Count Dracula, written by Bram Stoker in 1897, is the ultimate vampire. Follow our step by step guide to put together the ultimate Count Dracula Costume.
- Fully Lined in Red
- Stand Up Collar
- Length 54″
- One Size More…
One of Dracula’s most defining elements of his costume is his billowing black cape. This is an essential part of a vampire’s attire. For example, if Dracula is caught out on the moors when the sun comes up he can use it to shield from the burning rays. Alternatively, a vampire might need a fast gettaway from the upstairs balcony of a victim. He simply raises the outstretched corners of the cape above his head, takes a leap into the air and transforms into a bat. We suggest you should stick to ground floor windows until you have mastered the art of transformation.
The cape is a wickedly cool item to add to your Dracula Costume. The children of the night are sure to come flocking to pose with the Prince of Darkness in all those photo opportunities. You can also use your cape to make a great entrance, guard you from any garlic, wield off wolfbane or dodge any descendants of Van Helsing lurking in the area.
This Black cape is made of double layers of smooth and stretchy polyester fabric. Fully lined, although the inside is red, the cape is reversible making it extremely versatile for other costumes. At 54 inches in length from the neckline, the cape has a generous capacity that should suit most vampires. The stand-up collar adds a nice touch. This is a beautifully made quality cape for a great price that is ideal for completing a vampire outfit, particularly a Dracula costume.
- FERRECCI Classic Tuxedo
- Regular Fit
- Matching Tail Coat & Trousers
- 65% Polyester 35% Viscose
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One of the benefits of surviving many hundreds of years is the opportunity one is afforded to visit the various fashions along the way. The name Dracula is synonymous with a gentleman of style with a penchant for sartorial elegance. Dracula chooses to wear a timeless, formal suit that will always look good whatever the year or century. Of course, not everyone dresses for dinner in white tie and tails. Then again, when you are the Prince of Darkness you can get away with a lot more.
From renown tuxedo maker FERRECCI, this tail coat and matching trousers is beautifully crafted in an elegant classic fit. The jacket boasts fabric covered buttons and fully lined interiror. Made from 65% Polyester and 35% Viscose, this suit has hand detailed elements and an old world craftsmanship to be savoured and enjoyed. The fit is regular and the look is classic. A beautiful suit in a timeless design. A modern suit will date, this suit will always be a classic and can be worn outside of cosplay at a number of formal occasions.
- Polyester / Cotton blend
- Wing Collar
- Cufflinks / button up
- Quarter inch pleating More…
You would think that wearing a white shirt is the last item a vampire would select, what with all the arterial spatter, veinal oozing, the occasional dribble from the tip of a sharpened fang. A nice red blouse or something wipe clean definitely would be the practical modern way to go. What we must remember is that Count Vladislaus Dracula is from the old times. A time long forgotten where tradition is imperative. Count Dracula’s taste in clothes is impeccable. The day he is forced to wear a wipe clean t-shirt with a Dracula suit printed on the front it will be time to hang up his fangs and move to sunny California. White dress shirt it is Vlad.
This elegant white dress shirt has a traditional wing collar designed to flatter the neckline and show off the matching white bow tie. A must item for matching with formalwear, it conforms to tradition beautifully. The cuffs can be worn with cufflinks or can be buttoned, your choice. Made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton, the quarter inch pleat panel at the front add an unfussy detail that adds a finishing flourish to the shirt and complements your suit for an overall polished look. This shirt is perfect for the traditionalist and is ideal for any formal ocassion.
- Fully adjustable waistcoat
- Elasticated at neck & waist
- Open back
- Pre-tied adjustable bow
- One size fits all
- 100% Cotton More…
White Waistcoat and Bow Tie
When it comes to formal wear, nothing looks as elegant as white tie and tails. The traditional full evening dress, or “white tie”, requires a white shirt with wing tip collar and matching white pique waistcoat with bow tie. Being such a snappy dresser, Dracula is respectful of tradition. From Bela Lugosi (Dracula 1931) to George Hamilton (Love at First Bite 1979), the dress suit, complete with white waistcoat and matching bow tie cuts a dashing figure and separates the Count from the ordinary vampires.
This white pique waistcoat and matching bow tie will look stunning as part of your Dracula Costume. If you still have a reflection, you are going to love the way it looks. Such elegant attire is sure to bring admiring looks from all the boys and ghouls at the party. Cut a dash on the dance floor this Halloween and look every inch the Transylvanian trendsetter.
Made from 100% Cotton, this white pique waistcoat is the ideal choice for formal evening wear. This waistcoat has been designed to be fully adjustable having elastic adjustments at the waist and neck. The open back is excellent for comfort and ventilation. Three fabric buttons and two mock pockets add a nice feature to the front. The pique fabric has a quality look and feel. This one size waistcoat can be adjusted to fit all.
- Patent Leather
- Stacked heel 1.2″ (3cm)
- Lace up
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You might think a vampire would shy away from wearing a pair of shoes capable of revealing his own lack of reflection. Not our Vlad. He knows that these patent leather shoes are the ideal choice for looking his dashing dapper self. In “Love at First Bite”, we can see Count Dracula (George Hamilton) cut a dash on the dance floor wearing his patent leather shoes. Check out the video below for this iconic clip.
