Candy-Corn Nails Are Your Answer to This Year's Halloween Manicure

Every year, Halloween presents the perfect opportunity to explore and create with the utmost creativity. For beauty connoisseurs, this can range from spooky-inspired makeup to colorful contacts paired with scary yet chic costumes and even festive tattoos for the thrilling holiday. There are so many aspects to consider, especially when there's a ton of inspiration to choose from. Whether you want to wing it with a DIY costume, gain inspiration through pop culture references, or go all out using wigs, incorporating these small details goes a long way.

Manicures can be the greatest accessory to add to your Halloween look and take it to the next level. The latest fall nail trends feature gorgeous hues for the season and endless selections to choose from. Stiletto shapes and skeleton art can be chilling to the core, but nothing says Halloween quite like candy corn. In lieu of loading up on the sugary, tricolored candy, you can opt for wearing a fun, festive candy-corn manicure instead.

"Halloween is a great time to try any type of nail art whether you want to do a pumpkin, ghost, or witch," celebrity nail artist Sunshine tells POPSUGAR. "A candy-corn mani can also be a way to try nail art that just uses color." The options are endless when it comes to design ideas. You could be quite literal and paint a candy corn on each finger, do just an accent nail, or take a subtler stance with the orange-yellow-white combo. Sunshine suggests an ombré effect, which can be DIY-ed by using a cosmetic sponge to blot on color working from the base of your nail upward. You could also bring on some bling with a candy-corn look crafted with rhinestones or studs. If you're looking for inspiration for your candy-corn nail look, scroll on for some of our faves.

— Additional reporting by Holly Carter

Best Candy Corn Nail Designs For Halloween 2022

Candy-Corn Nails: Matching Shades

Make a couple of nails look like candy corn, and then pick a matching shade for the rest.

Candy-Corn Nails: Gradient

Having the colors fade into each other has a softer effect than a striped look.

Candy-Corn Nails: Abstract

You don't have to go for an exact interpretation. Use the candy-corn colors to paint on a more subtle, artistic take.

Candy-Corn Nails: Press-Ons

No time for the nail salon? Opt for a set of candy-corn press-ons that look almost edible.

Candy-Corn Nails: Sparkly

Take the festive fun up a notch with a trio of shimmery polishes, which also have staying power.

Candy-Corn Nails: Pop Art

For a loud, bright design, go for a pattern of candy corn inspired by pop art.

Candy-Corn Nails: Painted Tips

This design double downs on the candy-corn goodness with a trio of colors on the tips, plus a cute little kernel.

Candy-Corn Nails: Graphic

Like a little flash? Incorporate candy-corn colors into an intricate nail-art design.

Candy-Corn Nails: With Spider Webs

Add some nail art like spider webs or tiny ghosts for an extra-spooky zing over your candy-corn nails.

Candy-Corn Nails: Varieties

Mix it up by combining different candy-corn-inspired designs — color for some nails and a cluster of corns for the others.

Candy-Corn Nails: Single Nail

Include the candy-corn color motif on just one nail on each hand, paired with a statement color on the rest.

Candy-Corn Nails: Clear

How striking is this set that keeps the clear base color?

Candy-Corn Nails: Long Coffin

Classic gradient candy corn looks great over the long, coffin-shaped nails.

Candy-Corn Nails: Matte

Add a layer of matte polish over your design for an unexpected look.

Candy-Corn Nails: Neon

Up the ante on the design by using neon colors for your candy-corn mani.