Halloween is coming - is your pumpkin ready?

Delly with the carved pumkins and marrows

Delly with the carved pumkins and marrows - Credit: Archant

Pumpkin carvers have been hard at work this weekend scooping out their fruits and creating masterpieces ready for Halloween tomorrow night.

Delly's scream mask

Delly's scream mask - Credit: Archant

Forget your average Jack O’Lanterns, this bunch of Suffolk craftsmen and women have opted for far more technical designs, taking inspiration from Scream and Nintendo’s Super Mario.

Paul Double shared this image of his carved pumpkin

Paul Double shared this image of his carved pumpkin - Credit: Archant

Delly Barker even got so stuck in that she created three marrow lanterns as well.

Why stop at pumpkins? Delly also carved these marrows

Why stop at pumpkins? Delly also carved these marrows - Credit: Archant

Originally it was turnips that were carved at Halloween but pumpkins then took over and in recent years the practice has become increasingly popular with people opting for increasingly intricate designs.

Marrows make great Jack-o-lanterns too

Marrows make great Jack-o-lanterns too - Credit: Archant

Many touched by the disappearance of Corrie McKeague in Bury St Edmunds have this year carved #FindCorrie into their pumpkins as a way of raising awareness of the ongoing search for the missing RAF gunner.

Paul Double shared this image of his carved pumpkin

Paul Double shared this image of his carved pumpkin - Credit: Archant

Tomorrow evening, houses around Suffolk will be lit up by pumpkins, a signal that the owners are happy for trick or treaters to knock.

Jonathan Summers shared this haunting image of his pumpkin

Jonathan Summers shared this haunting image of his pumpkin - Credit: Archant

This is another tradition which has been adopted from the Americans and has become increasingly popular in the UK.

Delly's Super Mario carving

Delly's Super Mario carving - Credit: Archant

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