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Halloween Nails: 25 Boo-tiful Manicure Ideas Straight From Instagram

The spookiest time of the year is upon us. Some people may use this as a special occasion to break out a Catwoman costume, while others are simply satisfied with wearing a hint of the holiday painted on their nails. Whether you are ready to go bigtime with carefully crafted nail art, or would rather swipe on an attention-grabbing orange polish, these 25 Halloween manicures straight from Instagram are absolutely boo-tiful and will leave you feeling inspired. Screenshot your faves!

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Skulls & Stripes

@THENAILTRAIL — If you have ever had a chance to see the ’90s film The Nightmare Before Christmas, this will definitely put you in mind of the Pumpkin King character, Jack Skellington. Just perfect for Halloween, right?

Halloween Characters, Unite

@CUTEPOLISH — Can’t make up your mind on a nail design to try this Halloween? This kind of nail swag will allow you to have it all and more.

Fingerlickin’ Good

@ISTHATPHI — Candy corn inspired and supercute, you will have everyone drooling over your delicious mani.


@ASHKAYLAA — It’s kind of hard not to fall in love with the gorgeously painted spiderweb alongside the pretty little kitty on the pinky.

Gore Meets Glam

@DALLASBEAUTY_KALYNN — If you have shorter nails, these designs will accent your overall look so much that it’s scary.

Spiky Metallics

@BOMBSHELLNAILS1 — If you are going for an all-black witch look this year, these standout metallic claws are the perfect add-on.

Boo Fingertips

@CRYS.CROSS.NAILS — There is just something about deep metallics and scary masks that falls right into place here.

Orange Is the New Black

@HONEYDIPPEDNAILDESIGNS — Still loving your bright orange summer nail polish? Halloween is the perfect excuse to get another chance to rock it.


@DANI_MANIS — First off, pewter gray nail color is stunning, especially for fall. Second, the contrasting accent nails make the entire finish quite spook-tastic!

Chic ’oween

@DORIAN.VILLASENOR — Simple yet still on trend, the gold skeleton hand on the ring finger gives a unique peekaboo affect no one will expect.


@ILLIONAIL — This is absolutely everything we want out of nail art, only with a Happy Halloween spin on it.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

@ISA.BELLLLE — Here’s the best creepy-crawler-ish way to do chic white nails this season.

Hands Off My Candy Corn!

@NAILARTVIDSBYSHAL — No need to go trick-or-treating from door to door this year because you have all the candy corn you need right here with this delicious manicure.

Checkered Out

@JENNIFERNAILPAINTING — If you aren’t excited about the idea of drawing on too many characters, but still want to live on the wild side with your nails, go for a fun print like this that’s sure to stand out.

Gilded Skulls

@KERRYCROCKETT — Gilded skulls sprinkled across fresh black paint? Yes, please!

Halloween Flash Nails

@NAILGROOVE_246 — Black cats and pumpkins? If this lacquer doesn’t scream Halloween, we don’t know what does.

Spooktacular Designs

@NAILSBYRYOKO — Want nails that really get you noticed this Halloween? This midnight black mani has all the right elements.

Stripes Galore

@NAILSBYTASHAD — Oddly enough, the prisoner costume seems to come back every year. But who really wants to look jailed? We think this black-and-white alternative is a way bigger hit.

Creepy Tips

@POLISHEDBYAMBER — Now here’s the ultimate combination of creepy but cute!

Not-So-Scary Mani

@RENEEJAMAULT — No time for all the bells, whistles, tricks, and treats on your nails? Not to worry! This mani will still be a conversation starter at your next outing.

Bloody Good

@SWEETNAILSEMSEE — Get into the Dracula-dripped nail spirit with these ravishing red stiletto nails.

All Laced Up

@THELACQUERROOMKC — Pulling out a sexy lace costume for Halloween? This mani is the perfect accent!

Sprinkle on the Goodness

@NAILINGHOLLYWOOD — What do we crave for Halloween? Candy! Get your hands all over it with this sweet mani.

My Little Vampire

@TEU_NAILSART_STUDIO — No costume this year? No problem! Every time you show off this look, it will feel like you're wearing the best one ever.

Ouija Nail Art

@TOUCHANDBEAUTYCARLISLE — You are sure to spook everyone with these black-and-white artsy coffin nails.


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