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DIY Vampire Fashion

Want to show off your love for vampires and look damned sexy doing it? Then I’ve got just what you need my bloodthirsty fashionistas! Two easy and inexpensive bloody DIY projects for the horror fans.  First is a nail art tutorial and the second is an awesome shoe tutorial – both of which feature blood, the love of all vampires.

BLOOD SPLATTER NAIL ART

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Awesome right? This is really easy to do, but a bit messy. Here’s how to get this look…

  1. Start with a base color (white works best for this one).
  2. Put a blob of red nail polish on a piece of paper and dip the end of a straw in it.
  3. Hold the straw above your nail and blow quick and hard to get the paint to splatter onto your nail.
  4. Use a q-tip and nail polish remover to clean up around your nail (I told you it’s messy).

And that’s it! It’s so easy and it looks badass!

BLOOD SPLATTER SHOES

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The pre-made shoes in the image above are expensive, so why not make your own blood splatter shoes for half the price? The best part is that you can choose the style of shoe you want. Sexy pumps, ballet flats, sneakers… etc. This one is great for everyone, because you can use any type of shoe you want.

For this project you need white shoes and red paint (although you can choose other shoe colors, it’s up to you). You will also need a paint brush.

Shoes come in all types of materials, so you will need to find the best paint for your material. If you’re painting canvas shoes, then you can use basic fabric paint (found at every craft store). If you are painting leather shoes (like the pumps above) then use Angelus Leather Paint (it’s inexpensive and available at craft stores).

Now for the splatter effect! Personally, I love doing splatter with either a spray bottle or a paint brush. Since the paints for this project are a bit thick you can’t really put them in a spray bottle (unless you water them down, but that washes out the color). So paint brush it is! Now this part is messy, so do this project outside (trust me, my carpet is covered in splatter). You can use the paint brush in two ways, either dip the brush in the paint and sharply whip the brush near the shoe (pretend you are whipping a leather whip like Indiana Jones). Or, you can dip the brush in the paint and use your thumb to pull back the brush to flick the paint on (only works with stiff brushes).

Easy! Messy, but easy. Just remember to do a test run on a piece of paper first. Before splattering the shoe, test out various techniques to get the effect you want. Then have at the shoes.

And there you have it my lovelies! Two bloody DIY projects to show off your vampire style!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask in a comment below. And of course, show us pictures of your creations! We’d love to see!

– Moonlight

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Moonlight • May 14, 2013


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