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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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· Vlad the Impaler
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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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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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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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updates!

OK so I decided to get the 3rd jacket. I found it for about $30 cheaper ona another sight. But since my birthday is coming up I'm gunna see if I can get it as a present ;). I'm sure my family thinks I'm strange that I ask for Halloween items for my Birthday but I'm sure you guys understand. haha!

As for the shoes I decided I want somewthing Taller. Try about 7 inches taller!! Found these for about $84 with free shipping. I actually like the straps on these.
Demonia Stack 308 - Black PU - Free Shipping & Return Shipping
They'll make me over 6 feet! yes!!

And than the hair. I decided to go with Harajuku style hair. For those of you how are unfamiliar with what Harajuku is, it the Japanese styles that have really crazy hair. Japanese Band Der En Grey is a good example og this. So I found some picture of some ideas. (See attached photos)
The colors will be diffrent but it's going to be something alon the lines of the first ones. Probaly black blue as the main heir color with a huge section of white and than MAnic Panic Vampire Red and Purple Haze streaks
Black & Blue™
Virgin Snow™
Vampire Red™
Purple Haze™
Of course my hair will have to be long and I only have 4 months to grow it... which means...extensions:( . Yep i said it I'm getting extensions for a month. I was reading about it online and youd be suprised how many guys in Hollywood have extensions to cover up blading. So I'm a little worried/ excited about that. Theres no excaping it though. Since I'm Robin right now at Six Flags I can only grow my hair so long. I could wera a wig but I hate them and it would be hard to fin that style. so theres the costume update! Please feel free to leave your comments or questions!
 

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Shoes kinda remind me of Frankenstein's monster but definitely goth.

I'm partial to black hair, but red for sure would be awesome. I'm not going black for mine, but pretty close with some red streaks.
My hair is black already. Actually it's blue black but it looks more blue now than black:D. So I just decided might as well do that. But I think on top I'll have a huge chunk of white and than the red and purple streaks all over. Been looking at extensions and think the best thing to do is to by blonde extensions so I ccan ad the streaks without bleaching them and than dyeing the reaming part to match my actual hair.
 

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I really like the costume Hooch it looks great!! Please feel free to also post questions on this thread I have no problem with it.

I think those teeth in the video ruined it though. good lord!! haha
Got my boots in today if I could only find that stupid camera. And yes they are 7 inch platforms. Pics soon...when I find the camera.
 

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agreed. The tutorial is really good and I dig the red. I'm gunna ad some subtle shades of red this year my self to bring out the red in my eyes. :) Like you said I'm not into the grey and black look for a vampire. I think thats more along the lines of a zombie or ghost.
 

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POsted this on another thread but this picture has a shot of the boots that I got. Also got an umbella from ebay that I will take pictures of.
 

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hmm that it is. Well I tried to paint it red underneath. looked good. I went to move it and...it riped. all the way up. I guess the material dosent do good with wet. :( So new idea to fix it is to use theatrical gaff tape and cover the whole top part. We'll see how that turns out.
 

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TRied out hair extensions and it actually worked well. These were only about 8 inches or so but the ones I'll have for October will be alot longer. Had them in for about 3 days and they stayed fine. Some pics below. (not how it will be styled for October either)
 

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lose the bandanna, and i kind of like that look gd
THa bandana was just for that ocasion wouldnt actually where on for Draven.
For those of you who don't know my Chararcters name is Draven Strigoi souns like DRAY-VIN STRI-GOY (Bonus points if you figure out the name reference).

Also a new costume change...actually alot. Originally I wanted black skinny jeans with pinstripes but now there a strange blood red/black color with rips and tears every where(there in the dryer right now so pics later :))

And the top has changed too. No more jacket with a vest and shirt and a tie, now its this cool shirt that I found (the black one)
Elegant Gothic Aristocrat Unisex Dual Coattail Blouse*4colors Instant Shipping
Still has a tail which I like and I really like the lace up thing in the back. Also to go with it this ascot. I chose the white one because black would be to much black. But the white one will have blood all over it though. :D
Elegant Gothic Aristocrat Jabot&Brooch*3colors Instant Shipping

so thers the vampire update for today.
 
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