Hyotan-tsugi, the patched pig/gourd/dummy thing that shows up in all of Osamu Tezuka's work. This is actually a butternut squash, which are hard to carve because they are not hollow. Patches go all the way around the squash.
This year I did the entire Hero Team from Tiger and Bunny. Here's Ivan, the Japanophile.
Pao-Lin, the Bruce Lee cosplayer
Antonio, an actual Latino in anime
Keith, a guy named Keith
Nathan, the anime RuPaul
Karina, the idol singer
Barnaby Brooks Jr.
Barnaby, the guy with glasses
Kotetsu T. Kaburagi
Kotetsu, the guy with a hat. This and Karina are my favorites. In general all the Tiger and Bunny ones turned out fantastic.
Hi no Tori
Hi no Tori, Tezuka's phoenix. Wings all done with Japanese carving knives. Took about three hours.