How does the community celebrate Halloween in The Sims? We explore all the Halloween Themed Content in The Sims 4 and Community Prompts and Challenges!
For many Simmers, it’s a time to get involved in creating a variety of looks, builds and stories inspired by Halloween and Fall. You’ll also find that many custom content creators will create special items and collection for Halloween.
There are a number of ways that you can get involved in creating themed content for this time of year, and this post is going to cover some of the ways you can do so!
In Game Content & Activities
There are a variety of ways that you can get your Sims ready for Halloween. So why not make this Halloween one that your Sims will remember!
Things to do
- Spooky/Halloween inspired builds
- Have a spooky photoshoot with your Sims
- Tell/Recreate a Halloween Story
- Host a costume party with your Sims
- Host Spooky Day in your game
- Create your own spooky story
- Visit a haunted house
If you don’t already own these packs, there are several packs that you can add to your game that will allow you to add additional occults or Halloween inspired content to your game.
- The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack
- The Sims 4 Paranormal
- The Sims 4 Vampires
- The Sims 4 Realm of Magic
- The Sims 4 Werewolves
- The Sims 4 Island Living (Mermaids)
There are also a couple of packs that can allow you to enhance your Sims’ Halloween experience by utilizing features that come with those particular packs.
Sims 4 Mods and Custom Content
While this may take a little time if you are searching for something specific, the world of mods and custom content can really open up the door for creating the ultimate look, for helping tell a story or for general spooky gameplay.
Here are some of the sites that will help when looking for new mods and custom content.
You will find that many creators who use Tumblr will showcase their content there, but for downloads will redirect you to Patreon and/or Sims File Share. Be sure to read the creators fill posts for all the details when it comes to downloading custom content or mods.
Tumblr is also a great resource for custom content, with a number of Tumblr’s dedicated to finding and sharing various different items. It can feel a little overwhelming sometimes, especially if you don’t know where to start.
Here are some prompts that cover some generalized searches for custom content and mods on Tumblr. Of course, if you are looking for something more specific, try combining some of these search terms with what you are looking for.
You’ll also find that many creators will use a variety of tags to help the content be discovered more in searches. Be sure to check these out too!
Social media as we know can be a very good way for sharing your Sims content. Whether you are sharing your spooky creations and gameplay on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube or Twitch, you are certainly going to find players from the community on each platform.
A yearly tradition that has grown year upon year though is Simblreen!
Hosted over on Tumblr, creators take their Simblr’s (Sims inspired/based Tumblr) and join in the Halloween fun!
Whether you are taking part in the Simblreen Trick or Treating activities, sharing Halloween inspired custom content, builds, looks or stories, there are plenty of ways to take part!
Luckily, the official Simblreen Tumblr account has everything you need to know, including a more in-depth frequently asked questions section, visual guide and participants list.
Currently, there are over one hundred creators taking part in Simblreen with content for The Sims 4 but also The Sims 3 and The Sims 2. The dates for this year’s Simblreen activities are:
- 21st October to 23rd October 2022
- 28th October to 30th October 2022
Looking for ways to discover more Halloween themed content via social media? Take a look at some of these commonly used hashtags for more ideas, inspiration and creations!
Sims 4 Challenges & Prompts
Challenges are a fun way to get creative, regardless of if you are creating Sims or building! Here are a few of our favourites at the moment! Create a spooktacular build or the ultimate Halloween look. Check out the list of challenges and prompts below!
- Alterna-Sim CAS Challenge – Peachysimsie
- 28 Nights of Bloody CAS Challenge – Nika
- Simtober: 31 Days of Sims Challenge – Simstober
- OC-tober: A Sims Prompt List – Sam
- Spooky Sims Prompts – Peachysimsie
- Spooky CAS Challenge – Citrinesims
- Simmoween – Rishkalassa
- #Spook-a-Week – SimfulPanda
There are plenty of ways that you can get involved and even take part and the Spooky Halloween fun! Whether you are creating content to share with the community, taking part in one of the challenges or creating your own spooky stories and memories, have fun!
Let us know what you and your Sims will be doing this Spooky Seasons in the comments below!