Make your own Dracula Costume

Whether fact or fantasy, the idea of Dracula lurking in the shadowy halls of his castle ready to feast off the blood of innocent victims has always been a top Halloween costume choice. There are many types of vampires, from the traditional Victorian stereotype of an almost aristocratic gentleman (such as Dracula) with a little secret to the modern, teenage vampires feature in the movie “Twilight“. If you need a project to sink your teeth in, it is easy to create your own Dracula costume at home.

Items needed to make your Dracula Costume

Items Needed:
Cape or 2 yards black fabric
Pale makeup
Black eyebrow pencil
Fake fangs
Tube of fake blood


Step 1: Scour the vintage shops for a vintage tuxedo, preferably with distinguished tails. You’ll need the whole suit plus a white dress shirt, cummerbund and bow tie. You can also choose a vest in a dark paisley or stripe favored by well–appointed men in the 19th century.

Step 2: Dracula costumes always feature a full cape that is often help up to shield this night creature’s fanged face right before the bite. If you do not have a cape, one can simply be made with black fabric. Fold over the edge of one of the short sides about 1–inch and sew or glue down to make a casement for a black ribbon to be threaded through. Gather up fabric and tie around the neck as a cape; trim the bottom edge to fit your height

Step 3: To achieve a complexion that looks like you’ve never seen the sun, use pale make over your entire face. Slick back your hair with gel and use a black eyebrow pencil to draw in a widow’s peak.

Step 4: For a look that says “I vant to suck your blood“ add a set of vampire fangs and use a tube of faux blood to add a few drops at the corners of the mouth.

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