These Halloween Zoom Backgrounds Will Creep Out Your Friends and Coworkers

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These Halloween Zoom Backgrounds Will Creep Out Your Friends and Coworkers


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Halloween is a time for us to explore a world completely different from our own. Even with all the limitations that this year may bring, you can still jump into another dimension, time period or fictional world with Halloween Zoom backgrounds. Here's the ultimate Fright Night: Plan a virtual happy hour, ask all of your family and friends to dress up in costume, and then shock them with one of these virtual backgrounds.

Some of these backgrounds may help bring your costume to life (say, you go for a pop culture costume like Moira from Schitt's Creek), while others lean into the sights and frights of the holiday. Since we know not everyone wants to bring the creep factor to their work meetings, virtual activities or family calls, we've also included some fall-centric Zoom backgrounds that you can use on all your calls from now through Thanksgiving.

In case you haven't mastered Zoom yet (trust us, we get it), follow these instructions when it comes time to swap out your background:

  • Download the Halloween background of your choice — one, two, you can switch them out as often as you please!

  • After you sign into a Zoom call, look for an icon that says "Stop video" in the bottom left corner of the window. Click the arrow to the right side of it, and select "Choose a virtual background."

  • Upload as many backgrounds as you'd like, and switch them whenever you please.

Now, browse through these festive virtual backgrounds to make the most out of the holiday — and then cozy up in your Halloween pajamas or costume before you start the call.

Trolls World Tour

Photo credit: DreamWorks
Photo credit: DreamWorks
Photo credit: DreamWorks
Photo credit: DreamWorks

Grab your mic and hit the stage with Poppy and friends. A few minutes before hopping on the call, warm up your vocal chords by singing your very own rendition of "Trolls Just Wanna Have Fun."

DOWNLOAD TROLLS WORLD TOUR HALLOWEEN ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

The Great Jack-o'-Lantern Blaze

Photo credit: Tom Nycz
Photo credit: Tom Nycz
Photo credit: Tom Nycz
Photo credit: Tom Nycz

Even if you can't swing a visit to this Hudson Valley spectacle, you can play pretend with one of these virtual backgrounds. Light up your screen with dozens of illuminated pumpkins — a sliver of the 7,000 jack-o'-lanterns on display during The Great Jack-o'-Lantern Blaze every October.

DOWNLOAD THE GREAT JACK-O'-LANTERN BLAZE HALLOWEEN ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Claire's

Photo credit: Claire's
Photo credit: Claire's
Photo credit: Claire's
Photo credit: Claire's

It's your pick: Browse through these backgrounds from Claire's — yep, your tween's favorite store — to find a scary(ish) background or something totally sweet. Your kids will love 'em, but the other adults on the call will think they're cute, too.

DOWNLOAD CLAIRE'S HALLOWEEN ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Hallmark Channel

Photo credit: Hallmark
Photo credit: Hallmark
Photo credit: Hallmark
Photo credit: Hallmark

Stick to an autumnal theme with these seasonal Zoom backgrounds, featuring everything Hallmark's Fall Harvest movies are known for: perfectly stacked pumpkins, roaring fires and hay bales galore.

DOWNLOAD HALLMARK CHANNEL HALLOWEEN ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

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Photo credit: Universal Studios
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Photo credit: Universal Studios

Even if you can't make it to Halloween Horror Nights this year, you can experience the magic right at home with these ultra-creepy backgrounds.

DOWNLOAD HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

The Office

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Photo credit: NBC
Photo credit: NBC
Photo credit: NBC

Keep it work-appropriate by setting Dunder Mifflin as your stage. Bust out your "World's Best Boss" mug and call it a Michael Scott costume.

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICE HALLOWEEN ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

1-800-Flowers

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Photo credit: 1-800-Flowers

If you're looking for something that won't fright the little monsters in your life, go with these seasonal floral backgrounds. You can use 'em all the way until Thanksgiving!

DOWNLOAD 1-800-FLOWERS HALLOWEEN ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Photo credit: Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Photo credit: Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Photo credit: Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Not exactly scary, but not quite unicorns and rainbows either. Step into the Harry Potter movies with these backgrounds taken from its eerily empty Florida theme park, Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

DOWNLOAD WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Schitt's Creek

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Photo credit: POPTV
Photo credit: POPTV
Photo credit: POPTV

There's no better way to celebrate Schitt's Creek's incredible number of Emmy wins than by dressing up as one of the show's main characters. Set Rose Apothecary or Rosebud Motel a your background, so your friends can make sense of it all.

DOWNLOAD SCHITT'S CREEK HALLOWEEN ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

Star Wars

Photo credit: Star Wars
Photo credit: Star Wars
Photo credit: Star Wars
Photo credit: Star Wars



You've been talking about The Mandalorian since season 2 ended last year, but now you can show everyone else exactly what they're missing with these Star Wars-themed backgrounds. We kid, we kid.

DOWNLOAD STAR WARS HALLOWEEN ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE

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