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45+ Halloween Nail Art Ideas That Are SO Spooktacular

Halloween will be here soon, which means it’s time to start decking yourself out with the most ghoulish and creepy items that just scream Halloween.

Halloween nail art is one of the most popular things on the Internet right now where nail artists stun the viewers with their incredible designs. Nail art is used to express holidays or how the person is feeling at various times. So, what better way to get into the Halloween spirit then, right? Here are some of the most creepiest, scariest and cutest nail art ideas that will show everyone you are fully ready to embrace Halloween this year! The following collection will inspire you to bedazzle your hands and nails this holiday season.


To kick off our Halloween nails art ideas, the following collection are easily the best nail art ideas there are. The right degree of spooky, these are wonderful for the holidays. You will definitely need these to get into the festive mood. Most of these ideas are incredibly easy and simple to pull off. 

1. Goofy Ghouls 

Take a step away from the creepy side of Halloween and have some fun with these cute little ghouls popping up from your nails! Not only are they fun and creative, they will be the show stopping nails your friends will be begging you to do for them.

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If you’re having a sad day, just look at your nails. 

2. Going Batty 

These nails are a perfect combination for the love of bats, sunsets, haunted houses, and graveyards. Create a creepy scene that is filled with bats and other things on your nails so all of your friends could admire them. It’s a cute, easy, and terrifying look that will definitely show people you’re in the mood for Halloween.

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Go crazy with all of these creepy bats!

3. Smoke and Mirrors 

Not only are these nails elegant and beautiful, but they’re extremely mysterious and eerie. What’s behind the smoke? Is there a hidden message? These are another set of nails that will leave your friends dying to know where you got your nails done and how they can have the same look as you.

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Own this smokey look this Halloween. 

4. Icky Infection

Make your friends run and scream from you with these realistic looking nails. They will make people believe you have some type of infection and they should stay clear of you. They’re creepy, icky, terrifying, and down right scary- all of the perfect elements for Halloween. To give your friends the ultimate scare by recreating this look, make sure you purchase nail art studs, which could be found on Amazon for $7.

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Make your nails look this infected!

5. Ghost Busted

Who you gonna call? YOURSELF! If you are a huge fan of the hit movie Ghostbusters then turn your nails into some of the monsters and ghouls that were shown throughout the movie. Your friends will be calling you with those nails when they hear something go bump in the night. Purchase the nail art brushes, only $8 on Amazon, to complete this fun look!

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Who ya gonna call?!

6. Creepy Crawlers 

Have spiders crawl on your nails with this edgy manicure. They will have your friends who have a deep fear of spiders cringe every time they see you. To give it an even edgier look, at metallic to the spiderwebs to real make them pop! Use the nail art brushes, $8 on Amazon, to help you create this creepy crawler manicure.

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Make spiders come to life on your nails with this design!

7. Fit for Morticia 

The Addams Family dominated Halloween movies as it portrayed a true Halloween family. So, why not become one of the members? These nails are the staple icon for Morticia Addams, so you can always be like her when having these beautiful, polka dot nails on. These are some of the most glamorous nails that take after the most glamorous women of Halloween.

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Do you worthy enough to summon Morticia Addams with these nails?

8. Screamingly Good

AAHHHH! I can’t believe someone recreated the hit horror movie Scream in nail art form! Have your nails tribute the iconic movie with these nails that have bloody handprints and Ghostface all over them. Your friends will love you for your amazing tribute to the movie and they will know you mean business when you say Halloween is in fact your favorite holiday. Check out YouTube star JauntyJuli if you want to recreate this spooky and awesome nail manicure.

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Get your actual scream on with these nails. 

9. Just Eyeball It

If you want people to feel uneasy around you, then these are the nails for you! Transform your nails into five creepy, bloodshot eyes that look like they’re looking at everyone in the same room you as. They’re cute, creepy, and downright fun. If you want this design, make sure you purchase a nail art dotting tool, which could be found on Amazon for only $2.

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All eyes are on you!

10. A Bony Way To Go 

Black and white is a combination that could go with any outfit or occasion. So, why not make this elegant design into a creepy and spooky Halloween themed nail art design? These nails will have your friends loving your unique take on the black and white theme and will be dying to match you!

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Become the star of the party with these unique nails. 

11. RIP To Your Nails 

Make your nails the absolute ode to Halloween by recreating tombstones on your nails. These timeless designs are an instant classic and represent Halloween in a creepy way. All you need is black nail polish to recreate the lettering on the tombstones (and a black cat if you want!), gray/white nail polish for the tombstones, and some dark green nail polish if you want to add some grass to your design!

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The absolute meaning of your nails are to DIE for.

