The Morning GIF: Halloween Nyan Cat

Everyone's favorite pastry cat from space gets a Halloween makeover.


Lorraine Murphy


Published Oct 2, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 10:13 am CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

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Nyan Cat is the internet’s favorite pastry-based, airborne feline. It’s a cat of the moment, standing still for no-one and nothing, and not surprisingly, it’s a cat with a change of costume. With the gruesomest holiday of all coming up (literal interpretations of Easter notwithstanding), Nyan Cat has gotten an appropriate Halloween makeover. Or three.

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All this month on you will see a random Halloween Nyan. To see another, just refresh the page. They are: Zombie Nyan, Jack-o-lantern Nyan, and the eeriest, Mummy Nyan. There’s just something about that zombie mask that epitomizes the stealthy creep of approaching death.

They’re featured (with their pal Mexi-Nyan) on the Tumblr of their creator, Chris Torres, where they have 746 notes.

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*First Published: Oct 2, 2012, 9:18 am CDT