This time, instead of Sonic the Comic characters dressing up in fancy dress, the theme of this year's edition is closer in line with Hallowe'en's "horror" idea. The majority of the pin-ups show regular STC characters altered to show their skeletons.
The wallpapers are currently a separate part of Issue 256, with a link from the issue's pin-up section.
- Super Sonic by Pete Murphy
- Knuckles the Echidna by Adamis
- Tekno the Canary by Chigs
- Tikal by Matthew Allen Smith
- Shadow the Hedgehog by Calisto
- Espio the Chameleon by Murphy
- Vector the Crocodile by Adamis
- Big the Cat by Seumidh MacDonald
- Doctor Zachary by Thalia Evans
- Silver the Hedgehog by Adamis
At least one wallpaper is still missing, including one mentioned by Fenikku in the issue's Message Zone thread.
Big's wallpaper is a departure from the others, with the cat standing behind a monitor that shows readers what is in his stomach. The poster suggests that Big has recently eaten a bomb, a TV, a drink (and its carton), a whole burger, a skull, a frog, a entire sack, a Caterkiller and the meaning of life.
Calisto and Adamis also simultaneously announced the issue's release on the Message Zone.