Delightfully Spooky Halloween Nail Art Ideas

Delightfully Spooky Halloween Nail Art Ideas

A couple of years ago, when I was doing zumba on a regular basis, I met Michele. Michele was one of a group of ladies who attended class regularly and since we all saw each other so often, we became friends. Sadly, I stopped doing zumba about a year ago (and you have NO idea how much I miss it), but I still keep in touch with my old zumba pals on Facebook – where else?

Michele started posting pictures on Facebook of all the cute nail art she was designing. Every now and then I would see her post a picture of her latest design and each time, I would be more and more impressed. As I was doing a little bit of Facebook stalking recently, a light bulb went off. I decided to email Michele to see if she would let me share some of her designs here on my site. I think that her nail art designs are so good that everyone needs to see them – not just her friends on Facebook.

But first a little bit more about Michele:

I started getting gel manicures shortly after they came out. After a while, my sister started doing her own and for a year she would do my nails. When she became pregnant, she let me borrow her kit. And that’s when the obsession really started. I worked as a microbiologist and the steady hand needed to select isolated bacterial colonies from an agar Petri dish actually turned out to be a transferable skill to do detailed nail art.

Who knew!

I’ve been doing friends and family’s nails for about 2 years now and having so much fun doing them. Everyone once in a while, I get a request/challenge. I don’t promise anything but I’m always willing to try. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. But I always have fun trying and learning new techniques. Holidays are my favorites, for many reasons. I love doing themed holiday nails. But the best part is hanging out with a friends and family and making them happy. Hope you like them!

Since Halloween is coming up, I wanted to show you some of her Halloween themed nail designs. So without further adieu…..

Spooky Spider Nails:

Spooky Spider Nails

Frankenstein and his bride:

Frankenstein Nail Art

Bloody Nails:

Bloody Nails

Jack O’Lantern nail art:

Jack Olantern Nail Art

Jason and his wrath:

Bloody Jason Nail Design

Or how about a full set of Halloween designs:

Halloween nail art

Which is your favorite?

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  1. Liz Mays

    I’d have to have someone do them for me because there is no way I could pull these cool looks off on my own. They’re so fun!

  2. toughcookiemommy

    I love these too. I have to show them to my nail tech so she can do them on my nails for Halloween.

  3. Scott

    Love the Friday the 13th mask. We just got new nail stuff, going to try it on my girls!

  4. Carol Cassara (@ccassara)

    I love the bloody ones. They’re all creative, though, and so fun!

  5. Catherine S

    I agree, the bloody ones are my favorite. I can’t wait to do this for Halloween night.

  6. Pam

    I like the bloody ones best too! They’re so creative.

  7. toughcookiemommy

    I agree, they are really creative. I definitely would not be able to do this to my own nails.

  8. Alissa Apel

    Those are great! I love painted nails. I just can’t seem to keep the polish on mine. With painting, and doing dishes it just doesn’t stay. I like the bloody ones.

  9. Liz Mays

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I like the bloody nails the best! lol I wish I had nails worth painting!

  10. crystal

    Mine have seen better days! Having a fun manicure like this would motivate me to keep them looking nice.

  11. firststepstogreatstrides

    Now those are super cute and very nicely done! I am tempted to get mine done.

  12. Michele

    I haven’t had my nails done in a long time–I really do want to find a manicurist who could do nail art like these.

  13. Eliza Ferree

    The bloody nails are my favorite. Course my daughter would want the Jason blood splattered ones. I haven’t got my nails done in a very long time. Now my nails are just to the tips but I haven’t even done them in about 6 months, by that I mean put polish on them. Maybe I’ll see if my daughter wants to play around a bit with some nail art. Love the designs above though.

  14. Elizabeth O.

    These nail arts are so adorable! I hope I can do them all on my own though. I could probably try to do the Frankenstein nail art but I can’t go beyond the french tip stitches. Lol.

  15. Michele

    Jack o lantern has my vote! I am no good at doing my own nails–maybe I can get someone at a salon to do this for me? Worth a shot to ask.

  16. crystal

    Bring in your phone & show them. My place is happy to try most things (and take pictures for themselves).

  17. espacularaiesa1

    Those designs are awesome. My granddaughter would just love them. I am going to sent to her.

  18. alexisakamom0616

    LOVE all those designs! I so need to brave and do something fun like that!

  19. Maria

    I love them all . Michele does my nails all the time . I love spending time with her. She’s been doing mine for two years. Thank you Michele

  20. Amber NElson

    I agree, you could change them up every month for sure!

  21. Jessica Beal Harlow

    These are amazing and she is very talented! I would love to have the Bloody “Jason” Nails! No way could I pull off those designs…I am not very steady handed at all! lol

  22. Annemarie LeBlanc

    The spider art nails are just amazing! All these designs are unique and fun to have for Halloween. Your friend has a lot of talent!

  23. maria s.

    The spiders are my absolute favorite. The amount of detail is amazing and they are just so cute! These are spiders I can hang with!

  24. Caroline

    Those are so cute! I’d love to have my nails painted like this for Halloween.

  25. Kisma

    Okay, I love them all but I thing the spiderwebs are my favorite!

  26. toughcookiemommy

    These nail designs are perfect for Halloween. They are spooky but look nice at the same time.

  27. crystal

    I love the Frankenstein nails! I don’t often do anything that exciting with my nails, but I’m inspired.

  28. Catherine S

    These are all great ideas. I think I might do the bloody nails on Halloween night.

  29. Jaclyn Anne

    Thank you for the inspiration! I can’t wait to try some of these ideas!

  30. Lesley

    Super cute Halloween nail ideas. I can’t even choose a fave.

  31. Theresa

    Those are soooo fun! I am terrible at my own designs, but thought about cutting some cool designs out of vinyl to apply to my nails this Halloween.

  32. Rorybore

    I love the ghost one and the spooky eyes! very cool, and very talented lady.

  33. Betsy

    My favorite are the Frankenstein nails! They look very doable! I can’t wait for Halloween, thanks for the inspiration!

  34. Amanda Ripsam

    I like the bloody nails. I like the black nail polish with the red blood dip and I like the white nail polish with the red blood splatter.

  35. Kay Adeola

    I love all of these but the spider ones are the best.Can not believe that Halloween is so close already.

  36. kristyn

    i love all of these looks for halloween! I especially love the spider ones! very talented nail artist your friend is

  37. Claudia Krusch

    I need to try some of these! Love the designs!

  38. Jen V

    Those are some really neat designs. I think my favorite is the spiderwebs.

  39. Jeanette

    I love the Spider ones! It is really cute! I am not too sure how talented I am to do this, but it might be fun to try.

  40. Jennifer

    Those are so cute! I’ve always wanted to do nail art with my nails, but every time I try, it just turns into a mess. I’ll have to try again!

  41. tina

    These are really adorable and perfect for Halloween!! I am amazed at the talent and creativity behind these designs. Keep up the good work…I can hardly wait to see what’s up for Christmas!

  42. Joanne

    I love the bloody nails the best! The black with the red looks awesome!

  43. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Those nails look so cool! I’ve got to do this with my nails.

  44. Dogvills

    These are adorable! I don’t wear costumes on Halloween, but I would love to do this on my nails. I like the Frankenstein and the bloody nails.

  45. maria @ closetohome

    I dont have the nails for this but what a cute selection of nail designs.

  46. Stace Werner

    Festive idea for sure – you have made some very creative designs!

  47. Cathy Herard

    I’m not at all Halloween person, but these are all so much fun!

  48. Pam

    What fun ideas! I love when people do their nails for holidays.

  49. Amanda || Growing Up Madison

    I don’t do my nails for Halloween but I’m loving the spider nails art. I would totally do that one.

  50. Savannah miller

    She is awesome!! I have a hard time just painting my nails, I’d never be able to do designs. I really like the bloody nails, they are creepy and pretty at the same time!

  51. Boho Chic (@TotallyTerris)

    These are so cute and ghoulish. I’m going to show them to my daughter. She gets her nails done every week and I bet she could do some of these on her own and save some $ too.

  52. tara pittman

    I have a hard time with one color on my nails. These are so pretty.

  53. Scarlet of Family Focus Blog

    Cute idea. I think the spiders are super cute but at the same time, they would probably creep me out the most!

  54. jo

    You are very artistic! I wonder how much time it took you to finish your nails! Sooooo awesome! I just have to share this with my sister. I bet she’ll start one soon, hopefully she’ll do my nails too. LOL!

  55. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama

    oh I LOVE the Jason nails. Not that I can watch the movies, but the blood spatter is kind of “pretty!”