Patent leather shoes are a great choice when wearing formal attire. These shoes are ideal for matching with your Dracula Costume. They are elegant and comfortable and are great for dancing. When you have hung up your Dracula Costume, these are a great pair of shoes to have in your wardrobe for all sorts of occasions.
These patent leather shoes are an ideal choice for formal wear. They have a polished look for a sharp, sophisticated appearance. A classic tuxedo dress shoe, they carry an updated tempered toe design made with quality materials. A stacked heel of 3cm (1.2 inches) adds to the elegant look and comfort of the shoe. These are ideal shoes for Weddings, business and any formal event, particularly white tie events.
- Synthetic Fibre
- Heat Resistant
- Usable with styling products
- 1 Wig + 1 net cap
- Hand wash cold water
- Fits 21″ – 24.5″
By tradition, Count Dracula wore his hair slicked back in a tidy, well controlled style. If you have the right color and length of hair you can achieve this look with little more than some hair products and a little patience. One suggestion, try adding a little talcolm powder at your temples to achieve the distinguished look sported by George Hamilton who played Count Dracula in the 1979 movie “Love at First Bite”.
If you are going to need a little help achieving the Prince of Darkness look, never fear, we have just the wig. This short, black wig arrive pre-styled in the slicked back, widow’s peak style of Dracula. You can use hair products to make any adjustments you choose to achieve your own unique, Count Dracula look. The handy wig cap is great for keeping your own hair in place underneath and makes fitting the wig easier.
This heat resistant wig is made from synthetic fibres. It is soft to the touch and an ideal choice for costumes that require a short, black wig. The wig comes with a wig cap which is ideal for securing your own hair in place and ensuring a comfortable and even fit. It is an adjustable wig and is best suited to heads with a circumference of 21 inches to 24.5 inches. You can use styling products including gels, hairspray, spiking glue or dye to achieve the exact look you want. For cleaning, simply gently hand wash in cold water.
- Premium medical class PVC
- Fits over whole tooth
- 3 sizes available More…
To fang or not to fang?
Although a set of fangs might be considered mandatory when putting together a Dracula Costume, they are not essential. If we refer to the difinitive Count Dracula movie (1931), the actor Bela Lugosi never wore fangs in his portrayal on screen as Count Dracula. Interestingly, he gave such an intense performance, he didn’t need the fangs in order to be convincing as the Prince of Darkness; and neither will you.
When choosing a set of fangs for your Count Dracula Costume it is important to come up with a pair that are realistic, fit comfortably and stay in place. The vampire fangs we have selected to transform you into the fanged fiend himself, fit all the necessary criteria and come in at a really great price as well.
Fitting your fangs
Your vampire fangs will arrive in a pack containing three different sizes so you can pick the best fit for you. Comfort is everything. These fangs fit over the individual tooth making them a natural looking choice. By adding a little denture adhesive you can be sure your fangs will stay in place. These fangs look very realistic when fitted and are ideal for adding to your Dracula Costume.
These vampire fangs have been carefully designed to be safe, comfortable and realistic. Made from premium medical class PVC resin these fangs comes in a pack with three sizes to ensure you get a snug fit. The sizes you receive are 13mm, 15mm and 17mm. Each fang covers and surrounds the entire tooth. This means they look realistic and are more comfortable. To secure the fang in place simply add denture adhesive. This is not contained in the package. These fangs are ideal for a number of cosplay outfits or Halloween costumes, particulary vampires, werewolves and zombies.
- Metal Star with 8 points
- Faux gem
- Red satin ribbob
- 30 inches long More…
In 1931, Bela Lugosi starred in Dracula. This movie is regarded as the definitive Dracula and has determined much of how the character of Dracula is perceived in both his manner and his look. The film. which has influenced all Dracula movies since, has the Count dressed in formal evening dress typical of that worn around the early 1900s.
Medal of Honour
Typically, gentlemen at his time who were decorated individuals might wear a neck order. Such a decoration would indicate the gentleman’s rank, position in society or achievements. This would be reserved for evening dress as opposed to a ribboned medal worn on the chest of a uniform.
Bela Lugosi wore a neck medallion in several scenes during his performance as Dracula. Although it was not a permanent feature in the movie, it became a defining part of his attire and one the viewing public seemed to like. The medallion was reprised in a number of Dracula movies that followed, including George Hamilton’s Dracula Costume in “Love at First Bite” in 1979.
Prince of Darkness
For a truly authentic, Prince of Darkness look, it is a great idea to add a medallion to your Dracula Costume. With the red ribbon and red stone centre of the star, it adds a striking contrast to the rest of your Count Dracula Costume. Furthermore, it helps establish the aristocractic position of Dracula as a Count.
This ornate medallion consists of an eight pointed star with a faux ruby centre hanging on a red satin ribbon. The star has markings that radiate from the centre. The ribbon measures 30 inchces in length and is made from satin. Fashioned from metal, the medallion does carry some weight which adds to its authentic appearance. Dracula wore his medallion high, around his neck. The ribbon on the medallion is sufficienty long enough to allow for some alteration to place the medallion in the position you want.
