Pop Culture Pumpkin Printables: 2014 Edition

by |October 13, 2014

13 Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns for 2014


Remember last year when we provided you with some awesome, free pumpkin carving patterns? We’re doing it again! Today marks the 13th of the month so we have 13 FREE pop culture-themed patterns to share with you. This year's lineup won't disappoint since 2014 saw its fair share of memorable pop culture happenings. We've got a Guardians of the Galaxy pumpkin, a House Stark Game of Thrones pumpkin, and even a pumpkin that shows off Nicki's Minaj's famous booty! Whether you are looking for a simple pattern or are up for a bit of a challenge, we included patterns of varying difficulties so there's something for everyone.


Easy Patterns

New to carving? No problem! Here are a few simple patterns to get you started. If you're still a little intimidated, we’ve got a full set of instructions HERE. Click each pattern below to be taken to the free printable.


1. Captain America Logo

2014 was as big year for "Cap," after starring in a very successful new film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Captain America Logo Pumpkin Stencil

2. Frozen: Olaf

Elsa, Anna, and Olaf are the sweethearts of 2014! The unprecedented popularity of Frozen will make Olaf a hit this Halloween, both as a Halloween costume choice and as a pumpkin pattern.


Free Olaf Pumpkin Stencil


Olaf Frozen Pumpkin Carving Pattern


3. Destiny Logo

Destiny was only released last month, but it's already one of the year's most popular video games. This latest release from Bungie also has a very memorable logo that would look great as a jack-o'-lantern with a glowing light behind it!


Destiny Pumpkin Pattern


4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Okay, we said there were 13, but we just couldn't RESIST so we made printables for each of the four turtles, bringing our total to 16. Sorry, not sorry! These guys deserve it since they had an awesome new movie this year.


TMNT Logo Pumpkin Pattern


Intermediate Patterns

Looking for something more intricate? Try your hand at these. Having smaller tools on hand will be beneficial for this set of patterns, as most involve shading, in addition to the cut-out portions.


5. Maleficent

May we suggest illuminating this creepy pumpkin by placing a green light inside? Angelina Jolie was a very memorable and VERY evil Maleficent in this year's new movie, which makes her the perfect pattern choice.


Free Maleficent Pumpkin Pattern


Free Maleficent Pumpkin Stencil


6. Luigi Death Stare

Mario Kart 8 was one of 2014's most celebrated game releases. With it came the awesome new "slow motion" feature, which perfectly highlighted Luigi's now signature death stare (the YouTube video showing "the stare" has over 6 million views). Now your PUMPKIN can give a death stare to any neighbors that dare hand out a toothbrush instead of candy.


Luigi Death Stare Pumpkin


Luigi Death Stare Printable Pumpkin Stencil


7. Ghostbusters Logo

2014 is the 30th anniversary of one of the best movies everrr, Ghostbusters. Krispy Kreme celebrated with Ghostbusters doughnuts, Legacy Recordings is celebrating by releasing the original soundtrack on a marshmallow scented record, and we're celebrating by offering this free pumpkin printable! 


Free Ghostbusters Pumpkin Pattern Ghostbusters Pumpkin Template

8. Big Bang Theory: Sheldon Cooper

According to TV Guide, The Big Bang Theory's most recent season was the most-watched series in all of television history! Honor this highly rated and highly hilarious show with a Sheldon Cooper Bazinga pumpkin.


Big Bang Theory Pumpkin Pattern


Bazinga Pumpkin Pattern


9. Nicki Minaj: Anaconda

Last year was the year of the twerk, but this year it's all about that BASS! Nicki Minaj has perhaps the most famous...bass...of all time. We picked a memorable still from her Anaconda music video for the voluptuous silhouette of this pumpkin pattern.


Nicki Minaj Anaconda Pumpkin


Nicki Minaj Pumpkin Pattern


10. Game of Thrones: House Stark Sigil

It's already fall, which means people are aware that winter is coming. But if you want to give them a friendly reminder, use this Game of Thrones pumpkin stencil to carve this awesome House Stark Sigil pumpkin!


House Stark pumpkin pattern Game of Thrones House Stark pumpkin

Challenging Patterns

For those of you that blew right by the easier patterns in hopes to find something super impressive, we're here to deliver! If looking at these fills you with sheer terror, take a deep breath (and maybe grab a hard cider.) We swear that all of these pumpkins were carved by the HalloweenCostumes.com team, and we are by no means carving experts. If detailed instructions on how to tackle these types of patterns are of interest, read up HERE.


11. Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket and Groot

Like the cast of Frozen, America fell in love with the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. One cute yet fearsome Rocket and Groot pumpkin? Check. One set of jealous neighbors? Double check.


Guardians of the Galaxy Pumpkin Stencil Guardians of the Galaxy Pumpkin

12. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Leatherface

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, one of the most famous horror movies of all time. Creep out trick-or-treaters young and old with this awesome Leatherface pattern.


Free Leatherface Pumpkin stencil


Texas Chainsaw Massacre Pumpkin


13. Doctor Who: Tardis

The doctor is IN! The 12th doctor that is. A new Doctor calls for a new pumpkin pattern, so give our Tardis pattern a try! The weirdest thing happened when we were carving, though - the inside of the pumpkin was bigger than the outside...


Doctor Who Tardis Pumpkin Pattern


Free Tardis Pumpkin Stencil


That's it! That's 13! It all happened so fast! We rounded out our display of beautiful pumpkins with some hay bales, decorative branches, and our favorite poseable skeleton. Which patterns are your favorites? Which ones do you think you'll try? Can you tell we're excited?? Be sure to send us pictures of your finished pumpkins, and happy carving!

Aleksandra Sobic
Aleksandra Sobic

Aleksandra is HalloweenCostumes.com’s brand manager and senior Mario consultant. She believes that her stature, hair, passion for pink, and reverence of cake, make her the ideal candidate to play Princess Peach on Broadway. Some additional interests include crafting, wine, correcting people’s grammar, obsessing over Jurassic Park (remember, women inherit the earth!), and brainstorming ways to make sexy costume representations of typically un-sexy pop culture characters. Donkey Kong was a breeze but Jabba the Hutt is proving formidable.

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