  56. Kelly Hutchinson

    SO many great ideas for spooky Halloween nails! I think I like the bloody Jason nails the best.

  57. Sandy KS

    I want those spooky spider nails. i think they are all cute. But those spooky spider ones are my favorite.

  58. queenofthelandoftwigsnberries

    These are such fun and creative ideas. Typically when I paint my nails I ruin them within minutes since I can’t keep still. So annoying.

  59. kristi dominguez

    These are all SO FUN! I love those Frankenstein nails!

  60. Lindi Haws

    Love the frankie nails! They are so cute!

  61. Marcie W.

    I absolutely love them all and would totally rock them throughout the year, not just Halloween. I think the Jason nails are my favorite.

  62. Catherine Curti

    I like the most is the Blood Nails, I wanna try it in my nail this coming halloween.

  63. ogilvieronda

    love halloween and love those nails!! The frankenstein and mummy ones are my favorite!

  64. Toni | BoulderLocavore

    Could these BE any cuter?! How artistic and fun.

  65. littlemisscant

    Love the little mummy ones! And the spiders are super cute… the jason one freaks me out!

  66. Carol Bryant

    OMD I am such a Halloween junkie and must have these done. Cuteness!

  67. Bonnie @ Living a Fit and Full Life

    These are so cute! I love festive nails!

  68. Nicole Escat

    I love all of these!! I wanna try the Bloody Nails looks really creepy but fun.

  69. moesly15

    That is some crazy nail art! They look fantastic and spooky too!

  70. Jasmine Espinal

    Love! I suck at doing my nails but Im tempted to try these out cause I love Halloween

  71. Tyra

    These are great! I wish I had the ability and patience to do my nails that well but I can barely do a basic polish without messing it up LOL.

  72. shaunatorres

    I love them all… I really couldn’t choose. They are each so super-unique and fun. I love them! thanks for sharing

  73. Krystal

    I like the bloody “jason” nails. I did similar ones to those, but “Dexter” nails.

  74. Janell @ Saving You Dinero

    What a clever idea! It’s perfect for Halloween.

  75. Valerie

    These are so cool. They are perfect for the Halloween season!

  76. Jennifer S. Mitchell

    I love all these fun Halloween nail ideas! My favorite is probably the bloody Jason ones – super cool!

  77. Dana

    These are really amazing I love the look and they are perfect for Halloween thanks for sharing

  78. Vera Sweeney

    Those are such cute nails!! I love to change up my nail art with the holidays, the spiders are my favorite.

  79. Amber NElson

    Those are so much fun. I wouldn’t be able to do those myself. I’d need some help!

  80. Ann Bacciaglia

    I love doing my nails for holidays. I will have to try a few of these designs with my Daughter.

  81. gingermommyrants

    These are fantastic nail design ideas. I am going to try the blood nails tonight.

  82. Tammi Roy

    Nail art is a great way to dress up any outfit. I love Halloween. I am going to try a mix of these designs.

  83. Michele

    Thank you everyone for all the lovely comments!! So glad that you like them.
    Halloween is my favorite holiday so I was excited to do all of these. And yes, the bloody Jason ones were sooooo much fun to do. We kept cracking up the entire time. I’m surprised we actually finished them because we were laughing so hard.

  84. Shann Eva

    Those are so great. She’s really talented. The Frankenstein nails are my favorite!

  85. socialite123l

    Wow Michele is really talented. I like the Spooky Spider Nails .. these are all great Designs perfect for Halloween

  86. rika

    That is the cutest DIY nail for halloween! I need to learn mani & pedi at home. My nails are pretty ugly

  87. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Returning reader here. I wanted to show that picture of Bloody Nails to my daughter. I told her about this post and she was excited to look at the unique nail art designs.

  88. rika

    i will try the Spider nails! They look so fun!

  89. Amanda

    I love doing nail salon day with my girls! can’t wait to try these out!

  90. kimberlydickerson

    So many creative ideas! Those “Jason” nails totally freak me out though! lol

  91. Aubrey

    They all look so good. How fun are these?

  92. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

    People get so creative with their nail art! It seems like there’s been such a revolution in the past few years!

  93. Life as a Convert (@LifeAsAConvert)

    These are all spooky indeed. I’d love to see some of her kid-friendly ones.

  94. jenn

    I love themed nail art! I try to get something every holiday. Halloween is always my favorite though.

  95. kristimaloney

    I really love the spider nails and the bloody nails. They are all great!!

