Prompt 3

Most Halloween costumes and movie monsters are made by taking something ordinary and turning it wicked. Zombies are brain-eating, dead people! Cleopatra is the sexy, poisonous noble. Werewolves are intimidating, fang-bearing oversized dogs.

In this prompt, we’re flipping that trope on its head. Your goal is to take something that’s normally scary, terrifying, or monstrous and make the wholesome, family-friendly version of it.

As an example, think of Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web. Arachnophobia is a big deal for many people, but here we have a delightful children’s story!

Based on a photo by Philipp Böck on Unsplash

Need a medium? The picture above was created with digital manipulation using a photo from Unsplash. All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible. So break out Photoshop (or Paint.NET if you need a free alternative) and edit a photo to create a wholesome monster.

Need ideas? Check out this list of phobias or this list of monster movies. Because who says you can’t draw a cuddly ghoul or show just how helpful a killer bee can be.