The spookiest time of year is almost here, and we’re not talking about your family reunion. Halloween is right around the corner and no matter what your plans are, your nails deserve to be included. Because Halloween nail designs are so much more than just orange and black. They also summon spirits and help you find the best candy from the bowl.
Decorate your claws with ghoulish nail art featuring ghosts, spiderwebs, and bats, getting your fingertips ready to party or, at least ready for a horror movie marathon. And if hand-painting isn’t your forte, don’t worry! There are plenty of sticker options, too. Although we hear Thing is looking for a part-time job!
And if these Halloween nail designs are a bit too colorful for your taste, check out these black Halloween nails that Morticia Addams would approve of.
22 Halloween Nail Designs for a Stylish Spooky Season
1. Monster Mash Nails
We can’t be bothered with sticking to a single theme when we decorate for Halloween either. Nails by Dressed 2 Press.
2. Wednesday Addams Nail Design
These nails by Jacqui Sneddon may not be creepy or kooky but we still think Wednesday would approve. As much as Wednesday approves of anything, that is.
3. Pink Halloween Press-On Nails
4. Poison Apple Nails
These nails by Amanda are a reminder we shouldn’t take treats from strangers. Or eat anything healthy.
5. Oogie Boogie Nail Art
The Oogie Boogie Man may have been what your childhood nightmare dreams were made of, but these Nightmare Before Christmas nails by Sheila are nothing but dreamy.
6. Classic Black and Orange Halloween Nails
These nails suggest there’s nothing more classic Halloween than orange and black. Except Samhain and historical accuracy.
7. Witchy Almond-Shaped Nails
Using OPI polish in Taupe-less Beach and Grandma Kissed a Gaucho as a base, nail artist Rachael West paints quintessential witchy designs on top. The only question we have…is that potion bottle half empty or half full?
8. Spooky Ghost Press-On Nails
We’re not saying that we know this from experience, but these ethereal nails really make a great impression at a seance. (John Lennon says hello.)
Available on Etsy.
9. Neon Purple and Yellow Flames
These fiery nails by Hella Hamblock look like someone has been dipping their nails in our witches brew again. Please tell us you washed your hands first.
10. Bat Skeleton Nails
Our favorite creature of the night makes quite the brilliant nail decor, though it seems bats aren’t as furry as we remember.
11. Bat Press-On Nails
12. Pastel Goth Press-On Nails
When your two personalities come together to celebrate Halloween, these pastel pink and black nails are just what you need. Bonus: now you have an idea for Valentine’s Day! Jack really is the best date.
Available on Etsy.
13. Purple Spider Web Nails
These nails by Hellcat Nails give the true web designers a run for their money. We’re just saying that we have yet to see a sparkly spider’s web that we didn’t immediately run away from.
14. Matte Black Coffin Nails
It looks like the vampires are adapting well to the new blood type – pumpkin spice.
15. Purple Scream Nails
Scream is the real reason younger generations hate talking on the phone. Text us if you really want to ask what our favorite scary movie is.
16. Ouija Board Nails
You can’t hold us or nail artist Chelsey liable for any spirits you may awaken with these nails.
17. Devil Nails
These devilish nails by Beth are just the thing for the new (and sadly final) season of Lucifer.
18. Purple and Orange Nail Design
It may be rare for us to make black the least important color in a Halloween nail design. But this purple and orange duo by Makaila Ouellette gives us pause.
19. Pinstripe Halloween Nails
These nails by Tiffany Frazier suggest Beetlejuice, jazz musicians, and the Mob aren’t the only ones who can wear pinstripes well.
20. Red Skeleton Nails
We’re not entirely sure these nails by Zoe are anatomically correct, but we’ll re-watch Grey’s Anatomy again just to make sure.
21. Coffin Nails
When you say you want coffin nails, but your nail tech has a different idea that turns out even better.
22. Blood Drip Nails
We said doing our nails takes blood, sweat, and tears and we weren’t kidding. Don’t worry, we stayed away from Jasper.
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