Boo! The spookiest holiday of the year is just around the corner - Monday, 31 October. Fun fact: Halloween originates from an ancient Celtic festival where costumes are worn to ward off ghosts, as bonfires are lit. These days, its celebrations are still in motion but Halloween costumes are worn to parties and trick-or-treating.
Nevertheless, Halloween remains a time for brands to churn out special promotions - any brand loves a theme for their tacticals. Halloween is especially festive in the United States with 69% of Americans planning to celebrate, while the spending total is expected at $10.6 billion. We really do love our Halloween - depending on where you live in the world, some countries have neighborhoods fully decorated on this night for trick-or-treat festivities!
So, if you are a designer that is looking for free Halloween animations as a greeting, or to support your company’s Halloween-themed plans - you’re at the right place.
Alternatively, if you are looking for animations for personal use, we’ve got you covered as well with Lottie animations that you can use in your social media, online Halloween greetings, email newsletters, website, mobile app, and any other platforms out there.
You can also customize each of these animations to match your color theme with the Color Palette feature and Lottie Editor. The best part? You don’t have to be a designer to use Lottie animations.
Halloween animations for greetings
It’s always a good idea to post a Halloween greeting considering the large number of people that celebrate the festivities.
If you are sending personal wishes to your friends or family, you can create Telegram stickers with the Lottie Editor. You can also download these Halloween greetings in GIF form that you can send on messaging apps.
We also encourage you to download our LottieFiles Keyboard for Android and iOS where you can search through our free animations and instantly send them on your chats.
1. "Halloween Text Loading" by Tam Doan
2. "Happy Halloween 2021" by Jignesh Gajjar
3. "Halloween animation" by Md Mostafizur Rahman
4. "Happy Halloween" by Truong Phuong
5. "Happy Halloween" by Catwork
6. "Happy Halloween" by Akash Ranjan
7. "Happy Halloween" - Frankie by Tom Fabre
8. “Happy Halloween Greeting Animation” by Shourya Gupta
9. “Spooky Status” by Muhammad Yasir Ismail
10. “Crazy Halloween” by Ridwan Ridun
11. "Little Spider" - Halloween by Tom Fabre
Halloween food animations
Halloween is not just about the costumes, but a large part of it is made up of food - candy, to be exact. So, of course, we had to include food animations in this list.
We think these would work great to dress up your website - especially if you were an online store specializing in selling food.
12. "Bones Potion" by Jean-Jacques Soumbou
13. "Halloween Cauldron" by Akash Ranjan
14. "Halloween - Bottle of Poison" by Tom Fabre
15. "Halloween Candy" by Jerio
16. "Halloween Ghost and Candy" by Tam Doan
17. “Trick or Treat Pumpkin” by Tristan Badart
18. “Halloween” by Ucilucil
19. “Trick or Treat Candy Ghost” by LottieFiles
20. “Treat Or Treat Frankenstein” by Tristan Badart
Halloween Pumpkin animations
Could we really make a list of free Halloween animations and not include a section specifically for pumpkins? Of course not. Pumpkins have long been a symbol of Halloween, with many carving the fruit into what we know as jack-o'-lanterns.
But did you know that this tradition originated from an Irish folktale about a man known as Stingy Jack? According to legend, he tried to trick the Devil, and in return the Devil barred him from entering the realm of hell upon his death. Instead, the Devil sent him into the night with burning coal, which he placed into a carved turnip. He is said to still be haunting on this Earth, and later, the Irish referred to him as Jack of the Lantern, which has been altered to what we know it as today.
Anyway, here are some free pumpkin animations that would work great to complement your Halloween projects. Because what is a Halloween design without a pumpkin?
21. “Halloween Pumpkin Black Cat” by Tam Doan
22. “Wicked Witch Jack-O-Lantern” by Brian Karungani
23. “Swinging Halloween Ball” by Umer Khawer
24. “Jack-O-Lantern, Halloween Pumpkin” by Sachin
25. “Happy Halloween” by Sadjad
26. “Halloween” by Haligul Jaman
27. “I Love Halloween” by Wanda Arca
28. “Halloween” by Ivhonglu
29. “Halloween Mode - Power On! (Simple Version)" by Jacopo Castellano
30. “Halloween Walking Pumpkin” by Ada.Motion
Witches, ghosts, ghouls and other monsters
Halloween is associated with all sorts of freaky, creepy, and frightening elements. Witches, ghosts, and other monster characters are the common theme for Halloween costumes - the scarier, the better.
You can use free animations of these scary personalities to design any banners, emails, social posts and more. You could also use these to create stickers for messenger apps together with your branding to send to your chats on, just for Halloween.
31. “Halloween Time” by Nawfal Jean
32. “Halloween Pumpkin” by Verbose TechLabs LLP
33. “Ghosts to Halloween” by Dmytro Rohoznyi
34. “Halloween Clown” by Sanca Faroga
35. “Halloween Witch Cooking Potion” by Abdul Latif
36. “Halloween Witch and Broom” by Tam Doan
37. “Ah! A Ghost!” by Spencer Lalonde
38. “Another Glass of Potion Was Superfluous” by Artem Peretrukhin
39. “Scary Ghost” by Manoj Kumar
40. “Dancing Pumpkin Meme” by Eugene Croquette
41. “Frankenstein’s Monster” by LottieFiles
42. “Werewolf” by Alexandre Jourquin
43. “L’Exorciste” by Enora Rosewood
44. “It_Animation” by Raphaël Desjouis
Bats, black cats, spiders and other creepy crawlies
Let’s dive deeper into the dark world! When you think of Halloween decor or designs, you may associate it with elements such as cobwebs and other creepy crawlies.
Another fun fact for you: according to the Celtic traditions associated with Halloween, bonfires are burnt, attracting bugs and bats (who like to eat the bugs).
With that, here are some animations to go with that narrative, or simply to make your design extra spook-tacular.
45. “Cat at Halloween” by Muhammad Yasir Ismail
46. “Halloween Bats” by Ridwan Ridun
47. “Halloween” by Mikhail Voloshin
48. “Halloween Cute Smiley Ghost” by Akash Gupta
49. “Halloween Flying Ghost Loading” by Tam Doan
50. “Bleh Bleh Bleh” by Viraj Nemlekar
51. “Spider” by Pavlo Monakhov
52. “Loading_Spider” by Raphaël Desjouis
53. “Spooky Spiders” by Asim Das
54. “Battransitons” by Diego PerMar
Browse through all of our Halloween-themed free Lottie animations
That’s not all! We have got so much more Halloween animations if nothing here matches what you are looking for. If you would like to browse through our full library of Halloween animations, you can check all free Lottie animations here.
If you’re worried about Lottie animations slowing down your page load time, rest assured, Lottie animations are around 600% smaller compared to GIFs. Apart from the usual platforms such as websites and social media, you can even add Lottie animation to daily tools such as Notion, Medium, WordPress, Reddit and Ghost!
If you need help adding Halloween animations to your work, or how to use Lottie animations, here are some additional resources to read:
- The Complete Guide to Adding and Editing Lottie Animations in WordPress
- How to Add Lottie Animations to a Website with HTML
- How to Create Animated Instagram (IG) Stories with the LottieFiles Mobile App
- How to Create Animated TikTok Videos with the LottieFiles Mobile App
- How to Animate Your Canva Designs
Additionally, you can head over to Iconscout’s library of Halloween design assets here for icons, vector illustrations and 3D illustrations.
With that, we wish you a Happy Halloween!