The 13 Days of CREEPMAS

A reaction to the continuing incursion of Christmas into Autumn and Halloween, CREEPMAS is a good-natured chance for Halloween lovers to exact revenge by bringing some spooky good cheer into the holidays or, more appropriately, the Hallowdays

The MAKING CREEPMAS Creative Challenge

Inspired by the Drawlloween & InkTober drawing challenges, the #MakingCreepmas creative challenge invites anybody and everybody to make the holidays a little creepier by taking Christmas icons and putting a spooky spin on them.

Think back to what Jack & Co. did to Christmas in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and, more recently, what Michael Dougherty's "Krampus" did to Christmas toys - that's the challenge, in a nutshell! We want to see evil elves, terrifying toys and spooky Santas!

Draw it, paint it, photograph it, sculpt it, photomanipulate it, write about it - however you want to do it, each day of the 13 Days of Creepmas (December 1-13) has a different theme. Post your creations on your social media accounts with the hashtag #MakingCreepmas and spread the word using this page's link and the image below - this year, Christmas will be ours!

Questions? Post them in the comments below.

Making Creepmas 2017 Prompt List


  1. P.S. Thanks for adding my blog <3

  2. I would like to participate again this year from my tumblr account
    Can't wait to see what this years Creepmas brings, I've been stocking up on ideas for a few weeks now :D

  3. This is great! I recently started sketching monsters everyday and I will join in on this for sure!

  4. OOOH! OOH! I have a Krampus painting that I have started!!! I could use it for this!!!!

  5. Fantastic notion! I'm off to check out the offerings.

  6. Just posted my first drawing on Twitter! ;)

  7. Love to participate again this year. We are Horrors Online and could you actually link to us this year rather than out RSS feed? Thanks.
    Thanks again, Creep on!!

  8. Creepmas has gone live on Reddit! r/creepmas

    This thing is catching on beyond what you envisioned. May become a real celebration?

  9. These would make really great writing prompts... Inktober was also used for writing prompts on AO3, is it okay to do that with these?

    1. Absolutely! I'll have to update the description accordingly. And, sorry for taking a week to respond :P