19 Halloween Nail Art Ideas You Can Start Wearing Now

I am trying to figure out where September has gone. Yet, here we are. I may not know where the last 21 days of the month have gone, but what I do know is that it’s time to focus on Halloween. With Halloween inevitably comes talk of beauty and costumes. Today, I’m going to be focused on Halloween nail art.

I’ve recently given you some manicure ideas to celebrate fall. I hope you’ve had a chance to try those because now I’m giving you some fun ways to paint your nails for Halloween. And I know you’re going to want to try them. Whether you like something spooky, something cartoon-y, or you want something simple, I have you covered. Scroll down to see 19 spooktacular Halloween manicures to wear now and throughout the entire month of October.

1. Cat Face Nails



2. Jack Skellington Accent Nail

It wouldn’t be Halloween without Jack Skellington. Also, note the pumpkin embellishment on the thumb.


3. Spiderweb Nails

Love the aesthetic and the nails. This is very intricate by the actual technique isn’t that complicated.


4. Frankenstein And The Bride Of Frankenstein Nails 

Awwww. I love these faces. The cartoon style is something that nail art newbies could recreate.


5. Candy Corn Faces

The tri-colored candy corn design would be adorable on its own, but the cute faces take it to the next level. Even if you do one face accent nail, it will take things to the next level.


6. Pastel Halloween Nails

I love how they’ve incorporated pastels with traditional Halloween symbols. It’s creepy cute.


7. Eyeball Manicure

Eye see you. Imagine if you use a glow in the dark nail polish for this.


8. Frankenstein And Bride Of Frankenstein 

Another look. I love how the effect is different with the lighter shade of green and the unique take on the characters.


9. Ghost Accent Nail

Sometimes you don’t need to do much to create a bootiful Halloween manicure. (I’m not going to quit with the Halloween puns.)


10. Spider And Spiderweb Nails

The colors have a Spider-Man vibe. I’m obsessed with how they added the gemstone to form the body of the spider. Very clever.


11. Red Nails With Pumpkin Tips

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Simple pumpkins 🍂

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This is not your average tip nail art. I’m very happy they used a blood red nail polish as opposed to the traditional black.


12. Black Nails With Bats

The texture on the plain black nails is spooky. But, it’s that bat accent nail that really makes it.


13. Ghost, Pumpkin, And Frankenstein Nails

Who says Halloween can’t be cute? Not me.


14. Frankenstein Nails

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The stitched Frankenstein design is as classic as pumpkin nails. I love the choice of colors and the matte finish.


15. White Ghost Nails

These are nail polish strips but you could very easily freehand this design with nail polish and skinny brushes.


16. Dripping Slime Nails

Creepy! I’m getting slime but I’m also getting a Frankenstein vibe thanks to the colors.


17. Witches Symbol Manicure

There is some incredible detail work here. You don’t have to get this intricate or paint every single nail. Use the nail as a jumping off point. I encourage you to try the bottle green background.


18. Lime Green Nails With Halloween Outlines

Now this is Halloween gradient. It creates such a creepy sky. Plus, it’s clever because it means you only need to worry about the outlines of the rest of the design.


19. Jack-O-Lantern Nails

What would Halloween be without one, nay, 10 jack-o-lanterns?


What Halloween manicure do you want to try to first? Let us know in the comments!


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