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Vlad the Impaler
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Been looking for new costume ideas for this years vampire. This will also be the costume I'll be wearing for fright fest this year. So far I'm thinking of a Goth Metal vicotrian vampire. Know what I mean? If you dont know I mean someting closley resembling this




Diffrent hair and diffrent boots. I think those boots have too many straps and it's the first thing you see. I want platform boots but notsomething as distracting so I found these at Hottopic
http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/store/product_zoom_display4.jsp
THey still look goth and not to distracting from the costume and I think there good at 3 inches lol.

Pants I have some black skinny jeans that I'm going to paint silver pinstripes on too.


Have a deep blood red shirt and a black vest

Also have three things of finger armor that I got in January.

as for the tie have have a black silk tie but I found this and thought it's kinda cool and has that gothic metal victorian look.

I think it would look good.

Contacts...one word....Sclera's. Scelara contacts cover the entire eye eye and usually cost about $300. I found these that I think are perfect for a vampire and the price is actually not bad compared to the price for some.
Dracul Custom Contact Lenses | Sclera Contacts | Grimm Brothers Halloween Specialty Store |

Ok now the jacket. I want a tail coat but with a metal victorian twist. I have found a few. Dont want to spend any thing over $130 since the contacts will be a pretty penny. I have found quite a few so I want yalls opinion on this. Put in mind the look I'm going for.

Coat1 $59.00
This is the first one I found and as I look at it I like it less that the ones I have found now. The back could easily be cut into the clasic tail look and for about$59 is a steal.


Coat2 $74.99
This one is actualy a shirt but I think it has a jacket look. Also it has an advantage that since I'm outside all day it can get HOT. So a thin material might be a good thing I also like the back of it.
http://www.retroscopefashions.com/images/mens/TP00031.jpg
only problem is the front which buttons up. But I think it would be ok to leave it open. I could probaly figure something out

Coat3 $129.99
I really like this one. Not so much the price but somtimes you have to pay for good things. It doesnt have that "traditonal" tail look but it's still longer in the back which matters. I especially like the back
http://www.retroscopefashions.com/images/mens/1CT00019.jpg


Tell me what you guys think! Opinions, Ideas, questions. Not just the coats but the whole costum in genral. It looks like things I'll have to buy will be boots, Jacket, and contacts and possibly the ascot thing. Like I said I hate spending money.
 

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i think it is sharp looking. love it. you are going to have to post a picture. i've seen some of your creations before. you always have awesome stuff.
 

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That is AWESOME! LOoooOOOooove the look =) Cannot wait to see your pics =)

Word of warning about the contacts though, I've heard (might want to do some research on them) that contacts that completely cover the eye, do not allow the amount of oxygen that your eyes need, to pass through them. So, wearing them for extended periods of time is dangerous to your eye. Like I said, this was something that I had heard on the radio about an actor that was required to wear them for a movie and had major difficulties with them, so you may want to do some research to make sure that it's legit, before you decide to purchase. I figure it's better to be safe than sorry... especially when it comes to your eyes =)
 

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Love the look, GD. Maybe you can find someone who can teach you how to sew? It would save you tons of money and each piece could be customized just the way you want it. Good sewing machines can be had for less than $100, it's well worth the investment.
 

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That is AWESOME! LOoooOOOooove the look =) Cannot wait to see your pics =)

Word of warning about the contacts though, I've heard (might want to do some research on them) that contacts that completely cover the eye, do not allow the amount of oxygen that your eyes need, to pass through them. So, wearing them for extended periods of time is dangerous to your eye. Like I said, this was something that I had heard on the radio about an actor that was required to wear them for a movie and had major difficulties with them, so you may want to do some research to make sure that it's legit, before you decide to purchase. I figure it's better to be safe than sorry... especially when it comes to your eyes =)
I've done alot of research on them since last October and have personally talked to people who have worn them. They said they were pretty comfortable and are alot easier to use if you wear contacts which i do. but we'll see what happens :) and thanks every one else for the nice comments. I'm totally stoked to get this costume together!
 

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OK, that look oozes 'awesome.' I WANT that last jacket! Ahem, anyway, I am sort of torn between the second and third (not sure what the first looks like in the front, but it is almost too simplistic in that photo provided). I suppose if past experience has shown you tend to burn up in thick costumes - even in the absence of that accursed sunlight;) - I would recommend the second. Still, the silky material on the shirt might not quite pull it off. Hmm, despite that price, the third jacket seems to pull off the look in the photo best. You could also amp up the metal-quality by replacing those front buttons with brushed steel buttons (or some gothic buttons like these designs:Argoth - gothic Uk goth and Cufflinks, buttons).
 

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Great idea for a costume! I like the first and second coats the best. I like the second one, but the first one you would be able to use for more than just halloween...
 

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I've done alot of research on them since last October and have personally talked to people who have worn them. They said they were pretty comfortable and are alot easier to use if you wear contacts which i do. but we'll see what happens :) and thanks every one else for the nice comments. I'm totally stoked to get this costume together!
Oh, good :) Glad to hear that you've done your research:D
 

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Oh, good :) Glad to hear that you've done your research:D
Yeah I did alot. They kind of scared me at first so I read alot of stuff about them and got oppininons from people ACTUALLY have worn them. You'd be suprised that alot of these people that post things online about how they hurt and are uncomfortable have never even worn them. But there are some people who find them uncomfortable. These are people who have eye allergys and the such and people who have never worn contacts. But I think I'll be good. I'm just worried to see how long it will take me to put them in :p
 

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Once again Freak, you are my go-to-guy for vampire ideas. One way or another, if it's the last thing I do, I AM going to have contacts of some sort to complete my vampire costume. I just can't decide the design. LeStat? Blood red? The totally cool Dracul sclera contacts you linked on?? I just don't know yet. And I love the Victorian Goth look. ( Not sure if I want the metal :eek:) I definitely want Goth, but I'm still deciding between Victorian and a more modern look. I want to keep to a black and silver with red accents color scheme, and have seen a few interesting wigs on line:
Evilene Wig - Sexy Vampire Costume Accessory - Costumes Inc

Super Streak Shag Wig - Vampire Costume Wig - 25% OFF SALE ITEM - Costumes Inc

The retroscopefashions link is great, thanks for posting that! They have some awesome clothes that gave me some great ideas. I'll have to start an OT fund just for my costume!!

As for your costume, I like the 3rd coat choice. I love the way the hem hangs in the back, and the buckle detail (maybe I do like metal :rolleyes:) Your costume is always fabulous, I can't wait to see the finished product!!
 

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Love the first wig Hooch! Mixing old with new is always fun to see what you some up with. Here are some links for contacts. The first link is where I got my red one from for last year and the second is where I'm get the Sceleras from
Night Creature Halloween Contacts
Halloween Contacts, Costumes, Masks, and Props at Grimm Brothers | Halloween Contacts and Special Effect Contacts by Gothika
Halloween and Color Contact Lens Specialist
I chose red last year because I wanted that evil Blood thirsty look. I love the lestat contacts to but I think I would have been hit on alot more :p
 

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Also hooch I like your idea about a fund. haha. But really I need to save money for this (which I'm BAD ast. Maybe $20 set aside at every pay day will be good. lol
 
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