With the recent release of Dracula, Untold and a plot that promises to explore the origin of Dracula while weaving vampire mythology into the true history of Prince Vlad, the Impaler, we thought we’d take a look into the infamous 15th century Prince of Wallachia (now Romania) who inspired Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic tale of a blood thirsty monster and the subsequent versions to follow.
Vampires have been vilified, romanticized and even touted as heroic at times, but no Dracula movie, Twilight series or Vampire Diaries episode could match the horrifying history of the “Son of the Dragon” himself. Prince Vlad is infamous for his brutality as a Crusader and was rumored to have killed more than 100,000 people in his reign. Although the true history of Dracula is grim, recent versions of Vampires, while still blood thirsty, are not nearly as gruesome and the Vampire costumes that have been born out of Dracula are wickedly stylish.
As creatures of the night, Vampires have achieved a certain mysterious allure over the years since Bram Stoker’s Dracula hit the big screen and Vampire costumes have become a staple of Halloween. Vampire costumes range from Classic Romantic, Seductively Sexy and Retro-Futuristic, Steampunk Style. If you’ve got a thirst for the night and a desire to travel to Transylvania this year, we’ve got the Vampire costumes to take you there. The only question is what kind of Vampire do you want to be?