♥ 2016 DIY Halloween Costume: Victorian Vampire (Make Your Own Fangs, Edible Blood & Lace Choker) ♥
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Hello my pumpkins!
A very different DIY for you this video - a Halloween DIY costume kind of DIY. I’m incredibly excited for all 2016 Halloween activities, so what better way to celebrate than with a tutorial on how to make a Victorian-inspired lace choker, DIY vampire fangs, and edible blood that’s safe to eat & even easier to make?
In this tutorial, I show you how to DIY the key props (I thought) that made up a "Victorian Vampire” costume at home - minus the outfit. I’m pretty sure you can wear any lacy or vintage high neck dress with these props and everyone would pretty much get that you’re a vampire. Anyway, I really hope you enjoy this 2016 DIY halloween costume tutorial & happy Halloween (almost)!
VICTORIAN LACE CHOKER
Cord End Crimps
1. Cut about 12" of lace trim off (this will act as the choker, so you pretty much want it to go all the way around your neck - might vary with how thin/thick your neck is).
2. Roll one end of the trim as thin as you can make it & place the open end of the cord end crimp over it.
3. Secure the crimp by closing the clamp with jewelry pliers.
4. Repeat on the other end.
5. Cut two pieces of ribbon - 24" each (you can make this longer if you wish).
6. On one end of the choker, pull the ribbon through the loop of the cord end crimp until you reach about halfway & tie a knot. Repeat on the other end.
7. To wear, place the choker (middle of the lace) against your throat and cross the end behind your neck. Cross the ends again in the front, knot & tie a bow.
Acrylic Nails (Natural Color)
Denture Adhesive (I have pink in this video because I was putting blood in my mouth anyway, but if you don't want to add blood, you can use white denture adhesive.)
1. Pick out two acrylic nails that will fit over your canine teeth comfortably.
2. File one of the ends of each tooth to a sharp edge (mimicking the look of a vampire fang).
3. With a little bit of denture adhesive, add some to the back of your fang. You want to make sure that your actual tooth is dry - you can easily to this by wiping the surface with a paper towel (& try not to drool too much :P)
4, Place the fang over your top canine tooth (careful not to get it on your gum - it ends up drying and feeling really uncomfortable) & wait about a minute until dry. Repeat on other canine tooth.
5. You should be able to open and close your mouth comfortably once the denture adhesive has dried.
(Safe to eat & surprisingly easy to clean)
Some Hot Water
1. Add 3 parts gelatin to a bowl & add enough hot water until the gelatin has dissolved.
2. Add 1 part chocolate syrup.
3. Add 2 parts honey.
5. This is a pretty rough estimate of proportions, but you can continue adding more gelatin, chocolate syrup & honey to get to the consistency & color that you'd like to see. I would just recommend not adding anymore water, as the solution then becomes too watery & ends up losing that blood-like appearance once placed on the skin.
6. Test the blood on your hand until you're happy with the way it looks.
7. This is safe to ingest (as it's entirely made of things you can find in the kitchen) & surprisingly not terrible-tasting. Since there's nothing in this that requires refrigeration, you can leave it covered on the counter if you want to store it away for later use. I actually wouldn't recommend putting it in the fridge because otherwise, it'll turn into chocolate & honey-flavored Jell-O. But maybe that's not such a bad thing when you get down to it...