Kick off the Season of Spook with Halloween Projects

Come on, admit it: you’ve waited all year for Halloween. It’s a chance to get silly, get scared, and change into someone else for just one day. It’s why we have six — count ’em; six — entire themes devoted to Halloween: Vampires, Zombies, Demons, Day of the Dead, and Trick or Treat.

If you’re having a party or want to create Halloween greeting cards or craft graphics, PicMonkey’s got your back. Here are some samples to get your blood curdling.

Image of a Halloween party invitation with bats and moon

Our Halloween photo effects amplify your amusingly macabre messages. Choose something gothic like Gypsy Curse to bring out a vampire theme. The Zombies theme has quite a few fonts that positively drip with whatever color you choose. Red for blood? Green for laboratory ooze?

image of a Halloween treat bag label featuring rat overlay

Don’t forget all the things you can do to season the room with goods and goodies at your Halloween party. It’s easy to make graphics for cupcake toppers, goodie bags, and food labels. The Trick or Treat theme is especially loaded with the classic lighter-side-of-Halloween overlays, like pumpkins, spiders, creepy critters, and candy corn. The treat bag label above features a Potion Label, rat, and text from the Witches theme.

Haunted House party invitation featuring Phantom overlays

Haunted houses aren’t visited by spirits from the seventies, right? Our ghostly ghosts are from the 1800s, man! Find these and more Phantom overlays in the Demon theme. Frame them with antique-y Potion Labels from our Witch theme and you’ve got the mood for a haunted house party. Lots of stately, yesteryear fonts are in the Witch and Day of the Dead themes.

Halloween party invite featuring a Crackle and Ooze texture

Sometimes you’ve gotta go for red hot horror. The star of this card — blood — runs cold and bold in our Crackle and Ooze textures (Zombies theme). For adding smaller bits of blood to faces and clothing, you’ll find Blood Drops, Blood Spill, and Blood Splatters overlays in both the Zombies theme and the Vampires theme.

Day of the Dead party invitation

If you’re celebrating Day of the Dead, or you’re just digging these lovely illustrative designs for your photo or project, check out our Day of the Dead theme. But no need to go monochromatic, as we have here; all of of these overlays are two-color. For great tips on using two-color overlays, see our tutorial. And do have a look at all the Day of the Dead inspiration on our Pinterest board.

Label for a Witch's Brew party drink

Finally, you may be asking yourself if you can use these drrrreadful graphics and effects during the rest of the year. They’re just too wickedly fun, right? You’ll find all the text options in the Text tab, grouped by theme, to make them easier to find for non-Halloween projects. But all all ALL of these themes are absolutely available year ’round, folks. So stay spooky; we’re counting on it!

Want to learn about all of our Halloween spookiness? Check out these articles:

Extreme Makeover, Halloween Edition

Tutorial: Be a Witch!

Tutorial: Zombify Yourself

Breaking Vlad: A Vampire Tutorial

Our Halloween Photo Contest Says Boo!

  • Karen O.

    love me some trick-or-treat monkey love! thank you!

  • samonnier

    I can’t see any of the fonts. I’ve tried looking under the Fonts tab as well under each theme; no luck! Is this a known issue?

  • Susan

    You can find the fonts under each theme. It is labeled Text.

  • Jerry

    I find this stuff so lame – is this really what people use pic monkey for? I keep thinking that with its ease of use it could be a genuine substitute for photo shop if you invested a little bit more in the functionality rather than wasting money on silly gimmicks.

    • Eric Suesz

      It may seem lame to you, but I think a lot of people who use this service like these kinds of options. A lot.

      • Maya

        I (and my children) LOVE all these features!

    • Alyce

      I love it! It’s nice to see a company trying hard to come up with something different. And if you think it’s lame why click the tutorials? :)

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  • Krista

    I love Pic Monkey.
    If you want Photoshop, buy it or Gimp.

    Pic Monkey is a great, fun, easy photo editor and I love it! Keep up the fun!

    • Maya

      I agree, Krista!

  • Carolyn Fillmore

    I love picmonkey!! We use it all the time for our blog, it’s fun and easy and kind of addictive. I’ve played with both ends of the spectrum (Photoshop to and picmonkey is the only program I find myself SMILING, using it. Literally smiling. You guys rock, you are totally hitting a demo, way to go, keep up the good work!

  • Kay Wilson

    I use your site exclusively to design my cover photos on Facebook, my announcements, my events are totally with your incredible tools!! Thank you so much for making my life easier!!!

  • Larissa

    I LOVE PicMonkey, and the “silly gimmicks” are great fun for people making posters and announcements for local events, cards, parties etc. I have Photoshop and rarely use it since this site has already created amazing templates and the ease of use makes it accessible to people who choose not to master the endless( and time consuming) options of PS. To each their own. PicMonkey is simply stellar!

    • PicMonkey

      Thanks, Larissa.

      We <3 you too.

  • Amélie

    I really love Picmonkey! It makes editing a lot easier and quick. And it’s comprehensible not only for pros but for beginners too! With Picmonkey I never end up with an ugly edit (:

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  • Carolyn Fillmore

    OMG I totally thought your Halloween “effects” were just the usual PicMonkey stuff, re-organized so you can easily find them but NO! I *just* discovered all the great effects… THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!! Had a blast this weekend on my history blog (something you never expect to say, really), these effects inspired a creepy new post about ghost tales and rumors that has goosed my site with new traffic I did not expect. Thanks again, I hope these effects don’t disappear after the holiday but then again I’m now looking forward to Thanksgiving… Christmas….