Kick off the Season of Spook with Halloween Projects

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, Witches, 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!


This article was written by PicMonkey Staff, a multicellular organism of hive-minded sub-parts who just wanna get you the ideas and information you crave, so you can make good pictures and take over the world.