Looking to dress up your Windows Phone 7 handset for Halloween?  Well the nice thing about background wallpapers on Windows Phone is that you do not have to find an image that is exactly the dimensions of your Windows Phone 7 handset.  By saving a regular size wallpaper to your phone you can select the part of the image that will be displayed without altering the original image.

Here are some Halloween related images that you can save to your phone.  Two basic ways to do this – either view this post on your mobile phone to save them or save them to your desktop and then sync them using the Zune software.

Thanks to the flickr users credited for the images.

266812708_6cc03ff946_zhanna_horwarth 4052070209_7efb3b1d34_zjomudo
3180137375_b543d0db8032310833@N06 263323796_c3c4462977_zantonypranata
3923514361_039b652206_zkayveeinc 5128162031_062331b16e_zvecs_world

Once they are on your phone here is what you do:

  • Go to your Pictures Hub and find the album with the saved images and top on it.

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  • Next select the photo you want as your background on the lock screen and then tap the three dots in the lower right corner to get the context menu.

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  • Tap the use as wallpaper option

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  • Using your finger to move the crop box back and forth select the area of the original image you want to use as your wallpaper.  You can only go side to side and not up and down.

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Once you have it selected the image is now your lock screen wallpaper as shown below:

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Just repeat for each image you want to use on your lock screen.

Shhh – don’t tell anyone but you can actually do this with any image on your phone – not just those for Halloween!

Have fun!