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Halloween is coming up quickly, which means now is the time to start brainstorming your spooky season manicure!
If you love incorporating a pop of sparkle to your nails during the spring, summer, and winter seasons, don’t worry, you don’t have to give up the glitter during the fall.
At first glance, glitter and Halloween might not seem compatible, but if that’s what you think, we think you’ll change your mind after seeing these amazing glitter Halloween nails!
We’ve rounded up sixteen sparkly Halloween nail ideas, with inspo for every nail length and shape.
No matter whether you like to DIY your own simple manicure or visit a nail tech for a more elaborate look, we’ve got the perfect glitter Halloween nails for you.
Never again will you have to choose between sparkle and spooky!
Here are 16 Cute Glitter Halloween Nails for Spooky Season.
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the Cutest Glitter Halloween Nails
1. Black Glitter Halloween Nails
These black glitter nails are the perfect black glitter Halloween nails inspiration for a kitty lover!
For most of your nails, alternate between glossy black creme and glittery black nail polish. The idea goes well with sleek and sexy college Halloween costumes.
Then, on an accent nail, ask your nail artist to paint an adorable little black cat sitting on a crescent moon.
If you love black nail polish but are looking to take your Halloween manicure to the next level, this is the perfect idea for you.
2. Purple Glitter Halloween Nails
These adorable purple glitter nails are the ideal Halloween manicure for the maximalist in you.
They combine everything you love about Halloween season, from bats and black cats to pumpkins and candy.
Plus, the drippy purple glitter French tips add a much needed pop of sparkle and color!
3. Halloween Glitter Bomb Nails
If you’re looking for sparkly Halloween nails that are a little faster and easier to recreate, but still pack a spooky punch, look no further than these Halloween glitter bomb nails.
They combine chunky multicolored glitter that flashes orange, red, blue, and green with a black jelly topcoat for a look that’s somehow both colorful and goth.
These nails are simple enough to recreate at home, and as an added plus, they look equally beautiful no matter your nail length or shape!
4. Bloody Glitter French Manicure
If you’re looking for glitter Halloween nails that look subtle and minimalist from afar, but scream “Halloween!” up close, this bloody glitter French manicure is perfect!
These sparkly Halloween nails are almost identical to a traditional French manicure, but each nail also has a blood red glittery drip to give your manicure more of a spooky vibe.
Use a nude nail polish as your base for a more subtle, restrained manicure, or use white for a more vampire-esque look!
5. Glitter Ghost Nails
These adorable glitter Halloween ghost nails are the perfect sparkly Halloween nails to get yourself into the Halloween spirit.
They start with a base of black nail polish ombre’d with eye-catching purple glitter.
Then, over top, you or your nail tech can paint white ghosts with spooky little ghost faces!
6. Orange Glitter Pumpkin Nails
If you’re looking to go all-in on the Halloween theme, these pumpkin orange glitter nails are a great option.
Use a vibrant pumpkin orange glitter as the base coat for some of your nails, and paint spooky images like ghosts and mummies over top.
Then, use a matching creme orange nail polish as the base coat for the rest of your nails, and use the glitter nail polish to paint on little pumpkins!
7. Silver Holo Halloween Nails
These holographic silver glitter nails are the perfect way to combine your love of Halloween with your love of bling.
Each nail has its own classic Halloween symbol painted in sparkly silver glitter, like ghosts, skulls, spiderwebs, and pumpkins.
Because this nail art idea is pretty complicated, these sparkly Halloween nails are probably best left to the professionals, unless you’re a secret nail art pro yourself!
8. Chunky Halloween Glitter Nails
If the silver holo Halloween nails are a little too complicated for you, give these chunky Halloween glitter nails a try!
They feature an ombre of chunky Halloween-themed glitter that sparkles in colors like purple, silver, and blue.
Plus, if you get up close, you’ll see that the glitter also contains tiny little bat-shaped pieces, perfect for a subtle dose of Halloween spirit.
