VampireFinally in 1931, Count Orlock shape-shifted into Count Dracula. He transform into a suave, and very well dressed aristocrat who was personified by Bela Lugosi. No more was the vampire a monstrous sight, he was now very easy on the eyes with his black, slick hair, his enchanting mannerisms, and his flair for fashion. His thick and alluring accent was also mysterious, and seductive. Bela Lugosi’s Dracula is the most popular vampire fashion to this day! Along with the rise of the vampire’s fame, arose a new breed of vampire, that hadn’t been quite as recognized. The vampiress, this she-devil took Hollywood by the neck, making her an independent monster to reckon with. In 1953 Maila Nurmi made history by presenting the Vampira look. She was clad in a skin tight dress, pale skin, and jet black hair. She proved that the vampiress can have all the powers of seduction that her counterpart did, if not more. The evolution of the vampire was beginning…

Vampire evolution had a quick start, but began to slow down as the years progressed. Many new vampire movies and characters were being released, but many mimicked the Bela Lugosi fashion, or the Vampira look. For example, Morticia and later Elvira, were very closely linked to Vampira’s look.