Halloween Round-Up: Wallpapers And Tutorials


The Halloween is coming. The preparations are running. Pumpkins are being carved. And skeletons are being packed out from the closets. Since you probably want to set a perfect mood for your coming Halloween party, you might want to set up the party on your weblog as well. So if you are planning on some little redesign you might need some Halloween icons. Besides, what is the Halloween without a scary Halloween wallpaper on your desktop or some fancy decoration for your laptop?

To help you to set the scary mood we’ve decided to present some of the most beautiful wallpapers, icons, Halloween art works, modding methods, costumes, recipes and tutorials for your tuesday’s party. Furthermore we’d like you to collect the best Halloween logos you’ll find in the Web over the next week and you can change the Smashing Magazine logo as well.

Please notice that all images can be clicked.

Halloween Wallpapers












iPhone Halloween Wallpapers12


Halloween Icons





Halloween Art








Halloween How-To

Learn how to…


…a smashing Halloween logo for Smashing Magazine!

On the 31st of October we’d be glad to replace our logo with a Halloween-version designed by you.

  • Please send us your designs until the 30th of October 2007;
  • the format of the image should be .jpg or .png;
  • the size of the image should be 229x83px, as in our logo42;


  • most creative participants will be featured in the logos overview which will be published on the November’s first week.

Besides, we’d like to ask you to collect nice Halloweenish logos you’ll find in the Web next week and send them them to us via e-mail. Afterwards we’ll post the gallery of the best Halloween logo designs.

Here are some examples for inspiration:







Web.de Illustration


  • …inspire yourself with Halloween colors!



  1. 1 http://zefhar.deviantart.com/art/Think-Halloween-11221543
  2. 2 http://oboi.kards.ru/list/show/3024/48863/9/pugalo.htm
  3. 3 http://mociex.deviantart.com/art/Pandemonium-67856866
  4. 4 http://www.americangreetings.com/downloads/display.pd?prodnum=3083049&path=83289
  5. 5 http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaper/?427
  6. 6 http://www.pumpkinway.com/download.shtml
  7. 7 http://www.halloween-corner.com/halloween-wallpaper.cfm
  8. 8 http://www.schlunzpiepen.de/Ultimativ/Halloween-Wallpaper.html
  9. 9 http://flickr.com/photos/jciv/1407657784/
  10. 10 http://www.halloween-village.com/categories/1-Halloween-Wallpaper
  11. 11 http://www.wonderwallpapers.com/holidays/halloween/halloween_wallpaper_8.shtml
  12. 12 http://www.flickr.com/photos/12905355@N05/sets/72157602318350648/
  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/12905355@N05/sets/72157602318350648/
  14. 14 http://benjigarner.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-Icon-Pack-68116852
  15. 15 http://deleket.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-Avatars-66955374
  16. 16 http://avatarz.nnm.ru/sklad_ikonok_17
  17. 17 http://michaelmknight.deviantart.com/art/Halloweenie-66903408
  18. 18 http://genzoman.deviantart.com/art/Happy-Halloween-Jack-O-Lantern-42284988
  19. 19 http://avatarz.nnm.ru/halloween_art
  20. 20 http://avatarz.nnm.ru/halloween_art
  21. 21 http://avatarz.nnm.ru/halloween_art
  22. 22 http://avatarz.nnm.ru/halloween_art_vol2
  23. 23 http://healdria.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-5033931
  24. 24 http://aiko-frikki.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-2006-42247513
  25. 25 http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joystuff/macolanternshowto.html
  26. 26 http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joystuff/macolanternshowto.html
  27. 27 http://debri.ru/c/sozdanie_chuzhogo/
  28. 28 http://damncoolpics.blogspot.com/2006/10/halloween-pumpkin-pc-modding.html
  29. 29 http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2006/10/31/scorched_earth/1
  30. 30 http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?s=586bcf247e50a9ece163471234e75cdd&showtopic=92162&st=30&p=1279874&#entry1279874
  31. 31 http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/8829
  32. 32 http://drinkoftheweek.com/special/halloween.htm
  33. 33 http://www.hammacher.com/publish/71179.asp#
  34. 34 http://sewingstars.typepad.com/sewing_stars/2007/10/goin-to-a-party.html
  35. 35 http://www.extremepumpkins.com/index.html
  36. 36 http://www.gamegirl.com/article/38293/top-7-scariest-games/
  37. 37 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3522
  38. 38 http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-entertainment/monster-halloween-roundup-everything-you-need-210693.php
  39. 39 http://whipup.net/2007/10/23/halloween-tutorial-roundup/
  40. 40 http://lifehacker.com/software/halloween/halloween-roundup-210119.php
  41. 41 http://www.kate.net/holidays/halloween/index.html
  42. 42 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/themes/SM-theme/img/logo.gif
  43. 43 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/themes/SM-theme/img/logo.gif
  44. 44 http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2007/10/22/color-inspiration-from-the-history-of-halloween/

