Costume :Dracula
Source :Castlevania, Symphony of the Night
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Grand Cosplay Ball 2008

Costume Photos

Classic vamp posing :P


Drac & Sara at the Ball

Waistcoat, finished

Long Coat, finished

Cape, working

Costume Reference


Costume Information

Cost : £180
Time Taken : 30hrs+

Very Aristocratic, swishy black and red cape and long jacket. Should look pretty ace at a Ball.

Oh and he has te Beard!

The fabric requirements for this are starting to scare me, it's going to be a very expensive costume :(

I found a lovely Satin backed black Sued fabric so:

Black and red satin cloak - Done
Black Sued Jacket, with satin facings and deep red lace lining - Done
Shiney Black Cotton Waistcoat with gold lace trim - Done
Red Sash - Done
White Cotton frilled gothic shirt - Aquired
Knee Length black Riding Boots - finished with buttons and trim
White wig - Aquired
Cravat and red gem - Red gem finished, Cravat finished
Bat - Flown off into the night
Fangs - Aquired
Nail extensions - Aquired


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Yay, Kitten likes beard! =^_^=
And also likes this costume of course.

by Lunar_Kitten on Monday, 18 August, 2008 - 09:48
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I can't wait to see this!! It's going to look amazing ^^ I'll have to take lots of photos!

by Bunni on Friday, 5 September, 2008 - 14:42
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epicly awesome

by Defrain on Friday, 5 September, 2008 - 17:24
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This will be epic! I love Castlevania and it's so undercosplayed! Plus you chose one of the best characters and the best forms OF that character LOL

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 6 September, 2008 - 18:44
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Dude just awesome!!! Castlevania is a great game, and just great Choice Specially for the Grand Cosplay Ball xDD
Pictures must be taken!!! Im sure you can handle this cosplay no probs with your skill xD

by JakeX on Thursday, 2 October, 2008 - 17:12
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Can't wait to see some pictures hun!! I think that riding boots will be an excellent choice!! Ahhh the trauma of having big feet lol I suffer from it myself >.<

by Bunni on Monday, 17 November, 2008 - 12:11
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Dude its looking good so far :D
Progress pics at last xD
Plus you must get pics from the ball!!! loving the cape dude!

by JakeX on Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 09:54
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You're looking amazing! That cape is the size of a car! XD
Looks brilliant! Can't wait to see this completed! ^__^

by BlusterSquall on Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 10:08
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looking good! :D

by GunstarVixen on Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 10:25
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Quote Ilpala : "Aproximately as big as a small african country :P"

.. and warm enough!

And more importantly : big enough to hide a Kitten in, too! =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 12:13
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looking amazing! cant wait to see it finished:D

by Kaka Extreme on Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 17:19
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OMG you are officially the coolest guy ever!!!

Love Castlevania... I really want to do Alucard now... then maybe cosplay as him too...

by White Leviathan on Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 17:44
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Holy crap...James that looks fantastic!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 21:26
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OMG that is massively epic!!! It so beautiful, great work hun!

by Bunni on Wednesday, 19 November, 2008 - 09:09
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The red lace is such a great match

I was really taken back by this in person, and its not even finished yet

by MangaChild on Thursday, 20 November, 2008 - 13:26
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Can't wait to see pics of the finish costume it's going to look amazing. So gutted I can't be there on Sunday!

by Bunni on Wednesday, 26 November, 2008 - 11:52

This looks so amazing! Very decadent! ...And pimping!! XDDD Remember pink leoprint is more pimp :D

by on Thursday, 27 November, 2008 - 14:17
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and i was much jelous of your cape when we were freezing out butts off,
(big cape makes for one cozy kitten)

by HelloKitty on Wednesday, 3 December, 2008 - 09:33
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Speechless.... You guys look perfect! So gutted I couldn't make it!
My face would have been something similar to the Jack and Sally reaction (though not quite as potent as Jack & Sally as you have to take into account the Disney factor lol! but very similar!)
All the hard work really paid off!

by Bunni on Friday, 5 December, 2008 - 09:05
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looks awesome hurray for castlevannia

by Defrain on Friday, 5 December, 2008 - 09:33
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very nicely done, looking sharp

by nanahara on Friday, 30 January, 2009 - 11:07
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such a fabulous costume! ^^ very well made. Looks great

by DarkElf on Thursday, 5 February, 2009 - 22:02
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Most excellent cosplay. You pull it off very well. I love the cape. I too am considering Alucard but not for a while yet.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 14 March, 2009 - 21:25
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"What is a man? A worthless little pile of secrets?! But enough talk, have at you!"

by White Leviathan on Monday, 16 March, 2009 - 23:05
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Wow this looks Spectacular! I Love the rich fabrics you chose. Looks great.
Only for the ball though :( boo hoo.

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 21 March, 2009 - 23:05


Waistcoat, finished (Posted 27th November 2008)

Finnaly finished sewing all of the gold trim and frogs onto the waistcoat last night. Luckily despite it being gone midnight I somehow managed to get all of the frogs on straight and the waistcoat front lining up correctely when worn \o/

Nearly there (Posted 26th November 2008)

Drac continues to progress nicely. My riding boots arrived and have had suitable detailing added, and I've got my shirt, wig and teath too.
My cravat and gem are nearly finished, just need to add the lace on and i'm busily sewing the gold detailing on to my waistcoat, which is mind numbing at best!

Once there finished I just need to make the rope and clasp for the cloak and shave me beard to shape.

Trimings (Posted 19th November 2008)

Well I've got a flauncy shirt and the boots should be coming today or tomorrow :)

I've also found some nice lace edging and fasteners so I'm cutting these to the patterns I want and painting them gold for the waistcoat trim. Also have a big red 'eye' to serve as the base of his gem, need to make a fitting for that though.

Made the red waist sash last night too, same red satin as the cloak.

Boots (Posted 17th November 2008)

Well I had to give up on the heeled ladyboots, best I could find in bigfoot size where thigh high and 90 quid with postage :(
So I've gone with some riding boots instead.

Other than that progress is good. Dracs satin cloak is basicaly done, it's ace and big enough to hide a small american state in! His jacket is also finished and I spent the weekend making his waistcoat, though I now need to work out how to do the gold detailing.

Pics to follow :)

sewing (Posted 7th November 2008)

Started work on the cloak and jacket this week.
All patterns cut, bodies sewn and sleeves and collars attached. The collars are epic!

Totally forgot to buy a chep bat at halloween though and I still have to figure out how I'm going to do the gold lace work on the waistcoat.

Fabric (Posted 12th September 2008)

Got all the Fabric now and boy did it get expensive >_<
Found a lovely sued backed satin for the cloak and coat, some deep red lace to line the coat and more satin (only red) for the inside of the cloak.

Keeping an eye out for fancy gold trim now and knee high ladyboots now!