The Best Halloween Nail Art That's Anything But Tacky

The only thing scary about these nails is just how pretty they are.

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Instagram/Design by Bridget Burns

I love nail art as much as the next person, but have you ever seen a Halloween-themed manicure that isn't lowkey gaudy or look-at-me loud?

Well, as of today you can say that you have, because I'm officially here to give Halloween nails the respect they deserve, by elevating them to adult status. How, you may ask? Through unique, creative, and definitively minimalist designs that only hint at their Halloween costume counterparts, like subtle leopard outlines for Josie and the Pussycats, or graphic stars and lines for Wonder Woman.

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Check out all 35 designs, below, and get inspired to wear Halloween nails all month long.

1. Black Panther's Nakia Nails

2. Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century Mani

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3. Candy Striper Nails

Pink and red candy stripes available @fantasy.nyc @nextcenturyc21

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4. Wicca Nails

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5. Clueless Nails

6. Child of the '70s Mani

Rainbow Brites ✨ inspired by a #limecrime post of @teganfiorehair

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7. Wakanda Forever Nails

✨#WakandaForever ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿✨

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8. Zebra Mani

Zebraaaaaa 🐾🖤 #gelnailart 💅🏽

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9. G.I. Jane Nails

matchy matchy

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10. Actual Claw Nails

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11. "Bloody" Zombie Nails

Meet Learning Curve. A rich, luxurious design that's flattering for every shape.

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12. Josie and the Pussycats Nails

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13. Modern Goth Mani

14. Obligatory Ghost Mani

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15. Boogieman Nails

👻boo bitch 🕸 #nails #nailart #scribble #doodle

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16. Fairy Mani

Loving these encapsulated flowers 🌸 @imarninails 🌺 @zoe_pipe 💅🏽

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17. Wonder Woman Nails

✈️🌴 LA nails for @thedanistahl 🌟 #nailart #notd

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18. Sonic the Hedgehog Nails

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19. Mod Mani

20. Astrologer Nails

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21. Clown Nails

Polka dots on @oneofakind_rican for @sally_hansen X @bustlestudios

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22. Monster Mani

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23. Unicorn Nails

We love this client's glittery interpretation of our Turning Point design. ✨

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24. Marie Antoinette Mani

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25. Sailor Moon Nails

26. Disco Queen Nails

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27. Cyborg Mani

👍🏻

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28. Glam Rocker Nails

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29. Mermaid Mani

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

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30. Black Cat Nails

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

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31. Frankenstein's Monster Mani

Stitches for @yassstina

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32. Fortune Teller Nails

Don't forget about my moons! 🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔

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33. Devil Nails

34. Mummy Mani

@handhnails 👍🏻

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35. Pumpkin Nails

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

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