12. Hocus Pocus!

One of the most fun and popular Halloween movies can be recreated on your nails! Show your love for this movie with these nails- and, if you’re going to be a witch this year, have three of the most famous witches on your nails to rock the look!

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Have the three sisters on your nails for this year’s holiday! 


Turn up the scare factor a notch with these spooky Halloween nails art ideas. Of course you can get all cutesy nails this holiday season, but really if it is Halloween, the only plausible nail art you need is spooky and creepy ones. Do not hold back with this one.

13. Poltergeist Nails 

The Poltergeist is another movie that people love to watch every day during the Halloween season. Spook your friends out with these nails and show your love for another staple icon movie with them. They’re unique and show stopping, making them the nails to have for this Halloween.

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Have one of the most famous scenes in the movie on your nails. 

14. Nightmare Before Christmas 

This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Jack Skellington and the rest of Halloween Town are ready to be on your nails this Halloween! Make sure you make this design, your friends will be shocked and in love!

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Show your love for this movie by having a few characters on your nails. 

15. Skulls and Cobwebs 

Deck your nails out with these skulls and cobwebs. They’re spooky, eerie, creepy, and cute! They are a design to have that will have you wanting Halloween every day, all day!

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Add a bat to these nails to make them the ultimate nails this year!

16. Cracked Nails 

Even though these nails are extremely unique, they are not for the faint of heart. They’re creepy, gory, and the perfect fit for true Halloween fans. They’ll freak your friends out and may make them faint when they first see them.

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These terrifying nails will give everyone a scream. 

17. Mummy Nails 

Mummify your nails with this 3D nail art! These unique nails will feel like a mummy and will freak your friends out when they see the glowing eyes coming from one of the wraps. Want them to glow in the dark? Purchase glow in the dark nail polish and you’ll have creepy eyes looking at you even during the night!

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Make your nails look as creepy as these!

18. Grim Reaper 

Make Death become part of your nails this Halloween. Have the Grim Reaper stand on your nails with fire around him to make him all the more terrifying. They’re creepy and cool, the components that make Halloween all the better.

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How cool are these scary nails?

19. Vampire Nails 

Scare your friends with these vampire nails. Their creepy and scary and just all around fun to make! Make sure the fangs stand out from the rest of the nails so everyone knows what they are! These nails would be perfect if you’re going to be a creepy vampire this year. < img class=”alignnone wp-image-5720 size-large” src=”×761.jpg” alt=”EASY NAIL ART DESIGN” width=”525″ height=”390″ />

Make these nails yours today!

20. Black Cat

Do you want the black cat that rules Halloween on your nails? Recreate this simple and cute look to have the upmost staple icon of Halloween on your nails this year! Scare your friends with these nails and make them think they walked the path of the black cat!

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These black cats will make anyone soon over how cute they are!

21. BOO!

Super Mario is one of the most famous games ever to exist. But, one of the most favorite and spooky characters in the game is King Boo! This Halloween have King Boo by your side and rock these nails! They’re fun and super easy to do!

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Let the King of all Kings sit on your nails this Halloween. 

22. Jason Is Here

Are you a fan of Jason? Well, now you can proudly show your love for one of the most staple icons of Halloween on your nails. Creating the Jason mask is easy and so is the blood splatter so all of your friends know you mean business when it comes to the ultimate Halloween nail art.

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Have an ode to Jason this Halloween with these nails! 


When running short on time and patience, most people tend to ignore the entire Halloween celebrations. You need not be one of those people. These easy and simple last minute nails art ideas will save the day for you. You do not have to be left out while all your other friends have the time of the year.

23. Skull Candy

Skulls are one of the most iconic items that represent Halloween. They have been transformed into some of the most scariest things a person can ever come across, but they have also been turned into some of the most gorgeous displays ever. El Día de Muertos, The Day Of The Dead, takes place a few days after Halloween, but these nails will have your friends swooning over them. They’re cute, fun, and easy to do! Even though these nails are cute, they are the perfect design to get your Halloween spirit going!

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Create these cute skull candy nails for Halloween for El Día de Muertos. 

24. From The Pumpkin Patch

All hail The Great Pumpkin! Pumpkin’s are the perfect thing to show your neighbors that you have fully embraced the Autumn season and you’re preparing for the festivities of Halloween. These glittery fun nails are easy to achieve- all you need is nail art brushes, which could be found on Amazon for $8.

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Make sure you represent the Great Pumpkin this year!

25. Oh My Ghostness!

These ghosts are ready to get their scare on and scare anyone who crosses their path! These cute little ghosts are a Halloween favorite and are easy to recreate, and you can design them anyway! Get your boo on with these little guys!

