Well, it was suggested by paintseagull
that I try to get away from a traditional silhouette, or at least use fewer vines, so I went two routes. First, very dramatically, I beheaded my pumpkin creature.
& secondly, but less dramatically, I gave it a hair cut.
I also add a viney under-bite, though. Which means I didn't really cut down on the vines here, as move them. I like to think his white pumpkin head resembles more of a skull in this one though, which I liked.