Spookifying Thread 2019

...Rebooted!


Welcome to the rebooted spookifying thread, now with 93.78% more spookifying!

We're well into October now, and Halloween, whether or not you observe it, is approaching. October is a month focusing on all things Autumn like pumpkins, special hot beverages, and the general beauty of nature moving aside to let old man winter pass. It's also frequently associated with spooky things such as monsters, witches, and skeletons (noot!).

Some of you may remember years ago when I did the yearly spookifying thread in which SG forum users could request their profile picture to be "spookified" - In other words, edited to look spooky, scary, and (mostly!) gory. These threads were created in 2015, 2016, 2017... but then it became too much work and I skipped over 2018. This year, I've had two people ask me if I would do it again, and it sparked something within me and convinced me to give it a round this year.

Edit:

I'm again joined this year by NinjaPopcorn (an actual artist) to provide me with assistance in spookifying!


What is spookifying?

Spookifying is the art of taking someone's profile picture, and turning it into a spooky horror show. There's no better way to put it.

To request a spookification of your profile picture, simply comment on this thread asking for it. If you are the chosen one™ you will momentarily receive a reply with an attached image - This is your spookification! Simply download the image, set it as your profile picture, and enjoy being extra spooky for the rest of October.

Now, with that said, you should know that expecting for a single guy to spookify every single request is asking a bit much. As spookifying is very challenging and time consuming, I will only be picking the best images first, then gradually work my way down to less desirable images to work with, as I run out of candidates for spookifying. This means that it doesn't matter too much in which order you've requested your spookification, since I'll pass you if your profile picture isn't easy to work with.

To give you a general idea of what profile pictures get the priority, here is a quick list.

Best:

  • Clean, clearly visible humanoid character(s)
  • Other clean, clearly visible character(s)

Good:

  • Misc artwork involving visible characters
  • Human pictures
  • Other pictures of living creatures, including animals

Bad:

  • Logos
  • Complex artworks without/with poorly visible character(s)
  • Artworks/pictures without primary subject (preferably character(s))

Do keep in mind that this is just the general guidelines I use when doing these, so don't be afraid to request regardless of your profile picture!


So much text... enough already! Tell me how to participate!

  1. I will be choosing user profile pictures to spookify at semi-random (if someone looks good to work with, I'll give it a try).
  2. This is not first come first serve - I may or may not spookify you, although I'll try my best to do as many as I can.
  3. Since this is a lot of effort and time on my part, I may not be always here. Sometimes I'll drop by to spookify a few profiles, but I'm not making any promises to anyone.
  4. You do not need to provide a high quality image; I'll work with your profile picture directly. However, I may also occasionally accept special requests.
  5. If you are very concerned about getting a specific thing in your spookification (example, you can't stand blood), you may do a special request for me to exclude/include an element, and I'll try to fulfill this requirement. Do keep in mind that this is a creative process though, and typically I don't follow specific instructions and just go with the flow of my creativity to spookify images, so I can't guarantee anything, and also suggest refraining from such requests unless you really want/don't want something specific.

And that's pretty much it! Begin spamming jbond with volunteer work! :D

This thread will be open until October 31st (hopefully)
Please remember to sync your account after switching profile picture!


Previous threads

Spookifying Thread 2015
Spookifying Thread 2016
Spookifying Thread 2017
Christmasifying Thread 2015
Christmasifying Thread 2016
Christmasifying Thread 2017
Christmasifying Thread 2018


Spookifications so far:

Total images: 78
NOTE: Spookified images below are "owned" by the original profile image's user; please do not use them without asking first as they may not appreciate that.

Batch 1
Batch 2
Batch 3 - NinjaPopcorn
Batch 4 - NinjaPopcorn
Batch 5
Batch 6 - NinjaPopcorn
Batch 7
Batch 8 - NinjaPopcorn
Batch 9
Batch 10
Batch 11
Batch 12
Batch 13
Batch 14
Batch 15
Batch 16 - Incomplete


Community giveaways:
Mini Ghost (Thanks to canis39!)

