63 Days 'Til Halloween: Zombie Window Silhouette Printables




I've been doodling up my own Halloween themed window silhouettes for possible use in my haunt this year, and thought I'd share 'em if you'd like to use in your own decorating. Feel free to swipe the images below. The ones above are just to give an idea how they might look in windows.

I'm having a lot of fun drawing these, so if this Zombie horde below doesn't appeal to you, stay tuned, many more creeps and creature silhouettes in the works.

You can cut these out of black foamcore, poster board, or construction paper (anything opaque really). Then simply tape into your windows. There are a few ways to scale the images to fit your window once you know how big you want 'em. No one way is best, whatever is easier for you. If you have a better way, DO IT (and share as a comment).

- If you have the funds, take the images to Kinkos (or similar copy center), have enlarged and printed as a poster (if in your budget, they can also mount onto foam board for you).
- If you have a projector (or can borrow one), project the images onto a board and trace. In that vein, project the image onto fabric or a shower curtain, then paint on and hang in window.
- The cheapest route, scale the image on your computer, print in sections and use as a template (BTW most copy centers can tile/section image for you as well ).
-The No-Money route is an old art class 101 copying trick. Using a ruler draw a grid over the image in small equally sized squares (like 1/2" by 1/2"). Then draw a larger, scaled up, grid on the board. Freehand copy only what you see in each smaller square into each larger square. It works. Breaking down the image into simpler shapes makes freehand copying more accurate.

Here's the first batch. Click on images to enlarge.






25 comments:

  1. These are awesome! We love your posts man!

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  2. Thanks! Freebies that induce the heebeegeebees!

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    1. Wait til you see the next ones!

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  3. Sweet!! Thanks for these ... any Spiders on the way..?

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  4. Dave, I showed these to my wife and she is very excited. Witches and other interesting characters would be awesome! Thanks for the free stuff!

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  5. They say that we should go through life with no regrets to take with us to our deathbed....I will take one huge regret with me thanks to you. I regret not being a child in your neighborhood! Well done man as always!

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  6. These are great! I can't tell you how much I wish I lived in the northern hemisphere right now, so I could make proper window silhouettes for Halloween. Sadly, it stays light quite late in October in these parts. Oh well, guess I don't necessarily have to wait for Halloween.

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  7. These are soooo great! And yeaaaah spiders. I would LOVE some. I have a 17' spider crawling up the chimney this year and they would be very complimentary.

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  8. Absolutely fantastic! Many thanks for sharing :)

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  9. I love these too! I am using witches on one set of windows, and these zombies on another set! I am enlarging and cutting out of black felt and then using wonder-under to fuse to a white window panel. Then I'll roll them up and store for next year. Thank you so much for posting these awesome images. My house is going to be the BEST in the neighborhood on Halloween!!!

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. I told my brother the other day that on my birthday (last Saturday) that my daughter and I were doing a Walking Dead marathon. He got all quiet and said "Um whats that? Like fundraising?" I started laughing and said "No the TV show!" But just as I said it I could see you doing a comic strip with zombies in tennis shoes with numbers on their shirts and the title of Walking Dead Marathon. LOL

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  11. We loved your Zombies so much that we made some for our windows! Thanks so much for your awesome designs! We LOVE them!

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  12. Thank you so very much for posting these! I made two of them this week, and absolutely LOVE the look. I've always felt something was missing from the windows in the front of my house, but I could never figure out what. THESE were exactly what was missing! THANK YOU!!

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  13. Dave, thanks for making these and providing them to your readers. I'm sorry your Halloween is on haitus, but I hope things improve for you. I always look forward to your Halloween posts, and this year was no exception.

    I made a few of these for our windows, and my sons just love them. I projected the templates onto felt and traced them, then cut them out and glued them to a burlap-type fabric and put them in the windows. You can see them here:

    http://hamiltonium.blogspot.com/2013/10/happy-halloween-from-hamilton-family.html

    Thanks again, and happy Halloween!

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Greetings from Munich/Germany

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b303/zartbitter/058_zps37be912c.jpg

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing your designs! I painted one of your zombies on my window for Halloween and couldn't stand to take him down. So I dressed him up for Thanksgiving. If you want, you can check it out here: http://havefunbegood.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-zombie-is-staying-for-holidays.html

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  16. ... and he even stayed for Christmas! :) http://havefunbegood.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-zombie-stayed-for-christmas.html

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  17. Love all of the terrifically fun & sweet comments *almost as much* as your fantastic artwork. PLEASE consider illustrating a childrens book -- in silhouette style would be so very cool.
    Thanks for being so generous!! Best of luck to you!!

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  18. I love these. You're a creative inspiration! Thank you for posting!

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  19. your art is wonderful its a great inspiration to get the children at school decorating the windows keep up the good work you are very talented . (The Midlands England.)

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  20. Love your images! Thank you ao much!

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  21. These are awesome. Seeing them everywhere on Pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing these!
    Jan

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