21 Halloween Nail Design Ideas

Written by , MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) Chaitra Krishnan MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) Experience: 5 years
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Halloween is just a couple of days away! You might have decided what to wear or whom to dress up as, right? You would have also finalized on décor ideas and party menu if you’re hosting a Halloween event. But if you really want to make the best out of Halloween, there is something you shouldn’t forget — your nails! Painting your nails with a Halloween theme can be done weeks before the day itself. It lets your peers admire your creativity and you get a chance to flaunt your love for the spooky! And if you have a scary costume in mind, you should change the style of your nails too! Dressing up like Maleficent while having pink nail paint with glitter on, is definitely a deal-breaker. But don’t worry! You can check out the below list of nail designs that are completely Halloween friendly and NAIL the show!

1. Pumpkin And Blood

A little bit of black, red, and a pumpkin! That’s just the right combination. You can either get the pumpkin done at a nail studio or use a nail sticker. The rest of this design is pretty easy.

2. Spooky Dark House

Spooky Dark House
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A perfect blend of black, white, and orange for this one. After applying the base coat, draw the silhouettes of houses, pumpkins, and trees on top of it. Now with white nail paint draw eyes and mouth on them. Voila! It’s done in just minutes.

3. Long Killer Nails

Long Killer Nails
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Dark red pointy nails will go with almost every scary costume of yours.

4. Fond Of Skulls?

Fond Of Skulls
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There’s no Halloween without a few skulls, right? This design is pretty easy to paint by yourself.

5. Creepy Spider

Creepy Spider
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Spiders are another spooky creatures we don’t really like. Even if we scream at the sight of a real one, it’s kinda cool to get them painted on the nails. Don’t believe us? Try it out!

6. Some Cuteness

Some Cuteness
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If you like cute ghost faces, try this look. This design is perfect for your younger sister or daughter as well.

7. Elegant And Scary

Elegant And Scary
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This design will look good with any outfit and this is true even if you don’t have a costume for Halloween. Simply wear a black t-shirt and show off your perfectly done nails!

8. Neon Faces

Neon Faces
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If you’re bored with the usual red, black, and orange Halloween colors, try some neon! Well, you can’t say goodbye to black completely because even neon looks good when the background is black.

9. Fiery Nails

Fiery Nails
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Spiders and webs, all with a bit of oozing orange. Looks scary, doesn’t it?

10. Nail-like Nails

Nail-like Nails
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These are definitely not real nails! You’ll have to get them stuck on at a studio for the perfect finish. Remember to finish all your Halloween prep work before you get your nails done because these can break pretty easily.

11. IT Themed Nails

IT Themed Nails
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The second part of the movie IT hit the theatres last month and has been trending since its trailer was released. You’d be right on the track if you have Pennywise on your nails for this Halloween.

12. Creepy Gray

Creepy Gray
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A mix of gray, black, red, and white. The scary vampire mouth and the one-eyed monster are quite apt for the occasion.

13. Blood Red

Blood Red
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Long, blood-red nails with a hint of black on them. They are scary in a very subtle way.

14. Sharp And Golden

Sharp And Golden
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Now, this is quite different from the spooky designs that we’ve seen until now. They are classy and will go with costumes like that of Egyptian or Indian goddesses.

15. Chica Skulls

Chica Skulls
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If you want to get the skulls right, you’ll have to seek the help of a nail artist. Keep two of your nails decorated and leave the rest with a plain, colored polish of your choice.

16. Bloody Fingerprints

Bloody Fingerprints
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Paint your nails white and then do a little work of them with red. That will give you this bloody fingerprint look.

17. Simple And Stylish

Simple And Stylish
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Pastel pink and grey — two colors that are the hits of this year. Add a skull to one of your nails and there you go! A simple nail design that says “Halloween” without making it too complicated.

18. The Black Cat

The Black Cat
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Not everyone thinks black cats are spooky. But if you do, you’ll love this design.

19. Classy Black

Classy Black
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This is again a very simple design that will go with your black evil costume. The best part is that you don’t need to get it removed after Halloween because this design goes well with regular clothes as well.

20. Bats And Spiders

Bats And Spiders
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Some transparent polish with orange French tips — pretty unusual combo, right? Well, throw in a few black bats, spiders, webs, and pumpkins to that, and you’ve got yourself a Halloween treat!

21. Dipped In Blood

Dipped In Blood
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Just simple, red paint on really long nails. They might not look scary in the picture but show them in the dark to anyone, they’re definitely going to scream *evil smirk.*

Nails are often overlooked when it comes to dressing up for any occasion. We hope that you do not commit this mistake this Halloween. Which one from the above designs is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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Chaitra has a triple main bachelor’s degree in journalism, communicative English, and economics from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from St. Joseph's College, Bengaluru.

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