Those are some quality pumpkins. I like a nice smiler.
A buddy of mine has a big Halloween Party that I always skip but the night before (Friday this year) he has 5 or 6 of us over to carve 100 pumpkins. I was bummed I had to miss it this year. It's a great tradition.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
I just grabbed some kitchen thingie with hook at the end from the junk drawer (don’t know exactly what it was), and he used it to gouge the scars (about halfway through the pumpkin), then he used the same tool to make the thinner, shallow stitch lines across.