DIY Costume Ideas - Female Vampire Costume
Dressing up as a Vampire for a Fancy Dress party is one of the classic Halloween costumes. the good news is that it is also easy to make your own original vampire costume very cheaply at home by following the simple steps below.
Furthermore, vampire costumes can be a great costume idea for couples - so if you want to be the best vampire couple then check out this related OneHowTo article on how to make a vampire costume for guys. Read on below to find out how to make a DIY vampire costume for girls.
Making a vampire costume at home is actually very simple and doesn't require you to spend much money. For this Halloween fancy dress costume you will need a black dress or a black top and black skirt combination. It doesn't matter if its a long or short dress - you can work with both.
To add a realistic touch to your Vampiress costume, you will need a cape to make you stand out as queen of the underworld.
If you have a cape at home then great, but if not you can easily make your own using the diagram below. You will need a piece of either violet, burgundy or another shade of dark red fabric. Ideally you should use a fabric such as velvet or similar, as this will give your outfit a great "distressed" look.
The devil is in the details, and that's the case with this Vampire costume too. One of these details is your hairstyle - we would recommend putting your hair half-up or fully up in a Pompadour style (when your hair is swept upwards from your face and worn high over the forehead). You may also want to try a long black wig which can also be a great way to complete the look that you are looking for.
Now it's time for the finishing touches: vampire makeup! To make your vampire costume stand out we recommend you apply your makeup based on the following guidelines:
Apply a base layer which is lighter than your natural tone, or paint your face white. This will help to give you the typical "undead" appearance of a vampire.
Apply dark or black eyeshadow, with the aim of achieving a smokey eyes look. You can also do a "cat's eyes" style outline if you want to give your outfit an added bit of vampiress-ness!
Use blusher to define your cheekbones, you could even go for a darker shade than regular blusher to give your costume a terrifying touch.
Apply red or black lipstick as you prefer.
If you want to make your costume extra terrifying, you could use some black contact lenses.
And finally of course, don't forget the plastic fangs! the essential item to complete your female Vampire costume!
For a unisex or male Vampire costume check out our related article, you could even combine the two and use it as a fancy dress idea for couples! If you don't fancy dressing up as a vampire then why not check out more of our costume ideas?
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