Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your costume for the freakish festivities. Even if you are not into dressing up, Halloween nail art is the perfect way to get into the spooky spirit come October 31st! And if you already have your costume set for Halloween, a scary-good manicure is sure to amp up your look.
So, to make sure you’re killing your look from head to toe, I’ve rounded up 41 Halloween nail art ideas—from creepy spiderwebs, skulls and jack-o-lanterns to scary blood drips, Frankenstein and fierce fangs —for you to DIY at home or take to your nail artist for inspiration.
Halloween is one of the best times of the year to go crazy with nail art, and it should be that way for all levels of nail-obsessives. These fun and freaky Halloween nail art ideas range from simple yet striking designs that anyone could pull off to next-level creative options for the more artistically inclined…there’s something for everyone on this list.
So, get ready and get inspired by these Spooktacularly cute Halloween nail art ideas 👻 Whichever one you choose, one thing’s for sure: these Halloween nails will scare up all the compliments!
Blood Drip Halloween Nails by nail artist Ceri
Spiderweb Halloween nails by Living After Midnite
Skeleton Bones Halloween Nails by polished_yogi
Classic Barbie Nails by Glamour
Spooky Black and Green Halloween nails by NailsbyPaulin
Spooky Eyes Halloween Nail Art by Chalkboard Nails
Spooky Mix and Match Halloween Nail Art by Hannah Rox It
Pastel pink nails with black cat Halloween nail art by mausigrau
Black and Red Ombre Halloween Nails by OPI
Glow in the dark Googly Eyes Halloween Nail Art by Popsugar
Black Halloween Ghosts Nails by Lulus
Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Nails by Living After Midnite
Blood Splatter Halloween nail art by Lily Rose
Sparkly Spiderwebs Halloween nails by polished_yogi
Trick or Treat Halloween nails by trickortreatnails
Frankenstein Monster Halloween nails by nailsbyfreckles
Barbie Movie Nails by Nailed it Beauty
Spooky-Chic Black Halloween Nails by Lulus
Pink nails with evil eyes for Halloween by Nails of LA’s
Half-Moon Candy Corn Halloween Nails by So Nailicious
Mummies and Scary Eyes Halloween nails by nailsbyfreckles
Skeleton Skittle Halloween nail art by Chalkboard Nails
Jack-o-Lantern Halloween nail art by mrswhite8907
Colorful and Spooky Halloween nail art by Hannah Rox It
Black Cat Halloween Nails by Brit+Co
Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Halloween nail art by the Happy Sloths
Glitter Ghost Halloween Nails by Living After Midnite
Midnight Smoke Halloween nail art by Chalkboard Nails
Crazy Charcater Halloween nail art by Living After Midnite
Over the Top Eyeballs Halloween Nail Art by Chalkboard Nails
Batman Black Yellow Chevron Stripes Halloween nails by kt_tk1
Vicious Pumpkin nail art for Halloween by So Nailicious
Bloody Vampire Halloween Nails by WinterRose84
Patchwork Halloween Nail Art by The Nailasaurus
Candy Corn Halloween nail art by Hannah Weir
Trick or Treat Halloween nails by yagala
Chic Black Glitter Halloween nails by Lulus
Bloodshot Eyes Halloween nail art by Swatch and Learn
Pumpkin Jack-o-Lantern Halloween nail art by Living After Midnite
Cute and Easy Candy Corn nail designs for Halloween by Jaunty Juli
Mummy Nail Art for Halloween by Swatch and Learn
I hope you are inspired to try some of these Halloween nail art ideas at home! Also check out these Easy Halloween Makeup Looks to try this year and don’t forget to follow along on my Pinterest Halloween board for more Halloween inspiration!
PS: If you are not into DIY nail art or want something a bit more understated? In that case, focus on the nail color and pick something with a cool Halloween-themed palette (think: orange, black, purple and green) and then top it off with spooky nail art stickers. Need something last-minute? These press-on Halloween nails are an easy option!