1 month ago*

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My picture is pretty spooky all year round but let's see if you can make it even spookier.

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2 weeks ago
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Woah thank you, it's dope af <3

2 weeks ago
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Hi! I would love to be spookified please D:

4 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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So much black, very creepy, wow xD
Thanks a lot! I already updated my profile picture D: Happy Spooky season!

3 weeks ago
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Would love to be spookified :D

4 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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WOW I love it! Thank you!

3 weeks ago
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I would like to see what you can do to me

4 weeks ago
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Look how they massacred my boy...

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3 weeks ago
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Now i only need to to show up i dont even need to make an offer they can´t refuse

3 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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I'm not good in arts, but maybe I have other talents.

4 weeks ago
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Could you spookify me please? :D

4 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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Thank you! ^^

3 weeks ago
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This reminds me of an old work i did for fun:

Original: https://ibb.co/6nC28fn
Shop: https://ibb.co/KG30KTH

3 weeks ago
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spook me senpai :D

3 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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looks very good. I'll gladly have it as pfp :3
thanks.

3 weeks ago
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Hello,

Can you try to spookify me? Please.

3 weeks ago*
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2 weeks ago
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Thank you for taking your time. I love it. 💖

2 weeks ago
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Mine is already spooky but maybe you can make it more scary? I dunno =)

3 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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Awesome job!! Love it! Thank you!!!! =)

2 weeks ago
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Have a spooky bump, artsy Bondio. :D
Thanks for doing this, and man, you got some talent. All your modifications here are bloody excellent. =)
Would love to have an halloweenified profile picture with glowing eyes and some blood maybe. But please only if it's not too complicated for my avatar. Thanks!

3 weeks ago*
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Thank you! :D

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2 weeks ago
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Holy crap, this is sooo gud! xD
Thank you so much. It's way better than I expected! (^ヮ^)ノ

Wishing you a very Happy Halloween!

2 weeks ago
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Thank you! Happy Halloween! :D

2 weeks ago
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I would also like to be spookified, please.

3 weeks ago
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I would like to be spookified. I'm just too cute.

Thanks for everything you do :)

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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Thanks!

2 weeks ago
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Latest batch out! I've been busy for the last few days so there have been delays. I think this will be the last batch for this year - I may spookify another few later, but at this point I probably will not do "batches" (but feel free to continue posting requests, I might still do a few if they look particularly fun to work with!)

Thanks to all for your kind words (I didn't reply to everyone, but I did read every comment and I do appreciate every one of them), and for participating in the event! Special thanks to NinjaPopcorn for assisting me with some of the spookifications earlier in the month when I was overwhelmed with requests.

See you all in December for the 2019 Christmasifying thread!

2 weeks ago
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<3 thank you for doing what you do

2 weeks ago
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Aaww, almost 2 year inactive in sg and steam, and this spookifying thread still exist, salute jbondguy007, i still remember the 2016/17 pic. Also want for this year in case you still open hehe

2 weeks ago
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Whoa, that's awesome. Thanks, and welcome back to SG! :D

Requests are not closed until after Halloween so sure, no worries - I'll try to go through whatever I missed (and new requests) when I have time to do so. ^^

2 weeks ago
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I know I'm late but maybe you can use it next year. ^^

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2 weeks ago
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I would like to be spookified! but not an easy one i guess :o

2 weeks ago
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These kind of threads really get me in the holiday spirit ;)
Do me next maybe? :)

2 weeks ago
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Late, but maybe you can use it next year? :P

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2 weeks ago
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Please spookify if you have time. (I know, I am already pretty scary.)

2 weeks ago
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This is awesome. How have I never seen this thread before?

I feel like Charlotte doesn't need much help being spooky, but you can try it if you'd like.

2 weeks ago
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Not my best work, but here goes.

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2 weeks ago
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Thank you, I love it! :D

Just taking her giant weird grin to its natural conclusion.

ETA: And I appreciate you taking the time to do this last minute. :)

2 weeks ago*
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