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Top 20 Spooky and Fun Halloween Nail Art Ideas

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Spookify Your Talons

Goblins and ghouls, the witching hour is here. Alas, you may not feel like dressing up, but hey, all is not lost. Get your nails Halloween-ready, and nobody will throw rotten pumpkins at you! From creepy eyes to awesome bats, there are some cool ideas here to get you started.


1. Beetlejuice Halloween Nails

How can you not love purple for Halloween?! You can use nail decals to top it up or even apply stickers such as bats or pumpkins.


2. Frankenstein Nails

Black is a very elegant color that will be eye-catching for any party. Jazz it up with a feature nail, for example, zebra stripes.


3. Ghost Halloween Nails

This is really effective for the tips of your nails. All you need for this is red and a thin paintbrush for the black. If you feel like going all out, you could wear a spider woman costume to match.


4. Spooky Nails

These Japanese-style 3D nails are so cute for any festive event. Consult your local salon to get this look, or you can purchase them online.


5. Halloween Red and Black Nails

This is a super cute way to celebrate the festive colors of Halloween!


6. Spooky Bats

If you are dressing up as a witch, these are the perfect nails to accessorize your look.

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7. Spider Web Nails

This is a really great look for a Halloween party, and because it's so simple, you'll only need a few minutes to create the web. The rest of the nails can be painted with a glossy black polish.


8. Electric Orange Pumpkins

This is a real showstopper of a Halloween nail design—electric orange pumpkins on a black background. Again this might take a little bit of time to create, but if you get the end result below, then it's definitely worth the extra effort!


9. Pumpkins and Spider Webs

This is another simple look you can create in just a few minutes.


10. Black and White Spider Webs

A hand full of webs but luckily no spiders! Just follow the tutorial above to learn how to create these awesome spider webs! By using just two colors—black and white—you can create a really dramatic effect!


11. Frankenstein-Inspired Nail Art

Here's a cheeky little look inspired by the classic horror movie Frankenstein.


12. Scream-Inspired Nails

And here's another movie-inspired set of nails—this time, the movie Scream.


13. Cobweb Nails

These adorable cobweb nails with black tips are spooky and cute!


14. Nightmare Before Christmas-Inspired Nails

Who doesn't love Nightmare Before Christmas? You're sure to get tons of compliments with this spiky nail art!


15. Creepy Spider Nails

These matte gray nails with spider and web designs are creepy and fun—perfect for Halloween.


16. Detailed Nightmare Before Christmas Nails

These Nightmare Before Christmas nails are even more detailed and interesting!


17. Cute Orange Nails

These short orange nails are adorable and festive—with a little ghost and pumpkin to boot!


18. Cute Alien Nails

These alien-inspired nails work for any season but are particularly alluring for Halloween.


19. Elegant Spider and Web Nails

Instead of French nails, you can have spiderweb-tipped nails—a spooky and festive alternative to the classic nail look!


20. Long Nightmare Before Christmas Nails

These Nightmare Before Christmas nails are a bit more abstract and are very fun.

Spooky Nails

I hope that these great ideas have inspired your creative juices! Remember, if you're going for a trickier design, it's best to practice it a few times before your big night!

So have a spooktastic Halloween, and let's hope your nails look totally fab and freaky!


Stephanie Ann Harvey on January 16, 2019:

You’re ideas are great

ezzly (author) on June 23, 2016:

Aw thanks Carol hope you enjoy, love doing my nails with my niece aren't little girls great fun !

Carol Morris on June 23, 2016:

All of these are gorgeous, but I particularly love the sugar skulls. I know I'll be doing these with my daughters, thanks for the great ideas.

ezzly (author) on March 07, 2016:

Thanks Savvydating :)

savvydating on October 09, 2015:

You know, I'm generally not one to dress up for Halloween----so for me, these nails would be the perfect ticket!! I wonder if buying little nail decals would do the trick.....with glittery nail polish? Hmmm. You've got my creative juices flowing. I suddenly feel excited about doing my nails for the Holidays, thanks to you! Great ideas here!!!

ezzly (author) on September 27, 2015:

Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jasmeetk have a great halloween !

Jasmeet Kaur from India on September 26, 2015:

beautiful nail art designs. will try few of these

ezzly (author) on July 24, 2015:

Thanks so much for commenting Flourish, and pinning hope to see some of your nail pics ;)

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 23, 2015:

The spooky nails are over the top cute. I am doing those this year for Halloween. I cannot wait. Voted up and beautiful and pinning, G+ing.

ezzly (author) on July 15, 2015:

thanks for stopping by and commenting poetryman6969

poetryman6969 on July 12, 2015:

Some pretty cute designs. I like the bats and the skulls especially.

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