10/21/2011 01:40 pm ET Updated Dec 21, 2011

Halloween 2011 Ideas: Pop Culture Jack-O-Lanterns! (PHOTOS)

Every year, Halloween gives Americans the chance to show off their creativity and their knowledge of pop culture. Costumes, parties, and yes, jack-o-lanterns allow you to tell everyone not just how much you love Halloween, but that you know exactly what was popular/funny/scary/ridiculous in the last year or two.

Gone are the days when a few simple triangles were enough. Today, it's about carving Internet memes, 'Star Wars' references, and Biebers, Snookis and Conans into your pumpkins. Here are some of the most creative pop-culture jack-o-lantern carvings we could find, including submissions from HuffPost readers. Vote for your favorite, and share the awesome ones you make with us by uploading them below!

2011 pop culture Jack-o-lanterns