Before starting ensure you have 4 different nail polish colors, a sharpie, a small stick (ex. toothpick) and tape. Any tape including scotch, duct, and electrical tape will work. Be sure you have the colors shown above if you want the nails to look as mine do. If you don't have certain colors or would prefer different colors, be sure to substitute accordingly. I chose to use black, red, white, and gold, as well as optional base/top coat clear nail polish.
Step 2: Step Two (Partly Optional): Remove And Apply
Remove all prior nail polish and then apply a clear base coat to nails. Applying clear base coat is optional but recommended. Wait 3-5 minutes for polish to dry completely.
Step 3: Step 3: Red And Ready!
Apply the red coat (or your red substitute color) to every nail except your pinkie nail as shown in the picture above. Apply second coat if needed. Wait at least 5 minutes to ensure your nails are dry. This is very important because if your nails are still wet then future steps will not work.
Step 4: Step 4: Tape It Up
Apply a piece of tape on your ring finger nail covering half of the nail.
Step 5: Step 5: Black Is The New Black
Use your black (or black substitute) nail polish to paint over the part of the ring finger nail not covered in tape.
Step 6: Step 6: Caution: Wet Nails
Remove tape when black (or black substitute) nail polish is almost fully dried or totally dried.
Step 7: Step 7: Sticks And Golds
I decided to use the end of a lollipop stick, but various other things such as toothpicks and bobby pins also work. Dip the tip of whatever you choose to use in the gold (or gold substitute) nail polish, making two dots on the red surface like the buttons on Mickey's pants.
Step 8: Step 8: As Good As Gold
While your gold or gold substitute is out, go ahead and paint your pinkie nail with the gold. Apply second coat if needed.
Step 9: Step 9: Sharpie Shapes
On your thumb, use the sharpie to carefully draw out Mickey's ears and face silhouette. Feel free to use reference.
Step 10: Step 10: Trace, Trace, Baby
"Trace" over the sharpie drawing with your small stick dipped in black nail polish.