12 Halloween Nail Designs That You Can Do At Home

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Halloween Nails

Halloween brings about a chilling, eerie, and festive feeling, reawakened by the edgy and daring side in us all. All you need is some twistingly thrilling, mysteriously mystical, and shockingly scary nails to truly embody the Halloween spirit!

Key takeaways

  1. Corner Cobwebs
  2. The Ultimate Halloween Assortment
  3. Orange French Tips
  4. Purple Paranormal Activity
  5. Spooky Candy Corn Gradients
  6. Celestial Tarot Cards
  7. Clear Nail Polish With Mini Ghosts
  8. Black And White Designs
  9. Grayscale Deja Boo!
  10. Sorcery And Spells
  11. Blood Drips
  12. Dark Teal Holographic

The spooky season lets you embrace creativity, magic, and intrigue by paving the way to fantasy and the supernatural. Now is the time to experiment with daring and dangerous nail art designs, complete with plump pumpkins, glowing ghosts, or colorful candy corn. There's no limit to what you can express!

Keep reading, and we'll share twelve of our favorite Halloween nail art ideas for a truly gripping and entrancing October.

See Related: 4 Witchy Nail Art Ideas That Are Stunningly Spooky

#1. Corner Cobwebs

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The key to a perfect Halloween lies in the perfect nail art.

With so many designs to choose from, it's impossible not to find the ideal route for exploring creativity at its finest!

Whether you want erratically decorated nails or something a bit more simplistic, there is no shortage of ways to rock some gorgeous nails while embracing the spooky spirit.

Your Halloween nails deserve to be captivating, creepy, and cute!

Each corner of October hides a ghoulish creature or spooky thrill.

And why not incorporate one of those aspects into your Halloween nails?

Spider webs are a no-brainer for this time of year.

What screams "Halloween" more than the homes of these creepy crawlies?

A spooky yet minimalistic way to embrace Halloween nails

To recreate this Halloween nail art look, all you need to do is start with a nude base.

Neutral nails never go out of style, and they can give you a versatile and sophisticated base for any nail design.

Then, layer on some intricate spider webs to truly bring your spooky Halloween manicure to life!

#2. The Ultimate Halloween Assortment

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One of the hardest parts of creating the perfectly spooky and thrilling Halloween manicure is picking which design you want.

But why not mix and match?

You can easily incorporate any colors, themes, or designs into your nail art to get your ideal Halloween nails!

An easy way to recreate stunning Halloween nail art right at home

However, this can be daunting to some. Though your creativity might be at its peak right now, that doesn't mean that you're ready to put your hand to the test.

That's where nail stamping kits come into play!

These all-inclusive sets have any and everything you need to effortlessly recreate your favorite Halloween nails in just a few simple steps.

In five effortless steps, you can have stunning and flawless accent nails

Maniology's nail stamping kits come with a stamping plate, top coat, nail polish, cube nail stamper tool, and a scraper card.

And, believe it or not, that's all you need to essentially copy and paste any number of designs!

The best place to start is with our "Playful Pumpkins" Halloween nail stamping starter kit.

It comes with the most festively spooky stamping plate that will set you up with countless Halloween nail design ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

From midnight bats to playful pumpkins, you can do it all!

This plate has a wide assortment of Halloween-inspired designs that you can effortlessly stamp onto your nails.

It's pain-free, stress-free, and simply straightforward!

To recreate this look, just make sure you get a variety of colors, such as purple, red, orange, and black polish.

That way, you can include all the different spooky tones in one seamless look.

Then, pick your favorite designs, and get stampin'!

#3. Orange French Tips

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If you're looking for the perfect Halloween nails, you can never go wrong with French tips.

Regardless of the time of year or your mood that day, this timeless yet simplistic design can effortlessly sweep you off your feet!

French tips always are a safe route to go

Pumpkin orange is the perfect color for the spooky season and can really set your look apart from the rest.

Bonus points if you go for a glow-in-the-dark shade of nail polish!

When it comes down to it, you can never go wrong with a classic French tip manicure, especially when you put a thrilling spin on it.

#4. Purple Paranormal Activity

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Chilling and thrilling nail art is a must for Halloween nails.

Now is the time to explore the unreal, the paranormal, and the nerve-wracking!

Forget black and orange - purple is the best Halloween color!

Deep purple is one of the most underrated Halloween colors and is perfect for curating a more mystical and magical look.

Plus, it goes perfectly with our "Paranormal Activity" nail stamping plate, which is all you need to recreate this seemingly complex yet totally achievable look!

Creepin' it real with endless creativity

This plate has more than just your standard Halloween mani designs.

In addition to bats, starry moons, and wavy ghosts, there is so much more to truly make your Halloween nails your own.

