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06th Oct 2019

Dog-O-lanterns are literally the cutest Halloween trend we’ve ever seen

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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Halloween is on the way, and there’s a certain spookiness in the air.

There will be costumes, sweets and pumpkins galore.

That kind of leads us to 2018s hottest Halloween trend: dog-O-lanterns.

Rather than carving faces into pumpkins, people are getting super creative.

Dog owners all over the Internet are carving images of their dogs into their pumpkins.

We’re impressed.

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The carvings are so incredibly detailed and intricate, we reckon they’d take HOURS to create.

DoggieDoc is a fan of this trend, and recently wrote a post on the best advice for creating a dog-O-lantern.

“Halloween has always been one of my favourite holidays, and pumpkin carving was something I especially looked forward to as it was a great way to channel my artistic skill and interest into the holiday.”

“I only carve real pumpkins. Though it is disappointing that they do not last, they offer a unique final appearance that is not matched by the synthetic foam pumpkins.”

“A carving may take between 8 and 20 hours of total carving time, not including pattern drawing and transfer.”

20 hours seems pretty excessive tbh.

“I light my pumpkins using a CFL bulb on a cord. Candles are simply not enough light.”

Anyway, here are some of our favourite doggo pumpkins at the moment: