Costume :Vlad Tepes Dracula
Source :Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 16 (2010)

Costume Photos

Amecon Ball two

amecon ball

" I am the monster that breathing men would kill. I am Dracula"

"The blood is the life... and it shall be mine"

Lord of the Night



Costume Information

Cost : 150

One of my all time favourite villains. (I have even bothered to read the book.)
I have wanted to cosplay him for ages. There are so many different versions of the character, not just in castlevania but in other movies and books as well. It took me ages to decide which version.
I settled on Symphony of the Night, because it was the game that introduced me to the character, and is one of the most recognisable versions of him.

The coat and the cloak are perfect, I did commission those (Thanks to Velvet Glove Costume) as my sewing skills are minimal. Evereything else has come from various charity shops, (an equestrian shop for the boots) which I have then modified myself.
Bought some decent vampire teeth, and the moustache and beard are going to be crepe hair. (Boiled sheep's wool.)

Hopefully, depending on the money front I will have red contacts as well, though I am not to bothered if I don't as looking at the concept art for SOTN, he seems to have grey eyes...

Got red contacts, they are a bitch putting them in, and are just a bit to small, but they do finish the costume off.

Minami 16, my first event cosplaying and the first time I wore this. It was so hot! Also the tash did not come out so well at first. I had to re do it before the masquerade, and it looked a lot better.

At amecon the second time I wore it, was very nearly a disaster, I was trying out some new grease paint, but my skin hated it, and it went all porous. So i had to use what little white concealer I had, and some porcelain foundation , and put eye-shadow on to try and make my face look paler.
There is still more I can do to improve the costume, and will do so. I am however never again wearing it in the summer. Too hot.


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bout time lol gunna look awesome

by Defrain on Wednesday, 10 February, 2010 - 13:07
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Having seen the coat and cloak, this is goona look good.

by eva_fan on Thursday, 11 February, 2010 - 14:38
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I look forward to seeing this, heard some very good things!

by White Leviathan on Monday, 22 March, 2010 - 21:21
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Looking forward to seeing this.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 20:19
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Awesome. :D
Erik, i can't wait see this.

by eva_fan on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 17:20
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this was awesome dude

by Defrain on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 11:02
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How many times did people say "What is a man?..." to you ? XD

This costume looks awesome, great stuff

by Manjou on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 19:15
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Thanks guys, (I got "what is a man" only once! but then I was saying it enough)

by dukeedrick on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 21:41
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Awesome Costume. You did look amazing. I'm seriously tempted to cosplay as Alucard at some point and seeing your epic Dracula has really inspired me. I loved the fabric for the jacket.

Great to meet you as well.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 21:44
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Wow you did an awesome job with this! Bringing this to any other events this year?

by White Leviathan on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 21:50
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Nice, I'm cosplaying as Alucard soon, castlevania games are just great^___^

by Anime_Angel on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 21:55
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White Leviathan, I am bringing a SOTN prologue version to amecon!

by dukeedrick on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 22:09
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Fantastic, I'll have Alucard sorted for then. We'll have to get in touch before to sort entering the masquerade if you're interested.

by White Leviathan on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 22:28
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Hmmm... was planning on doing this for the ball, have another in progress for Sat.
We will see...

by dukeedrick on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 23:41
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Your doing it for the ball. Thats awesome. I've just uploaded my Alucard for the Ame ball.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 23:43
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aw dude stood next to u in the masqueraude line at minami. You looked amazing.

by Berserk667 on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 01:36

To-Do List

Accurate waistcoatHighComplete


Completely Finished (Posted 11th July 2010)

Completely done now, unlike it was at minamicon. not sure if I want to do wear this at ame in August though, ITS SO FRIKIN HOT!!

New waistcoat. (Posted 27th May 2010)

Getting a new waistcoat sorted. I hope it turns out ok.

Finished (Posted 18th March 2010)

There are little things I can do to improve it. But that all depends on the money.

nearly done. (Posted 12th February 2010)

Everything is practicly done. I just need a deacent wig and boots.