This is Halloween, this is Halloween!
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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 witchythemed 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.

5. Glow-in-the-dark

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.

11. Nevermore

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!

18. Silhou-witch.

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

Autumnal AF.

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…

28. Slytherin-approved

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.