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By on September 21, 2010, with 71 Comments

So what have I prepared for you today? First, I’m gonna talk a little about our new website design, and in the next paragraph there will be more talk on the illusion itself. Inpatient ones may simply skip this, and head directly to the next paragraph. As you see, I’ve already implemented some of your logical suggestions. I’ve added the slightly darker background, and made the share buttons stop following you, as you scroll down the page. I’m aware we need a new logo (more professional one), but am simply to occupied to do this. Anyone volunteers to redesign our logo? You may attach your works via images for comments option, and showcase your skills! I still need the idea for our header, though. How can we make it better?

And for the illusion… well, you’ll quickly realize it yourself! It’s definitely not what you first thought. I’ve received this one from Julie, who said she was a little scared when she first saw this, but made her all warm and happy when she understood the illusion. Can you see why is that?

Scary Santa Optical Illusion


71 Responses
  1. Latisha says:

    good illlusion @ I like the new gentler colours of the site. :)

  2. thepuzzlemaster says:

    wow this test your posotive to negative veiws, for example, if your posotive, you see santa, if your negative you see a skull. good illusion

  3. Danny says:

    I <3 it! Also, I'd be willing to do the logo! :D

  4. Danny says:

    I like it! I’d also be willing to make the logo for the site! I’m a HUGE fan of this site! :D

  5. Awesome Anonymous says:

    cool illusion

    i think for the header, you should have mini pictures of famous illusions and if you click on them, it brings you to that illusion, this may increase the amount of ppl look at older posts

  6. Muncher23 says:

    Good one.. Works really well…

  7. other chris says:

    The darker background was my idea :D

    For those of you that don’t know, the santa holding the bag is supposed to look like a skull

  8. kufaz says:

    I think that the categories panel should be on the left like on most websites…infact, you could just switch the entire right side to the left

  9. Noe Juan says:

    i love the new clouds at the top! It changes the whole feel of the page. However, imo, the share button on the side looks out of place just floating there

  10. CorrinDaGreat says:

    This is genius <3

  11. Abril says:

    Great…!! XD

  12. Slammer says:

    I’m certainly not a professional, but a few minutes of boredom on my computer resulted in this image. I think it looks kinda neat, and you are free to use it as your website logo if you like it. Or if theres something you’d like changed, just let me know and I’d be happy to help. :)C:\Users\Adam\Desktop

  13. Slammer says:

    Ok I don’t think that worked. I’ll upload it to the internet and see if it works now…?action=view&current=MOIllusion.png

  14. Slammer says:

    I give up. You can slick this link to check it out. Sorry for all the above posts that didn’t work.

    • Valerie says:

      love this logo as it’s really bright and noticable. It’s also sharp and to the point..yeah like it a lot.

  15. No one says:

    I adore this <3

  16. Bryce says:

    This is great. I can make myself see it both ways depending on where I focus.

  17. qwertyuiop says:

    i saw the skull first, but after about 5 secs i saw santa
    i like the cloudiness and blueness (im not sure any of them are actually words)

  18. Annett says:

    Santa’s sack looks like a scary and mad skull.

  19. yannick says:

    he should meet Jack for next Halloween!

  20. marco says:

    imma put this outside on christmas

  21. Enrique says:

    Pretty awesome.. very cool illusion
    hey wouldn’t it be great to have an opticall illusion as a logo….
    i’m just thinking

  22. poop says:

    that is soo cool lol !! <3 <3 <3

  23. Robert Gelhar says:

    logologo.jpg Is this a good enough logo? I did it in paint in 30 min.

  24. Shehzad Khan says:

    lol NICE!!!!

  25. Genie says:

    Hehe thats cool. I like the new site layout!

  26. Jess says:

    Great illutsion, and the redesign already looks far better!

  27. awsome says:

    LOL when i saw it i actually thought it was a skull until i saw another head coming out of the skull making it even more confusing for me

  28. i think you should my glossy buttons for the header would look lush.

  29. Care Bear says:

    Ho Ho Ho

  30. Adam says:

    Love the illusion! Here are a couple logo ideas for you! Hope you like them.MOillusions.jpg

  31. Valerie says:

    I’ll never look at Santa the same way again! In regards to the changes, what about making the Illusion of the day column, Categories and Top rated illusion column stand out more. Maybe a darker blue or a differnt colour altogether.

  32. Adam says:

    Here’s a more refined look.MOillusions.jpg

  33. Chris says:

    looks like homer simpson behind that sack

  34. Mona says:

    Santa is taking the evil out of the house.

  35. HPLove says:

    WOW! It’s santa?!? I didn’t know! I thought is was a man with mittens hugging an enormas baby! See the little head wrap!? The only thing that puzzled me was the feet, and which way it would be pointing (Before I saw santa!)

  36. Marybeth says:

    Now I know why so many babies are screaming in their photos with the jolly old man in red!

    • Annie says:

      i think that the reason babies r screaming in their photos with Santa Claus is because they r scared of the flash. it just looks like hes hugging a giant baby till i saw the skull face. first skull illusion i aint scared of

  37. Danny says:

    Ok, made it! :DMighty Optical Illusions Doesn’t work? I dunno what to do…

  38. Danny says:

    Ugg, the img didn’t work! What’s a URL?

    • Adam says:

      A URL is the web address where your image resides. I put my image on my blog then right clicked the image to copy the link. When I left this comment I clicked “add some images” and pasted the address into the box. If you don’t have a blog you could put your image on facebook and use that as the URL.

  39. Terra Wah says:

    Much better I think :)

  40. Helena Bruce says:

    I like the new layout and i think the idea of having the logo as an illusion is fantastic :-) Great illusion as usual

  41. Adam says:

    Here’s another…MOillusions.jpg

  42. Adam says:

    Always willing to change things around! Thanks Ali.

  43. Xheia says:

    I don’t really like the new design. The cloud background doesn’t do it for me, and I liked the current logo against the dark blue – now, it obviously doesn’t fit in.
    The illusions seem to be getting better.

  44. Brian says:

    I’m going to use that Santa/skull cartoon for my Christmas cards this year! Here’s my submission for the logo contest:


  45. Facebook User says:

    I like it. So cute and so wild.

  46. SHYzone says:

    hahahahahahahahahahah so santa is the DEVIL ;)

  47. Ghost says:

    I could see the rocket in the sky but its harder with the ufo.Nice picture.

  48. noghum says:

    never been here before. thought i would leave this though in case anyone likes it.7

  49. noghum says:

    there was a logo. i’ll try again.

  50. sweet says:

    aw. thats cute. it made em happy bcuz santa had so many damn gifts for them ;)

  51. Tree Cat says:

    Makes santa lok holloweenish

    • kathleen b. says:

      reminds me of the movie “the nightmare before christmas”
      by Tim Berton.it’s cute, but it’s a little kids movie.

  52. Fred says:

    He sees when you are sleeping,
    He knows when you’re awake…

  53. Lollipopster Little says:

    Wicked, Its very easy to see how the illusion has been adapted to look like a skull/ santa. but yeah very cool lol (:


    …and after that he will give you a BIG hug!

  55. Whydoyouwanttoknowmyname says:


  56. Morgan says:

    Now im scared on st.Nick Nice! Lol!

  57. LD says:

    In reality, the skull would be mostly red and brown, right?

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