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50+ DIY Halloween Nail Designs That Are Positively Frightful

Elaine is an avid crafter who enjoys matching her nails to her favorite festive holidays.

The best DIY Halloween nail art ideas

The best DIY Halloween nail art ideas

Easy DIY Halloween Nails for Fright Night

With the witching hour upon us, it's time to prepare your nails for Halloween. From glowing graveyard nails to pretty pumpkins, there are many cute and spooky designs for Halloween nail art. These nail art ideas will suit most costumes and can even take the place of a costume if worn with a black outfit. You can also choose to match your makeup to your nails—especially if you're going as a witch.

Bats

Bats

Bats

The purple ombre base coat is ideal for Halloween. Achieve this by applying three different tones of purple to a makeup sponge and apply to the nails. Once dry, you can use nail decals of bats or paint them yourself.

Spider

Spider

Spider

For a ghoulish look to freak out your friends, try painting one nail with a creepy spider and the other nails in orange. One nail is painted in a base coat of white, and a spindly spider is painted with black acrylic paint using a fine-tip brush. Then you can add orange dots to bring the whole look together.

Orange, black, and glitter French tip

Orange, black, and glitter French tip

Orange, Black, and Glitter French Tip

Transform a French manicure into Halloween-ready talons by adding black and orange glitter polish in thin lines to the tips. This is a great look if you don't want a fussy look but still want to be ready for Halloween.

Halloween characters

Halloween characters

Halloween Characters

With a mummy, Frankenstein, and Jack Skellington, it's easy to see why these nails would be great for fright night.

Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington

If you loved the movie Nightmare Before Christmas, then you will definitely want to give this nail art a try. There are so many variations around this theme because it is synonymous with Halloween—and it's a great excuse to watch the movie again for inspiration purposes, of course!

Black and orange dotticure

Black and orange dotticure

Black and Orange Dotticure

A fun dotticure is created with a dotting tool. Paint a white base coat and use the dotting tool with orange and black nail polishes to create the polka dots.

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