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Make these ghosts anyway you want! 

26. Sweet Scarecrow

Scarecrows are depicted to be some of the most scariest people on Halloween. These nails, though, are anything but scary. They’re cute, easy to do, and will maybe inspire a creative Halloween custom for you! These nails just scream ‘scarecrow’ because of the traditional colors associated with them and the well known stitching they have on their body. To achieve this look, you just need to purchase nail art brushes, which are only $8 on Amazon! Get yours today and recreate the scarecrow look your friends will be dying to have!

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How sweet are these nails? 

27. Crimson Tide

If you’re looking for a more elegant look with your nails, I highly recommend these crimson tide nails. Not only are they sleek and elegant, but the gradient of blood red to pitch black will let everyone know Halloween is present in your life. Make sure this elegant look becomes even more elegant by adding a nice glossy finish to it.

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These gorgeous crimson tide nails. 

28. Liar, Liar

These nails will have your friends wondering if you’re trying to send them a subtle message or not- or if you’re just paying a tribute to one of your favorite television shows or movies. To achieve this creepy look, make sure you have nail art brushes, which could be found for $8 on Amazon. Trust me, your friends will for sure be creeped out by these!

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What message are you trying to send with these nails? 

29. Monster Munchies

One of the greatest things about Halloween is candy, which is right next to the ghouls and monsters that rule this haunting Halloween. Combine your love for monsters, ghouls, and candy by transforming your nails into fun ode to all three of these things! Just like the majority of the nail designs on this list, to achieve this look all you need is the $8 nail art brushes from Amazon.

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How cute are these monster nails?!

30. All of the Above

If you’re a person who loves everything about Halloween and can’t seem to figure out which nail art design best suits you, why not have all of the creepy elements on your nails? These nails consist of a spider, candy corn, jack-o-lantern, creepy eyes, and a monster- all of the things that indicate it’s Halloween time!

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Jack-o-lantern, a spider, candy corn, creepy eyes, and a monster all in one manicure!

31. Bloody French Tips

Give your friends a scream with these bloody nails! These french tips are not only beautiful but they are the definition of creepy. Here’s a helpful hint: if you want these nails to glow in the dark, make sure you use UV nail polish as the base. Then they really will be truly creepy!

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Freak your friends out with these bloody nails. 

32. Crime Scene

Freak your friends out with these crime scene nails! Having your fingerprints inked in blood red against white will have your friends freak out and gasp at how realistic they look. You will have them believing you did a crime you never did!

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Make your friends question what you did the other day with these nails.

33. Delicate Cobwebs

Okay, so if spiders really aren’t your favorite animals in the world but you still love cobwebs because it is the truest icon of all things scary, then these nails are for you. Simple yet spooky, these nails will have you looking elegant and prepared for Halloween this year. To get the pure, pitch black background for these nails, be sure to purchase the Essie Nail Color in Licorice, which could be found on for only $9.

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Let your nails look spook-tastic with these nails.

34. Kiss of the Spider Woman

I know we already talked about spiderwebs, but these webs are better than the rest because of how they’re made. To create a realistic touch and look for these nails, make sure you use string to give it the overall realistic look and feeling. It’ll make your friends admire your nails even more than before and your nails would be Instagram worthy- I swear. If you don’t think you want to use string for these nails, using a thin strip of tape and apply it with a thin brush.

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Make them feel real by using string- it’s that easy!

35. Sparkly Skeletons

These creepy yet cute nails will make you admire your nails every day. Not only are they expressing your love for Halloween with a few skeleton parts on your nails, but they are also showing your love for glitter! They will glitter every day for you and make you remember why you love the holiday so much. Make sure you get China Glaze Nail Polish in White On White, only $6 on Amazon, to make your skeletons really pop from the purple background!

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Your friends will be begging you to do their nails like this!


The best part of any form of decoration is not about how much effort goes into it. You could spend hours on a design and still end up with an awful outcome. The trick is to work smart and not hard. Being creative is a major bonus when it comes to nails art ideas. If you follow the following ideas you will be certain to wow the crowd come Halloween.

36. Jack Skellies

Jack Skellington is almost here with Halloween only a few months away. Show your love for him and his home, Halloween Town, by having his face on your nails! They are both cute and creepy for the upcoming holiday, making them a must have! Get OPI Nail Lacquer in Alpine Snow, $11 on Amazon, to capture the true form of Jack Skellington.

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Make Jack Skellington apart of your every day life with these nails!

37. Grinning Ghosts

Put a smile on your face, or someone else’s, with these cute ghosts constantly smiling at you. Not only are they a reminder that ghosts are a main image for Halloween, but these cute rosy-cheeked ghosts will give you all the feels. Get OPI Nail Lacquer in Alpine Snow, $11 on Amazon, to create these happy-go-lucky ghosts.

