16 Non-Tacky Halloween Nail Art Ideas

Because not just any old ghost stencil will do.

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Whether you're one of those girls who heads straight to the laundry room for a last-minute ghost costume or the type to plan her Halloween ensemble from wig to toe, there's a nail art design that will add a little something extra to any getup. But not just any old candy corn or ghost stencil will do. Below, 15 creative (and grown-up) styles to go along with the traditional Halloween staples—from witches to mummies. It's all about getting into character.

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1. The Seeing Eye

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2. "I'm a Cat, Duh"

3. Astrologer

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4. Cyborg

👍🏻

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5. Glam Rocker

#20160624 반짝반짝 #별별네일 💅🏻🌟✨ #별네일#시스루네일#starnails#star #notd#nails#gelnails

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6. Mermaid

My 2nd attempt making #aquanails 💅 ○ ○ #aquarium #aquariumnails

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7. Elvira

Happy Halloween 🎃💅🏻🐱 Claws #nails #halloween #karengnails

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8. Frankenstein

Throwback to my fave Halloween nails for @cosmopolitan 👻💀

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9. Zombie

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10. Witch

Got my witch talons fixed 💫🦂☄

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11. Ghost

12. Fortune Teller

Don't forget about my moons! 🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔

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13. The Devil

Ready for the weekend in @alexisbittar "Elements" Panther ring ! #ABxNYFW #NYFW

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14. Mummy

@handhnails 👍🏻

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15. Goosebumps

16. Pumpkin

Pastel pumpkin + silver in @smithandcult and @marcbeauty ✨#thebrush2

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