Free Halloween Clip Art for your Mac

The Best Halloween Clip Art For Your Mac

Halloween used to be mostly for kids, but it's grown into a holiday that's equally (if not more) popular with adults. Here are 11 sites that provide free or low-cost clip art you can use in Halloween-related projects.

In most cases, you can download an image to your Mac by right-clicking the image and selecting Save Image As from the pop-up menu.

Most of the images are free for personal use, but be sure to read the licensing agreement, copyright information, or terms of use before you download and use any images.

Published: 9/20/2011

Updated: 10/5/2015

The Graphics Fairy: Vintage Clip Art & Crafts Projects

The Graphics Fairy: Vintage Clip Art & Crafts Projects
Look to The Graphics Fairy if you're looking for vintage Halloween clip art. Image courtesy The Graphics Fairy

If you like vintage stuff, you'll love The Graphics Fairy; she specializes in vintage clip art and crafts projects. You'll find both black-and-white and color Halloween clip art on The Crafts Fairy web site (just search on "Halloween"), as well as some printable Halloween projects for kids to color. The possibilities include a walking skeleton, spooky trees, bats, black cats, witches, and spiders. If your sense of humor is on the quirky side, you can print out black-and-white or sepia-toned eyeballs and temporarily paste them over portraits and photos around your house. Are those eyes really following you? They just might be!

Free Vintage Halloween Witches Cards

Free Vintage Halloween Witches Cards
If Halloween makes you wax nostalgic, you're sure to love the collection of Halloween cards on the Vintage Holiday Crafts web site. Image courtesy VintageHolidayCrafts.com

Not to overdo the theme, but while we're on the subject of vintage, the Vintage Holiday Crafts web site has a small collection of cute and colorful vintage Halloween cards and postcards. You can turn the images into Halloween ecards, print them to use on Halloween party invitations, or incorporate them into crafts projects. Although the cards feature witches, even the sternest of the bunch isn't very scary; the rest range from kindly to kids in costumes.

eDigg.com: Free Halloween Clip Art

eDigg.com: Free Halloween Clip Art
eDigg.com offers the usual Halloween suspects, including witches, pumpkins, black cats, ghosts, haunted houses, bats, and a spider or two. Image courtesy eDigg.com

Bats, cats, witches, ghosts, pumpkins, spiders, and haunted houses; you'll find all of these, and a few more, on eDigg.com. Images are about evenly divided between black-and-white and color. The eDigg.com web site also includes (dare we say it?) a collection of colorful vintage Victorian Halloween images. Click the "Victorian: Halloween Clip Art" link on the Free Halloween Clipart page to view and download the vintage images.

Free Halloween Clip Art by Phillip Martin

Free Halloween Clip Art by Phillip Martin
Frankenstein displays a decidedly un-scary side in this illustration by Phillip Martin. Image courtesy Phillip Martin

This kid-friendly, colorful, and slightly whimsical collection of Halloween clip art by illustrator Phillip Martin is designed primarily for teachers and classroom use; they're also available for school newsletters, school web sites, and other non-profit use. Images are suitable for young children (even the bats aren't scary), as well as slightly older kids.

Kids' Turn Central: Halloween Clip Art

Kids' Turn Central: Halloween Clip Art
Meet Vampire Bunny, one of the whimsical Halloween characters from Kids' Turn Central founder Wendy Hogan. Image courtesy Kids' Turn Central

The images on the Kids' Turn Central web site are also designed for children. They're available for personal and educational use (free in both cases), as well as commercial use (small fee). Some of the images are on the smallish side, but they're suitable for a variety of uses in print and on web sites. We especially liked the Vampire Bunny, the Halloween Teddies in costume, and the pumpkin faces.

AllFreeClipart.com: Free Halloween Clipart Images

AllFreeClipart.com: Free Halloween Clipart Images
This image from AllFreeClipart.com prompted flashbacks to our arcade days, when we whiled away many hours chasing Pac-Man ghosties around the screen. Image courtesy AllFreeClipart.com

What do you think of when you see candy corn? Why, Halloween of course. (Okay, candy corn may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Halloween, but that's beside the point.) We couldn't resist this site; its tempting image of candy corn had us adding Halloween candy to our shopping list a little earlier than usual. The AllFreeClipart.com web site features a Pacman-like ghost, dancing skeletons, tombstones, the Grim Reaper, pumpkins, bats, a skull, and a green Gummi bear. And did we mention candy corn?

About.com: Clip Art

About.com: Clip Art
This jaunty skeleton, one of many clip art images linked from the About: Clip Art web site, stands ready to decorate your Halloween projects. Image courtesy Bordersets by Inge

If you visit Dixie Allen, About.com's Guide to Clip Art, you're in for a treat. Dixie has amassed a large collection of Halloween art, as well as lots of clip art for other holidays and topics. Dixie's collection includes bats, witches, wizards, kids in costumes, ghosts, pumpkins, mummies, skeletons, zombies, haunted houses, Halloween borders and backgrounds, and Halloween animations. Dixie also provides pointers on the basics of using clip art.

Hershey's Halloween Clip Art

Hershey's Halloween Clip Art
The Hershey's Halloween Clip Art collection includes some characters you'll never, or rarely ever, find anywhere else. Image courtesy The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company's Halloween Clip Art collection features some typical Halloween subjects with a slight twist, such as the haunted forest shown here. Although strictly speaking, he isn't a Halloween subject, we especially liked the mad scientist clutching two beakers of a suspicious green bubbly substance. The cartoon-style graphics also include skulls, cauldrons, pumpkins, scarecrows, a hunchback, a dancing skeleton, ghosts, black cats, witches, and mummies.

Halloween Clipart.com

Halloween Clipart.com
Don't let his threatening demeanor fool you; Dracula is really a pussycat. Image courtesy Halloween Clipart.com

The Halloween Clipart.com web site offers a mostly light-hearted collection of black-and-white and color cartoon-style Halloween images. The cast of characters includes a bug-eyed frog, a goofy monster toting a trick-or-treat sack over his (her? its?) shoulder, bats, cats, witches, zombies, ghosts, pumpkins, and vampires. Some images are available in multiple versions (black-and-white, color, either or both with text). Most, but not all, images are free for personal use. 

ClipartLogo.com: Halloween

Halloween Clip Art for your Mac - ClipartLogo.com: Halloween
Image courtesy of ClipartLogo.com

ClipartLogo.com has a large collection of colorful Halloween clip art, ranging from humorous to more than a little spooky. Images include bats, black cats, pumpkins, witches, haunted houses, ghosts, and dancing skeletons; some of the images include text, such as “Witches ahead!” or “Happy Halloween.”

Most of the clip art is available in JPG format, which is compatible with most desktop publishing and word processing apps. Some of the clip art is also (or only) available in vector format, which provides higher quality print images but isn’t as widely compatible as JPG format. The images are free for personal use.

SpookyClipArt.com: Spooky Clip Art

Image courtesy of SpookyClipArt.com

A multi-armed, multi-eyed alien (in polka dot boxer shorts, no less) is just one of the Halloween images available on the SpookyClipArt.com web site. You’ll also find a masked trick-or-treating dog, a decidedly un-spooky Frankenstein, with a speech bubble for you to enter the text of your choice, a mummy, a skeleton peeking around a gravestone, a morose pumpkin, a dancing vampire, and a purple bat, among other colorful cartoon-style characters. The images are free for personal use.