9. Glitter Scream Nails
Do you like scary movies? If Scream is one of your favorite horror flicks, you’ll love these Scream-inspired glitter nails.
The focal point of these glitter Halloween nails is definitely the black and white Ghostface mask on the accent nail.
However, don’t sleep on the nail with the silver glitter and blood red drips!
10. Black Glitter with Stars Nails
However, if horror movie-inspired nails aren’t your thing, try this black glitter with stars nail art design.
Paint your nails with a base coat of sparkly black polish, perfect for replicating the glittering night sky.
Then, use white nail polish to paint little stars over top!
Optionally, you can decorate an accent nail with a painted pumpkin, like in the inspo image.
Or, for a more cohesive and color-coordinated look, you can paint all of your nails with the black glitter and stars motif.
11. Black and Red Glitter Spider Web Nails
If subtlety isn’t really your vibe, these black and red glitter spider web nails are the perfect inspo for someone who prefers their manicures eye-popping.
Paint all of your nails using a base of glittery red nail polish.
Then, you or your nail artist can get creative with the designs over top, painting drips, spiderwebs, and other spooky designs using black and silver nail polish.
12. Witchy Glitter Ombre Nails
These glitter Halloween nails are a great option for those who don’t have the time or patience for elaborate nail art, but are still looking for a definitively spooky manicure.
They’re the perfect balance of girly and witchy, combining goth black nail polish with feminine lilac glitter - check out our witch Halloween costume ideas to complement these cute nails.
Even if you’re not super into pumpkins, spiders, or skulls, these sparkly Halloween nails will still get you into the Halloween spirit, and it's super easy to recreate these fall ombre nails yourself!
13. Beetlejuice Glitter Nails
If you’re a fan of the classic ‘80s Beetlejuice movie or the Broadway musical, you’ll definitely want to recreate these adorable Beetlejuice glitter nails.
Paint some of your nails with black and white vertical stripes to recreate Beetlejuice’s iconic striped suit.
Then, use vibrant purple and lime green glitter on your accent nails to tie in the Beetlejuice color scheme!
Although the graphic shapes and eye-catching colors make these sparkly Halloween nails a definite focal point, they’re also very easy to DIY at home!
14. Glitter Stars and Moon Nails
These glitter stars and moon nails are another great option for those who like their Halloween manicures a little more on the subtle side. The trendy idea is perfect for many Halloween costumes for college girls in 2023.
They feature a base of glossy black nail polish.
Then, over top, paint a night sky of stars and moons using gold or silver glitter.
These glitter Halloween nails are definitely spooky and witchy, but because they’re so subtle, you can totally wear this design even after Halloween is over!
15. Alien Glitter Nails
These quirky alien glitter nails are a super fun twist on the glitter Halloween nails theme.
Plus, they’re definitely one of the easiest nail art ideas on this list to recreate at home!
Alternate glossy black creme and sparkly silver glitter nail polish on most of your nails.
Then, paint an accent nail lime green and draw a pair of googly alien eyes on top using black nail polish! Check out our alien Halloween costume ideas for more.
16. Glitter Candy Corn Nails
Candy corn may be a polarizing Halloween treat, but no one can deny that glittery candy corn looks adorable on your nails!
This nail art is perfectly on-theme for Halloween and attention-grabbing, and as an added bonus, it’s pretty easy to recreate by yourself!
All you need is a base coat of glossy black nail polish, some glitter, and some white, yellow, and orange nail polish to paint a cute little candy corn on each nail.
Your nails will look good enough to eat!
We firmly believe that glitter is suitable for any time of year, and that includes Halloween! Just because it’s spooky season doesn’t mean you have to give up your love of all things sparkly and shiny. No matter whether you prefer your nails short or long, round or coffin, simple or complicated, any one of these glitter Halloween nails is sure to look amazing on you.