etsy talon nailsWhen it comes to dressing up for Halloween, the perfect costume has every detail down pat. Sure, accessories and hair are totes important -- but there's one eensy detail that we as women commonly look over for the expertly executed ensemble: the fingernails.

I know, they're a small component, but they're also a critical one! Not to worry, because you can snag the golden spooky nail set (left) on Etsy courtesy of artist Danielle Nicole Hills for the low, low price of $900! Who needs real nails when you can have overpriced artistically crafted talons you'll only wear once!? They'll be the spooktasticly perfect addition to your costume!

OK, so yes, the $900 set is a little VERY ridiculous. But that doesn't mean there aren't better alternatives out there. Take a look-see at these 5 great manicure looks you can snag for this October 31. And the best part? They're all less than $10!

sally hansen halloween

From skulls and crossbones to cobwebs and ghouls, I love everything about these Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail stickers. I tried them myself just last month, and I've got to be honest: I was super skeptical about using a nail polish sticker on my fingernails instead of regular lacquer. But after the first nail or two, I got the hang of applying the strips and was surprised when they really did stay for about 10 days.

Let's be real here -- there's no way that most of us could make these funky seasonal designs on our own. I know I couldn't! So considering these fun stickers are only $10, I say why not?! Especially compared to those other Etsy talons. Now, if only deciding WHAT to be for Halloween was this easy ...

Do you think about your nails when dressing up for Halloween?

 

Images via Etsy, Ulta