Pumpkin carving is frustrating. It takes a lot of practice, but you only get to do it once a year, so it's rare that anyone ever actually gets that good at it. Regardless, its better to stick with a simple concept and do it well than choosing a difficult subject and ending up with an orange abomination. Here are 11 people who shot for the stars...and completely missed.

1. Michael Jackson, the King of Pump.

2. Yoda, from 'The Empire Carves Back.'