I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There are two types of people in this world: those that gear up for Halloween weeks beforehand, prepping realistic and extravagant costumes, and those who leave the costume planning to the last minute (or don’t partake in the dress-up at all). I belong to the second category. While I love seeing the big and bold costumes other people wear, I personally prefer subtler ways of celebrating Halloween. Whether it’s wearing my favorite striped socks (à la the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz), going a bit darker and more dramatic with my everyday makeup, or turning to festive Halloween nail designs.
As for the latter, the obvious place to look to for inspiration is Instagram. With so many expert nail artists ‘gramming their work, the options are endless…I mean that literally, too. There are 371k images under the #HalloweenNails tag. Luckily for you, I’ve picked out the 15 best ones (at least in my humble opinion). Keep scrolling to see the best Halloween nail designs on Instagram, whether you’re going for spooky-chic or pop culture-pertinent.