How to Make a Cheap DIY Homemade Vampire Costume
A vampire costume is one of the most popular fancy dress costumes throughout the world - whether its for carnival, Halloween or any other fancy dress event! And its very simple and cheap to make your own at home, so you can become the spitting image of Dracula himself and scare your friends!
Read the rest of this OneHowTo article to find out how to make your own DIY Vampire costume at home. This costume is mainly designed for men, so if your interested in a vampire costume specifically for girls then check out our related article. You could even go as a vampire couple!
- White shirt and black trousers/ Black dress
- Fake fangs
- Black and red fabric
- Fake blood
The vampire costume is one of the cheapest and simplest options that you can find for a fancy dress costume.
The first things you will need are the clothes - black trousers and a white shirt work best. You can also add a waistcoat and a bow tie if you have them - its common knowledge that vampires are always incredibly well-dressed!
With regard to footwear, we recommend you find a pair of black shoes - formal if possible but you can always opt for some black trainers for greater comfort. The main thing is that they should be as dark as possible to go with the rest of your outfit.
For girls, we recommend a long black dress for your vampire costume, but you could go for a black top and black skirt in combination too, even combining some dark red or crimson tones. Check out our article on how to make a female vampire costume for more details.
Next you will need to prepare a long cape which you will wear over the rest of your outfit. For this, you'll need black and red fabrics as well as some foam or another material to keep the collar stiff! Look at the picture for the measurements you should use as a guide when making your cape.
The essential accessories for your vampire outfit are of course the false vampire fangs and fake blood. You will be able to find these in any costume or joke shop.
For your hair, we recommend backcombing or teasing your hair to give it a messy, "undead" look. You can use a comb or brush, plus some hairspray to make the job easier.
The final step is of course the vampire makeup. To start with, paint your face white, then you can use black and red tones to define your eyes and give you a terrifying stare. Add a shadow to the cheeks with a black or grey shade, and finish off the look by drawing red lips complete with blood dribbling down your chin. Truly terrifying!
Why not go as a vampire couple and combine this outfit with our homemade vampire costume for girls?
If you want to read similar articles to How to Make a Cheap DIY Homemade Vampire Costume, we recommend you visit our Festivities & Celebrations category.