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Make your day better with these happy ghosts!

38. Spooky Splatter

If you’re really looking to give your friends a good scare, then make sure you showcase these splatter painted nails. It’s a good way to get into the Halloween spirit and is an easy and successful way to create beautiful nails without any designs. They’re fun, easy, and super creepy.

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Become an artist by creating these nails. 

39. Monster Eyes Are All on You 

If you’re looking for a less creepy approach to having eyes on your nails, then why not create some monster eyes on your nails? Not only are they creepy and Halloween inspired, they are cute and easy to do, which will make your friends jealous they don’t have these eyes on them!

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All eyes will be on your friends with these nails. 

40. I Want Candy

Do you love candy corn? Make your love for this candy known by proudly wearing it on your nails. They’re sweet, elegant, and are a perfect way to show you’re ready for Halloween and all of the trick-or-treaters.

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A sweet way to get ready for Halloween. 

41. Occult Nails 

If you have a strong interest in the Occult or if you just want to spook your friends, then these nails are for you. They represent the symbols of the Occult and they will be the most talked about nails for this year. They’re easy to do and they are going to be some of the most interesting nails you’ve ever seen.

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Show your love for the Occult by having these nails. 

42. Frankenstein 

Frankenstein has become one of the first original Halloween monsters of all time. Now, you can have him on your nails and make you and all of your friends scream, “He’s alive!” whenever they see you. They’re cute, fun, and easy to do!

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Isn’t Frankenstein so cute with this design?!

43. Summoning All Witches 

Channel your inner witch with these sticker witch nails. Become the ultimate witch this Halloween by wearing the costume and owning these witching nails. They’re easy to do and will be the hit of the holiday!

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Make your nails come to life with these flying witches. 

44. Thumbs Up

Maybe having a glittery haunted graveyard isn’t the way you want to go. Have no fear, there is a set of nails for you to create! Making your ring finger and thumb into a skeleton is only part of this creepy nail manicure, so make sure you had a haunted house, a scary skeleton, and a creepy ghost to make this manicure an all time favorite! When your thumb and ring finger are lined up, the skeleton on the two fingers will come alive and dance for you!

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This is a must have look!

45. Flying Away

Have two of the most iconic images of Halloween on your nails this year! Recreate this cute skeleton and the group of bats to show everyone the true meaning of Halloween. Not only are they cute but they are a creepy reminder that Halloween is supposed to be terrifying and eerie. Purchase neon green nail polish on Amazon for $5 so you can get a ghoulish-green background.

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These skeletons and bats are some of the cutest we’ve ever seen. 

46. Once in a Blood Moon

Moving away from spiders and their webs, lets talk about the Blood Moon. If you feel like you’re always missing the Blood Moon when it rises, or if you wish you can see it all the time, then these are the nails for you. Having the Blood Moon on your nails gives you a chance to always see it and will always shimmer in the sunlight. Make sure you get Julep Nail Color in Stevie, which is found on for $14, to make your Blood Moon- and nails- shine all day long.

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Have the Blood Moon with you at all times!

47. Nail O’ Lanterns 

With this other take of pumpkins, your nails will be the talk of the party! These nails are a little more terrifying than the ones previously listed because they are evil jack-o-lanterns floating in mid air. To achieve this spooktacular look, all you need are the Bundle Monster Holiday Stamping Plates, which are $15 on Amazon.

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Get these creepy jack-o-lanterns now!

48. Glittery Graveyard

Make this graveyard not so scary by making it have glitter all over it! This haunting and creepy graveyard will scare your friends and will also shimmer in the light, making it really shine! Use nail art brushes, $8 on Amazon, to perfect the tombstones, trees, bats, and haunted houses. These will definitely give you a scare!

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These nails are to die for!

49. Haunted House Scene

Use some stickers to create an iconic haunted house scene on your nails. It’s everything about Halloween- haunted houses, a moon, a witch, bats, ghoulish eyes, and a terrifying ghost.

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These nails are elegant and scary, the perfect fit for Halloween. 

50. Jack-O-Lanterns and Bats 

Another haunted scene can be achieved with stickers and can be made to look extremely real. Instead of haunted houses, these nails are focusing on creepy jack-o-lantern, bats, and eerie bare trees with a orange sunset behind them.

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These nails are so terrifying and beautiful, everyone will want them!

These are just some of the nail designs you can recreate for Halloween. Give them your all and make them as spooky and creepy as they can possibly be. Make sure you show off these nails to your friends- I guarantee you they will be wanting them on their nails next! Are you ready to get your spook on?

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