Halloween Ideas: Twilight Vampire Costume and Makeup

by Bionic Beauty on 30.Oct.2008 · 32 comments

Twilight vampire costume inspired by Alice CullenOk, so I confess, I’m one of those crazy Twilight fans. I adore the books, I’ve read them all several times, I’m anxiously awaiting the movie, and I even have a Team Edward t-shirt. Combine that with my love of Halloween and it’s a costume idea meant-to-be!

I got myself all done up a day early to share my costume-look with my BB readers. And yes, I am fully aware that Alice did not have purple hair.  However, if there is a Cullen that might have purple hair, it would certainly be Alice!

The thing to remember is that creating a costume inspired by one of Forks resident vampires should not be difficult.  Use your creativity. Paw through your closet.  Check with friends and family members for old prom dresses.  It’s really very easy, and you probably have everything you need around your house already.

Costume Suggestions and Tips:

  • Coat your body with sparkly lotion or shimmery powder. I used Spell’s Body Gloss EVERYWHERE! Twilight vamps sparkle in the sun.
  • Since I was going for an Alice Cullen-esque look, I flat-ironed my hair and flipped the ends out. I also added a strip of velvet ribbon for a choker (along with a spider brooch for spooky goodness).
  • For Rosalie, curl your hair into loose waves.
  • For Bella, you could add a faux leg cast and wear a prom dress.
  • Twilight vamps are always well-dressed. You could take a que from me and sport a formal dress… this is my old prom dress and pretend you’re heading to the Forks High School prom. 😉 Or just some nice jeans and a pretty blouse. Don’t forget good shoes!
  • Blood red nail polish on your fingers and toes! Alice Cullen loved this color. (I still have to do my manicure, that’s on this afternoons schedule.)
  • Please remember…no fangs!

Twilight vampire makeup look by Bionic Beauty

Face Makeup Ideas:

  1. Start with super light foundation to make yourself pale.
  2. Dust overtop with shimmery face powder. I used Ferro Cosmetics Rose Crystal Mineral Veil (a light pink powder with silver shimmer).
  3. Put bronzer or cream blush underneath your cheekbones, in your cheek’s hollows to enhance them.
  4. For my upper eyelids I did a normal makeup look with a brown eyeshadow. I used Milani’s Java Bean shadow across my entire lid and then lined my upper lid in the same color.
  5. Underneath eyes, give yourself some “bruise-like” shadows by dusting lightly with a matte purple eyeshadow. It’s okay if it’s a bit uneven. You want to look a bit like a hungry vamp. 😉
  6. Line lower lash line with a sparkly purple eyeshadow and coat lashes with mascara.
  7. Coat your lips with several applications of red lip stain (I suggest Sonia Kashuk’s or Revlon’s Just Bitten). Or use a red lip pencil and blend it in. You want to look “stained”, er, with blood; not like you’ve applied lipstick or lipgloss.

For more ideas for your Twilight costumes… or just some fun reading… visit the Twilight Vampire lens on Squidoo. Be sure you check out the polls on there, they crack me up!

Twilight Halloween costume by the Bionic Beauty blog

The last photograph is me dancing to Monster Mash cause I’m just SO DARN HAPPY it’s Halloween! What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Share your costume in the comments below!!

Feathers n’ fangs,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

P.S. Want some more last minute costume and makeup ideas? Check out Bionic Beauty’s series on Halloween!


1 Christina Jones October 30, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Jami – this is SO cute. I pegged you as Alice from the start. Fab tutorial – and I am a Cullen fanatic too. Can’t. Wait. For. The. Movie!!!

2 Erika October 30, 2008 at 3:22 pm

You are so cute!!

3 Jennifer October 30, 2008 at 3:25 pm

I’ve never read the books, but what a great idea for a last minute costume! You look fabulous!

4 Emily October 30, 2008 at 3:42 pm

WOW! You look terrific! Hunter is gonna die when she sees this.

5 BionicBeauty October 30, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Thanks everyone!! And Emily, can’t wait to hear what Hunter thinks. 🙂 I even made a bracelet with a crystal heart on it like Bella’s. LOL!

6 Twilight Gifts & Merch October 30, 2008 at 5:21 pm

You look awesome!! I love your Twilight vampire makeup and hair tips and have featured a link here from the makeup section of my Twilight Costume lens on Squidoo. (Thank for linking to me too.)

7 Hunter October 30, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Wow, you look awesome! I’ve kinda gotten over the books recently, but you look like a fabulous purple-haired Alice! You should totally wear this when the movie premieres.

8 Jennifer October 30, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Love the costume! I sure miss all your Halloween parties.

As for me, I’m going as a very worn out mom of three this year. That’s the look I should have by tomorrow evening.

9 Mythbuster Beauty October 30, 2008 at 7:07 pm

I big heart the Cullens! You look fabulous as Alice. Love your hair, your dress and your makeup.

Watch out humans, Vampiress BB is on the loose this Halloween!

10 teri October 30, 2008 at 9:34 pm

you look amazing Jami – I need to get those books.

11 Jen October 30, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Love this post!

12 Elle October 31, 2008 at 9:44 am

Its totally awesome Jami and You used Spell Body Gloss!! YAY!

13 Carleen Pruess October 31, 2008 at 10:21 am

I love your purple hair!!!! I just started reading twilight this week!

14 Sarah October 31, 2008 at 10:26 am

What a fun costume, if I’m forced to dress up I’ll have to copy you, and make sure the Bellisima Bella tart is burning if I’m staying home.

Of course that is if I can still fit into my prom dress :-)!

15 Jazmin October 31, 2008 at 10:28 am

omg Jami, you look awesome! I love it!

And Happy Halloween!!

