12 Halloween-Inspired Nail Designs by Celebrity Manicurists

No matter your costume, these designs will make you swoon

By Alanah Joseph Oct 10, 2017 9:00 PMTags
ESC: Gigi HadidJennifer Graylock/Getty Images

The success of a great Halloween costume is marked by attention to detail. Your nails matter. 

Lucky for us, the best manicurists in the business have created works of art that will complement any costume you choose. Whether you've decided to be Cleopatra or you're planning on throwing on Minnie Mouse ears for trick-or-treaters, there's a nail design for you. Plus, everyone will be starring at your hands as your dip into the candy bowl, so you may want to invest in a manicure.

The runway and Instagram are great places to find inspiration. Case in point: Miss Pop's glitter finger design for the Jeremy Scott show. Based on Gigi Hadid's colorful look, your manicure doesn't have to end at your nail beds. Halloween gives you the perfect excuse to think out of the box and stun with epic nail art.

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If you don't have time to search for a nail design that works for your costume, don't fret, we've curated a list of amazing designs that are sure to inspire. Check out the best Halloween-inspired nail art and the products you need to pull off the look below! 


You can't save the world with jagged nails. Miss Pop's design is a lifesaver, whether you're Wonder Woman, Spiderman or Super Girl.


Vinylux Weekly Nail Polish in Wildfire, $5.95

Pretty, Pretty Princess

Whether you're the Good Witch of the North or princess, Jennifer Lopez's glam nails, courtesy of Tom Bachik, will set you apart. 

Linght in the Box

Metal Rivets Jewelry Box, $1.53

Race Car Driver

Grip the wheel with confidence, after you add this incredible design by Alicia Torello. Good news: Once you take your costume off, these nails would make anyone stop and stare.

Sally Hansen

Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips Check, Please! Limited Edition, $1.25

Pop Star

What says "pop star" more than Jessie J's long, glitter nails? There's a reason why Katy Perry, Khloe Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Kerry Washington and Rihanna love Kimmie Kyees.


Luxeffects Nail Color, $9.99


If you're going to be a queen, then you need to give your nails the royal treatment. NY-based nail artist Ayumu Takasawa, who has worked with Madonna, hand painted this golden set. Although it may be challenge for the average nail tech, you're a queen, so they'll certainly have to try.


Nail Polish in Milos, $20

Minnie Mouse

Planning on wearing classic Minnie Mouse ears? Take your costume to the next level with these nails, created by Chelsea King on behalf of Kate Spade.


Lady In Red Shades of Red Nail Polish Set, $36

Flower Child

Using your flower crown on Halloween? Thanks for Tracylee, we're inspired to put the flowers on our nails and fingers!


Natural Nail Polish, $8.63

Wicked Witch

Stir your cauldron with a beautiful set of nails. Shay Mitchell and Gigi Hadid's manicurist, Mar y Sol Inzerillo, designed this beautiful set for Kelly Clarkson, setting the standard for Halloween nails.


Color Amp'd Flexible Color Nail Polish, $9.99

Poison Ivy

You don't have to overcomplicate things. Any plant-based costume would be even more appealing with these matte green nails, created by Karen Gutierrez, who has done Nicole Kidman, Yara Shahidi and Sofia Vergara's nails.


Nail Lacquer, Suzi, $10

'70s Hippie

This design by Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador, is both brilliant and simplistic. She uses negative space and bold colors to create this dynamic design that isn't too complicated for your usual nail tech.


Show Your #PRIDE Nail Polish 8-Piece Collection, $15.99


Celebrity nail artist Fluery Rose used Poly Gel to create this sparkling sensation. Although the metallic hues within the polka dots make this design unique, you can create a simplified version by painting your nails black, allowing them to dry, then adding dots with a metallic polish.

Sally Hansen

Salon Chrome, $14.99

Glam Queen

Dressing up as an A-lister? Your faux fur and cat-eye glasses need jeweled nails, like these designs from LA-based nail designers, Colvon Nail Salon.

Light in the Box

Nail Studs Gold Sliver Champagne, $1.74

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