Pumpkins, jack-o’-lanterns, costumes, costume parties, tricks, treats, trick-or-treat, trick-and-treat – Halloween is here again! It’s that fun time of the year when we dress up and have all sorts of fun.
There’s a ton of activity to do and you’re only limited by your imagination and creativity. This article is basically a huge collection of Halloween wallpapers, backgrounds and photos to help along with your creativity and so on. But before we start, what is Halloween?
Folklore tells us Halloween is the evening of the day before November 1st, the Christian holy days of All Hallows’ Day, which is also known as All Saints’ or Hallowmas, and All Souls’ Day on 2 November.
This gives October 31st the full name of All Hallows’ Eve (meaning the evening before All Hallows’ Day).
Here’s a little more about the history of Halloween.
History of Halloween
The history of Halloween is a bit unclear, since it’s an age-long tradition. However, it’s said that Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic (now Ireland) festival Samhain. Celts at that time celebrated their new year on November 1, a day which marked the end of summer and is often associated with human death.
They believe that the boundary between the world of the living and the dead become blurred on October 31 and that ghosts of the dead returned to earth. As a result they’d light bonfires (usually using hollow pumpkins) and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.
Over time, Halloween has changed into a secular, community-based event with friendly activities, less terror and more fun. It is now characterized with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.
Fantastic Halloween Wallpapers
If you like Halloween as much as I do, you’d know that the most interesting, fun-filled part of the holiday is the dressing up part. I let my imaginations run amok and come up with all sorts of designs, inspired by some ominous stories I’ve heard. So when I’m asked about my costume, I give an abridged version of the story, all aimed to scare my listeners.
Another thing I dress up apart from myself are my gadgets- my phones, tablets and laptops all must speak Halloween, even before Halloween. Their themes, wallpapers, backgrounds, ringtones and so on are all Halloween-themed.
So, I got to work and found beautiful Halloween pictures, Halloween wallpapers and Halloween backgrounds as well. Most of the photos come in different resolutions and can be downloaded for free.
Get ready to be
In this article.
- The pumpkin gala
- Trick or Treat Wallpapers
- A Collection of Haunted Houses and Scenes
- A Pack of Halloween Creations and Creatures Wallpapers
- Miscellaneous Wallpapers for Halloween
The Pumpkin Gala!
Pumpkin Teeth is available in all different resolution types and is ideal to use as a profile background for Twitter, Facebook and so on, you know, just to reflect the mood and season.
These pumpkins are idle, and they’re not happy about it. 🙂 You can download it in 1400 x 900 resolution.
Here’s a happy photo of a happy smiling pumpkin family. If you look closely enough, you might be able to decipher where they’re all born! This photo is also available in all sorta resolutions.
A flaming red pumpkin sits quietly in the corner. Best not to look for trouble. This photo can be downloaded in normal, wide and HD resolutions.
Here are some pumpkins with various facial expressions.
A haunted smile from a haunted pumpkin. Spooky. Available for download in lots and lots of resolution sizes.
Okay. There’s a reason these pumpkins are red, and angry-looking. You wanna find out? I don’t.
This haunted house has a pumpkin sitting quietly on the front fence. There’s some scary story behind this photo, I tells ye.
Have you ever seen or experienced a pumpkin invasion? This is what it looks like.
Here’s a picture of an angry cat, with an angry jack o lantern accompany it. Beware.
Only strong-hearted people won’t run after opening these presents.
This is a collection of pumpkins with different facial expressions of horror. It can be downloaded in 2560 x 1440 resolution.
This wallpaper of scary shadows can be downloaded in 2560 x 1600 screen resolution.
There’s a reasons these pumpkins have that weird smile plastered on their faces. You can download the wallpaper in 1920 x 1080 resolution.
This photo of lighted pumpkins are available in normal, wide and HD resolutions.
Four scary flaming red jack o lanterns.
For a change, here’s a jack o lantern with a smile plastered on its face. A spooky smile.
This pumpkin doesn’t look like the one usually found on earth.
Okay. This pumpkin is angry. You’d do well to stay away. 🙂
Here’s another HD photo from Vlad studio, telling us where Halloween smiles are born. You can download it in several resolution types.
Here’s a collection of some mean looking pumpkins.
Here’s a Halloween wallpaper that features several beautifully carved and decorated pumpkins. It can be downloaded in several resolutions, so you’ll find one that suits you.
Jack O’ is a Halloween pumpkin that takes no nonsense from anybody. You can download this wallpaper in normal, wide and HD resolutions.
Haunted Houses and Scenes Collection
This picture filled with haunted houses, trees and bats all in a royal blue background is an apt description of a Halloween night. It is available in 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×960 and 1600×1200 resolutions for normal sized screens, and 1280×800 and 1440×900 for widescreens, and various other sizes.
