Ursula, Scar, Jafar, Maleficent. Disney Villains are the characters who are so good at being so bad! We're sharing all the free printable Disney Villain pumpkin stencils to help you have a wickedly good Halloween!
I love how Disney celebrates all sorts of holidays, but, I have to say, there are few characters more suited for Halloween than the Disney villains.
What are Disney Villains?
The Disney Villains are the “bad guys” in beloved animated Disney films.
They can be overtly and obviously evil, like Scar in the The Lion King or Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmations. They can be backstabbing, like Hans in Frozen. Other villains, like Ursula in The Little Mermaid, are conniving, acting under the guise of helping the hero or heroine.
Scroll down to the FAQ at the end of this post if you want to learn more about these characters.
We're big fans of Halloween and pumpkin carving, and we have lots of posts to make sure you find the exact printable pumpkin carving pattern you're looking for!
We have over 130 Disney pumpkin stencils, 13 Baby Yoda pumpkin stencils, Hamilton pumpkin carving patterns and more than 700 free pumpkin carving stencils! You can also check out over 50 no-carve Disney pumpkins!
How to use the Disney villain pumpkin stencils
There are four basic steps you need to take to successfully carve your villain pumpkin:
- Prep your pumpkin
- Transfer your stencil onto the pumpkin
- Carve your pumpkin
- Clean and light your pumpkin
You'll also need a handful of materials and supplies to do this the right way. Here's what you need:
- A pumpkin that fits your printed stencil
- Your Disney villain pumpkin template
- Antibacterial surface cleaning wipes
- Push pins
- Graphite transfer paper
- A ballpoint pen
- A fine-point black Sharpie (or another dark color)
These are the tools you'll need to actually carve your Disney villain pumpkin pattern into your pumpkin:
- A serrated utility knife with a sharp point
- A ribbon tool for scraping layers off without cutting all the way through
- A linoleum cutter for detailed scraping
Step 1: Prep your pumpkin
There are a few basic steps to getting your pumpkin ready for carving.
- Clean the whole outside of the pumpkin down with antibacterial wipes. This gives you a clean work surface and inhibits bacteria growth, mold and rot.
- Cut a 6″-8″ square out of the back of your pumpkin. Don't remove or cut around the stem!
- Scrape out the pumpkin pulp and seeds through the square you cut in your pumpkin.
- Wipe your pumpkin again to clean off the outer surface.
Why cut a hole in the back of the pumpkin instead of at the top?
Cutting a square in the back of the pumpkin is a trick I learned from a professional pumpkin carver. He told me this when I learned how to carve a Finding Dory pumpkin at a Disney event!
Here's why it's better to cut a hole on the side of the pumpkin:
- The stem continues to provide nutrients to the pumpkin, even when it's cut off the vine. Cutting out around the stem cuts off those nutrients.
- It's much easier to scrape out your pumpkin.
- Lighting your pumpkin is much easier. You can even use a light on a cord if you cut out an additional notch for the cord to pass through!
Step 2: Transfer your Disney Villain pumpkin pattern
- Print out your desired Disney villain pumpkin stencil onto regular copy paper and stack it on top of a sheet of graphite transfer paper.
- Pin the two pieces onto your pumpkin with the printed stencil on top.
- Use your ballpoint pen and firmly write over all the lines on the stencil. This will push the graphite onto the pumpkin, but only where you press down with your pen.
- Remove the paper and pins from the pumpkin and trace over all of the graphite lines with a Sharpie.
Step 3: Carve your pumpkin
- Read any instructions on your printed template. Note if there are any grey areas, crosshatches or thin stripes to indicate where you might need to scrape instead of cut.
- Use your pointed utility knife to cut into the lines where you need to cut.
- Scrape off skin of the pumpkin where designated with the ribbon cutter and linoleum cutter.
Step 3: Clean and light your pumpkin
- Use an antibacterial wipe to clean off any Sharpie lines or graphite dust. If the marks remain, splash a bit of isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) on a wipe and try again.
- Wipe down the rest of your pumpkin.
- Use a small, bright flashlight, a LED push light or a corded light bulb to light your pumpkin from the inside.
Disney Villains Pumpkin Stencils
I'm pretty sure it's time to give you what you're here for: the printable pumpkin patterns!
Just click on the character's name and you'll go right to the page or PDF file with the pumpkin stencil. Save it for later or print it now.
I broke the list of 31 printable pumpkin patterns into a few different categories. If there was more than one stencil from a particular character or movie I put it under it's own heading.
If you don't see what you find right away, Scroll to the end of the list to get to the general Disney villain pumpkin stencils category.
The Little Mermaid villains pumpkin stencils
Morgana from The Little Mermaid 2
Cruella de Vil printable pumpkin stencils
Hades from Hercules printables
Maleficent pumpkin stencils
Maleficent's dragon pumpkin stencil
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pumpkin Templates
The Wicked Queen (also known as the Wicked Queen or Queen Grimhilde)
Poison apple printable pumpkin pattern
Captain Hook pumpkin stencils
Skull and Crossbones or The Jolly Roger pumpkin stencil
General Disney Villain pumpkin stencils
Dr. Facilier from The Princess and The Frog
The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland
Shan Yu from Mulan
Chernabog from Fantasia
The Horned King from The Black Cauldron
Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Prince John and Sir Hiss from Robin Hood
Hopper, the grasshopper from A Bug's Life
Ratigan, the rat from The Great Mouse Detective
Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Disney Villains FAQ
Are all the Disney Villains bad?
No. In fact, I love how Disney makes so many of their characters dimensional. Most of the time, animated characters have plenty of human-like qualities, even if they are exaggerated.
In that sense, just like no person is 100% good, there are only a few villains who are totally, completely evil. I'm including:
- The characters who live for the destruction of people, places or things.
- The characters who aren't motivated by a twisted sense of love or “doing the right thing.
- The characters who aren't being manipulated by someone or something else.
Who are the top 10 Disney Villains?
In this sense, we're going with the most evil Disney villains.
10. Mother Gothel from Tangled
9. The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland
8. Hades from Hercules
7. Maleficient from Sleeping Beauty
6. Jafar from Aladdin
5. Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog
4. Cruella De Vil of 101 Dalmations
3. Judge Claude Frollo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. The Evil Queen from Snow White
1. Scar from The Lion King
- The Coachman from Pinocchio
- Oogie Boogie from Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Horned King from the Black Cauldron
- Chernabog, the batlike demon from Fantasia.
Who are the most beloved Disney villains?
The most beloved Disney villains are those who aren't hated or despised. They're the characters fans love, regardless of their misdeeds and their failings.
These are the characters who inspire Halloween costumes, product lines, cosplay and other tributes!
Given the number of different pumpkin carving patterns created in their names, I'd say that Hades and Maleficent are two fan favorites!
Here are the top 10 most loved Disney villains, in no particular order:
3. Captain Hook
5. Evil Queen
7. Lady Tremaine (Cinderella's wicked stepmother)
8. Cruella De Vil
9. Shan Yu from Mulan