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100 Cute and Creepy Halloween Photos

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October is here and it's almost time for ghouls and goblins to come out and play. As store displays become creepier by the minute and the aisles fill up with copious amounts of sugary treats, we decided to scour the web in search of the best photos to inspire you to work your camera into your costume this year.

Below you'll find over 100 cute and creepy Halloween photos. We've covered everything from batman dogs and evil pumpkins to spiderweb cupcakes and beyond. This is one photo roundup too weird and crazy to miss!


5 Tips For Shooting Your Best Halloween Pictures

To start off our huge collection of Halloween photos, we'll use the first five as a learning tool and see if we can derive any valuable tips from them.


Use A Shallow Depth of Field

This one particularly applies to single person shots. When you're out and about on Halloween, there's bound to be a lot of commotion. Trick or treaters, party goers and concerned parents fill the streets and can add a lot of background distractions to your up-close people shots. Cranking down the DOF will turn all those annoying distractions into beautiful background blur.

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Since a shallow DOF comes with a wider aperture, you get the added benefit of collecting more light in all those spooky dark places!


It's All About the Kids!

Some adults really love Halloween (maybe even a little too much), but don't forget that the holiday is really all about kids having fun becoming their favorite characters and eating lethal amounts of sugar. If you're in charge of shooting a Halloween event, make sure to capture all of those tiny costumes, smiles and eventually, exhausted faces. Kids always make the most interesting and unpredictable photo subjects.

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Don't Forget The Food

People aren't the only thing that gets scarier on Halloween. There's always tons of cute, bizarre and often disgustingly decorated sustenance to be had. While you're party jumping, be sure to hit the food tables at each location and grab some close-ups of the creative cooking.

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Lighting Is Everything

As I mentioned above, the conditions for shooting on Halloween tend to be pretty poor. You'll no doubt find yourself in situation after situation of horrible lighting conditions and it can be really tricky to capture the atmosphere. You'll want to pack a flash and look for ways to diffuse it. Instead of pointing it directly at your subject, try bouncing it off of walls, ceilings, shiny costumes; anything you can find! Also make sure to bring your widest aperture lens and look for areas with some mood lighting already present.

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Try A Long Exposure

While you're out there struggling with shooting in the dark, you'll have a great opportunity for some creative and unique long exposure photos. Since it's Halloween, you can use all the blurring that is normally frustrating to your advantage and create some truly spooky images! The photo below is a perfect example. Notice how the small, streaked light sources really add to the effect.

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On to the photos!

Halloween

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Halloween Costumes

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Halloween #17

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Halloween

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Halloween at the Magic Kingdom

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reaching for Halloween...

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Bad day...nice Halloween

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The Remains of Halloween

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Tangerine Halloween

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Happy Halloween!!

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DIY Halloween

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Happy Halloween

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Halloween Pumkins

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Halloween Couple

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Happy Halloween!

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Halloween [Explored]

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Bloody Medusa (Happy Halloween)

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Halloween - Pumpkins

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Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween!

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Halloween Costume Close-up

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Halloween on the Streets of Brookland

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Scary (crow) Halloween

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Preschooler Bento #97: October 31, 2008

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- evil inside -

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Bat Boy.

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Why So Serious?

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Come little children.

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Police Boy.

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Pumpkin

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matrimony has always fascinated me.

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Egyptian Princess.

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Jedi Child.

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Military Brat.

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Yvette

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Skeleton Boy!

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Ghost!

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Clown

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She Devil

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Who dressed YOU?

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Jack-O-Baby

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Prissy Devil

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baby pumpkins

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Baby Session- Makayla

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Sleeping

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look he's had a baby!

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Halloween Cupcake

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Halloween cupcakes - Trio

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Trick-or-Treat

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ghost onigiri bento

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Candy Corn

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The Legions of Sleepy Hollow

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Supergirl

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Jack Sparrow

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Waiting For The Bee-Train

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batman and wonder woman

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jack skellington and the corpse bride

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Mutant Cyborg Costume front

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Clowning around: before and after

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Zombie

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304/365 - Honey, I Think I Hurt Something Last Night

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Master Chief

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Mummy Bot

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Darth Vader

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jol costume stoop

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Jawa

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Unmasked

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Sparkly Red Shoes

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Busy Bee

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Badass Robin

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Saboten-Con Saturday Portraits - Jessie Nigri as Yoko S.T.A.R.S.

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Rooftop Creature

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The End of Chuckles the Clown

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Ding dong! The witch is dead

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im batman

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You just pissed me off.....

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Photo Shoot: Macaw Costume

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Poker Phase

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green shock (halloween time 2)

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Man or Machine?

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Pumpkin Christmas Tree at the Haunted Mansion

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The Joker Costume

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A Bite They'll See Coming

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Halloween

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Jack made an appearance

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Spooky 177:365 [ explored! ]

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Chocolate Bar

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skull talk

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Clown 10-24-2009f

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we want you....

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Why so serious?

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My picture of Halloween (see larger)

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drunk with power

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Seth and Zoe (The Care Bear)

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The Devil, Queens, 2003

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All this candy ... for me?

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warty

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Snow White

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Trunk or Treat

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Trick or Treat?

I hope the images above have inspired you to work a DSLR into your costume this year so you can take some truly haunting photos.

As always, we want to see your examples. Leave a link below to a few of the cute and/or creepy Halloween shots that you're most proud of capturing.

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