Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Modern Vampire Costumes Bite

Modern vampire costumes are all the rage with the new generation of vampire fans, but I want to continue to see the classic Gothic vampires lurk the streets at night. When I think of vampires, I imagine dark and bloody red cloaks against pale skin and dark hair. I grew up with Bram Stoker's Dracula and Interview with the Vampire, and have a natural attraction towards the Gothic and sinister vampires.

Modern vampires appear to be little more than kids dressed dark and mysterious. I watched Twilight and New Moon, and I confess to being a complete fan of HBO's True Blood. I am saddened by the modern vampire dress - jeans, shirts, and mini skirts. How does that fit into my fantasy of vampires luring women into dark alleys in London to take a seductive and life-ending bite? My only hope lies in the Volturi, and their elegant and classic vampire costumes. I felt a rush of pleasure when Bella and Edward met with the Volturi, knowing inside that the Volturi just may be the saving grace for the best and scariest of all vampire costumes. After all, why choose to wear a costume you could wear to school every day?

twilight vampire costumes

1 comment:

  1. I am saddened by the way they dress too! Takes all the vampire fun away.

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Have fun, wear a costume!