Halloween is a time for us to jump into a different dimension, time period, country, or fictional world. While it may seem like this year it’s harder to do so, it’s actually the complete opposite: Although your typical trick-or-treating or Halloween party plans may be scrapped this year, you can still stretch your creativity right at home with these Halloween Zoom backgrounds. 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 them may help bring costume to life (say, you dress as Moira from Schitt’s Creek or Pam and Jim from The Office), 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 or family catch-ups, we’ve also included some fall-centric Zoom backgrounds that you can use from now through Thanksgiving.
Just in case this is your first time, here’s how to set a virtual background on Zoom:
- 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.
Whether you’re planning to rock Halloween pajamas or a full-on costume during your Zoom calls, browse through these festive virtual backgrounds to make the most out of the holiday.
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.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
If you can break away from the new season of The Mandalorian to celebrate Halloween with your family and friends, then show them what you’re missing with these Star Wars-themed backgrounds. We kid, we kid.
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