Best Halloween-inspired manicures to try this October: Chrome webs, phantom motifs, and more

Nail buffs are well-aware that there is no better way to commemorate spooky season than with a devilish pair of talons. Get inspired by our curation below


Something wicked this way comes. And yes, this in reference to the impending Halloween festivities sure to descend in the month of October; a celebration of the faithfully departed which, naturally, extends to an appreciation for all things creepy, crawly, and supernatural. As you begin the arduous process of picking out a costume, however, let’s not forget an instrumental accessory to your ensemble: a set of nails that conveys just the right amount of whimsy, spookiness, and camp. Thankfully, our favourite artists and creatives have delivered with a multitude of interpretations ranging from zany and intriguing to macabre and ghoulish. In fact, this year’s Halloween-inspired manicures don’t just stop at conventional motifs of black cats and pumpkins, but rather, features autumnal hues, jelly textures, mismatched elements, and more. 

For purists, look to razor-sharp talons incorporating gothic elements in the vein of chrome detailing and ruby-red gems. The spring/summer 2024 runway is a goldmine of inspiration, with fashion houses such as Private Policy, Philipp Pleinn, and Grace Ling leading the charge. As for those who prefer shorter lengths, indulge in rich, earthy hues that contain hints of whimsy in the form of gradients, unique adornments, and more. No matter the need, trust that Vogue Singapore is here to provide with an extensive range of Halloween-inspired manicures sure to impress. Spy them all, below—and be sure to get your go-to manicurist on it, stat.


Animal instinct

Spooky season means foregoing bold trappings such as tiger stripes and cheetah prints for something subtle—yet seductive—in nature. Take a leaf from fashion label Laruicci, who sent their models down the runway in python-printed talons with a 3D touch.









December 13, 2023 — Victoria Velandia

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