Halloween is so close we can taste it. Literally, these peanut butter cups are delicious. Next time you sit down to watch Hocus Pocus, why not try out one of these freaky Hocus Pocus nail art designs. Rumor has it they’ll make it more likely your spells will work.
Rumor also put coffee grounds down the disposal this morning so take his suggestions with a grain of salt.
Why is everyone obsessed with this 1993 Disney film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy? In just one movie, you’ve got magic, a talking black cat, a haunted book of spells, zombies, and three sister witches back from the dead. No, those aren’t the zombies. Though, we can see how that could be confusing.
By the time you’re done creating one of the Hocus Pocus-inspired manicures below, you’ll be screaming “I am beautiful! Boys will love me!” like Sarah Sanderson.
Most of these spooky manicures can be done at home pretty easily — you just need some polish, a few inexpensive nail art tools, and a pinch of witchcraft. And if things go amuck, well, there’s always cookies.
16 Hocus Pocus Nail Art Ideas That’ll Put a Spell on You
1. Sanderson Sister Silhouetted Nails
For these silhouetted nail designs of Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson, use this decal from a purple base coat and hand paint the outlines of each silhouette. Let these dry, then fill in with the desired color. Or order these Hocus Pocus nail decals from Amazon. Or let @deartonii do it for you.
2. Golden Hocus Pocus Nails
The mustard-colored base for these nails by @iamdeliasnails is a traditional fall nail color but the designs are anything but traditional. Unless your traditions include a black flame candle, the book, and Binx! And, alliterations, apparently. The stampable nail plates are sold by Maniology, but these particular ones are not currently available.
3. Black and White Manicure
These monochromatic Hocus Pocus nails remind us of our other favorite Halloween movie: Beetlejuice!
4. Spooky Nails
This eerie manicure by @nail.tech.on.deck features some of the best quotes, their creepy grimoire, and their loyal black cat familiar. (Because casting spells with strangers is weird.)
5. Bright Nails
This Hocus Pocus nail art design by @polishedpolarbear uses the same nail decal set as the golden ones but in a different way. Versatility!
6. Coffin Nails
These coffin nails prove that coming back from the dead can still be done in style. Just look at Vigo! The good thing about this design is ⅓ of your nails are just regular polish. 1 out of 3 ain’t bad, right?
7. Almond Hocus Pocus Nails
If you want to really make their spellbook come alive, glue a Googly eye on top of these nail decals. Then use all the spells inside it to raise your nail from the dead. Oh, they’re naturally inanimate? Well, why did we waste all this time doing that then?
8. Billy Butcherson-Inspired Nails
Billy was apparently supposed to be a “hot” (and also rude) zombie, so that explains why you wanted to jump his undead bones. Also, you really need to stop hanging out at graveyards so often. The food trucks there suck. Nails by @kellyohstein.
9. Hand-Painted Almond Nails
Billy’s look really brings Winifred’s “Oh look. Another glorious morning. Makes me sick!” to life.
10. I Smell Children Nails
We love the pop of blue color that is still dark enough to be witchy and mystical. And, of course the hand-painted sisters are a true craft. Or Craft. Whichever.
11. Binx the Cat Nail Art
Want to pay homage to the 2nd best talking cat? These simple black cat nails by @brittany_mika_ are easily achieved using a black base coat and using a tiny paint brush to create Binx. Battle royale coming between Sir Binxy and Salem this Friday.
12. The Deep Cut
If you’re a true fan, pair one of the better known characters, Billy Butcherson, with an underrated character, The Masters Wife, in this unique take by @kellyohstein.
13. Minimalist Hocus Pocus Nails
Are you more of a ‘keep your spells in a folder on your phone instead of lug around a giant living book that you seem to always lose’ witch? Then these minimalist nails by @niccki94 are your new go-to mani.
14. Press-On Hocus Pocus Nail Art
If you also suck at drawing facial features and waiting for your nails to dry, this design by @nailz_by_dev is for you because you can snag these reusable hand-painted Hocus Pocus press-on nails right here.
15. Realistic Nail Art
If you’ve got long coffin nails, this design by @riahcamille_nails with a hyper realistic version of their grimoire is perfect for impatiently tapping on your desk while you wait for Hocus Pocus 2.
16. Purple Cauldron Nails
It’s fun to party with the Sanderson Sisters, but if the witches break out the cauldron you know it’s time to head home. Nail art by @nailsbybreee.
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