Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas

It’s almost Halloween! You know what I look forward to this time of the year aside from wearing awesome costumes? Equally cool Halloween nail art designs!


Fall brings all kinds of holidays with it. Aside from Thanksgiving, Halloween is the most anticipated day for both kids and adults. While you may think you’re past the age of dressing up for the occasion, there are still some (like me) who still find joy in the novelty of the act. So why not compromise by dressing up your nails instead?

Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas

Halloween is one of my most-awaited holidays. Why? Because it inspires me! From my makeup to my costumes and down to my nail art design – I LOOOOVE Halloween.

If you’re someone who’s hesitant to wear a costume for Halloween but secretly loves the idea, don’t fret! You can wear your costume on your fingernails! Here are ten of the best nail art designs around the world, FOR YOU.

1. Halloween Ready

Halloween Ready | Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas
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It’s got the must-haves for Halloween, a spider, some candies, a sticky web and a creepy skeleton smile. Add in some orange and black hues and you’ve got the perfect nails for the holiday!

2. Monster Mouth

Monster Mouth | Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas
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Be very wary of vampires and werewolves this Halloween. Scare them off with these matte fangs design! Learn how to make murderous fangs with this tutorial!

3. Crazy Clown

Crazy Clown | Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas
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Everyone’s got their own phobias. I’m not really scared of clowns but these murderous clowns are just plain crazy!

4. Pink Halloween Nails

Pink Halloween Nails | Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas
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You don’t have to be all goth for Halloween. Allow your girly side to come out with these pastel pink Halloween nails.

5. Franken-Nails

Franken-Nails | Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas
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This design gives you the impression of detached nails being reattached. Such an awesome homage to Frankenstein’s monster. Learn how to make a Frankenstein stitches nail art here.

6. Chilled To The Bone

Chilled To The Bone | Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas
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Skeletons are staples for Halloween. You can make them look funny or really scary, depending on your mood. Either way, they still look cool. Learn how to recreate this here.

7. Eye See You

Eye See You | Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas
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This immensely creepy 3D eye will freak anyone out. It even scared the pants off of me!

8. The Shining

The Shining | Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas
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Halloween would not be the same without horror movies! Here’s a tribute to one of the scariest films of all time: The Shining!

9.  Spooky Cemetery

Spooky Cemetery | Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas
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Of course you can’t have Halloween nail art without bringing up cemeteries. And they ALWAYS have to be spooky! This tutorial will teach you how to make your own cemetery on your nails.

10. Do You Voodoo?

Do You Voodoo | Top 10 DIY Halloween Nail Art Ideas
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Another Halloween nail art to have is a tribute to voodoo and black magic. Nothing says murderous witches than those who can kill you with just their dolls. Try this design yourself with this tutorial.

Can’t decide which theme to follow? Check out Cute Polish’s ultimate guide to Halloween nails


What do you think? There are a lot more Halloween nail art designs all over the world but these 10 mostly represent the unforgettable elements of the occasion. Which of these nail art ideas will you try this year?

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