Orange and black isn't our first choice of color combination. Or our second. Or our tenth. But we love a challenge, and Halloween presents the perfect one: to make holiday-themed nail art chic, not corny. It's important to commit to a look that won't be embarrassing after the costume party has ended. Why? So we can spend all of November 1st binging on our candy loot, of course.
We took to Instagram to find nail-art ideas that fit common Halloween themes — black cats! Full moons! — and color-coordinated without being too obvious. Ahead, nine looks that work whether you're dressing up as a witch, a pumpkin, or an Area 51 patrolwoman.
Get moon-phase nails with just three nail polish shades: black, white, and gray. Grab a sponge and slightly dab for the perfect ombré effect.
Get that severe sliced look with a golden orange and you'll for sure be ready to bring on the spook with this mani. Grab golden orange and black to play.
Think outside of the black cat ear box and grab yellow, black and blue for a fun cat eye for your nails. Just the thumbs!
Still wanting to do a moon manicure, but without all of the fuss and more subtly? For for 3d spies and and them on to clear polish.
Go for minimalist pumpkin theme! Grab dark green, orange and white for a look that's neat and playful.
Go for the evil eye look this Halloween. Apply white, blue, green and black nail polish to your nails for a fun in the spirit look.
Help your friends to an alien abduction with these laser beam nails!
Ghosts and ghouls won't be messing with you with these nails. Sharpen up your long nails with a file or add some fake nails before painting them dark purple or black. Add sharp metal spikes for a severe and spooky look.
The most playful and our favorite look on the list! Go for yellow and orange to to add a look that's festive and ready for some treats. (Hint: go for hole punch reinforcements for the orange moon of your nail).
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