Bonus: 13 Gorgeous Fall Nail Designs For A Fresh Autumn Manicure

#5. Spooky Candy Corn Gradients

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Halloween nails don't always just need to be about the gory, scary side of the holiday.

Instead, it can be a nice change of pace and a way to stand out when you embrace the more heartwarming aspects.

Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you can't go wrong with this Halloween nail design

Everyone knows that candy corn is a staple of Halloween, and it can be a great way to make your spooky nails a bit more sweet and satisfactory.

With a gradient finish, you'll be able to also give your look a profound artistic edge.

How to effortlessly recreate this stunning look right at home

To adorn your nails with this festive look, all you need is Maniology's "Spooky Gradients" nail stamping plate.

However, it includes more than delectable candy corn designs - there are also plenty of pumpkins, spiders, candles, witches, flying bats, and little ghosts, giving you plenty to work with when you feel that creative inspiration takes hold!

#6. Celestial Tarot Cards

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Though it's fun and all too easy to get caught up in the warm-hearted nature of smiling pumpkins and friendly ghosts, don't forget about the mystical side of Hallow's Eve.

With Maniology's "Celestial Tarot" nail stamping plate, you'll be all set up for the most elegant, magical, and enigmatic nail art for Halloween.

Convey your cosmic message through your Halloween nails

In just five simple steps, you can have flawless and stunning Halloween nail art.

Even the most intricate manicure will be child's play when all you need to do is stamp your chosen design on your nails!

#7. Clear Nail Polish With Mini Ghosts

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Everyone loves to wrap their nails in shocking designs and vibrant colors this time of year.

But you can easily showcase your elegant and sophisticated side with a more simplistic look.

After all, simple nail art doesn't need to be boring.

In fact, it's usually quite the opposite!

Adorn your nails with mini Halloween designs

For this look, you just need to start with a clear or nude base.

From there, you can add some white ghosts and other dainty designs to create a fashionable and versatile Halloween look.

#8. Black And White Designs

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Everyone needs some black nail polish in their beauty product arsenal, especially for the Halloween season.

After all, what's October without black nails?

Though black nails on their own are a great route to go for Halloween (or any time of the year, in fact), adding a bit of contrast can truly elevate your look.

Throw on a couple of ghosts or cobwebs with white polish to finish off your eye-catching nail art look.

#9. Grayscale Deja Boo!

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These Halloween nails are perfect if you're in the mood to conjure up a truly magical manicure.

Who can resist some super cute yet totally thrilling nail designs?

Luckily, you don't need to freehand all of these intricate designs.

Set yourself up for stunning and iconic Halloween nail art

All you need is Maniology's "Deja Boo" nail stamping bundle, and you'll have all the tools you need to create the perfect Halloween manicure.

This set includes our iconic Deja Boo! nail stamping plate, a gunmetal silver shell nail stamping polish, a cube stamper and scraper set, and a Maniology drawstring bag.

What more could you want for this spooky holiday?

#10. Sorcery And Spells

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The best part of Halloween nails is the ability to indulge in creative freedom.

Even if you want to skip the trip to the nail salon and find some Halloween nail art inspiration at home, Maniolgy's nail stamping plates make it easy to do so.

Now, there's nothing holding you back, least of all your capabilities as your own personal nail artist!

An easy way to create the Halloween nail art of your dreams

The best way to reawaken your adventurous side in time for October 31st is by finding inspiration in the right places.

Maniology's "Sorcery & Spells" nail stamping plate set comes with four of our most favored Halloween nail stamping plates so that you can have your pick of designs.

From enchanting spell books to swooning bats, you can explore each corner of Halloween

Regardless of where you want your spooky designs to take you, it'll make all the difference to have a flawless nail art application.

You don't need to worry about freehanding a jack o' lantern or a starry night sky.

Instead, you can just focus on indulging in this wicked season!

#11. Blood Drips

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If you really want to go for a spooky scene, try out this fake blood nail art.

When it comes to all things dark and mysterious, these gorey nails are sure to stand alone.

A true staple of any Halloween look

Fake blood is a must for Halloween.

So, bonus points if you incorporate it into your Halloween nail art!

If you want your blood drips to really pop, layer your base nail polish with a matte top coat.

Then, use a regular polish with some glimmer to create a super cool design.

#12. Dark Teal Holographic

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Halloween often calls for dark, mysterious nails.

And with our "Flicker" dark teal stamping polish, you'll have the perfect shade for the spooky season.

Plus, it is filled with haunting holographic glitters, giving you a sparkly edge!

Wrapping Up

Now that Halloween is upon us, it's time to take advantage of the creative lust in the air.

There are so many nail designs out there that are perfect for embracing the spooky spirit, and with the right tools on hand, it'll be simply effortless to recreate any of them!

Keep Reading: 5 Mystical Nail Designs For A Magical Fall


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