If you really want to look vonderful this Halloween, pull out all the stops with a DIY vampire costume. It’s actually one of the easiest homemade costumes when it comes to the outfit (usually a black dress or black pants will do), and once you get the makeup part down — whether you’re going for more of a Twilight Ed Cullen or a classic Vampira — you’re sure to steal the show at any Halloween party. It also makes for a brilliant last-minute idea.
That’s why we’ve rounded up five ways to make your own perfectly spooky vampire Halloween costumes. See how we’ve reimagined vampire costumes for kids, adults and even your pet. And if you need more Halloween inspiration, check out our favorite Halloween costumes of all time.
Women’s Vampire Costume
When you’re in a pinch, think of the basics: cape, dress, fangs, and of course, fake blood. Once you’ve got those items, you’re on your way to DIY-ing a showstopping vampire costume. Fortunately, you can get everything quickly on Amazon or at your local party store.
Easy No-Sew Vampire Costume
One way to achieve this look (without spending all day crafting) is with a convincing vampire-esque collar. Kari of Rad + The Rest created a step-by-step guide to copying her classic DIY vampire look, and all you’ll need is black felt, black ribbon, and scissors. Tie it all together with a black dress, white face powder, and some fangs.
Kids’ Vampire Costume
More sweet than spooky, this kids’ vampire costume is too cute for words. A mini reversible cape and drawn-on fangs (or a mouthpiece) will have them pronouncing “w” as “v” in no time.
Twilight Vampire Costume
For guys who want to use basic items that are probably already in their closet, look no further than this Edward Cullen creation. Dark clothing and a shimmer powder make it easier than ever to copy Robert Pattinson’s vampiric style. And remember this costume won’t be complete without hair gel.
Bat Pet Costume
In case your pets want to get in on the fun: Your dog or cat will look like they’re about to fly off when you dress them up as a bat.
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