Halloween is just around the corner, and a simple way to celebrate the holiday is by venturing into spooky and festive nail art. Whether it’s to compliment your costume or wanting to celebrate Halloween by posting a pic on Instagram, doing something different with your nails this season will expand your creativity and bring your entire look together. Considering this, here is a list of Halloween nails to have you looking totally festive this year!
You don’t have to be a huge fan of Merlin, Harry Potter, or Alex Russo to rock wizard nails this Halloween; all you need is gold and purple nail polish to wow the crowd. These Halloween nails would look fantastic with a wizard costume, but would also look great with a subdued outfit for the nail art to stand out. This is a simple and vibrant look that will give you the illusion of being a nail wizard!
If you find yourself in a pickle with a Halloween look this year, try doing bloody nail art. This is an effortless way to mimic the gory imagery of the holiday without being too gruesome. All you need is a light nude shade, dark red nail polish, and a top coat. Splattering the red nail polish onto your nails will give it that bloody look, appearing more realistic. This is a fun and simple process to look eerie this Halloween.
Candy Corn Nails
Not everyone loves candy corn, but candy corn nails are easy enough for everyone to be enamored by. Only requiring white, orange, and yellow polish, these Halloween nails might have you biting and asking yourself why your nails don’t taste as good as they look. These nails also incorporate fall colors, so you have the agency to dress according to autumn and match your nails with your outfit. This is a less spooky and more appetizing nail art to try out.
An iconic Halloween film that has now spanned decades is Scream. With so many allusions to the movie, from parodies to television shows, nail art is an identifiable way to pay homage and be inspired by the film. With one screaming ghost face and red blood lacquer against a black backdrop, it isn’t difficult to make out the reference with a small and single glance. These are easy Halloween nails everyone needs to test out.
Pumpkins are a well-known and unmistaken sign of fall, and using the vegetable to produce Halloween art (outside of carving one, that is) is nail art. Utilizing metallics, browns, nudes, orange, white, and black polishes can breathe life into pumpkins, as they pop up on nails. These nails are kid-friendly and are really clever if you can’t figure out just what to do this Halloween and you don’t want to do too much with your look. A cute must-try!
Ouija Board Nails
An interesting and spooky nail art design you can experiment with are ouija board nails. Ouija boards, or simply known as ouija, are flat boards that allow the living to get in contact with the dead through words on the board like “yes”and “no” as well as the alphabet. This nail art is truly spooky and intricate with numerous lines, dots, letters, stars, and moon designs. With a pop of color and symmetry, this can be an epic look this Halloween.
A more lighthearted approach to Halloween nails is princess nail art. With all the ghosts and witches during Halloween, a princess is always needed amidst the scary holiday. Light pink polish, metallic tips, and jeweled nails will do wonders for a princess costume or even a fairy outfit for that matter. These are easy, neat, and elegant for a cheerful look. Don’t sleep on these nails that will definitely have you looking totally festive.
Harley Quinn Nails
The DC villain Harley Quinn might famously be associated with pink and blue eye makeup, but she is also known for sporting a red and black jester suit in the comics. The costume design can be recreated through nail art with two black quarter spaces kitty cornering from each other and two red quarter spaces kitty cornering from each other. The geometric designs and matte colors of black and red geniously link back to Harley and make a great jester costume without having to put one on!
Metallic Chrome Spiderweb Nails
Spiderwebs are distinctive features of Halloween and are an easy design to use as festive nail art. Using metallic chrome nail polish makes the once sinister characteristic of spiders and their webs futuristic. These Halloween nails are definitely a standout and will grab anyone’s attention. There is no need for an actual detailed apparel to go along with these spiderwebbed nails, seeing that they are truly captivating. These sticky webs will do its best and catch everyone’s attention.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Nail Art
The frightening and short-lived reboot of the old sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina brought us different and exciting illustration that can still be worked into Halloween nail art this year. From Sabrina’s white hair, red candles, and the word art of Sabrina’s name, these are just a few nail designs that can pull this look off. The additional colors of true black, red, and silver help with details that will leave your nails to be a chilling sight.
Basic Witchy Nails
If Sabrina’s nails are too chilling or too complicated for you, sticking to basic “witchy” nails will still do just fine! Without being extra, basic witchy nails simply require black and white nail polish and the distinguishable drawings of the crescent moon and pentacle design. These nails are perfect for a witch costume and adds detail to a Halloween look.