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:
- Edward Cullen from the Twilight series
- Count Vladislaus "Dracula" Dragulia from Van Helsing
- Count Chocula
- Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries
- Stefan Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries
- Steampunk Vampire/Vampira
- Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows
- Lily Munster from The Munsters
- Selene from Underworld
- Louis and Lestat from Interview with the Vampire
- Count Orlock from Nosferatu
- The Count von Count from Sesame Street
- Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
- Men's Elvira costume
- Draculaura from Monster High
- Queen Akasha from Queen of the Damned
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
Sexy Vampire Princess
Quick and Easy Modern Day Vampire
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:
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
'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