With the spookiest night of the year just around the corner, people are turning to Snapchat to get into the ~spirit~ of the season with an easy disguise. In addition to old favorites like the Black Cat Lens, Snapchat’s new Halloween Lenses include a number of creations that'll virtually transform you into everything from a one-eyed cyclops to a truly terrifying pumpkin-skull hybrid. Here's everything to try out ahead of your Halloween countdown.
If you're not seeing any Halloween options in your Lens Carousel, you'll want to tap "explore" on the bottom right of the screen. From there, you can go to the search box and type in the name of any character or entity you're looking to transform into, or browse some of the most popular Lenses of the moment. Once you decide on a Lens, you can tap the Lens to try it out for yourself, send to others, or save to your favorites to make it appear in your Lens Carousel. If you want to search a particular creator or Lens by name, you can also do that in the search bar. Snapchat released some new Halloween Lenses on Oct. 28, which you can check out below.
To try any of these suggestions, if you're on your phone, you can tap on the link, which will open the filter in your Snapchat app, and if you're on a computer, you can scan the Snap Code with your app to bring it up in your Snapchat app.
1. Hot Dog Costume
If you’re looking for a comical take on virtually disguising yourself, try Snapchat’s Hot Dog Costume. The 3-D full body-tracking Lens works when you scan the body of yourself or someone else with your front-facing or rear-facing camera. Then, the AR technology will transform the subject into an animated hot dog. You can also have an AR Hot Dog Dance Party.
2. Purple Monster
The Purple Monster Lens works best for capturing other people. With your rear-facing camera, focus on someone’s whole body, and watch them turn into a fuzzy, one-eyed monster.
The black-and-white Zombie Lens might be one of the most blood-chilling options out there. In addition to making it look like your face is decaying, the filter makes your eyes look white and adds spooky green fog at the bottom of the screen.
4. Green Cloak
Transform your subject of choice into a green-horned entity with a lime cloak, thanks to the Green Cloak AR filter.
5. Purple Pumpkin
Transform someone into a scary-cute Purple Pumpkin with Snapchat’s Lens. Illuminated purple candles, animated black bats, and “Boo” signs are the icing on the haunting.
6. Halloween Hot Dog
Unlike the regular costume Lens, the Halloween Hot Dog AR Lens depicts a decidedly more mischievous dog and bun with a sticking-out tongue and devil horns.
7. Bear Costume
If you want to skip the spookiness for an adorable transformation, this Bear Costume promises a fluffy makeover with a cool pair of sunglasses.
8. Evil Eye Pet Lens
Remember the hilarious cartoon eye Lens everyone put on their dogs? Well, there's a Halloween a version now: Evil Eye Pet Lens.
9. Fire Skull
Snapchat's Fire Skull Lens promises to turn you into a skeleton that looks like it's on fire from within.
10. Smokey Eyes
Want to look like there's eerie wisps of smoke coming out of your eyes? Try Snapchat's Smokey eyes lens for an effect that's just as terrifying as it sounds.
Snapchat's Horns Lens transforms you into a demonic horned with red pupils and black holes where your eyes should be.
If you're looking for more of a funny transformation, Snapchat's Cyclops filter will swap out your eyes for a giant purple one in the middle of your forehead and a snaggle-toothed grin.
Transform yourself into Pennywise with the 5 Clown 0 Freakies Lens from user @jp pirie. Unlike a regular clown, this terrifying effect features a cracked face, bloodshot eyes, bleeding from the mouth.
14. Black Cat
If you're looking for a more basic disguise to get into the festivities, you can't go wrong with Snapchat's Black Cat Lens, which is available year-round on the carousel and gives you some seriously voluminous lashes, black cat ears, and a cat nose.
The Halloween Vampire Lens from Snapchat might make you look a little bit like a member of Kiss with a white face and black makeup around your eyes and mouth, but the fangs and the drizzle of blood give your undead identity away.
The "Button-4-Eyez" Lens from user jp_pirie, which is inspired by the animated movie Coraline, is simultaneously one of the creepiest and coolest options to try out, transforming you into an eerie doll with black buttons replacing your eyes, stitching around your mouth, and painted-on freckles.
17. Glow-In-The-Dark Eyes
There's just something about a pair of red eyes glowing in the dark that's the stuff of horror movies. The Snapchat Lens Vicious, by Snapchat user Tate McRae, expertly emulates that by leaving most of the user's features in shadow and swapping out their pupils for two animated flames.
18. Salad Fingers
One of the more unconventional Halloween Lenses available is the Fingers of Salad one from Snapchat user @jp pirie. It's up to you whether you decide to talk about your love of rusty spoons, but you can expect your face to be transformed into the green-hued creature from David Firth's animated series when you try this filter.
Transform your face into fall's trademark squash, thanks to Snapchat's Pumpkin Lens.
20. Halloween Roses Crown
A creepy twist on your classic Flower Crown Lens, the Halloween Roses Crown gives you a fall-inspired wreath, cat-like orange eyes, a dark purple lip, and lavender-colored hair.
21. Halloween Makeup
Snapchat's Halloween Makeup Lens will give you a gothic but glam look, thanks to some on point brows and lashes accentuated with bright purple eyes, skeleton-inspired details, and a moody black-and-white background.
22. Cool Dracula
Snapchat's Cool Dracula Lens offers a more comical version of the villain with over-the-top facial features. A red cape is the icing on the cake.
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