The Perfect Nails For The Most Popular Halloween Costumes Of 2023

If you love a good manicure, you'll know exactly how important it is to get your nails right for Halloween. It's the scariest night of the year, after all! But, even though we absolutely love them, this time, we're not talking about those more general Halloween manicure ideas, like spiders and cobwebs, pumpkins, or black glitter. Instead, we're talking about those more specific nail looks that will actually enhance your costume and really envelop you in the role of the character you've decided to dress up as this year.

Yep, we here at know exactly how important it is to make your manicure an actual part of your Halloween costume. That's why we're taking a look at some of the most popular outfits for the 2023 spooky season (including the likes of 2023 pop culture phenomenons Barbie, Wednesday Adams, and The Little Mermaid!) and pairing them with nail inspo that's so spookily good it's terrifying.

You can't go wrong with pink for Barbie nails

It goes without saying after a Barbie-obsessed summer, that Barbie is one of the most popular costumes of Halloween 2023. And it's probably the simplest and chicest nail look on our list, too. Of course, it goes without saying that a vibrant, Barbie pink is a solid choice. But that's only really if you're going for a generic Barbie look. If you're recreating Margot Robbie's Stereotypical Barbie aesthetic from "Barbie," we'd recommend giving the bubble bath nails trend a try. The term describes nails that are nude side with a hint of baby pink, as that's what Robbie sports in the hugely popular blockbuster.

And mermaid inspired nails are perfect for The Little Mermaid, of course

The Little Mermaid is set to be another hot Halloween look this year thanks to Halle Bailey's portrayal of the iconic Disney princess in the live-action remake. Though Ariel actually rocks a nude shade on her nails in the 2023 take on the cartoon, we think this is your chance to get creative. Instead of the everyday nude, we'd recommend swapping it out for something much more fun. Why not try this purple and blue scales-inspired chrome look that was just meant for wearing while belting "Part of Your World?"

But keep it dark for Wednesday Addams

What else could we suggest for Wednesday Addams other than a matte black manicure? This costume is set to be a big costume trend thanks to the success of the gripping Netflix series "Wednesday," and anyone who's seen the show will know that matte black is pretty much the only way to go. We think the character would love the way the less-than-glossy shade absorbs any light that comes near it, rejecting all things shiny and sparkly for something much more simple and sinister.

Glam it up for Beyoncé

Another big 2023 Halloween costume trend is none other than Beyoncé herself. The star's massive "Renaissance Tour" has been a massive moneymaker this year, and even went as far as to influence our fashion by boosting the popularity of cowboy boots. The tour was all about high glamour, silvers, and sparkles, which is why if you're set to recreate one of the iconic looks for the stage show, you need to go big and bold with your manicure. This set is perfect for that, as it uses a different design on each nail to make a cohesively glam yet powerful statement. It even uses LEDs to light up a stadium! There's no such thing as understated here.

Splash blood like Jigsaw

With the recent release of "Saw X," the franchise's infamous murderer, Jigsaw, is another costume we can expect to see a lot of for Halloween 2023. Of course, you can rock some ornate Jigsaw-inspired swirl nail art, or have Jigsaw's terrifying face painted on your talons (something he'd totally rock himself, we're sure), but we love the idea of fake blood on your manicure. Having blood splattered all over your nails is oh-so classic Jigsaw, after all.

While Taylor Swift nails are all about the eras

It's been another huge year for Taylor Swift, and that's set to be reflected this Halloween. The country star turned pop icon is set to be one of the most popular costumes for 2023, largely thanks to the massive success of her Eras tour. That's why if your costume is inspired by the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hitmaker and her latest trip around the world, you can't go wrong bringing her many eras to your talons. This super fun design shows how you can incorporate a different era onto each nail (extra points if you throw in Travis Kelce's jersey number!) — and we're totally "Enchanted" by it.