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50+ Spooktacular Halloween Nail Art Ideas

Good Housekeeping

Whether you're into blood and guts or pumpkins and cobwebs, polish up for Halloween with one of these spooky-cute designs.

From Good Housekeeping

Whether you're into blood and guts or pumpkins and cobwebs, polish up for Halloween with one of these spooky-cute designs.

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Screamingly Good

YouTube nail maven JauntyJuli came up with this creepy and yet somehow cute tribute to Scream and its signature scary costume, Ghostface.

Get the tutorial on YouTube »

What you'll need: nail art brushes ($8; amazon.com)

Icky Infection

This gross-out nail art is a total fake-out. Nail artist Robin Moses uses nail gels under her polish to create the look of a bubbling infection. Not for those with a sensitive stomach!

Get the tutorial on YouTube »

What you'll need: nail art studs ($7; amazon.com)

Sparkly Skeleton

A skeleton manicure gets even scarier when you pop his body parts over dark purple polish. Go with matte black for more of a traditional look - or glow in the dark, if you want that extra boost of holiday spirit.

See more at Chalkboard Nails »

What you'll need: China Glaze Nail Polish in White On White ($6; amazon.com)

Delicate Cobwebs

Thin, white spiderwebs dancing all over your nails is the perfect pairing for a witch, warlock or wizard costume.

What you'll need: Essie Nail Color in Licorice ($9; macys.com)

Matte Candy Apple

If you prefer mysterious mattes to glossy finishes, this black and red ombre mani is right at your fingertips.

See more at Glitzer Fischchen »

What you'll need: Essie Matte About You Top Coat ($9; amazon.com)

Jack Skellies

Who would've guessed that skulls could be so cute? And if you've got a thin paint brush, they're surprisingly easy to accomplish.

See more at Swatch and Learn »

What you'll need: OPI Nail Lacquer in Alpine Snow ($11; amazon.com)

Creepy Chic

Not everybody likes over-the-top nail art, even on Halloween. To keep things basic yet glam, simply trace the bottom of your nails as well as the tips using contrasting colors.

See more at Jin Soon Choi »

What you'll need: JINSOON Nail Lacquer in Polka Black ($18; nordstrom.com)

Crime Scene

Feeling extra gutsy this Halloween? This bloody fingerprint mani will freak out all your friends.

See more at The Daily Nail Blog »

What you'll need: China Glaze Nail Polish in Salsa ($4; jet.com)

Totally Batty

Combining Halloween's signature colors with a herd of scary bats makes perfect sense, no? Don't forget to add the teensy tiny eyes!

See more at That Leanne »

What you'll need: nail art brushes ($8; amazon.com)

Flying Away

Two of the most iconic Halloween images in one funky green manicure - perfect for parties or for adding to a creepy costume.

See more at Sara Amundson's Instagram »

What you'll need: neon green nail polish ($5; amazon.com)

Once in a Blood Moon

You know what's even cooler than a blood moon? Blood moon manicures! It's a little tricky, but with a steady hand and some practice, this gorgeous design will be your go-to nail art pick come October.

See more at Julep »

What you'll need: Julep Nail Color in Stevie ($14; julep.com)

Blood Red Webs

Combining eerie hues and creepy cobwebs, this nail art takes the typical French manicure up a notch or two.

See more at Kolor Me Karma »

What you'll need: Londontown Lakur Nail Lacquer in Lady Luck ($16; hsn.com)

All Striped Out

If you prefer simplicity to complex designs, try a modern look that features classic orange and black.

See more at The Nailasaurus »

What you'll need: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Sun Kissed ($2; target.com)

Glittery Graveyard

Glittery nails are always eye-catching, but when you top it off with a spooky graveyard scene, consider the contest won.

See more at Copycat Claws »

What you'll need: nail art brushes ($8; amazon.com)

Creepy Crawlers

Creepy crawlers and cute cobwebs pair up to make this fun, funky nail look. Add metallics for extra edge.

See more at Morgan Taylor »

What you'll need: nail art brushes ($8; amazon.com)

In Stitches

Frankenstein fans who dig negative space nails will love this minimalist moon manicure (now say that sentence five times fast!).

See more at Chalkboard Nails »

What you'll need: China Glaze Nail Lacquer in But Of Corpse ($6; amazon.com)

Spooky Splatter

For those who love Halloween and Jackson Pollock, this cool spattered nail art is a great way to get into the holiday spirit without any difficult lines or designs.

See more at Chalkboard Nails »

What you'll need: OPI Nail Lacquer in Y'all Come Back Ya Hear ($8; walmart.com)

Thumbs Up

At first glance, this looks like random bursts of funky Halloween designs, but when you put your thumb and ring finger together, it totally comes alive.

