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Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins Costume

Updated on April 18, 2013

Dress Up as Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows

Put together a Barnabas Collins costume from Dark Shadows. Official costume and accessories. And ideas for dressing up as the gothic vampire

character played by Johnny Depp's in the 2012 movie.

Barnabas Collins has become a cult favorite since he featured in a daytime soap opera in the 60s and 70s. Now he's back in movie form, played by Johnny Depp in the Dark Shadows movie.

Now you can dress up as Barnabas Collins for Halloween, cosplay or a fancy dress party. The Barnabas Collins cane is a fun accessory - it's great to have an excuse to carry a stylish cane.

Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins - Dark Shadows Trailer

Let's take a look at Johnny Depp playing Barnabas Collins. You get to see his costumes.

The Inverness cape black coat is a regular item of attire for Barnabas. He wears a variety of gothic shirts, neck ties and brocade vests. He also has his trademark cane and ring. And of course there's the fangs and long fingernails.

Dark Shadows Licensed Barnabas Collins Cape-Coat

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The key item for a Barnabas Collins costume is his black coat - it's an Inverness cape and was popular in the late1800s.

The coat is made from wool blend fabric and sized to fit most adults and older teens.

Also available at Entertainment Earth:

Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins Deluxe Inverness Cape

Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins Deluxe Adult Wig

Another very distinctive feature of Banabas Collins is his hair. Notice how the fringe makes points. You could do this with gel if your hair has the right color and style. Otherwise add a Barnabas Collins wig for the gothic vampire look.

Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins Fangs

And of course you'll want those vampire fangs for a real Barnabas Collins look.

Barnabas Collins Cane

Barnabas Collins Cane is another trademark item that will clearly identify your character. You can choose a cheaper costume prop version of the cane or a more expensive wooden version.

Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins Deluxe Wooden Cane

Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins Cane

Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins Ring

And there's also Barnabas Collins' distinctive black and gold ring.

Worn on the index finger of the right hand.

Barnabas Collins Character

Barnabas Collins is a vampire who has lived for two centuries. He originally appeared in daytime soap Dark Shadows in the late 60s and early 70s. The series was briefly revived in 1991. In 2012 the character is brought back in the Tim Burton movie Dark Shadows and played by Johnny Depp.

Barnabas Collins reawakens in the 1970s and joins his family as a 'cousin'.

Whether you choose to play the original Barnabas Collins from the TV series or the new Johnny Depp version, the costume is very similar and you can have lots of fun with gothic vampire clothing.

Frill and Tuxedo Shirts

Barnabas goes like his frilly gothic shirts.

Deluxe Ruffled Cotton Shirt With Lace Trim Adult Costume

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Pirate Gothic Renaissance Medieval Costume Shirt (Small/Medium, White)

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Men's White Tuxedo Medium Shirt Theater Costume

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A Brocade Vest

The brocade vest is part of Barnabas's style.

Underlord Adult Costume

Vest ,cufflinks, hanky and Ascot Tie for Tuxedo

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Cravats, Neck Ties, Medallions

There's always something at Barnaba's neck. whether it's a necktie or a medallion, or both.

Antonio Ricci ASCOT Solid BURGUNDY Color Cravat Men's Neck Tie

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Lost Treasure Medallion Necklace

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Vampire Makeup

You'll want to achieve the white face and red around the eyes vampire look for the best effect.

Manic Panic Virgin Dreamtone Gothic Foundation Vampire White

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Deluxe Vampire Makeup Kit (Adult) Adult (One-Size)

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Vampire Fingernails

Oh yes, Barnabas has very long fingernails!

Deluxe Black Fingernail Kit Adult (One-Size)

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Glow In The Dark Nails

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      ShihShih 3 years ago

      Woot! Just in time for Halloween! I've always been a fan of these types of shows ... Twilight Zone (old and new).. Thanks for the chncae to win!knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

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      Triemoet 3 years ago

      OMG, I love Johnny Depp & his movies. I've been wacinthg him since he was on 21 Jump Street. Thank you for the chance.deb cmissdeb1 at earthlink dot net

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      Farhan 3 years ago

      Oh this is so sad. I hadn't heard of Frid's passing. I also have fond memoires of the show I had to jiggle my anteana just so to get the only station that was showing it and missed a ton of episodes. I've been watching them on Netflix recently too, but had no idea of his death. So sad and RIP.Lori recently posted..