Wicked Wednesdays: Vamping

What're you planning to drink today? It's 2-4-1 Wooden Nickel Wednesday at Bacchus. Order two cocktails for the price of one OR receive wooden nickel to get that second cocktail at a later time. Tonight at 10PM DJ Matt is spinning our favorites. No cover. Join us!


Speaking of planning…what're you planning to dress up as for our Halloween Party on October 29th? Be there at 9pm and enter our costume contest- we've got prizes for best individual costume, best group costume and best crowd favorite costume. Consider being a vampire…

Once upon a time Vampires were perceived as dusty, ugly old men that hid away in crumbling castles and terrified villagers, then came The Lost Boys; leather clad, motorbike racing punks who lived in a subsided seaside hotel. It wasn’t until years later though that vampires truly revved up their sex appeal with the arrival of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries and True Blood.

Kiefer Sutherland was the hottie bad boy gang leader terrorizing the town in The Lost Boys. Seriously, who doesn’t love a bad boy, especially when he also happens to be a vampire…and Kiefer Sutherland? Sadly, he had to die in the end, but he sure looked good vamping it up for the rest of the movie. Throw on a blond mullet wig and a trench coat and see how it goes. Or…

Dress as Blade. From the comic book of the same name, Wesley Snipes showed up on screen as Blade, the half vampire with a soul (awwww) who just so happens to hunt (less fortunate looking) vampires. Guys loved to watch him kick butt, and watching his…well, you know. Leather pants, some shades, maybe a vest and a trench coat will turn this into a believable costume. Or…

Think about dressing as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Oh Spike. You were probably the baddest and most disturbing vampires around (he earned his nickname by torturing his victims with railroad spikes), but I could easily look past that the moment you opened your mouth thanks to your British accent and your dark, witty remarks. That chiseled face didn’t hurt either. Or…

As Eric Northman, the brooding vampire “sheriff” presided over Bill Compton’s Louisiana area, Alexander Skarsgard brought a commanding presence to HBO’s cult hit True Blood. When we first meet Eric, he's a leader, but he wasn't the King of the Vampires, that role was given to openly gay vampire Russell Edgington. Frequently shirtless and/or nude on the series, this would be an easy costume (LOL). The blond Swede’s sexy demeanor was quick with a one-liner, the most memorable being:

Who would you rather trust? A vampire or a politician?

Here's a primer in Vampire makeup:

Give it a try. Or, here are some other vampire villain costumes to consider:

Whichever you choose, the vampire costume may be a simple way to express yourself as a villain. Plan early and camp it up for our party on October 29th. Come by today for a 2-4-1 cocktail. Stay tonight for DJ Matt.