25 Clever Nail Ideas For Halloween

Whether you’re dressing up from head to toe or forgoing a costume entirely, let your fingertips get in on the Halloween action.

1. Frankenstein Nails

Find out how to do it here.

2. Jack Skellington Nails

Get the tutorial here.

3. Zombie Decals

Available here.

4. Jason Nails

Find out how to do this gory manicure yourself here.

6. Googly Eyes: The Lazy Route

Or just glue a bunch of googly eyes on.

7. Candy Corn Nails

This is adorbs regardless of where you stand on the crucial candy-corn-versus-not debate.

8. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Nail Decals

You’ll get a rush of childlike nostalgia whenever you glance at your hands.

9. Spiderweb Nails

Get the directions here.

10. Eyeball Nails

They’re always watching (in Polish).

11. Splatter Nails

Find out how to do this surprisingly easy technique here.

14. Horror Movie Villain Decals

Get them here.

15. Glow-in-the-Dark Ghost Nails

The fluorescent polish is key.

16. The Crazy-Simple Glitter Manicure

All it involves is adding a little orange glitter atop a black gel polish look.

17. Gothic Fingertips

A dusting of black powder will create a look that’s as dark as your soul.

18. Bloody Fingerprint Nails

Created by diluting red polish and finger-blotting it onto the nail.

19. Gory Nails

This manicure looks so real, people will be asking you if you’re O.K.

20. Cat Face Manicure

A clever way to do a spooky black cat. You could use a Sharpie to draw on the accents.

21. Celestial Stamped Nails

Paint your nails in a gradient and use a Konad stamper for the moon & stars effect. Time-consuming but so worth it.

22. Vampire Nails

Required: a tiny, tiny brush and reliable artistry skills.

23. The Dexter Manicure

A great and easy option if you’re a) a Dexter fan and b) suck at nail art.

24. Glow-in-the-Dark Half Moon

Normal nails by day, Halloween nails by night.

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