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Vampire Costume Ideas for Women: Victorian Vampire Costumes & Modern Vampire Costumes

Updated on March 22, 2018
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Kitty's favorite holiday is Halloween. She's been making her own costumes and studying Halloween as a holiday for over a decade.

Repurpose older Halloween costumes into vampire costumes.
Repurpose older Halloween costumes into vampire costumes. | Source

Vampire Costume Ideas for Women for Halloween

Halloween is coming up rapidly and you're looking for some awesome vampire costume ideas for women. No problem. Whether you're looking for Victorian Vampire costume ideas or modern vampire costume ideas, this hub has what you're looking for. No cheap, cheesy Dracula or Baroness costumes, more unique and distinguishable vampire costume ideas for women can be found right here.

Let your fangs come out, and stay out of the sun, Ladies. This Halloween is going to be bottles of screaming, bloody fun!

Modern Vampire Costume Ideas for Women

Modern Vampire Costume Ideas for Women

  • anything black from your own wardrobe - a black cocktail dress, black pants, stockings, etc.
  • black knee-high boots
  • black or any color corset
  • a black wig
  • add fake blood to your mouth
  • pair of scarecrow realistic vampire fangs
  • gothic accessories

While looking for awesome vampire costume ideas for women, did you consider going with a more modern vampire costume? Inspiration could come from a multitude of media including vampire movies, vampire novels, vampire shows, and even vampire music!

A great vampire costume idea for women would be to think of your favorite vampire on the big screen or on TV and emulate that vampire's style. Tons of choices lie just within your clawed grasp: Selene from Underworld, Pam or Jessica from True Blood, Dracula's Wives from Van Helsing or Bram Stoker's Dracula, Drewsilla from Buffy, and many many more.

If you're going for a vampire costume idea for women that might edge along the side of Blade, you'll want to think about vampire club costumes. A black corset with black tutu and fangs might be just the outfit for your more modern approach. Don't forget to add some ripped up layered fishnet stockings and massively tall platform lace-up black boots to wrap up the look. Coffin purses and handbags can be purchased from Hot Topic or Halloween stores during the month of October. Or you can easily go for a black leather look that would hold up for the perfect Selene Underworld vampire costume for women, as well. Black leather corsets, black leather skirts, and black leather pants can be found on amazon, as well as on ebay. You don't have to spend the money on real leather clothing, purchase faux leather and look just as sexy and dangerous!

Another modern vampire costume idea for women could include a vampire doll costume. Think Gothic Lolita with a vampire twist. Babydoll-like dresses with lace and frills, knee-high socks, black mary-jane shoes, pigtails in your hair, and then fangs with blood dripping from the corners of your mouth. Sexy, innocent, and deadly all in one. A perfect and unique vampire costume idea for women.

Use pieces from your wardrobe to put together your unique vampire costume. Don't forget the blood!
Use pieces from your wardrobe to put together your unique vampire costume. Don't forget the blood! | Source

Victorian Vampire Costume Ideas for Women

There is nothing more elaborate, stunning, and totally decadent than a Victorian Vampire costume for women. Many options are out there to choose from, including full Victorian Vampire dresses for sale at costume websites and at Halloween superstores coming to a town near you; however, if you're looking for a more unique Victorian Vampire Costume idea for women, then you might want to bypass the pre-manufactured and wrapped Victorian Vampire costume for women and find one that is truly different than the rest.

Quick victorian vampire costume tips for women:

  • long black skirt with bustle
  • black lacey pantaloons
  • black corsets
  • black or blood red parasol
  • black tophat
  • black coffin purse or clutch
  • black lacey stockings and garter belt
  • black lace-up victorian boots
  • lace gloves

My first suggestion is to look online at for Steampunk costumes, including Victorian steampunk corsets, steampunk bustle skirts, steampunk hats, and even steampunk watches and jewelry. While steampunk is both Victorian and industrial, add a pair of fangs and a vampire's attitude to the look and you will have a truly authentic Victorian vampire costume idea for women that no one else at the party or club will have! Even if you wanted to add the Steampunk goggles to shield your eyes from the sun, why not?

Or try this idea out for size - a Victorian Vampire costume idea for women that mixes a Victorian vampire with a pirate...otherwise known as a vampirate! You could wear pirate boots, a turban, a corset over a peasant blouse, a sword, an eye-patch, and fangs of course.

Or you can mimic your favorite Victorian Vampire on the big screen. Try out Lucy's crazy white Victorian dress from Bram Stoker's Dracula or go for the Dracula's Wives look.

Whatever Victorian Vampire costume idea for women you go with, make sure it's original but has those key Victorian pieces - corset, Victorian boots, powdered wig or large up-do, and Cameo jewelry. And you never want to forget the fangs and blood drops!

Victorian vampire costumes can be as elaborate as you'd like them to be. Check out the lace and skeleton details on this costume...
Victorian vampire costumes can be as elaborate as you'd like them to be. Check out the lace and skeleton details on this costume... | Source

© 2011 Kitty Fields


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  • Angelzplay profile image


    3 years ago

    none of these are really my style. i think ill be my own Vamp. something thats me but lets people know im a Vamp. blood really isnt my thing nor old victorian clothes. id be somewhere near a modern vampire but nothing like Twilight. ill be sure to post pics of what i come up with.

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    8 years ago from Summerland

    Thanks, Karen N!

  • Karen N profile image

    Karen N 

    8 years ago from United States

    You have a lot of good ideas for anyone wanting to dress up as a Vampire. I would imagine that the Victorian look is one of the more popular Vampire costumes right now with the Twilight look running a close second.

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    8 years ago from Summerland

    Vampire Princess - sounds lovely, dear! Have a Happy Halloween.

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    Vampire Princess 

    8 years ago

    I have a medieval queen costume that i didn't want to wear only once so i am wearing it for halloween by turning it into a vampire just adding fangs, red contacts, cape and fake blood.

    P.s. curly hair with hairpiece!

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    8 years ago from Summerland

    beth - Haha! My co-worker actually came up with that idea...and I loved it. Thanks for reading. :)

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    Beth Perry 

    8 years ago from Tennesee

    OOh, such nice costumes! But you got me laughing - vampirate! LOL Love that!

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    8 years ago from Summerland

    Paradise7 - Thanks...the gothic part is my favorite part. :) Maybe the dominatrix aspect is my favorite part though...

    TattooKitty - Not a fan of Twilight myself, but many people are. I'm sure vampires will be popular this year, but they're usually popular every year nowadays. Thanks!

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    8 years ago from Hawaii

    It's always fun to play the role of a vampire and, with the new vampire craze inspired by the Twilight saga, it'll be a very popular choice. This hub has great ideas, esp. for those Victorian era buffs who want to kick it old school!

  • Paradise7 profile image


    8 years ago from Upstate New York

    I love most of these costumes--so GOTHIC! And I don't really mind the hint of the dominatrix in some of them. Great hub, thanks, Kitty.


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