The vampire is such a perfect fit for Halloween that it is no real surprise that the vampire costume is a consistent hit with Halloween partygoers year after year. Vampires are creatures of legend that feed on the blood of humans, and they most definitely love Halloween. Along with the witch costume, the vampire costume is one of the top mainstays of the Halloween season.
Tales of the undead, blood-sucking vampire have circulated for hundreds of years, but it is really Bram Stoker’s Dracula published in 1897, that launched the modern vampire myth. It has been with us ever since. Thanks in part to Stoker’s popularization of the vampire mythology; today’s Halloween partygoers can enjoy scaring people to death with their vampire Halloween costumes.
The vampire costume might be the most flexible Halloween costume of them all. While the witch is a very popular Halloween symbol, few men dress up in witch costumes come Halloween. Yet, everyone feels free to dress up in a vampire Halloween costume. As a result it is possible to find adult vampire costumes, kids vampire costumes, girl vampire costume, even Gothic vampire costumes. Most any vampire costume will usually share the elements of red and black colors, a black cape, white face make-up, and, of course, fangs.
The fact that the vampire, along with the witch, is practically the mascot of Halloween makes the vampire costume such a consistently easy pick come Halloween. No one ever asks someone dressed as a vampire, “What are you?” Anyone remotely familiar with Halloween, pop culture or mass media knows the vampire. Usually when you say “I vant to drink your blood,” at a Halloween get together, people don’t mistake you for Frankenstein.