9 Horribly Fun Halloween Coloring Books


Yes, you do need at least one Halloween-themed coloring book.  But what to choose?  In celebration of the spookiest holiday on the calendar I have unearthed some of the most hair-raising, spine-chilling, and fun adult coloring books that will make your coloring a little more delightful.

Alices Nightmare in Wonderland

“Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Alice hadn’t drunk from the bottle labelled ‘Drink Me’, or if she hadn’t joined the Hatter, the March Hare, and the Dormouse for tea? Well now you can find out – and take part. In Alice’s Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Book YOU decide how the amazing creatures Alice encounter should appear.”halloween

This is a quirky and creepy coloring book with lots of greyscale.  There are 40 single-sided highly-detailed designs.

If you enjoy this book, there is a follow-up as well: Alice’s Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Book Two: Through the Looking-Glass and the Horrors Alice Found There

Available at Amazon, Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.

Color My Sketchbook Dark

Bennett Klein has become known for his popular Colour My Sketchbook series featuring greyscale images from his sketchbook.

halloweenThe “dark” in this 8.5″ x 11″ book’s title refers to the fact that the backgrounds are black instead of white, as well as the dark imagery. There are 30 illustrations to color, ranging from dragons to animals to intricate portraits.

Available at Amazon, Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.

Monstrous Mandalas Coloring Book

If you love all the classic monsters, you’re going to love this book! This 8.25″ square coloring book features 20 hand-drawn mandalas of monsters by artist Cristina McAllister. Monsters include Vampire, Daikaiju, Balrog, Witch, Wyrm, Medusa, Bigfoot, Mummy, Wendigo, Slenderman, Leviathan, Minotaur, Jorogumo, Zombies, the Grim Reaper, Werewolf, Chupacabra, T-Rex and Alien. The artist included information on each monster, as well halloweenas some good tips on coloring these unusual creations.

Pages are printed on just one side of medium weight paper.

Available at Amazon, Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.

Just Add Color: Day of the Dead: 30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang

You’ll love these beautifully hand-drawn illustrations by artist Sarah Walsh themed around the Day of the Dead from traditional Mexican culture. Subjects include skulls, animals, flowers, sombreros, antlers, pine cones, skeletons, and abstract shapes.halloween

Like all of the Just Add Color books, the paper is nice and heavy. The designs are single-sided, and the paper is perforated.  This 8.5″ x 10″ book has 30 different illustrations.

Available at Amazon, Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.

Kawaii Halloween: A Super Cute Holiday Coloring Book

Just looking for something plain adorable to color for Halloween? Kawaii Halloween is the perfect coloring book for you! From kittens to rainbows to smiling jack-o-lanterns, this halloweenbook has all the cute you need to block out the creepy.

This 8.5″ x 11″ book is great for all ages and the designs include  zombies, princesses, vampires, witches, food, candy and more. Printed single-sided.

Available at Amazon, Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.

Grimm’s Nightmares from the Other World

This newly-released coloring book includes 40 one-sided drawings of Grimm’s versions of many of your favorite fairy tales coloringplus a few you don’t see as often.

The illustrations in this coloring book are beautifully drawn and are at a medium level of difficulty. The style is “comic book”-ish which gives the stories a new perspective. Most have characters to color. 8.5″ x 11″ and definitely not for children!

Available at Amazon, Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.

Day of the Dead Origami

This is a coloring book with the addition of a fun activity for adults (kids of all ages).  It includes 20 different origami projects, 70 printed Day of the Dead-themed origami papers (sugar skulls, etc.)  as well as 20 pages to color yourself. The  8″ square book includes halloweeninformation about The Day of the Dead, the art of origami and how the two things will work together to help you create beautiful crafts that honor this ancient holiday.

Available at Amazon, Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.

The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium

In this follow-up to the wildly popular Beauty of Horror,  you can follow everyone’s favorite undead girl Ghouliana, as she mischievously attempts to trick budding colorists into unleashing a deadly spell. You can also search for the ingredients sprinkled throughout the intricate drawings, which include creepy clown kids, halloweencemeteries, mausoleums, Ouija boards, apothecary jars, and even the twins from the movie “The Shining” (yikes!).

This book is about 10″ x 10″, with 40 pages. The paper is thick with a smooth, slightly toothy texture. The designs are printed double-sided, so alcohol-based markers are a no-go.

Available at Amazon, Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.

Everyday Horror: An Adult Coloring Book with Daily Life Scenes, Dark Fantasy Themes, and Relaxing Gothic Patterns

If you are really into horror, gore, and the macabre, this is a great coloring book for you! The 30 illustrations (two each of 15 designs) are detailed, and generally show a commonplace scene, but with at least a few “twisted” details.

halloweenThe book is 8.5″ x 11″ and with the purchase you get access to a digital copy (PDF) from the publisher so you can print out your favorites even more.

Want some even more Halloween coloring book ideas?  Check out this post from last year!


13 thoughts on “9 Horribly Fun Halloween Coloring Books”

  1. John Smith says:

    I like the bunny, but he looks scary!

  2. Dana Rodriguez says:

    These all look like great coloring books. I really like the Color My Sketchbook Dark!

  3. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Great ideas they are not just for Halloween all year round fun

  4. Mabel Budzinski says:

    What an awesome collection!

  5. Jeanette Green says:

    Oh wow. I know some Alice in wonderland fans that would adore that first coloring book. I actually love them all. Going to add a few to my wishlist.

  6. I learned something new today! I had no idea there were Halloween themed coloring books.

  7. I love the Everyday Horror concept. “Horror every day – it’s not just for Halloween anymore!”

  8. ana luisa says:

    the first book from the list looks really creapy!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Kristin C says:

    These are such a fun way to celebrate the holiday!

  10. Those would be fun any day of the year.

  11. I love Bennett Klein color books! I have color books 4 & 5. I love how his pictures are so bizarre. They are fun to color. There are lots of great color books in this post. Thanks for sharing ☺

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