- Premium microfibre
- Softer than silk
- Classic 9 x 9 inches
- Ideal formal attire
- 13 colors available
- Skilfully tailored More…
Dracula clearly likes white accessories. When it comes to his pocket square you might think he would use a nice rich red for practical purposes. For example, if he needed something to wipe down his fangs after a big ‘meal’ you would think a white square might do little to hide all that blood. It just goes to show what a traditionalist Count Dracula is at heart, not that he carries such an affliction. Vlad knows that matching accessories with a white tie call for a white pocket square and he is nothing if not consistent. He’s had several hundred years to perfect the look.
The pocket square we have chosen to co-ordinate with your Dracula Costume has the softness and appearance of silk but is more practical. Luxurious though silk is, as a pocket square it does tend not to hold its shape. This pocket square is the ideal color, shape and size to pair with your Dracula Costume and will look very dapper peeping out of your jacket pocket.
This quality pocket square is made from premium microfibre which is softer to the touch than silk yet gives a silk appearance. Furthermore, the weave means it holds its shape in your pocket. At the classic 9 x 9 inches, this pocket square comes in a range of 13 colors, so you can select the right color to co-ordinate with your other accessories. Skilfully tailored, it has a twill weave and single-needle stiching that is attractive and durable. Ideal for any formal occasion, simply place the pocket square, as it arrives, into your pocket and adjust to suit.
- Press stud closure on wrist
- Practical for uniform wear
- Attractive for Halloween Costumes
- Range of sizes
- 100% Cotton
The definitive Dracula Costume is very much based on the formal white tie and tails dress suit for men during the early 1900s. As white gloves are de rigueur for a formal white tie dress suit, you may want to consider adding a pair to your Dracula Costume. The white accessories make a stunning contrast against the black of your dress suit. You will be surprised how much you enjoy the look and the feel.
These white gloves are made from 100% medium weight cotton. As such, your hands should remain comfortable throughout wear. They have the traditional three seams on the back of the hand and are fastened on the inside of the wrist with a single press stud. Designed for comfort, these gloves are suitable for any number of roles. They are excellent as parade gloves and would be great as part of a Halloween costume. Sizes available include Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large and they are suitable for men and women.
- Artificial Rose bud bloom
- Flower Measures 1 x 2 inches
- Stem measures 1.5 inches
- Pin included More…
A splash of red is a great way to lift the black and white of your dress suit. Even if you are including the red lined cape and the red ribboned medallion in your Dracula Costume ensemble, you might want to consider adding a buttonhole. In Love at First Bite (1979), George Hamilton’s character brings his love interest a large bouquet of red roses. He later appears with a rose in his lapel buttonhole. Being an incurable romantic, we are not surprised that Dracula’s flower of choice is a red rose. Vlad does like red.
This classic single rose buttonhole has a vein pattern printed leaf and a stem wrapped in floral tape. The rose itelf meaures 1 inch by 2 inches while the stem is 1.5 inches long. It is a well made artificial flower that will grace any lapel. Ideal for formal occasions such as weddings and a great choice for costumes requireing a button hole.
- Dracula Crest
- Immitation Carnelian Bloodstone
- Measures 1.5 x 1 inch
- Size 10 or 11
- Also in Antique Gold
Being of noble birth, Count Dracula likes to show off his ancestry by wearing a ring that displays his family crest. Dracula’s family coat of arms sit on a bed of Carnelian Bloodstone. The ring is instantly recognisable as Dracula’s as it carries the image of a bat in flight above the letter D in Gothic font. This ring makes an appearance in several of the Dracula movies.
Wear Dracula’s Ring
The ring we have selected for you to wear as part of your Dracula costume is a copy of the ring worn in several Dracula movies. A ring bearing the family crest of the house of Dracula makes a great statement piece for your costume and sets you apart as the one true Dracula. This is an accurate copy of the original prop ring. The ring comes in two sizes. The measurements are as follows:
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This ring is a large imposing, impressive piece of jewellery. If you are considered that it might be too large for your fingers, it is possible to ensure a snug fit by using a ring adjuster.
This is a copy of the ring worn by several distinguished actors in their roles as Dracula. Such names include John Carradine, Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee. On a bed of immitation Bloodstone lies the family Crest of Count Vladislaus Dracula. The crest shows a large letter D for Dracula surrounded by 4 crowns, all nestled below a large bat in flight. Available in silver or Antique gold, the ring is available in two sizes: 10 or 11.
Dracula on the dance floor
This iconic clip is taken from the movie “Love at first Bite” (1979) starring George Hamilton in the role of Dracula and Susan St James as his partner, Cindy Sondheim. If you want to cut a dash on the dance floor as Dracula, watch the clip in slow speed (click settings) to pick up a few moves
Click to view Dracula on the dance floor
Love at First Bite is a great movie with a convincing performance by George Hamilton of Count Dracula struggling to cope with modern life in New York. The DVD is available but infortunately this original dance music has been replaced with an alternative in the copies we found. Unless you know different?