This wallpaper, made by Twisted Ky0, shows a twisted landscape with little wide-eyed people roaming about. It is only available in 1600 x 1200 resolution.
This fun, casual depiction of a Halloween night looks playful at first, however it will give you the creeps if you look more closely! You can use this photo as it is but if you want it a different size, adjust it with any photo editing program.
This simple Halloween photo showing a lone house surrounded by several haunted trees is suitable for use as laptop wallpapers. It is only available for download in 1024 x 768 resolution.
Here’s the picture of an ideal Halloween night, very suitable for use as a wallpaper.
Available in different resolution sizes, Halloween in the Midnight Forest depicts an angry jack o lantern hovering above a forest with spooky trees.
Don’t be caught out alone with this spooky ghost.
Here’s a photo of a haunted Halloween moon which will be good for a harvest party flyer.
Available for download in 1920 x 1200 resolution.
This photo of a crisp Halloween night is only available in 1920 x 1200 resolution.
Do you dare to go trick-a-treating at this haunted house? This wallpaper is available for download in a 1920 x 1200 resolution.
This is reminiscent of Labyrinth.
An exciting image of a haunted Halloween house, waiting, daring you to enter is available for download in 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, and 1920 x 1200 resolutions.
Trick or Treat Wallpapers
I’d think twice before climbing up those stairs.
Our Pacman hero is being treated to a trick or treat by the ghosts in the game. It’s crazy, and beautiful.
I don’t think I want to collect any treats from this ghost, neither should you.
This picture depicting a skull asking to be fed in a haunted house is terrific and available in all shapes and sizes.
Are you going to get a treat or will you be tricked?
Trick n Treat Halloween ghost is handing out candies out from a pumpkin container. Download available in all resolutions.
When you know you’ll most likely get tricked.
Halloween Creations and Creatures Wallpapers
Here’s a quirky Halloween wallpaper whose aim is totally to spook its viewers. It’s available in all resolution sizes.
This creepy Halloween wallpaper shows a spider web, which no one should try to get caught in. It is available in 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050 and 1920 x 1200 resolutions.
This terrifying picture of swirly ghosts and ghouls will keep you up at night. It is available in 1400 x 900 resolution size.
What are the cunning witches making? You can get this Halloween wallpaper in 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, or 1920 x 1200 resolutions.
Here’s a photo of an adorable cat on a Halloween night.
Here’s a happy ghost happily wishing you a happy Halloween.
Here’s a great Halloween wallpaper from Vladstudio. It features a happy Halloween kitty looking spooky. It can be downloaded in all manner of shapes and sizes.
On this day, nature isn’t in charge of the weather. Some pesky Halloween creatures are pulling all the strings, and they want a storm. A big black storm.
Here’s a Halloween witch, clad in all her glory and calling out happily to her spooky bats.
Available in numerous screen resolutions, this ghost is not afraid to scare anyone, including you.
This photo is only available in 1024 x 768 resolution, best wallpaper for your desktops.
Here’s a Halloween background photo with a funny tilt to it. It can be downloaded in 1280 × 1024 resolution.
Three spooky Halloween ghosts are featured in this photo by Vlad studio. You can download it in a variety of shapes, sizes and resolutions.
Miscellaneous Halloween Wallpapers
A simple Halloween wallpaper in all its simplicity, and reminiscent of Apple for mobile devices.
Here’s another simple Halloween wallpapers wishing everyone a happy happy Green Halloween. You can save this wallpaper as your desktop background, but if you want it a different size you can adjust it with any photo editing program.
Disney has tried to put everything fun about Halloween into one picture, in one place.
Cat owners and lovers will love to have this pretty kitty cat Halloween photo from Hello Kitty. fun stuff.
This mesmerizing wallpaper showing a wizard-girl cherishing a pumpkin is only available 1024 x 768 resolution.
This black and orange abstract picture with trees, swirls and bats is only available for download in 1024 x 1280 resolution.
Here’s a brilliant display of black bats in a deep blue background. It is suitable for use as wallpapers, and is available in 1024 x 1024 resolution.
Here’s a creepy photo of hands flailing, threatening in a place no one (especially me) wouldn’t want to be.
This imaginary Halloween photo creates a whole world of fun of its own. You can download it in various resolution sizes.
A basic Halloween wallpaper from Wallpaper Stock. Several resolutions available, you’ll find one that suits your device just alright.
This simple Halloween wallpaper is available in virtually all resolutions.
A perfect way to wish your friends and colleagues a “freaky” Halloween.
This photo of a woman holding a fan with a bloodied hand is scary, and will probably give you some inspiration about costumes.
“Get your Halloween tickets here”
Irrespective of what you think, that’s a smile. A simple Halloween smile.
This picture paints a scene of macabre and horror.
A simple wallpaper to wish everyone a happy Halloween.
Here’s another wallpaper to wish your friends a freaky Halloween.