Black Halloween nails are the penultimate way to celebrate the Halloween season. (The final touch is actually wearing a costume, even if it’s just one of the face masks.) These spooky nails adorned with skeletons, pentagrams, and haunted forests will make your grandma say, “Honey, you really would be so beautiful if you only painted them a normal color.”
23 Black Halloween Nails
1. Haunted Woods Nails
This mixture of coffin and almond nails is leaving us feeling morbidly snackish and ready for the next seance. You’ve already got the appetizers covered!
2. Satanic Nails
Feeling a bit salty that they canceled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina? All you need are these nail plates to embrace your dark side. No, Kylo Ren, this doesn’t mean we’re getting coffee with you.
3. The Shining Nails
What is a list of black Halloween nails without the king of horror himself making an appearance? (In this case, we mean Stephen King, not Ben Shapiro.) Come play with us by painting six of your nails black. Then carefully write REDRUM across them. This spells MURDER backwards. And an undiscovered type of booze forwards!
4. Black Ouija Board Nails
If you’re going to hold a seance this year, may we suggest doing it in style? That leather harness is so last season.
5. Beetlejuice Nails
The hostess with the mostest deserves the best nails. We’re presuming you can find directions for this design in the Handbook for the Recently Deceased.
6. Pennywise Nails
We found the newest it nail trend. And, if your nails ever creep you out too much, just remember the lovely Bill Skarsgård is underneath that makeup. And, under that, the real Pennywise.
7. Addams Family Nails
These may not be the creepiest or the kookiest nails on this list, but with these nail covers you’ll blind others with such beauty.
8. Skeleton Nails
No bones about it, this manicure is to die for. But, that might make painting your nails difficult..
9. Bat and Cat Black Nails
We’re getting a very strong Donnie Darko vibe from these nails. And if you listen to the haunting voice of a man-sized creepy rabbit, you’ll somehow learn the physics of time travel.
10. Morticia Addams Nails
Darling, these nails are as perfect as the thorns on your roses. If black is your favorite color and you wouldn’t be caught dead in anything else, it’s time to channel this gothic queen.
11. Bride of Frankenstein Nails
What better manicure to match your electrified updo than with this black, green, and white look? That ughhhhh groan from your monster means he loves them just as much. Or that you just drank his last favorite beer.
12. Black and Orange Nails
The orange drip on these black nails is a nice change from the blood-red drip we’ve seen on so many Halloween nails. We’ve really got to improve our knife skills.
13. Black and Green Oogie Boogie Nails
Even if A Nightmare Before Christmas‘ Oogie Boogie Man turns out more like Slimer or a green blob, you’re already ahead of us with these black Halloween nails. (We left our nail polish at home.)
14. Black ‘Suspish’ Nails
These nails seem rather suspish as Bailey Sarian would say. Then try your hand at this manicure while you watch Murder, Mystery, and Make-up Mondays. If you can paint these gothic letters without looking, you’re doing ours next.
15. Witch Nails
These may not be inspired by the Sanderson Sisters but they’re definitely using some hocus pocus.
16. Negative Space Black Nails
We love these simple shiny black nails. Give them a little more festive look by painting pumpkins and bats on two for a balanced minimalistic aesthetic.
17. Ghost Nails
These glittery black nails with cute little ghosts on them will have you looking at getting ghosted in a whole new light. A blue one!
18. Ombre Nails
The black-and-purple ombre manicure is dark and elegant. Haven’t yet mastered the ombre look? There are some great Youtube tutorials showing how a sponge makes this “easily” achievable. That’s also what they say about pie.
19. Cobweb Nails
These black nails emblazoned with orange cobwebs are a great combination of spooky and radioactive spiders. Mmm, delicious.
20. Sinister Pumpkin Nails
Stamp evil jack-o-lanterns all over your nails with these stamping plates. Just don’t use them for actual stamps. The postmaster general already wrote someone a strongly worded letter about that this year.
21. Glossy Black Nails
Get these jet black tips using The Gel Bottle‘s polishes. Specifically, jet black, teddy BIAB, and extreme shine top coat.
22. Halloween Nails
Want to get super meta this Halloween? Might we suggest Inception?
23. Black Snakeskin Nails
These black snakeskin nails look wet, but unlike every other manicure, you can’t smudge them because they’re press-ons.