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Barnabas Collins Costume & Makeup Ideas

Dress up as your favorite Dark Shadows character, Barnabas Collins, with these helpful costume tips and makeup tutorials.

Dark Shadows was a popular daytime television show that aired from 1966 to 1971 on the ABC network. The show centered on Barnabas Collins - a 175-year-old vampire - and his lost love, Josette.

The show was briefly revived on NBC in 1991 and Tim Burton directed the theatrical movie release in 2012 which starred Johnny Depp as Barnabas.

My name is Barnabas Collins. Two centuries ago, I made Collinwood my home… until a jealous witch cursed me, condemning me to the shadows, for all time.
~ Barnabas Collins

Who is Barnabas Collins?

  • A blood-thirsty and immortal 175-year-old vampire in search of his long-lost love, Josette
  • Portrayed by Jonathan Frid, Ben Cross, Alec Newman and Johnny Depp
  • Held supernatural powers such as superhuman strength and speed as well as the ability to turn into a bat, he could also disappear and reappear at will

Other popular Dark Shadows character dress-up ideas:

  • Josette du Pres
  • Angelique Bouchard Collins
  • Victoria Winters
  • Maggie Evans
  • Sarah Collins
  • Roxanne Drew
  • Dr. Julia Hoffman
  • Quentin Collins
  • Willie Loomis

DIY Barnabas Collins Makeup Tutorials

Johnny Depp Dark Shadows Inspired Makeup:

This beautiful makeup tutorial was inspired by Tim Burton's Dark Shadows and is perfect for achieving a female vampire look:

Look like Barnabas Collins with this makeup style:

The Crimson Amulet Collection is a limited edition makeup palette from NYX Cosmetics inspired by the movie, Dark Shadows.

Dark Shadows Character Inspiration

How to look like Angelique with this makeup tutorial:

Dark Shadows Videos

Official Dark Shadows Trailer:

The Beginning:

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