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The Illustrated ABCs of Halloween Design

An ode to October and all things Halloween.

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.

– October, Robert Frost

October is one of my favorite months of the year, and arguably one of the best for the design world. Halloween, scary movies, autumn leaves: regardless of your opinion on the pumpkin spice latte, the imagery around the fall season can’t be beat (even at Envato HQ in Australia, where the view from the office window is more sunny springtime than fall foliage). 

In honor of the October, here’s a roundup of some of the best design assets related to fall and Halloween design this year:

A is for Apple Picking

The classic fall pastime: venture to an apple orchard, pick several baskets of apples from the trees, go home, anxiously Google “recipes that use a lot of apples”. (Illustrator: blackmoon9)

B is for BOO!

Here’s a cute, scary ghost with a boo sign. (Image: )

C is for Coffin

Two coffins, actually. (Illustrator: )

D is for Dracula

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E is for Evil Skulls

But illustrated baby animals and wizards in this portfolio, too. (Illustrator: ).

F is for Fall Foliage

Illustrator: .

G is for Goblin

He looks sort of friendly, right? (Illustrator: ).

H is for Halloween Costumes

Animals in Halloween costumes > people in Halloween costumes.

I is for Insanity

Crazy, like this pumpkin.

J is for Jack-o-Lantern

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These come in a series of different emotions, so you can choose how your pumpkins are feelings about being carved. (Illustrator: )

K is for Killer Clowns

You know, the ones terrorising the whole world right now. (Illustrator: )

L is for Lattes
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Probably of the pumpkin spice variety.

M is for Monsters
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Illustrator: .

N is for Ninjas

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O is for Octoberfest
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I think Octoberfest technically starts in September, but we’ll bookmark these flyer templates for next year’s celebration.

P is for Parties

“How about incorporating a coffin with a photo of a man on its cover, then having that swing open and the skeleton begin to dance?”

That’s the idea behind the After Effects template Halloween Party Promo. Read more about how it was created on the Envato community website.

 Q is for the Queen of Death
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There’s also a king of bones, a scarecrow, a witch, a wizard, and more in this illustrated character set.

R is for RIP
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Headstone illustration by .

S is for Skeletons
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Skeletons of the dancing, cartoon variety. (Illustrator: )

T is for Trick-or-Treating
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This design is all treats, no tricks!

U is for Unearthly Creatures
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This design is called fun, spooky monsters… but, they’re pretty adorable.

V is for Vampires
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Illustrator: .

W is for Witch
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On a broomstick, or with her cauldron.

X is for X Rays

X-rays are Halloween-related, right? (Illustrator: ).

Y is for Yikes!
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As in, yikes, check out these scary Halloween graphics. (Illustrator: )

Z is for Zombies
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Zombies are a popular theme in movies, TV, and in illustrations.

 

 


Brittany Jezouit

About the Author Brittany Jezouit

Brittany is the editor of the Envato blog. You can follow her on Twitter @brittanyjezouit.