16 Linda November 3, 2008 at 9:10 am

U look fabulous, but U always do even with the purple under the eyes!! My cute little daughter. ……

17 BionicBeauty November 3, 2008 at 9:20 am

Twilight Gifts- Thank you! For the link and for the compliment. I’m a huge fan of your site and it’s an honor having the compliments come from you!

Thank you to everyone, really, for your nice words. They made me smile! I truly had such a wonderful time with this and it was fabulous to share it with my friends and family (Even the Bionic Mom stopped by!). 😀

18 connie November 18, 2008 at 9:19 am

Love your outfit! I came across somemore Twilight related outfits I thought you might be interested! check them out here:

19 BionicBeauty November 18, 2008 at 9:23 am

Hi Connie, Thanks for that link and your compliments! I loved the outfits you created. I can tell which one was for Alice. 😉

Are you dressing up for the movie this Friday? Do you have your tickets yet?


20 connie November 21, 2008 at 9:36 am

hey hey

I didn’t create those outfits! It was created by other members on Avenue7 I think… Well the thing is I live in UK so I have to WAIT WAIT WAIT until the 19th of Dec 🙁 So sad right?

21 BionicBeauty November 21, 2008 at 9:44 am

Oh no Connie! You have to wait until December? 🙁 I’m sad for you now. I guess you get more time to anticipate and work on your premiere outfit though. But I know that’s going to be tough. I know I’ve had a really hard time waiting for the Twilight movie just since they announced it.

Take care and I hope to see you around here!

22 Mary November 21, 2008 at 5:45 pm

So I know Halloween is over but I have a sneaking suspicion that various looks from the Twilight saga will be used for seasons to come. I really liked your tips and thought I would share a couple of my own. 🙂

For red lips: if you have cherry jello around the house, wet your lips then apply the jello powder and let it set for about 5 min. or mor eif you want darker lips then lick off. If you want a darker stain, re-apply!

For Bella’s prom look, be sure to check out Stephenie’s extra materials, she wrote an excerpt that was not included in the novel for all us girls who want all the nitty gritty details (ie: red nails, white flowers in her hair, an exact description of her dress, shoes, etc.)

23 Kelly G. June 5, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Thanks for the Alice makeup tutorial as well!! You look great as an “altered” Alice. That’s what is so great about the Twilight universe. You can meld the characters to how you see them in your eye.

24 Bionic Beauty June 5, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Thanks for the kind words Kelly. And you are absolutely right. The main thing is to have fun with Twilight, and your makeup!

25 chooofa April 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

this is horrible…you’re an insult to alice cullen…she is a fashionist and the girl in the photo looks like a slut…!!

26 Bionic Beauty April 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Hi Chooofa,

First, welcome to Bionic Beauty! Second, I see you disagree with my costume tips. However, they are the SAME makeup tips used from the makeup artist on the set of the Twilight movies. No, I do not look like Alice Cullen, but that’s the wonderful part of costuming- you get to INTERPRET a character in the manner that you identify with that character. When I read the Twilight books- I pictured Alice in sparkly clothing (similar to the top she is described wearing at Bella’s graduation party at the Cullen’s house- black sequins with red pants), with dramatic eyeliner and red-stained lips.

To be honest, I pictured Alice with shorter hair than mine, however for a costume/cosplay I typically do not wear wigs and just have fun with what I have available, which was my natural hair; and yes, at this time it was purple.

I have confidence in myself and in the tips I provided. I know you do not agree. Creativity and thinking outside-the-box or norm of society is a trait that should be encouraged. In fact, Stephenie Meyer herself has stated similar things many times. Society has too much affect on our young women these days… from dieting to clothing labels, to the type of pet you should have- it’s excessive. Being yourself is what is important. And that is what makes you a Powerful Beauty!

I know you probably will not respond to this comment, but I truly hope that you can open your mind a bit and also remember that hurtful comments towards anyone, even in the “semi-anonymous” atmosphere of the internet, is inexcusable. Calling someone a slut is not “cool”, “trendy” or anything else. It actually just makes you appear petty, narcissistic, and shows you lack self-esteem by having to attack others to make yourself feel better. I really hope your parents taught you better than that.

Regardless, Bionic Beauty is an open forum and you are entitled to your opinion. And if you would like to submit a photograph of yourself and list some costuming tips for Twilight costumes, please do! I welcome it! You can post a link to the photo in your comment back or email it to me directly so I can post it. Costuming tips help everyone!

Editor & Founder (& the “horrible girl” in the photographs above)

27 Mo April 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm

What Jami said, plus one other thought (and my apologies to the Twi-hards I love, but…)
Alice Cullen is not a fashionista (I’m fairly certain that was the actual word you were going for) because Alice Cullen ISN’T REAL. She’s a character in a book. Make believe. She’s not insulted by anything anyone does or does not do because she doesn’t exist.
I also fail to see how a dress that falls below someone’s knees and doesn’t show cleavage or midsection could be regarded as slutty. Considering the trash that many young women will traipse around in I’d say it’s practically prudish. Remember ladies, a belt is not a skirt.
And it pains me greatly to even comment on this because I don’t even LIKE Twilight, but I do adore Jami to the ends of the earth so it’s worth the sacrifice!

28 Carleen April 23, 2010 at 8:53 pm

What is with these people who leave random negative comments on blogs that lack support? Anyway, I love this look and the whole point is about having fun. I think Jami succeed nicely at enjoying herself while she interpreted a favorite fictional character. That also seems much more fun than randomly trolling insults through blog comments. Lighten up choofa and try to enjoy yourself in positive manner sometime. You might find that you actually like it.

29 moonstone October 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm

im more of a wolf pack fan…could you do a pack thing?

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