Halloween has been a much-loved theme for quite some time now. Today, this unconventional holiday is a time for rising market sales and constant social media updates. But, 2000 years ago, it began with a very dark, melancholic and a realistic cause, nonetheless.
Festive celebrations in the current, digital world happen in two ways; online and offline. So, while you go out trick or treating and on Halloween parties, costume/dress-up events offline, we’re here to ensure you keep up the vibe online as well, with the following emojis.
🎃 Jack-O-Lantern Emoji
A bright-orange pumpkin carved with a pair of eyes, a triangular nose, and a wide grinning mouth has come to be the signature symbol for Halloween.
Including 🎃 into any context would invariably mean Halloween, whether you meant it or not. Although 🎃 can represent evil and demonic faces, it can also be a symbolic manner of warding off evil.
- Happy Halloween! 🎃
- Oooooh. Someone’s braver this time 🎃🎃
🍬 Candy Emoji
Tricks or treats? This one is all up for the treats, along with other variations such as a 🍭 Lollipop. If you’re feeling a little creative and stitching up a way of going trick or treating online, 🍬 would be very helpful.
- Okay, choose. Trick or treat? 🍬🍬
- If it ain’t treat, I’mma post that ugly picture of yours 🍬
👻 Ghost Emoji
“Boo! Gotcha!” said no ghost ever.
But, that does not keep us from spooking or jumping at someone from behind the door, does it?
Emoji ghosts are like Casper, they’re all friendly, unlike the actual ones. And one good thing is that actual ghosts cannot possess our phones 👻.
…or can they? 👻👻
- Can’t wait to haunt you for this 👻
- Make sure you look scary but cute for the party okay? 👻 I don’t want to be driving home a drunk, creepy, terrifying little devil.
💀 Skull Emoji
Halloween is highly associated with death, more than anything else. And once death takes over, all that is left of the body are bones.
So, 💀, along with other bony emojis like the ☠️ Skull & Crossbones and the 🦴 Bone can be used in any Halloween context.
- I’m planning on being the Goddess of Bones for Halloween ☠️ What about you?
- Yoooo. What’s the scene tomorrow?? 🦴💀
⚰️ Coffin Emoji
Coffins are cases for the dead. Sometimes they are buried deep into the earth and sometimes, they are stored in a tomb.
Nonetheless, given the close correlation between coffins and death, ⚰️ too is a Halloween emoji. Unless the mummy has escaped or worse, the corpse.
🧹 Broom Emoji
Coming to the whimsical aspects of Halloween, costumes, and dress-up! Throwing back to Harry Potter 🧹 represents a mode of travel for witches and wizards. So, if your costume this time is either, use 🧹!
- I’m Witch Hazel this time. Bwahahaha 🧹
🧙 Mage Emoji
We may not have an emoji for a witch/wizard, but we sure do have a euphemism for it, the mage series! 🧙 works just fine next to the 🧹 if you wish to collaborate the concept of witchcraft or wizardry for Halloween.
- Why? Are you afraid, Mr Potter? 🧙🧹
🧛 Vampire Emoji
Vampires are the most popular costume ideas during Halloween, they sum up the scary and sexy quotient for the season to the T.
Irrespective of the corresponding seasons or events in our individual lives, 🧛 always invokes the spirit of Halloween on social media.
So, if you’re using 🧛 in an off-seasonal context, it either means you’re pale, you hate summers or you despise garlic.
🦇 Bat Emoji
Vampires and bats, and vampire bats have more than one thing in common, and two of those are darkness and blood.
If the 🧛 theme impressed you and you want to further that vibe simultaneously, there can be no better partner than 🦇.
🔮 Crystal Ball
There’s something very mystical and magical about crystal balls. Then, how did something like that find itself in a list like this?
🔮 has been set alongside wizardry in various media genres; from cartoons to comics, for a long time. And hence, if you’re speaking of potions and spells, 🔮 would be a great addition.
🪄 Magical Wand
Let’s get literate in spells, shall we? It doesn’t matter how old we get, we remember the time we wish we had a magic wand. It’s something so simple yet so complex.
Many things that are impossible in real life are virtually super-possible and 🪄 is one of those things. So, let your imagination drive you this holiday season!
🧟 Zombie Emoji
We’ve all had at least one nightmarish thought of a zombie apocalypse. To make things worse, we binge on shows like the Walking Dead right before bed, and even dream about it happening.
The good news is, there are no zombies in reality. The bad news is, humans could dress up like them and spook the hell out of you. So, if you’re not up for creeping around offline, you could use 🧟 to do the deed, online.
🩸 Drop of Blood
Um, I’m sorry, but what’s a drop of blood doing in a Halloween list? If you fancy being a 🧛 or a 🦇 this Halloween, then 🩸 would be a valuable addition to that virtual scenario.
- I’m going all vamp this time, no mercy 🧛🩸🧛🩸
🕒 Three O’Clock Emoji
If you want to up the offline Halloween mood to a whole new intellectual level, 🕒 is the perfect emoji. No, not 3 PM, but 3 AM.
Also known as the “witching hour” or the “hour of the devil”, three in the morning is never a pleasant time (mostly psychological because the idea is mentally pre-existing, thanks to English horror movies).
But hey, 3:00 AM is a wonderful time if you dislike people more than ghouls, coz most of them are fast asleep and sometimes, ghosts are far more tolerable.
Halloween is an amazing time to bind people with similar interests, definitions of fun, and mutual excitement for anything dark, gruesome, and horrifying (oh, there are quite a few of us out there, like this).
And when things like COVID-19 disrupt something so precious, it’s a sharp kick in the gut. Thanks to the digital era, we can still celebrate, virtually, and we hope these emojis helped in reclaiming that memorability, online.