a great inspiration for creatives celebrating it.