9 Tips On Creating A Fang-tastic Vamp

9 Tips On Creating A Fang-tastic Vamp

Posted in The World of Smiffys Fancy Dress by Smiffy's on September 30th 2016
If you’re looking to create the perfect vampire Halloween costume here are nine tips to give you a helping hand.

1. Pick A Universe For Your Vampire To Live In

Are you a vampire from the Buffy The Vampire Slayer universe? Or perhaps from The Vampire Diaries or Twilight. Choosing a universe will help you in the creation of your costume. Each universe has a very distinctive look for their vampires and you’ll find a large amount of information to use.

2. Follow An Online Tutorial

There are various tutorials online, like this makeup tutorial for ladies to create a ‘Hybrid’ as found in The Originals television show, or for the men looking to transform into a vampire, try this tutorial for men.

3. Use A Foundation 2-3 Shades Lighter than Your Skin

This will help create the pale yet beautiful look that many vampires from various films/television shows are famous for. Whilst you want to be pale, you also want to try and avoid white, so 2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone will help you create your vampire skin tone.

4. Remember The Little Things

The smallest extras can make the biggest difference. The use of contact lenses or fangs can really make your vampire costume transform from a good costume into a fantastic costume.

5. Pay Extra Attention To The Eyes

There are two key factors to a vampire. Firstly their fangs and secondly their eyes. Do not overlook their eyes; in almost every vampire TV show/film there is something special done in the makeup for a vampire’s eyes. In The Vampire Diaries/The Originals there are veins around the eyes. In the Buffy The Vampire Slayer universe the vampires have exaggerated brows, in the Twilight universe the vampire’s eye colour is determined by their diet.
When doing your research on your vampire’s universe make sure you pay extra attention to their eyes.

6. You Don’t Need The Most Expensive Makeup

You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds on a great costume. We stock a fantastic selection of makeup and face paint at affordable prices. Why break the bank when you can achieve a fantastic look for less?

7. Take Your Time

Whilst many makeup tutorials will label a vampire look as “easy” remember, they are professionals. To create a fantastic look, follow their instructions carefully and take your time. One of the best things about online tutorials is that you can pause and rewind the videos, take your time and become the coolest monster at the party.

8. Get A Friend To Help You

This is especially useful if you’re not used to applying makeup. Why not both dress up as vampires and help each other create the perfect look and rock the party as the ultimate vampire duo!


9. Create A Backstory For Your Vampire

Utilise a few acting techniques, watch your favourite vampires on screen. Take note of how they walk and how they look at humans. Think about your character, how were they turned? How long have they been a vampire?


Fantastic Vampire Halloween Costumes From Smiffys-Liverpool

We have a fantastic selection of costumes, makeup, face paint and props to create the perfect vampire Halloween costume. If you want to rock the party, a vampire costume is the ultimate way to make sure all eyes are on you as you enter in style.

If you’re looking for that extra special something this year, give us a call. With our 30+ years of experience we’ve gathered a vast range of knowledge and contacts; hopefully we’ll be able to find you that perfect item and bring your Halloween dreams to life.

Transform into a vampire this Halloween with Smiffys-Liverpool. Give us a call on 0151 709 9449 or visit us in store at 56 Bold Street, L1 4EA.

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