Halloween manicures set the spooky mood. Additionally, we have longer to experiment with Halloween nails. It's tricky to pull off a Halloween costume when it's not the night of October 31. But, you can get away with a Halloween-themed mani for the full month of October. And we know you're going to want to try these spooky designs ASAP. Take a look at 30 Halloween nail art ideas you'll want to rock right this minute.
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Embrace your inner Jack Skellington with this Halloween nail art! You'll probably need a professional to apply this look, but it'll pay off in the compliments you'll get all the way up until October 31st. This particular nail aficionado wanted black as the background color, but we think it would look pretty cool with a grey or blue, too! It's definitely a bit out-there in design, but Nightmare Before Christmas is a universally beloved Halloween tale.
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If you've had enough with the doomy and gloomy dark nails but still want to jump fingers-first into the Halloween spirit, may we suggest these pastel goth-inspired Halloween nails? The spider webs alone would be sweet, but the quirky and cartoonish accent nails makes this nail set stand out! The artist thought outside-the-box when it came to coloring the pumpkins and we think you should too! This is another Halloween nail design that would look great no matter the length of the nails.
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The moon changes phases year-round but with the resurging popularity of werewolves and Vampires every October, show your friends you're strictly #TeamJacob with this nail design. The matte black makes it extra spooky and all your friends will be howling to tell you about how cute your nails look. Sorry, had to.
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Apply chrome polish over black nail polish (no top coat needed!) for this Halloween nail design. Then, use a clear gel to create the design on your accent nail and voila! Wipe off the extra chrome after the gel dries and you're good to go!
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Matte black nails and an artful solar system design are all you need to make your nails spooky this Halloween season. However, if you're an astrology girl year-round, this nail set is still oh-so-appropriate during winter, spring, or summer, too! We love versatility when it comes to nail designs.
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This is some very unique nail art. The blue-green nail color is a different choice for Halloween and also a great color for autumn. The crow design steps it into spooky territory but it's not necessarily a super overt Halloween nail art design for those of you who don't love standing out.
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When thinking of Halloween nail art, you probably think of color, patterns, or designs — but shape can actually flip your nails from 'ordinary' to 'extraordinary.' Two stiletto nails and two square ones would be pretty random in any other color but pearly white, but with you can't overlook the fangs element of this A-plus Halloween nail design.
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This spooky nail design has the effect of needle-point nails without actually having to whittle your claws down to that dangerous shape. It's also a more subtle Halloween nail idea, so you pretty much sport this lewk year-round and people wouldn't bat an eye. But it sure feels festive in October!
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Is Scream your favorite Halloween movie? If so, show your spirit with this Scream nail design. This isn't a discrete choice, but you probably like to stand out if you're considering this look! Having the Scream mask on one nail and the rest dripping with deep-red blood is the perfect balance and it's so, so sinister.
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This is another design idea for pastel lovers who still want to show how much they love the spookiest time of year. With a cobweb on one nail and a flock of bats on the others, it's giving off that Halloween vibe without having to keep all your nails a dark color. In fact, pretty much any pastel would work as a base coat! Purple, blue, pink, yellow, green — whatever you want you got!