Vampire costumes for women have been a firm favorite at Halloween for many years now. Although we all have ideas about how the classic vampire can look, new shows and movies such as True Blood and Twilight have given women more scope for unique Halloween costumes than ever!
There’s a full range of what can be a vampire, add a dash of imagination and a pinch of inspiration, mix with a few drops of venom and you’ve got the perfect women’s Halloween costume.
Let’s take a look at a few examples and get those creative juices flowing…
Start with some fangs…. – No matter what style of vampire you go with, you’re going to want a beautiful set of fangs!
Having purchased several items in this industry, I can tell you from experience that a lot of the fangs out there are total crap. I would say that without a shadow of a doubt Scarecrow brand makes the best fang accessories on the market – and they make a variety of styles to suit any vampiress, even metallic and glow-in-the-dark varieties.
The Classic Vampire Look
Although there is a huge range of different female vampires out there in popular entertainment, vampire costumes for women almost always include a few basic elements…
1) Pale Skin: Vampires don’t go out in the sun, so they tend to be a lot paler than living humans. Use white makeup, or foundation a few shades lighter than your natural skin tone, to recreate the “undead” look.
2) Dark Eyes: Vampires tend to have darker eyes, so recreate this with some dark eye shadow on and below the lids. If you really want to take this further, you can even add some red or black contacts.
3) Fangs: All vampires have fangs to make it easier to drain their victims. Although not all vampires keep their fangs out constantly, you’ll want to get hold of some fake fangs so that everyone knows exactly what you’re supposed to be dressed up as!
Pam From True Blood
If a sexy, modern vampire is the kind you want to go as then why not try dressing like Pam from True Blood?
Some of Pam’s defining characteristics include her long blonde hair, her bright lipstick, and her sex appeal!
She’s also known to wear a lot of leather and PVC while she’s on the clock at Fangtasia. And don’t forget the high heels, Pam will eat your face off if you mess up her new pumps.
Akasha From Queen of the Damned
This movie may have been released a while ago now, but the Akasha character is still one of the most famous and unique of all the female vampires. If you want to look a little different from all the other vampires out on Halloween, why not try to look like Aaliyah did in her famous role?
Akasha’s costume is tribal and Egyptian, with a long skirt, coiled breastplates, belt and very detailed vampire crown. This won’t be an easy costume to recreate, but if you choose to do so you’ll certainly be the center of attention at any Halloween party! This costume is great for a bit of belly dancing, too!