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Vlad Tepes Dracul III Costume by GregorytheImpaler Vlad Tepes Dracul III Costume by GregorytheImpaler
This is my costume for Prince Vlad the Impaler. I plan on having this for Halloween and Anime Expo 2008.

I still have a bit more to do touch-up wise and a couple things to add, but this is more-or-less it.

Hope you like it, I've gotten pretty good reviews so far!
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finex666 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i like it, have to ask, wig or actual hair? where did you get this costume?
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014   Writer
That's my actual hair. The costume? I forget exactly where. I found it somewhere online ages ago. I DID see it available at a seasonal halloween store that floated around my area before that. Kinda hard to give a best place to find it. I'd bet searching for "Vlad The Impaler Halloween costume" online would probably bring it up, or keeping an eye out in any stores that come around. (or if you have a year round store anywhere)
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finex666 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
amazing ^__

i work at party city so no way in hell they have it haha it's nice to see some one go as Vlad Tepes and not as count dracula
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014   Writer
Thanks again, I totally agree! I even took an 8-12 (I forget the exact height) length of wood, and used a hand axe to carve the top down into a point. Stained it, and used red paint and clear coat to make it all bloody looking. lol People like it, but good Lord it was unwieldy! I really want to come back to this and make an updated version of it.
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finex666 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
go for it ^__ i think new updates help make it better every time
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swordmanck Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
did you make that yourself ?
p.s. look great
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Writer
Unfortunately, no. I am, however, using it as a basis pattern for making a more legitimate one.
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hellsingfan101 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That has to be one of the most awesome things I've seen someone dress as. Vlad is probably my favorite historic person, good job :)
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Writer
Thank you! :) I've been meaning to get some good fabric and remake the whole thing with a lighter material. I really want to revisit this sometime in the future. ^^
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ZarakiNarciSSaSAMA Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Omg! You're amazing!
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   Writer
lol Thank you. I really want to go back and get to work on a new, better one. Grab some nicer fabric to star working with, you know?
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ZarakiNarciSSaSAMA Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Well, I would be great - I mean, maybe also with mustache... But in my opinion this costume is truly great. I mean, if I saw you with such a costume somewhere, I wouldn't take my own resposabilities for my acts... xD
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   Writer
XD You are awesome. I shouldn't have shaved before the photo. ><
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ZarakiNarciSSaSAMA Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Yeah, you definitely should not! xD
The next time you're gonna to wear the costume, don't. And send me a photo! ;D
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gabrielgavina Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Pure Wallachian!
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Drakulya1 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Hi everyone,

I'm from Romania.
History's real name is Vlad the Impaler "Vlad III Basarab "
I have a handmade suit from Vlad Tepes an accurate historical documentation.
The costume has all the components (boots, pants, shirt, jacket, cap, two pieces of belts, whiskers, knife, Stander semimanechin for presentation and presentation).
All packaging components are separate costume.
This suit is not just for Halloween costume but a much more complex.
Costume you can see it on Youtube " Vlad the Impaler-costume "
For those interested send me a request on my e-maill nita.drakulya @ yahoo.com and we will send high-resolution photo.
My user name is "Drakulya1"

Cornel Nita
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Kuroyo19 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome costume. :)

As :iconmetallearner: said: All hail the prince of wallachia~!
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010   Writer
:D Thank you kindly!
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A-Moonage-Daydream Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh that is just bad ass!!!! i think i love it,*molests your costume* its ok i swear your cosplay wasnt cheating XD
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Nagneto Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Where's your mustache? lol
Awesome. Did you make it yourself?
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009   Writer
lol Ironically I had shaved previously for one reason or another.
Not most of it, unfortunately. >> Though I plan on making the entire thing using this as reference. I also might include leather gauntlets next.
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mysterio1274 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
really nice!
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009   Writer
Thank you! :D
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Itygirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'm impressed that Vlad Tepes is so famous. :D
I'd be even more impressed if people were to see him for the great ruler that he was, not a bloodthirsty prince or an inspiration for Bram Stoker's book.

Well, I could talk hours about him and his many faces, from patriot, to genius ruler, brutal killer, tortured child and even loving and passionate lover.

Anyway, The costume is great. :D
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009   Writer
Thank you!

And yes, although the Dracula thing is quite cool (admittedly, I am a Dracula fan), my love of the Voivode, is because of the tales of his rule, and not because of the whole vampire inspiration thing. He was one Hell of a ruler, and was a very just ruler. According to the stories, of course. None of us can say for certain... as none of us were alive back then. XD Point being, like many things, fiction distorts the original thing. :\
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Itygirl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed was a very just ruler, and documents in Transylvania attest that. Of course, they also attest that he was very cruel and held a tight fist over his boyars. Anyway, I'm always happy to share a bit of my history with other people.
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VipericVampire Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Wow!
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Seraphically Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
WHoa! YOUR HAT IS AWESOME!!
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009   Writer
:bow: Thank you! :D
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Seraphically Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
I want to touch it D: Are you going to AX 09? :lol:
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009   Writer
Yeah, but not with the Vlad costume. Last year some of my Hellsing friends and some Hellsing cosplayers I can butt heads with made the timing so I couldn't bring it, and this year it's AX's fault for changing the Masquerade Ball date. D:
So yes, but not with Vlad.
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thenumber42 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
*snif* Aw, no Vlad...

The Hellsing cosplay meet is on Saturday right? *wants to make it*
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009   Writer
Days 3 and 4. Dunno which days specifically it was.
But I'll still buy a Vlad print if ya gots one. :D
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thenumber42 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yep, I gots 'em!

Also, I just realized that my Rip van Winkle gun won't be allowed...turns out it's a cap gun...no wonder why people make their own. Dammit! lol maybe I can just bring my lame spray-painted umbrella.
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009   Writer
Yay! Geh, well, whatever works. The umbrella might be more comfortable too. Especially if it's as hot as it HAS been. :\
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Seraphically Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Aww bummer dude! Well at least I'll see ya there likely regardless :lol:
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009   Writer
Yep!
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CharlotteElbourne Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
O_O

*faves* :>
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009   Writer
:D
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CharlotteElbourne Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
If I ever see you in this costume, I will hug you... lol :D
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japookins Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
nice costume
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Lady-Integra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Waw!! Good!! *__*
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009   Writer
:D I plan on having it for AX09, too.
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thenumber42 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, please, do wear it! And come by Artist Alley!
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009   Writer
I shall. :D In fact, I'll be sure to drop by the Artist Alley. Just try to keep an eye out for me.
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thenumber42 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Who knows, I might be selling prints of Vlad III! :D
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009   Writer
^^ That would be pretty dang nifty! Assuming I have money, I might have to buy one. :D
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Lady-Integra Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Really? Great!!!
I hope to see many new photos. *___*
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GoldenWolfess Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Epic sweetness ^V^-AL
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TetraSoldat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
That's pretty cool :D
Needs more 'stache though. >.>
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