What’s a vampire to wear?
If the Devil wore Prada, then the Vampire wore?
What would an undead bloodsucker wear? What is considered chic among the coffin dwellers? And conversely, what is eye-rolling gauche?
Typically, the male vampire has this metrosexual thing going on. Lots of velvet, ruffles (the horror), and a cape (more horror). Our fanged protagonist seems confident enough with his masculinity to shop at International Male
I’m sure the modern vampire would dress more like Tyler Durden, the doppelganger in Fight Club
. Tyler dressed like he lifted his garments from clothes in the Lost & Found. Tyler wore anything and it didn't matter. Tyler (Brad Pitt) looked great in anything, or nothing for that matter. And I'll stop dwelling on this before I start shopping at International Male
For women vampires, it's the dominatrix look. High-heeled thigh boots, a black leather cat suit, boobs firm enough to support a set of encyclopedias, CLEAVAGE down the navel. We know who designed these fashions. Men suffering from arrested adolescence. Basically all of us XYers between twelve and ninety-three.
The modern vampire lives among humans more than do vampires in traditional tales. Many of today's vampires even have day jobs (the poor slobs). So they have to blend in. Black leather might seem okay for socializing with Goths but not for life in the cube farm.
But it's about fantasy. If I was an immortal bloodsucking monster, why shouldn't I wear whatever I wanted?
Fellow vampires, what would you wear?