Boo! Halloween graphics for your spooky designs

Sweeping list of Halloween’s visual symbols enriched with some fun facts to know. Icons, illustrations, and designs to get inspired.

Halloween season is coming! So be prepared to see tons of posts, emails, and landings with all kinds of pumpkins and zombies. In case you are also the one responsible for something like this, we gathered together a lot of Halloween-related graphics for your holiday designs. Complemented with interesting and useful facts about the main symbols of the upcoming event as a bonus.

All the assets in this article are clickable for you to grab them right away!

Pumpkin
Witches
Candy
Ghosts
Walking dead
Bats
Black cats
Day of the Dead
Ready-made scenes
Design inspirations

Pumpkin

Here comes the queen of Halloween!

Fun fact: in the 1600s, the legend of Stingy Jack, who outwitted the devil, spread in Scotland and Ireland. Jack, cursed to roam Earth with a candle in a turnip, inspired jack-o’-lanterns to guide lost souls home.

Yes, this innocent turnip can turn into something that you will see in a Nightmare.

In the 1800s, Irish immigrants in the U.S. adopted the tradition but switched to pumpkins, as turnips were scarce.

Icons

Cute pumpkins

Jack-o’-lantern

Colored

Black and white

UI icons

Animated

Illustrations

3D

Trendy

Animated

Witches

Witches are one of the very few living symbols of Halloween. Ever since ancient times, people believed that women had magic skills. And the term itself comes from the word “wicca”, meaning “craft of the Wise”.

Now thanks to witches in pop culture (Sabrina, Maleficent, The Wicked Witch of The West), it is one of the most iconic symbols of the celebration.

if you want to make your designs more lively, keep up with these characters as mascots.

Icons

Creative

UI icons

Animated icons

Illustrations

Witches’ magic kit

Since witches are among the most prominent Halloween symbols, their magic tools are closely linked to the celebration as well. People use crystal balls, brooms, tarot cards, cauldrons, and potion vials as decorations or accessories for their Halloween outfits. These tiny symbols are as much a part of Halloween as the witches themselves.

Icons

Creative

UI icons

Animated

Illustrations

Candy

Trick-or-treating used to be a more eerie part of the Halloween celebration than it is now. People believed that sweet offerings could keep them from being harmed by evil spirits. Later on, it became a fun Halloween activity for children who would go from house to house asking for candy on behalf of the souls of the dead.

If you want the most family-friendly Halloween design possible, candies are your symbol to-go.

Icons

Colorful

Outlined

UI

Illustrations

3D and vector

Animated

Ghosts

Ghosts represent the spirits of the dead which are the key symbol of Halloween. People believed that lost souls wandered the world of the living up until All Saints’ Day.

As a visual symbol, ghosts are incredibly versatile, and you can adjust them to any aesthetic. You can easily make them as cute or creepy as you want.

Icons

Creative

UI

Animated

Illustrations

3D

Vector

Dead but alive

While ghosts represent the souls, skeletons, vampires, and zombies refer to the physical image of the dead. Skeletons have the longest history of being a part of the Halloween celebration. In medieval art, you can find mentions of a ritual Death, summoning the dead from their graves to dance with the living.

Skeletons

Icons

Creative

UI

Illustrations

Vampires

Icons

Creative

UI icons

Illustrations

Zombies

Icons

Creative

UI icons

Animated

Bats

Bats have been one of the key evil symbols since the Celtic pagan festival Samhain, the Halloween’s forbear. To keep the evil spirits away, the Celts built massive bonfires that attracted bats. The Celts believed bats were the spirits of the dead, and the sacred bonfires scared them away. Later on, Christianity did bats dirty by pronouncing them unclean animals. Depiction of Satan as a human-like creature with bat-like wings didn’t make bats any more lovable, so they officially became the symbol of the dark and evil.

Icons

Creative

UI

Animated

Illustrations

Black cats

While in some cultures, black cats bring good luck (ancient Egypt, Japanese folklore, Celtic culture), in others, they are a symbol of witchcraft and bring bad luck (Germany, the US). Because black cats happened to be many witches’ companions, black cats became the symbol of witchcraft and one of the main symbols of Halloween in the US.

Icons

Creative

UI icons

Animated

Illustrations

Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration similar to Halloween. However, Día de los Muertos is mostly about reconnecting with friends and relatives who passed away. On this day, people create altars called ofrendas. They decorate ofrendas with marigold flowers and pictures of the deceased and bring their favorite food and drinks.

Unlike Halloween, which has a creepy, mysterious vibe, Día de los Muertos is vibrant and joyful.

Icons

Creative

UI

Illustrations

Scenes

You can combine our Illustrations in the collages and create the whole scene in Mega Creator by yourself. Together with that, here are some ready-made scenarios that are perfect for your banners, social media posts, landing hero blocks, emails, and UI graphics:

Creative

Minimalistic

Design inspiration

Need some inspo for your Halloween-themed design? Check out these projects from the Icons8 users to get an idea of how you can integrate our assets into your designs.

Icons8 Halloween illustrations in the design concept of Event Finder App by Antor Paul
Icons8 illustrations in online store website design by Andrii Pleshkov
Icons8 Illustrations in the Halloween design by Varya Panyukova

That’s all, folks! Hope you enjoy our spooky graphics and find some that suit your designs the best.

If you need more, don’t border yourself with the only picks above, see all the Halloween icons, illustrations, and photos that we have on our website. Happy Halloween!

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