Sure, many vampires are hundreds of years old, but they all have to start somewhere! Check out our selection of kids’ vampire costumes for your little one who’s interested in staying up all night and speaking with an Eastern European accent. We have boys and girls vampire costumes for all ages, as well as baby vampire costumes for the littlest Draculas. Your child will love wearing one of these awesome costumes—but be careful! They might bite!
Fun fact: The character of Count Dracula, as Bram Stoker wrote him, was likely inspired by a real Romanian ruler named Vlad Dracul III, also known as “Vlad the Impaler.” We’ll leave you to find out why on your own. And while we’re a long way from Stoker’s–or thankfully, Vlad’s–era, your little lady can still act on her vampiric desires and go to her party in style– Victorian style, that is.
The moment she slips into this dark and mysterious outfit she is bound to feel the transformation. Suddenly, her teeth feel just a little bit longer and, maybe, just a little bit sharper. The sun begins to feel just a bit harsher, but that’s ok, she has no interest in getting out of bed until well after it sets. In this Girls Victorian Vampira Costume, your fierce girl gets to feel like a queen, ready to prowl the streets or maybe find her next victim at the Governor’s Ball (she blends in very well with high society, of course). Just remind her to try not to let her taste for blood give her away–we hear that Victorian England does not take too kindly to the vampiric diet.
With this pullover dress, she’ll enter every party like royalty…royalty of darkness, that is. Make sure to warn her about that Van Helsing–he always seems to be just two steps behind the freshest hint of vampires. But if you know your little lady–and you do–she’ll slip safely back into bed, just before the first rays of sunrise….only to haunt all over again once dusk falls.
Vampire Costume Ideas Female
Whether you want to hit the Halloween party as one of the stars from Twilight or Vampire Diaries, couple up with your partner as Count Dracula and the object of his affection, or your little one is dead-set on marching in the school’s parade as Vampirina, there are plenty of high-impact, low-effort (yet still homemade) vampire costumes out there.
In many cases, you can simply shop your closet and lean on makeup and a few store-bought accessories—a cape and some fangs, for example—to take you the rest of the way. Of course, the experienced may choose to craft something worthy of a prize in the costume contest, but even in this case, there’s no need to sew your own ensemble from scratch. Instead, have fun scouring vintage stores for one-of-a-kind corsets, skirts, suits, or even top hats.
Here, nearly a dozen DIY vampire costume ideas for women, men, kids, and babies, cut straight from the pages of blood-thirsty storybooks.
Toddler Vampire Costume
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
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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.
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WOMEN’S VAMPIRE COSTUME ESSENTIALS
VAMPIRE MAKEUP ESSENTIALS
Easy No-Sew Vampire Costume
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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.
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VAMPIRE COLLAR ESSENTIALS
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.
KIDS’ VAMPIRE COSTUME ESSENTIALS
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.
TWILIGHT VAMPIRE COSTUME ESSENTIALS
Bat Pet Costume
Bat Costume for Pets
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.