Happy Halloween ASCII Text Art

There’s something special about Halloween. It’s not the trick or treating, the spooky art work, the crafty and crazy costumes or the chocolate and candy gluttony. It’s a little of each of those but mainly, it’s magic. Halloween isn’t a simple, family holiday. It’s not a Christian tradition, Halloween has older roots. I think the reason Halloween is still just a bit scary is the fact that it is a holiday based on older things, mysterious to us now.

Jack-O-Lanterns in ASCII Text Art

Jack-O-Lanterns are so flexible. You can make them scary, merely spooky or kind of cute and almost cuddly.
Carving them is much messier than creating jack-o-lanterns in ASCII art.

An ASCII art jack-o-lantern is a good way to start your first try at ASCII art. Once you figure out the size and shape of your pumpkin adding the face is mainly placing lines and dashes. Of course, you can get fancier, more elaborate. Larger sized creations take more time (of course) but it’s more like filling in the spaces. Smaller ASCII art creations which require more thought about each individual character used and how it works with those around it.