June 4, 2023


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One of Our Favorite Halloween Costume Ideas Is This DIY Vampire

Photo credit: Getty/Tyler Joe
Photo credit: Getty/Tyler Joe

From Good Housekeeping

This Halloween, why not dress up as one of the most classic spooky figures of all time: a vampire! It’s easy to be inspired when there are so many famous vampires to choose from, including Count Dracula and Edward Cullen — and the costumes are simple to assemble. In fact, we’d go as far as to say it’s one of the easiest last-minute Halloween costumes out there. No matter the vampire you choose as your inspiration, these DIY vampire costume options are sure to make you look vonderful.

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

Photo credit: Arman Zhenikeyev - Getty Images
Photo credit: Arman Zhenikeyev – Getty Images

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.

Vampire Makeup

Photo credit: Tyler Joe
Photo credit: Tyler Joe

Your costume could also be as simple as reaching into your makeup bag. If that’s the case, check out our easy vampire makeup tutorial. For added style, throw on a cape and wear some black tulle.

Easy No-Sew Vampire Costume

Photo credit: Rad + The Rest
Photo credit: Rad + The Rest

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

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Photo credit: Westend61 – Getty Images

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

Photo credit: Giphy
Photo credit: Giphy

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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