Best (and worst) pop culture pumpkins

It seems like a good 90 percent of the population will be dressing up as Lady Gaga or a member of “Jersey Shore” this Halloween.

I myself will be avoiding both trends like the plague, but I might incorporate some pop culture into my celebrations in a different way: with pumpkins.

Pop culture pumpkins are a nice change from the plain ol’ jack-o-lantern and much more creative.

Check out some cool (and not so cool) ones here:


Pro: The Death Star from Star Wars










Con: Death to democracy, a.k.a Sarah Palin









Pro: Iron Man!









Con: Wolfman














Pro: Ridiculously talented musicians, R.I.P.








Con: “Musicians” who owe their careers to 12-year-olds ’round the world


If nowhere is full of geniuses…

…then that’s where John Lennon belongs.

In the biopic film, “Nowhere Boy,” Lennon’s childhood story is unfolded, from his rocky relationship with his mother to his early bond with Paul McCartney.

“Kick-Ass” star Aaron Johnson portrays Lennon as he grows up in Liverpool and discovers a passion for music.

It’s also the directorial debut of Sam Taylor-Wood, Johnson’s real life fiancee. (Um, FYI, she’s 42, he’s 19. But that’s a different story entirely…)

I’m not so sure that it’s going to be a ground-breaking film or reveal anything we didn’t already know, but as an avid Beatles fan, I’ll definitely be seeing it. However, I pray that it doesn’t make people suddenly take a liking to the Beatles as “Across the Universe” did. They deserve so much more than that.

The film is set to debut in theaters on October 8. For now, check out the trailer:

Captain Jack and John Lennon: Pumpkins with pop culture flair

I have a confession to make.

This is the first year I have not carved a pumpkin since I was old enough to wield a knife.

However, I am very much in the Halloween spirit otherwise, and I did find some pretty cool photos online of pop culture pumpkins.

Check them out below!

Dwight from "The Office"

The "Star Wars" Death Star

Captain Jack Sparrow

Barack Obama

John Lennon

I’m impressed…what do you think??