31 Halloween Nail Art Ideas, From Witchy Accents to Spooky Spiders
This is Halloween, this is Halloween!
On Halloween, you have 10 tiny opportunities to show off your spooky spirit. The Instagram search for "#halloweennails" yields nearly a million results, so there's no shortage of inspiration. Cute or gross, classic or creepy, the nail art pics do not disappoint. Whether you like your nails short and sweet or coffin-shaped, there's sure to be a look you'll dig.
Get inspired with a roundup of some of this year's hottest Halloween nail designs. From simple spider web nails to witchy–themed designs, to intricate Silence of the Lambs-inspired claws, there's a little something for everyone. Take a look at our faves below and bookmark them for October so you nail the holiday (pun intended).
1. Spooky cute
Black, white, and clear polish is all you need for a cute yet spooky look.
2. Sparkle and skulls
We love the pop of this white skull against a metallic purple base.
3. Black widow
Gems form the foundation for these 3-D spiders.
4. Here kitty, kitty
Claws and kittens.
Layer on a glow topcoat for the ultimate trick-or-treat light and make your mani midnight-ready.
6. 'Til death do us part
These coffin Halloween nails are perfect for your after midnight trip to the graveyard.
7. Got stitches?
Frankenstein’s monster and bride are looking more cute than scary on these sparkly tips.
8. Graveyard smash
A subtle hint of gravestone marble with a fierce French maid flair.
9. Finger fangs
Who needs fangs when you can have claws like these?
10. Black and fright
This artist only needed two finishes of the same dark shade to achieve this striking set.
These raven claws are perfect for rapping at chamber doors.
12. Bloody brilliant
Fresh out of the grave with A+ nails.
13. Spidey sense
A classic black French (with a twist) is perfect for the season.
14. Witch fingers
Witch fingers on a real witch’s fingers.
15. Hey boo
These easy Halloween nails are simple enough to try at home, and that's just boo-tiful.
16. Mi querida calavera
Subtle skulls peekin’.
17. Pumpkin patch
It doesn’t all have to be horrifying!
Black and gray silhouette of witches reminiscent of a classic B&W movie.
19. Blame it on the moon
A striking black and gold combo.
20. Filigree from the grave
Intricate gold-painted skulls over a translucent rinse of gray.
21. Cullen stan
You already know what it is.
22. This is Halloween
Jack Skellington again, this time on some cute matte and short nails.
23. Delicate spooks
Simple, dainty, and super cute.
24. Pumpkin claws
25. Dead to me
These hand-painted skeleton hands are very impressive.
26. Matte illusion
The old matte-and-gloss juxtaposition is always on point.
27. Who goes there?
Who knows what’s lurking in the dark…
Nail wraps can help you achieve these Malfoy-approved claws.
29. Funky freaks
Make your creepy crawlers pop with a lavender background.
30. Creepy and kooky
The perfect accessory to a Wednesday Addams Halloween costume.
31. Killer cute
Horror film meets teen rom-com? Put this on our nails, please.