Get The Look: Halloween Vampire!

Monday, October 14, 2013

I've finally decided on my costume for Halloween!

Last year I had a fantastic Freddy Krueger costume (that I may or may not have borrowed from my 10 year old brother, bad news when you are in your late 20s and still fit in kids clothes)

I'm heading to Glasgow's Club Noir Halloween Horrorama so I need something very glamorous but still equally as spooky so I've chosen a Vampire costume.

I'm quite sure I won't be the only one this year since True Blood, Twilight and The Vampire Diaries are very popular at the moment.
I love a good Vampire movie, especially Interview with the Vampire and Byzantium. The costumes and styling in both are amazing!

I've found some similar period style vampire costumes on the Fancy Dress Ball’s website.
I haven’t decided which one I like best yet, so I'm a little torn between the Fever Vampire Princess costume and The Countess costume, although feel like I'm leaning towards the first.

Left: Fever Vampire Princess. Right: The Countess

The website splits their Halloween costumes into sections such as Vampires or Zombies, which makes it really simple to find what you are looking for.

To get the full Vampire look I'll be adding some of my own touches including makeup, contact lenses and a set of fangs.

I've ordered a set of Red Twilight Volturi style contact lenses and Scarecrow Love Bites fangs which stick to your teeth with dental putty so should last all night.

The makeup look I'll be using is adapted from an Illamasqua Halloween Face chart as this reminds me a little of the True Blood Vampires who cry blood.

I'll be using red glitter as tears to make it a little more glitzy.
I'll post a photo of my finished makeup on the night but below is a list of products I'll be using but you can use any brands you fancy;


  • Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation - RF100 (use a white foundation or a foundation at least 2/3 shades lighter than your skin for a spooky look)
  • Illamasqua Cream Pigment - Hollow (a taupe cream contour shade, you could use a grey/brown eyeshadow to enhance your cheekbones for a sunken look)
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher - Intrigue (a pure white, matte powder to highlight)

  • Illamasqua Pure Pigment - Berber, Android (create a dramatic, spooky black/red eyeshadow)
  • Illamasqua Bat Lashes (you could use any lashes, the bigger the better but preferably longer at the outside for a cat eye effect)
  • Illamasqua Sealing Gel & Red Glitter Pigment (mix together and drip under the eyes to get a sparkly, blood effect, you could use eyelash glue instead of sealing gel)
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara (or waterproof mascara, sometimes contact lenses can sting your eyes a little if you aren't used to them)

  • Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Resolute and MAC Khol in Smoulder- (a deep, metallic red lined for lipstick and black lipliner)
If you are stuck for ideas this Halloween check out the FDB’s website. They have some other fantastic costumes and break down which costumes will be the most popular this year.

*PR Publication written in association with Fancy Dress Ball

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