See more at The Nailasaurus »

What you'll need: nail art brushes ($8; amazon.com)

Sharp as Nails

This chic orange-and-black manicure looks just as great in Instagram photos (hint, hint) as it does IRL.

See more at Paintbox Nails »

What you'll need: nail art guide tape ($7; amazon.com)

Splotchy and Spooky

Sometimes, an imperfect manicure is just as gorgeous as an impeccable one. Take this eerie black-and-red design - it looks even better when it's a little messy.

See more at Jin Soon Choi »

What you'll need: JINSOON Nail Lacquer in Polka Black ($18; nordstrom.com)

Nail O' Lanterns

This manicure takes a steady hand and a few advanced techniques, but the results are totally spectacular.

See more at Copycat Claws »

What you'll need: Bundle Monster Holiday Stamping Plates ($15; amazon.com)

Ghostly Gradient

A glitter gradient amps up the holiday vibes of any Halloween outfit - just make sure to use a great top coat so you don't wind up with little sparkly specks all over your outfit.

See more at Copycat Claws »

What you'll need: China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Electrify ($7;jet.com)

Grinning Ghosts

Who wouldn't allow these adorable ghosts to haunt their fingertips? Just look at their sweet little smiles and pink cheeks.

See more at Nails By Cambria »

What you'll need: OPI Nail Lacquer in Alpine Snow ($11; amazon.com)

A Bloody Good Idea

Give your black polish a creepy-cool upgrade with dark red glitter - it's a subtle nod to Halloween without being too over the top.

See more at So Nailicious »

What you'll need: red glitter nail polish ($8; amazon.com)

Fit For Morticia

Of all the Halloween movie stars, one will always be the most glamorous: Morticia Addams. Channel her with a polka dot mani like this and a black mesh long-sleeve.

See more at Pshiiit »

What you'll need: nail art brushes ($8; amazon.com)

Faux Talons

If you don't want to file your nails to sharp little points but love the creepy look of talons, try painting on a nude base color, then add a dark triangular design overtop. Instant drama (in a good way).

See more at Paintbox Nails »

What you'll need: nail art guide tape ($7; amazon.com)

Ghostbusted

When there's something strange in your nail-borhood, who you gonna call?! (Sorry, we had to.)

See more at Steph Stone Nails »

What you'll need: nail art brushes ($8; amazon.com)

Evil Eye

Keep your eyes on everything with this extra eerie nail art. (And customize it with your own eye color!

See more on YouTube »

What you'll need: nail art brushes ($8; amazon.com)

Kiss of the Spider Woman

This blogger gave her mani extra dimension by using thread for her web. If you aren't ready to tackle string, try striping tape or white polish applied with a thin brush.

See more at Spellbound Nails »

What you'll need: nail art brushes ($8; amazon.com)

Goofy Ghouls

If your style is less creepy, more cute - or if you have kids who can't get enough of critter characters - try a monster manicure with pretty pastel shades.

See more at Chalkboard Nails »

What you'll need: Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Textured Nail Color ($6; amazon.com)

Sweet Scarecrow

Who says scarecrows have to be scary? Give yourself an adorable tricolored manicure, complete with "stitching."

See more at Deborah Lippmann »

What you'll need: nail art brushes ($8; amazon.com)

A Corny Choice

Go chevron with a nude base and candy corn colors: white, orange and yellow, of course!

See more at Keshia Lilly »

What you'll need: nail art guide tape ($7; amazon.com)

Smoke and Mirrors

Glossy, dark and super mysterious - everyone will be asking where you got your nails done with this eerie manicure.

See more at Chalkboard Nails »

What you'll need: acetone ($7; amazon.com)

Green Gradient

We like to think the Bride of Frankenstein would rock these ghoulish nails. Join her ranks.

See more at Chalkboard Nails »

What you'll need: China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Liquid Leather ($5; amazon.com)

From the Pumpkin Patch

Part glitter, part cute-as-a-button pumpkin - what's not to love?

What you'll need: nail art brushes ($8; amazon.com)

See more at Life Is Better Polished »

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Bettlejuice

This mani's moody colors give off a cool fall vibe. No need to strip this polish once October 31 has come and gone.

See more at The Polish Hoochie »

What you'll need: nail art guide tape ($7; amazon.com)

Just Eyeball It

If five bloodshot eyes is too much for you, stick with one accent nail and paint the rest the same light blue as the iris.

See more at Shake Shakee »

What you'll need: nail art dotting tool ($2; amazon.com)

Black Widow Chic

Who says Halloween nails can't be sexy and stylish? Play with texture, color and angles for a manicure that's perfect for parties.

See more at Chalkboard Nails »

What you'll need: nail art guide tape ($7; amazon.com)

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