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Vampire Costumes

So you want to dress up as a vampire this Halloween, but you're not sure if you want to model yourself after a popular vampire character from tv or movies or create your own identity?

That morning I was not yet a vampire, and I saw my last sunrise. I remember it completely, and yet I can't recall any sunrise before it. I watched its whole magnificence for the last time as if it were the first. And then I said farewell to sun light, and set out to become what I became.

To begin with, here's a list of some popular vampire characters to get you thinking:

Even though the term vampire wasn't well-known until the early 1700s, there were many legends and superstitions frequently making the rounds in Eastern Europe and these eventually spread into Western Europe and the Americas.

But it was really the novel Dracula which was written by Brahm Stoker in 1897 that became the foundation for the myth of the modern vampire.

Vampire Fun Fact:
Did you know that Stoker's Dracula character was based on a 15th century Romanian known as "Vlad the Impaler" who earned the nickname because of his love of torture?

How To Dress Up Like A Vampire

Vampire Costume Ideas

Sultry and Sexy Vampiress
This long and sexy strapless black dress with sheer legs includes an attached black mini skirt that is visible through the open front slit.

The black collar has attached flared belle sleeves with stitching along the full length of the sleeves.

Boots as seen in the photo above are not included with this costume.

How To Apply Vampire Make-Up

Seductive Vampiress

Sexy Vampire Princess

Quick and Easy Modern Day Vampire

Sexy Vampiress

Applying Vampire Fangs

Fitting Billy Bob Vampire Fangs

Making Vampire Nails

Using store bought acrylic nails to make creepy vampire fingernails.

Homemade extra long vampire nails:

More ideas and suggestions for finding the perfect vampire outfit.

Making Edible Fake Vampire Blood

Vampire Bite Make Up Tutorial

Investigating the Vampire Culture

Discovery Channel's One Step Beyond - Vampires of Today

Maria Jose Cristerna - the Mexican Vampire Woman

The Tyra Banks Show investigation on the vampire culture in modern society: part one and part two.

'Vampire' Graves Unearthed Near Black Sea Town
Sokopol, Bulgaria, could soon join the ranks of popular vampire sites, such as Dracula's Castle in Romania and the Vampire Museum in Paris. Archaeologists excavated two suspected "vampire" graves in the Black Sea town last Saturday, and each 700-year-old skeleton had an iron rod pinned into its chest. Read more