Spooky-Fun Halloween Nail Art That You Can Actually Do

All you need is black and white nail polish and a dotting tool.
Publish date:
October 19, 2014
nail art, halloween, xohalloween, halloween nails, easy nail art, hocus pocus

Halloween! The greatest time of the year! My favorite part of Halloween is the whimsy. While I love a crazy-scary, supernatural horror movie, not one Halloween passes by without a viewing of Hocus Pocus, the greatest movie of all time.

It's spooky-wholesome fun, kind of like these nails, which are quite easy to do and need not be perfect or precise. All you need is black and white nail polish and a nail dotting tool (try the end of a bobby pin) or paintbrush of some sort.

To begin, eat a lot of candy. Then paint your base coat, starting with black on your thumb and then alternating between white and black.

Now write, "BOO!" on your thumb.

Using black nail polish, draw a silhouette of a cat’s head on the tip of your index nail.

Dot on white eyes with little black lines.

Your middle nail gets a skeleton. Using white nail polish, draw the base of the skull.

With black polish, dot eye sockets, a nose, and lines where teeth would be.

On your ring finger, create a web by drawing black lines going outward from one corner.

Now join them together. I recommend dotting on the smaller lines for an even application.

Last, use white nail polish to make a simple ghost on your pinky...

...and add black dots for the ghost's eyes and mouth.

Wait 300 years, or until a virgin lights the black flame candle, for your nails to dry and seal the look with a shiny top coat.


  • Do you love Hocus Pocus as much as I do? How many times have you seen it?
  • Are you already planning your Halloween nail art?
  • Do you have, like, an entire Pinterest board dedicated to spooky nails?
  • Pics in the comments!