19 Awesome Nail Art Ideas To Try This Halloween

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19 Awesome Nail Art Ideas To Try This Halloween
COSMOPOLITAN UK

It's nearly that time of year again, folks (how time flies when you're having fun). A grand ol' time where we eagerly carve ghoulish faces into pumpkins, and knock back enough spiced lattes to sink a medium sized ship.

Yep, you guessed it: Halloween. As well as trawling the internet for sinfully sick decorations (we like to deck out our house 'cause we're extra like that), and an outfit that's the perfect amount of scary vs hot, we also - most importantly - need our makeup and nails to look the part.

Makeup is a wholeee different ballgame, one which requires time, patience and relative skill (head here for Halloween makeup inspo), but, if you're going to put a tonne of effort into your face, you've kinda got to give the same amount of attention to your nails, too.

Behold: 19 Halloween nail art ideas that are anything but boring. Whether you fancy realllly pushing the boat out, or playing it relatively safe - there's something for everyone here, so get crafting.

1 Dark Blood Reverse French Tips 

Thick, maroon blood is offset by gold foil on the ring finger on these cool, coffin nails.

2 Minimal Ghosts

If extravagant nails aren't really your thing, ask for something simple, but cute like these little ghosts.

3 Blood Splattered Tips

Fresh out a horror film, this sharp, bloody mani is bound to gain attention from your guests.

4 Delicate Spiders

Another understated nail art design from the queen of subtlety Betina Goldstein, these tiny spiders don't need to be saved for Halloween.

5 Vampire Teeth

Ask for long, pointy nails on your first and fourth finger to recreate fangs. The red tips makes them all the more realistic.

6 Hello Kitty Halloween Style 

Hello Kitty might be sweet, but these razor sharp talons are anything but basic. Brave them at your own peril.

7 Dip Dye With Cobweb Detail 

These high-gloss, dip dyed, orange nails are finished off with webbing detail and we're v into it. 

8 Mutant Mani

Get your manicurist to try these gory nails if they dare. Very cool, but incredibly complex, you'll have to visit a salon that really knows their stuff.

9 Mystic Witch

With a steady had and some nail art pens, we reckon you're set to recreate these at home.

10 Python Printed

The texture of these touchy feely claws makes them one of our fave Halloween manicures. Ask for nail wraps to get a similar finish.

11 IT Nails

You don't have to have seen the film to get spooked by the terrifying clown face on these.

12 Stitched Skin

Simple, yet super effective, this is another design we have no doubt you could DIY.

13 Eyeball Detail 

Yep, you guessed it, Betina is back with this dreamy eyeball design. Super simple, but still eye-catching.

14 Red Rum Blood

Taking inspo from cult horror film The Shining, these super long nude nails are all trick AND treat.

15 Red And Black With Spiders And Cobwebs 

If you can't face your nails being long and sharp AF (it's challenging), try a square shape like these. Alternating black with bright red gives this manicure an edge. Top it off with spiders and webs.

16 Neon And Purple Ghouls 

Neon nails are very much on trend atm, and we're vibing this green and purple combo. The matte, glittery pinky finger has got to be our all-time fave. We think we might try that on all our nails.

17 Skeleton Hands

We love the attention to detail with these. While we would like to think we could do them ourself, we highly doubt it. Your best bet is to ask a skilled nail technician.

18 Ghosts and Dripping Blood 

Choose a nude base not to dissimilar from your skin tone to make these designs really stand out.

19 Matte Black And Dripping Blood

The matte black base colour makes this red blood lewk just that little bit more noticeable. We're feeling it.

H/T Cosmo