Saturday, July 9, 2011

Vampires - and a Costume for American Girl Dolls

TV Shows about vampires have never been more popular than they are now.  Is it possible that Sesame Street’s debonair Count von Count may have predisposed the current generation of TV watchers to regard most vampires as gorgeous rather than grotesque?   There are vampire "vamps" in True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Twilight.  

My first memories of female vampire characters for TV were those that hosted late night TV shows.  The first was a late night TV horror shows hosted by Vampira.  Vampira started the trend of macabre movie hosts, at once sexy and ghoulish.    Over time Vampira became quite a cult figure.  
Vampira was followed by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.   Some thought that Elvira was just a rip-off of Vampira, but actually Cassandra Peterson created an entirely new character.   Elvira hosted TV horror movies with a touch of horror and a big helping of sex appeal.  

And finally who can forget Morticia Addams, a vampire appearing in the TV Show the Addams Family.   She definately had her own look and style.  I don't know if she was the very first Vampire in a prime time TV show, but she is the one I remember.

So even before today's "lovely" vampires came on the scene, there were voluptuous, attractive vampires.  When it came time to decide on this season's vampire costume, I chose to design a one-of-a-kind, original, queenly costume, instead of the other thing .... you know, blood, etc.   Vampires may be vampires, but in my mind the girls also have a sense of style.   (and yes, homage to Vampira in the naming of this costume).

(This OOAK item has SOLD.)

Well the sun is setting so I must be going.   But you can visit me anytime at CSBSEWS Doll Clothes.

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