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5 Simple steps to perfect your vampire Halloween costume

Sink your teeth into this classic costume

Halloween is coming quickly, and there are so many costume options that it's difficult to choose just one. If you're looking for a scary classic that's sure to be fun and turn heads, look no further than the vampire.

Take a look at our tips and recommendations for creating and perfecting the look of the dead.


The costume hunt

Vampire costume 1

The vampire look is easy to pull off when you know where to look. Affordable costumes like this vampire coffin dress can be found at Spirit Halloween stores located near you. What's better than scoring a great costume that doesn't weigh on your wallet?

(Spirit Halloween, $40)

ampire costume 2

If you live in a colder climate, you may want to consider a costume that can keep you warm into the night. Try something like this blood vampiress to pull off the vampire look even when the weather cools down.

(Spirit Halloween, $35)



Red lipstick

Lipstick (Ulta, $5) 

Black Eyeshadow

Eye shadow (Ulta, $6) 

White cream makeup

White makeup (Party City, $2)

The makeup is essential to the vampire costume because it completes the entire look. If you need a little inspiration, take a look at this tutorial on how to get the vicious vampire look. You can find makeup supplies including bright red lipstick, smokey black eye shadow and white cream to complete your costume at Ulta and Party City stores.


The fangs

The Fangs

What is a vampire without fangs? These are a crucial component to the bloodsucking look. Try these vampire fangs that are sure to look realistic.

(Century Novelty, $6)


The hair

The Hair

If you want to go all out with your vampire attire, you may want to add a hairpiece. Great Gothic wigs like this long flowing wig can be found at party stores, as well as for 30 percent off.

(Yandy, $7)



red contact lens

Red contact lens
(Brilliant Contacts, $24)

Black lace gloves

Black lace gloves (Etsy, $20-$30)

Black satin choker

Black satin choker (Amazon, $6)

Adding some accessories like blood-red contacts, vintage lace gloves and an edgy choker will fine-tune your vampire look and make the costume unforgettable.

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