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What Do Vampires Look Like?

Over the years vampires have taken on various appearances, be it sophisticated or monstrous. The most popular and well known vampire look mostly due to Bela Lugosi and his role in the old Dracula flick. Christopher Lee and Frank Langella later helped to reinforce Lugosi’s look. You’ve got the male vampire dressed impeccably in classy evening wear, slick hair, satin cape and long white fangs. Then the female vampires (who are also horribly stereotyped) are usually tall, perfectly pale, have bright red lips and are found wearing incredibly sexually provocative clothes. Sounds familiar right?

Fast forward a few years and you have today’s idea of how a vampire looks (it usually involves glitter). Most modern vampires haven’t strayed too far from the vampires in those old films, they may have ditched the cape but they still dress impeccably smooth. Perfect body, perfect hair, perfect face, perfect eyes…etc. The men are still seductive and the women are still sexy.

Now, if you ignore the entertainment world and take a look at traditional folk vampires you have a whole different view. The common vamp in Europe usually appeared in its raggedy burial clothes or its grave shroud. Its stench from the dried blood of victims was so awful it instantly triggered the gag reflex. It often had red glowing eyes, long blood-covered fangs and was totally grotesque in every way. Sexy huh?

But in other countries vampires weren’t always completely human. The Chinese kuang-shi was covered in greenish fur, the African adze looked like a deformed dwarf or a firefly. Then you have folk vampires that don’t look humanistic at all. There was the vampire cat of Nabeshima, the giant bird-like aswang, the watermelon vampires of Yugoslavian lore, and even a vampire chair.

So what have we learned today? That vampires have countless looks, it just depends on what book you’re reading or movie you’re watching, or even what time period you live in.

– Moonlight

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Moonlight • March 23, 2010


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    • http://www.vampires.com/what-do-vampires-look-like/ Alexandra Moon

      they look like humans

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        i know right im with u alexandra moon

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  • http://myfanficz.lifeyo.com/Home/ Zelda

    I think they look like normal people. Just different colored eyes!

  • Keke

    I think Vampires probably look like any other human but has fangs, drinks blood, and has Red eyes.

  • Me… Or so

    I think there are no Vampires…
    It’s just a fantasy story…
    But imagine there are some… They would reign the world or not..!?

    • Joanna

      They do, they are called the illuminati. Research it, watch ‘The Arrivals’ documentary o youtube from part 1, they killed the key witness of 9/11, as they planned this all. To help them eventually rule the world by turning humans on each other, the fastest way to rule, along with their control of world power and turning the most powerful/rich into them. They are the modern day vampires as they drink and spill blood for their own reasons.

      • Monique

        yeah i saw that it is truly fascinating what internet can provide…

  • emily

    vampires look like everyone else. you dont notice them. they could be sitting next to you on a bus or walking next to you on the sidewalk. you cant tell them apart from everyone else. and their eyes well everyone says their eyes are different colors but they arnt. vampires can also eat normal food when they need to but blood is best for them. some wont eat normal food but most do cause they want to fit in. but if they dont they can still go for weeks without blood.

    • http://www.vampires.com/what-do-vampires-look-like/ Alexandra Moon

      you are correct emily. i am a vampiress i havent told my friend im looking for the right time. wonder when that will be.

  • Scott

    Vampire’s look like what ever you want them to look like, and who’s to say what they should look like, i mean they are and exist only what our imaginations concoct.

    • http://www.vampires.com/what-do-vampires-look-like/ Alexandra Moon

      vampires are real! i am a vampiress. just keep gossip to a limit please.

      • bob jimmy

        vampires arent real!!!!!!!!! its all fake!!!11

  • http://vampires.com Jordan

    i honestly think look like people but kina gothic and very pale… and dont go into the sunlight though.

    vampires rule!!!!!!!

    • http://www.vampires.com/what-do-vampires-look-like/ Alexandra Moon

      stariotypes!!

  • Christine

    In old European folkltales they were red-faced or “rosy” and often fat.

    • Monique

      ahaha indeed they were

  • http://www.vampires.com/what-do-vampires-look-like/ Alexandra Moon

    I know for a fact that vampires/ vampiress’s look like humans but they dont act quit like them take me for example i dont look like anything you guys have described but im still a vampiress!
    P.S. we can go out in sun light! gosh stariotypes are crazy these days!

    • Monique

      whatever you say

  • http://www.vampires.com/what-do-vampires-look-like/ Alexandra Moon

    if you want more information you will have to wait until april 15 for more awnsers im going (hunting)

    • Tainted-halo

      I am a vampire but i dont go out saying it to others, keep it real please and don’t role play because your making us look bad and thats why people don’t believe us

      • Cool gurl

        YOU ARE NOT A VAMPIRE AND THEY DONT EXSIST I THEY DID THERE WOULD BE LIKE NOOOOO POPULATION. AND I DONT BILIEVE IN YOU, YOU OR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sumi

    I think Vampires look perfect but have either yellow, luminous green, violet, red, or grey eyes. They dress gothish and have pale eyes. But I could be wrong because people say Vampires arent real… although I think they are…

    • Tainted-halo

      They don’t look goth their like humans but much different mine are red but i wear blue contacts when I get mad they turn red right through the contacts

  • Sumi

    Whoops. Made a mistake. I meant that they have pale skin…

  • http://facebook star

    i want 1 hot hot like rylee that plays in the twilight saga ECLIPSE

  • Millie Stevens

    There is no way that you are an actual vampire. You may want to be, but you’re not.

  • http://vampires.com aaliyah

    i think they are real cause wasnt dracula real do think u know everything are vampires real just a thought

  • Emily Rose

    Vampires can go into the sun people.It just makes them weak (tired).And omg vampires dont stay away from garlic or stuff like that.We just dont like the smell.Its like saying you dont like the smell of a fart.Lol just saying.Vampires look like real humans.Eyes may be different.And fangs only come when they are hunting.I should know I’m a vampiress.

  • Anonymous

    lol why would vamps kill off there own food supply and the illuminati are humans who want destroy the world and are being ran by demons. vampire would not be stupid enough to story this world lol

  • blackheart

    I am a vampire and for the people who think they are do not get any ideas other people like haters will hunt you

  • https://www.facebook.com/rose.kate.98892 Rose Pearce

    vampires are real and they can go in the sun just think about if vampires are real

  • http://www.vampires.com edward cullen

    I think they are real I am one so careful with the gossip