Nail Art: Harry Potter Characters

I confess that I went a little crazy and decided to do another Harry Potter nail art with 10 characters from the movie. I must say that this is perhaps the hardest challenge I gave myself. Freehand painting Harry Potter characters on my 10 nails tested my endurance. It took me hours (many!) to finish this nail art design. Yes, this is how much I love the Harry Potter series! :)

Since I don't have any false nails to practice with, what I always do is draw my designs on paper first. Sometimes, I use colored pens to have an idea what it will look like in colors. This Harry Potter nail art, is again, in cartoons! I hope you will be able to recognize the characters.

Presenting ...

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Harry Potter character nail art by Simply Rins!

As you can see, I also went crazy with the base colors. I think it has to do with the fact that I'm trying to cheer myself up. I'm feeling quite low recently.

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From left: Ron Weasley, Hermoine Granger, Harry Potter, and Draco Malfoy.

As requested by my Nanay, Harry Potter is smiling in this nail art. :)

Nail polishes and materials that was used:

I used Zoya Buffy for all the skin color, black and white acrylic paint for outlines and base.

Ron Weasley - OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui as base color, and Orly Cherry Bomb for his hair.

Hermoine Granger - Essie Wife Goes On as base color, and Dashing Diva East Village for her hair.

Harry Potter - China Glaze China Rouge as base color, and black acrylic paint for his hair.

Draco Malfoy - Zoya Shawn as base color, and mixed yellow and white acrylic paint for his hair. I don't have a light yellow in my stash. :(

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From left: Hedwig, Professor Severus Snape, Professor Minerva McGonagall, and Lord Voldemort.

Hedwig is a request from my sister.

Nail polishes and materials that was used:

Hedwig - Orly Samba as base color, and Lucidarling white polish with shimmer (sorry, there's no color name or code on the bottle), and yellow acrylic paint for the beak.

Severus Snape - L.A. Colors Atomic as base color, and black acrylic paint for hair.

Minerva McGonagall - China Glaze Secret Per-Wink-Le as base color, and Zoya Shawn for her wizard hat.

Lord Voldermort - L.A. Colors Wave Length as base color, and Zoya Kelly for his hood.

These 2 are my favorites:

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Rubeus Hagrid on the left and Professor Albus Dumbledore on the right.

Nail polishes and materials used:

Rubeus Hagrid - Orly Charged Up as base color, and Dashing Diva East Village for his hair.

Albus Dumbledore - OPI Chopsticking To My Story as base color, Revlon Silver Screen for his wizard hat, and Lucidarling for his beard.

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I know this need much improvement but I like it as it now.

I hope you enjoyed viewing this Harry Potter nail art as much as I had fun doing it! I topped everything with 2 coats just to make sure it will last me until this weekend. I couldn't bare to take it off too soon. :)

My favorite Harry Potter character is Ron. His facial expressions and natural quirkiness is priceless in many scenes! Who's your favorite?

So, have you watched the latest Harry Potter movie? What do you think?


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  1. im not fond of Harry Potter somehow :) but i love how ur nails turned out. VERY AWESOME :):)

    Cheer up ;)

  2. Oh wow, you're fast Jamie K.! I just posted this. :) Thanks a lot. I also know someone who's not fond of Harry Potter. Did you watch any Harry Potter film?

  3. Hedwig's my favorite! *drools*

  4. These look great!!! I love them! I'm not sure who my favorite is..
    I'm going to see the new movie tomorrow night after I get off work. Can't wait!

  5. :) I've seen so many Harry Potter nails recently!

    These ones are very cute!

  6. These nails are awesome! I recognize all the characters on your nails! I think this is the best HP mani I've seen so far!

  7. I love these! I really love Ron, Hedwig, and Minerva...and Hagrid and Dumbledore are amazing! I'm going to HP on Saturday and am still trying to decide what I'm going to do as my celebratory mani!

  8. really good hand painting..what acrylics do you use?

  9. Wow what a good job, I love it :)

  10. I watched Harry Potter 7 Part 1 today! I think it just topped my best movies list. I want to watch this movie every day for the rest of my life!

  11. Rins! This is simply amazing!! I love your nail art and they look soo professional! I would never be able to do this! And you're consistent with your non-dominant hand as well, totally awesomee :)

  12. Wow superb, what a work. You're really good at your craft. Very nicely done.

  13. These are beyond cute! I think my favourite design is Hagrid but I really like your Ron too.

    I've seen the movie twice now and was very impressed both times. I really didn't like Half Blood Prince so my expectations weren't high for DH, but they did a great job!

  14. Thanks so much, girls for all your wonderful comments! :)

    To Kory, I use a regular craft acrylic paint I found at a local bookstore. I got lucky with my 1st purchase. I loved the consistency. :)

  15. I love them! just perfect :)

  16. Wow, this is amazing :) And I love that you've transferred them into cartoon caracters! I would never be able to do that!
    I'm not that fond of HP.. I have read the first 3-4 books I think, and seen the first couple of movies, and I really enjoyed it, but for some reason I'm not hyped about it as the rest of the world :)

    I hope your base colors will cheer you up! :)

  17. It was actually my sister who introduced me to Harry Potter. I'm not fond of reading books but I immediately got hooked with the Harry Potter series. :) My favorite Harry Potter movie is the Goblet of Fire but I think that will change with the release of Deathly Hallows. :)

  18. wow.. this is amazing rins.. ohh I need to practice more of my freehand.. ur an artist.. XD

  19. Thanks, Thriszha! I saw your freehand designs and they're good! :)

  20. wow!!! this is soooo amazing... i hope you can do tutorials for this. =) i so love harry potter, i'd love to do this on my nails. hehe

  21. you did such a great job! these are amazing!

  22. Thanks a lot! :)

    To Rosey, I'll try to come up with a tutorial for this. But basically, it's just drawing faces and focusing on each characters' distinct feature. :)

  23. Oh my goodness, this is great! I can't even imagine trying something like this.

    Sorry to hear you've been feeling low; hope things are looking better soon. :)

  24. I missed going here Rins! love your nails! I haven't seen HP 7 yet, grrrr. Cheer up! ^_^

  25. Thank you KarenD and Minolah. :) I'm feeling a little lifted.

  26. Perfeito! AMO Harry Potter!


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