Superhero Hype Cosplay: Vampirella
Note From the Editor: This week, Superhero Hype’s special cosplay correspondent, Ashlynne Dae, is checking in with the second of three October columns. Her subject this week is none other than Dynamite Entertainment’s Vampirella. Within the comic book realm, Vampirella’s one-piece costume is iconic, which is why she’s still wearing it five decades after her debut.
Halloween is almost upon us! This is my favorite time of year, and I always go hard costume wise for the season.
Around Halloween last year I finally was able to cosplay one of my favorite spooky comic book ladies: Vampirella!
I remember growing up and seeing Vampirella’s iconic red slingkini, and thinking it was so sexy.
I always wondered how Vampirella stayed in costume when she was fighting various dark creatures.
Let me tell you, it is not a very monster-fighting friendly outfit, speaking from experience!
Vampirella is an icon amongst spooky comic book ladies. And who doesn’t love a vampire, right?
Her backstory has been retconned to Hell and back, but she’s still a fascinating, alluring character.
I was lucky enough to be featured on one of Dynamite’s Vampirella cosplay cover variants.
It was such an honor to see my silly mug on a comic book, and I am so glad that they liked it enough to offer!
While I made my costume from red PVC so it would be shiny, there are places one could buy a red slingkini and apply the bat applique and make a collar to put together your own!
Add a black wig, some fangs and gold jewelry and pour yourself a nice glass of fake blood!
I hope I get to bring Vampirella to a comic con at some point in the future. I have a whole bat wing cape I made for her that I never even got to shoot.
Hopefully, I'll be able to use it soon!
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Stay safe and healthy during this spooky season!
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