Halloween is right around the corner…and so is that creepy girl from The Ring! Run! Now, when you recover from that scare (take your time), check out these ideas for Halloween nails.
We’ve gathered the best creepy, scary, and even cute Halloween manicures for the spooky season. Whether you want people to react with “Awww” or “Ahhh,” these nail designs will fit every October occasion, from pumpkin patches to midnight graveyard dance parties.
So gather ’round gals and ghouls. You’ll want to save all of these bloody, witchy, and bright orange nail art ideas and take them straight to your manicurist. With some candy, of course. No raisins, please.
The 25 Best Design Ideas for Halloween Nails
1. Black and Red Ombre Nails
Paint this onto stiletto nails to complete your transformation into full vampire mode. Now how to get that sparkling skin…
2. Nightmare Before Christmas Nail Art
We’re calling this color, “Halloween Green.” You heard it here first, folks. And honestly, you’ll probably never hear it again.
3. Glittery Red Blood Drips
I can’t believe it’s not…blood! And neither will your mom, boyfriend, or BFF. So you might want to give them a heads up beforehand so they don’t call the cops when you show up for brunch.
4. White Spider Webs With Glitter Nail Design
These spider web nails are a spin on the French tip. Get it? Because spiders spin their webs? We’re here all week.
5. Bright Orange Stiletto Nails With Black Drips
Nothing screams Halloween more than bright orange. Or maybe an actual scream. Regardless, these are the perfect fall nails to pair with your PSL.
6. Black and White Skeleton Halloween Nail
We can’t decide if these skeletons are spooky or cute. Maybe we’ll call them spute? Let’s try it out: “Wow, those nails are so spute!” Hmmm, we’ll keep working on it.
7. Black Cat Nail Tips
What’s more adorable than nails with peeping black cats? Nothing. We’ve literally scoured the universe and still haven’t found anything. Let us know if you do!
8. Strawberry Ghost Nails
You just can’t go wrong with a festive strawberry accent nail. Yes, that’s a fact. Ok ok, fine — we read it on Wikipedia. But that still doesn’t change our opinion.
9. Blood-Spattered Nail Design
If Patrick Bateman was into nail art, this would definitely be his go-to look. So if you choose this design, just be warned that you might start to fancy murders and executions.
10. Ombre Candy Corn Nails
Too old to go trick or treating? These nails are the next best thing. And now that we think about it, they might taste shockingly similar to actual candy corn.
11. Scream Stiletto Nails
These nails just scream Halloween. But we can’t quite put our finger on why…
12. Chrome Spider Web Nails With Black Tips
Ooooh shiny! What were you saying? Sorry, we got distracted. Are there any spiders on those? No? Ok good.
13. Black and White Halloween Nail Art
Scream, spirits, and spider webs, oh my! That’s how the saying goes, right?
14. Beetlejuice Coffin Nails
These Halloween nails will have people declaring, “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Bee…..utiful manicure!” Thought you almost had us, didn’t you?
15. Spider Press-On Nails
We’re thankful that these nails are press-ons. We can barely zip up our jacket with nails this long, much less weave an actual spider web.
16. Scary Venom Nail Design
The perfect nails for when you don’t want anyone to bother you. They’ll scare away everyone from your bothersome boss to your annoying aunt. And unfortunately, your barista. Time to work on that at-home coffee game!
17. Skeleton Bones Nail Art
You’ll feel bad to the bone with these nails. Or good to the bone, if you’d rather. As for us, we’re just looking for the funny bone. Our tight five hasn’t been the same without it.
18. Nightmare Before Christmas Nails
You’ll definitely be having nightmares before Christmas with these nails.
19. Purple Glitter Stiletto Nails
These shimmering nails look like a starry night sky, a witches hat, or really bedazzled asparagus. Hey, they should get to celebrate Halloween, too!
20. Ghost Stiletto Nail Design
Ghosting isn’t that bad when it’s in the form of a cute nail design like this! Wait…Thumb Ghost…come back!!
21. Animated Pumpkin and Bat Nails
These nails are more Sanrio than scary, but they do still fit into the Halloween spirit. And our pockets! So cute.
22. Orange and Black Glitter Nails
In a truly magical feat, these ombre nails look like what happens when you’ve eaten too much candy, while still being stylish. Yum.
23. Pastel Witchy Stars and Moons Nail Art
Get your cauldron ready, it’s spell time! Where’s the one that cleans the house again? We were so busy painting our nails that we ran out of time.
24. Disney Halloween Nails
Haunted Mansion, here we come! Or wait, that actually sounds a little too scary. Maybe we’ll just stick to the other rides. Teacups it is!
25. Bat Nail Design
These nails are driving us batty. And man, these sonar senses are really coming handy!
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