Vlad Tepes Dracula - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night


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.

Defrain posted on 10 February, 2010 - 12:07
bout time lol gunna look awesome

eva_fan posted on 11 February, 2010 - 13:38
Having seen the coat and cloak, this is goona look good.

White Leviathan posted on 22 March, 2010 - 20:21
I look forward to seeing this, heard some very good things!

Sephirayne posted on 31 March, 2010 - 19:19
Looking forward to seeing this.

eva_fan posted on 1 April, 2010 - 16:20
Awesome. :D Erik, i can't wait see this.

Defrain posted on 20 April, 2010 - 10:02
this was awesome dude

Manjou posted on 20 April, 2010 - 18:15
How many times did people say "What is a man?..." to you ? XD This costume looks awesome, great stuff

dukeedrick posted on 20 April, 2010 - 20:41
Thanks guys, (I got "what is a man" only once! but then I was saying it enough)

Sephirayne posted on 20 April, 2010 - 20:44
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.

White Leviathan posted on 20 April, 2010 - 20:50
Wow you did an awesome job with this! Bringing this to any other events this year?

Anime_Angel posted on 20 April, 2010 - 20:55
Nice, I'm cosplaying as Alucard soon, castlevania games are just great^___^

dukeedrick posted on 20 April, 2010 - 21:09
White Leviathan, I am bringing a SOTN prologue version to amecon!

White Leviathan posted on 20 April, 2010 - 21:28
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.

dukeedrick posted on 20 April, 2010 - 22:41
Hmmm... was planning on doing this for the ball, have another in progress for Sat. We will see...

Sephirayne posted on 20 April, 2010 - 22:43
Your doing it for the ball. Thats awesome. I've just uploaded my Alucard for the Ame ball.

Berserk667 posted on 24 August, 2010 - 00:36
aw dude stood next to u in the masqueraude line at minami. You looked amazing.

Accurate waistcoat

Total cost: £0.00

11th July 2010

Completely Finished

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!!

27th May 2010

New waistcoat.

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

18th March 2010


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

12th February 2010

nearly done.

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

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