The costume, hair and make-up department at Strictly Come Dancing HQ totally outdid themselves for a spookily spectacular show on Saturday night (sorry if we sounded a little Brucie there). But what we really want to know is how can we copy some of the contestants' looks for the Halloween parties which are coming our way this week? Our lovely friends at Elegant Touch were responsible for creating the Strictly ladies' ghostly manicures, so we asked them to share some last-minute Halloween nail art inspiration with us...
Dark Night (as seen on Victoria Pendleton)
This look requires a dark blue and black polish.
1. Paint the nail blue and let it dry fully.
2. Using a cut up makeup sponge roughly the size of your nail, cover the top half in blue and bottom half in black.
3. Dab lightly onto the nail with the black covering the tip.
4. Repeat on all the nails.
5. Go over the nails with another sponged layer if necessary.
6. Add a layer of top coat for a shiny finish.
Wearable Webs (as seen on pro dancer Natalie Lowe)
These webs can go over any nail colour. Here I painted the webs over a plain base for a simple look.
1. Use a clear base coat on the nails to protect them.
2. Using a striper brush (I used Art Club - Black) paint the long lines outwards from a point on the tip of the nail.
3. Then starting from near your point from step 2, paint slight curves between each line to create a cobweb effect. As the curves get further from the tip of the nail space the lines further apart.
4. Add a spider on a couple of nails by painting two black dots for the body and head, and then add the eight legs. If you have black rhinestones use them as the body for a 3D look.
5. Finally finish with a layer of top coat.
Bleeding French (as seen on Kimberley Walsh)
1. Start with a base layer of red polish and add a layer of red glitter polish.
2. When dry use a black striper brush to draw the outline of the blood drips as you like them.
3. Then use black nail polish to colour the rest of the nail.
4. Finish with a layer of top coat.
Spooky Sparkles (as seen on Fern Britton)
1. Start with a black base.
2. Add a layer of super sparkly nail polish or dip them in loose glitter. I used 3 layers to make it extra glittery.
3. Finish with thick top coat (add an extra layer in order to smooth out the glitter).