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  1. 1

    Guys, your collections are stunning!
    I just love the “Think Halloween” Wallpaper!


  2. 2

    love your collection

  3. 3

    awesome collection. the first apple logo is the pick of these. Happy halloweeeen!

  4. 4

    FYI : to download the AmericanGreetings wallpapers you first have to register ( free ) …

  5. 5

    The wallpapers are cool! :)

  6. 6

    Halloween and websites usually don’t match….. there are way too many people that dislike the thought of it because of their backgrounds and religion. Other than that it usually give a designer a little challenge to use in their spare time

  7. 7

    A lot of pumpkins in there guys, you know what the title of this article should have been “Smashing’s Pumpkins”!…

    …I’ll go get me coat.

  8. 8

    Nice list. Some pretty good artwork there!

    If you want to actually see the recipes for the list linked from “prepare perfect Halloween drinks and cocktails” then go here…

  9. 9

    Cool stuff! Reminds me of a page I put together for a friend back in 2001:

  10. 10

    Here you can find even more halloween wallpapers: http://wallpaperstock.net/halloween-wallpapers_114s.html

  11. 11

    More hire http://iconfactory.com/home

    Men love the icons :D

  12. 12

    Great collection! May you please add my wallpaper and icon release too?

  13. 13

    great post and some fantastic halloween images here. i’m just glad you didn’t post any christmas images yet, since that seems to be up everywhere already. don’t forget to also check out some cool (and free) halloween screensavers, wallpapers, etc at Freeze.com and Screensaver.com. Thanks for the post.

  14. 14

    Haha! Love that first halloween wallpaper! Some great pieces here as well.


  15. 15

    I think you guys need to revisit your .htaccess, as all I am seeing is a bunch of “Bandwidth stealing forbidden!” messages.

  16. 16

    Cool….smashing…..pumpkins!!! nice!!!

  17. 17

    Simply Awesome guys ! Love the PC-Modding ones !

  18. 18

    Cool!! nice images for my collection.

  19. 19

    Ahhh, my holiday is featured here.
    For some absolutely stunning wallpapers, try pumpkinrot’s site. Or his companion, naturot. He’s a legend among us Halloween freaks.
    Naturot Photos (can be used as smaller sized wallpapers)
    Pumpkinrot Wallpapers

  20. 20

    Hey guys, just want to share another Halloween wallpaper.
    a different style, i really like it.

  21. 21

    Here is a very cool free wordpress theme for halloween Link [wp-design.org]

  22. 22

    Some really nice wallpaper to put you in the halloween spirit.

  23. 23

    Kostas Mavropalias

    October 29, 2007 2:39 pm

    Great artwork!

  24. 24

    Cool stuff, but I thought there was going to be a Monday design inspiration series?

  25. 25


    Hands-down the scariest game I’ve ever played. Silent Hill, Doom 3, Resident Evil…all were NOTHING after playing Fatal Frame.

  26. 26

    oh oh oh oh i wish if i have found this article sooner
    at our work there was a pumpkin carving competition :D

  27. 27

    Very nice halloween wallpapers, they look awsome. Keep up the good work!

  28. 28

    Very nice color settings

    thank u !

  29. 29


  30. 30

    Some more DIY Halloween Projects

    October 21, 2009 10:37 am

    Just a few more Halloween DIY projects to add to the list.

  31. 31

    Dmmm i like your webside

  32. 32

    This design is incredible! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

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