38 Halloween Nail Ideas

Like all events in our calendar, we like to drag Halloween out for as long as possible. We’re dedicating october, and autumn actually to the season for spooky vibes, so for anyone who says Halloween nail art is just for the 31st- take those negative vibes elsewhere. 

Whether you’re going all-out gory or prefer a more subtle n sweet Halloween look, a pop of colour on your fingertips this spooky szn will take your whole look up a notch.

We’ve had a browse on Instagram and rounded up our favourite Halloween nail designs to give you some inspo for your next DIY attempt or appointment…


Subtle, but oh-so-spooky, this skeleton mani from @bugnails is exactly what we want on our nails this Halloween.


Hello Kitty meets Halloween with this insane set from @nailsby.yanidh. We’re obsessed.


Spooky szn, but make it cute… This cute mix n match Halloween mani from @queenbcreative_ is so up our street.


We’ve always got time for a glittery mani, even at Halloween. This shimmery, spider web set from @jasmine9131 is a vibe.


Celebrate pumpkin season the right way, on your nails of course. Thanks for the inspo @dreamlandnails.


The category is: a very pink Halloween. We’re taking all of our inspo from @naileditbeauty this spooky szn.


We’re beyond obsessed with this mini ghost mani from @charlottesbeautyandwellbeing. Halloween nails = sorted.


Searching for something super cute, subtle, but still Halloween themed? @queenbcreative_ has got you covered.


If you’re looking for something super chic, subtle, but still Halloween themed, then stop your search. @nailperfectionbynatalie has nailed it.


Halloween… but make it pink. This super sweet but spooky set from @alonails_ is a vibe.


Orange, purple and black is a colour combo that will never go out of style for Halloween. Thanks for the inspo, @hellomaniology, we’re obsessed.


BOO!!! This lilac halloween design from @bvchkim, who took inspo from @pexnails is soooo up our street.


Could Halloween nails get any cuter than this? The answer is no. Thanks for the inspo @nyahnicolenails, we are obsessed with this set.


Get in the Halloween spirit and opt for a set like this at your next appointment or DIY session. @nailssbysami has nailed it.


Halloween nails don’t have to be all blood and gore. @tamaminails is showing us just how it’s done with this SUPER cute pastel set. 


Put a baby pink twist on your Halloween mani like @naileditbeauty, who knew Halloween could look so cute?


Cherries are sooooo last season, so we’re opting for mini skulls for our next set. Thanks for the inspo @thats.handy. P.S. This creator took inspo from @missbettyrose.


We’re kicking off spooky szn with this super cute set from @soa.nails. Halloween doesn’t have to be all about blood and gore, we’ve got the proof right here.


You’re going to want to screenshot this set from @bellamour ASAP. Forget the superstition, you need these little black cats on your nails this Halloween.


It’s subtle but still Halloween with this set from @abbydoesnails


Channel your naughty side with @beauty_bybeth.x’s devil horn set. French tips have had a spooky makeover.


BOO! We are obsessed with this super-cute pastel pink ghost design from @chelseas_nails


Deciding your fave thing about Halloween can be a struggle, so go for a design like @goscratchit. Ghosts? Check. Pumpkins? Check. Black cats? Check. It’s ticking all the boxes.


Moons and stars are the combo of the season, so choose a design like this from @hopenails_salon.


Matte black just screams Halloween. Thanks for the inspo, @jackyyrosenailedit.


If you’re a long nail lover, this set from @jrcnails is for you. Screenshotting these ASAP.


This monochrome Halloween inspired set deserves a place on your nails. Thanks @nail.junkiee, we’re obsessed.


We can’t get over the detail on this set. @nails_love_by_angela_valentine you have nailed it.


Mix n match your set like @nailedit.rexburg. Who knew eyeballs could be so cute?


Pink pumpkins? Say no more. @naileditbeauty, this is so up our street.


We all know Halloween isn’t complete with pumpkins. Skip the messy pumpkin carving and choose a design like @naileditbyliv. We love it.


If you’re feeling low-key this year, opt for a set like @naillabco. We’re obsessed.


Long nails means more space. Fill them with super cute ghosts and you’re ready for spooky szn. Thanks for the inspo @nailsby_avril.


Prefer muted tones on your nails? We’ve got you covered with this autumn-vibes pumpkin set from @obsidiannailstudio.


Orange + black + bats + pumpkins = Halloween. @shawniedoesnails, consider us inspired.


Putting a sweet twist on Halloween nails is @nailssbyluz. Who knew blood drips could be so cute?


Get gory with a set like this from @slaynclaws.la. Recreating ASAP.


Goodbye boring old French tips, hello ghosts! This set from @bambinailss is perfect for Halloween.

FYI: This article was previously published at an earlier date and has since been updated.