  96. dawn

    This nail art is awesome. very detailed and creative. nice job.

  97. Jeanine

    Wow! I’m a nail biter (omg so gross I know!) but I wish I wasn’t I’d love to do all this with my nails. I always admire yours when you post on Instagram. These are all amazing!

  98. Penelope

    Woah, these all rock! I have to try these!

  99. Karla | karlaroundtheworld

    These are all so creative and perfect for halloween

  100. Babita

    How wonderful!. I like all of them but if I have to pick a favorite then those spider nails are the one. My girls would love these.

  101. The L's Mum

    I love them all but especially the pumpkins. i wish my nails were long enough for some of these designs but they are always breaking. Thanks for sharing.

  102. lisa

    These are such cute nail ideas! I love them all. I just Jamberry nail wraps for my nails but if I didn’t I would try these!

  103. Mykidsguide

    I love the Spooky Spider Nails! These are awesome ideas. I don’t wear a costume during Halloween, but I would love to paint my nails with spooky nail art.

  104. Jonathan Key

    Bloody nails was my favorite. I’ll share this with my wife. She’d love these ideas!

  105. Paula Schuck

    I love the spider nail art. They look amazing. My kids would love it if i did this to my nails.

  106. Fariha N.

    In real life, I am terrified of spiders so how weird is it that my favorite nails are the spiders? They are too cute and I would totally rock them. Maybe they will help me get over my fear, lol.

  107. Astrid

    I love gel nails, although I’ve never gotten them myself. I can’t see the pics because I’m bind, but I bet Michele does a wonderful job of designing nail art! t’s so great the two of you cooperate to showcase her nail art!

  108. Renee

    WOW those nails are awesome! I love gel nails, and those pumpkins and bloody nails are super cute!

  109. Katie Reed

    Those bloody nails and jason nails are right up my alley! I need to try these over the next couple of weeks. I will let you know if they are a success!

  110. Lexie Lane

    These are very cute!! I wanna try the bloody nail art, looks unique and creepy.


    OMG. Those Jason nails are to die for. Get it?! I love spooky Halloween stuff so those are right up my alley. I just joined the Awesome Bloggers group on Facebook, but I feel like I’ve heard of your blog before!

  112. @SensiblySara

    I love the eyeballs and the Frankenstein nails!! I don’t take the time to do my nails – for Halloween or anything else – but those are SO cute!

  113. babymakinmachine

    Wow!! Your friend is really talented! I love the Frankenstein ones!!

  114. Betzy Carmona

    They are all so amazing ! You did an awesome job Michele.

  115. Bonnie @wemake7

    These are so cool! I bet my oldest daughter would love to see this. Thanks for sharing.

  116. sacha

    This is scary amazing lol. My favorite is the bloody nails thinking of trying that one myself.

  117. lynndeeee

    Spooky indeed! They’re all cute too, but I like the bloody nails most of all. I’ve never tried nail arts, Would love to try it though.

  118. Debra

    I think the Jason nails are my favorite! So clever!

  119. Tami

    Gimme a little jack-o-lantern on my nails, please! These are too cute.

  120. Ms. Katrina

    My friend’s teenage daughters do their own nails and I love watching as their skill levels increase. Meanwhile, I can’t even paint them to look good.

  121. Chubskulit Rose

    I love the one with spider and spider web, really pretty! These are very nice designs.

  122. Amethyst Moon

    These are so fun! I like the pumpkin and the bloody nails the best.

  123. censie

    How creative! I love all of these ideas.

  124. socialite123l

    These Nails are so Spooky . I like that you did a Holiday Focused post since most people are always focused on make-up and costumes but not hair. She is really talented

  125. HilLesha

    How adorable! I’m honestly not that creative when it comes to my nails. I love these ideas, though!

  126. Erinn S

    I wish I was that talented! They all came out great.

  127. Julia

    Generally I have a major aversion to spiders, but those spider/web nail designs are super cute!

  128. Indah Nuria Savitri

    those nails are sooo cooool…truly a work of arts :). I would love to have them for Halloween..

  129. Shannon P

    Oh my gosh! These are so fun! I love the bloody ones!

  130. Terra Heck

    Oh wow, she does an amazing job! I can’t paint my nails even one color without messing them up.
    My fave is the Bloody Nails design.

  131. Rachel Ferrucci

    Wow these are so creative- I’m pretty boring with my nails

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