FROM BAT-LIKE DREADS TO PRESERVING THAT ETERNALLY YOUTHFUL GLOW, WE TALKED TO FOUR SELF-IDENTIFYING VAMPIRES TO FIND OUT THEIR BEAUTY ROUTINES.
This week marked 22 years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on television and the occult classic continues to live on in our hearts and on SKY reruns. From Angel and Darla to Spike and Drusilla we all remember what the vampires of the Buffyverse looked like. Ashy skin, gothy hair, brooding stares and a whole lot of leather. Cut to sharp fangs, yellow contacts and prosthetic t-zone wrinkles whenever they turned full vamp mode. But that was the 90s. What about now? What do the vampires of 2019 look like? And, no, not the fictional kind. What do the real-life, vampire-identifying, Instagram-dwelling individuals look like today? What are their beauty rituals? Are they into wellness? Do they like vampire facials a la Kim K? We talked to four vampires to find out. Meet 25-year-old Darsuss, a federal contractor from Washington DC, 20-year-old tattooist Velvet Venom from San Francisco Bay Area; Scottish model Lou Graves, and 21-year old artist Abby Holgerson from Maryland.
How long have you identified as a vampire, and what attracted you to a lifestyle of vampirism?
Abby Holgerson: Ever since I knew about vampires I have wanted to be one, but I didn’t identify with the vampire subculture until I was 18. I remember watching a documentary on The Secret Life of Vampires that included Father Sebastiaan (the leader of the Sabretooth clan of Vampires) and about a year ago Father Sebastiaan himself contacted me on Instagram. This began my initiation and the birth of my true vampire persona within the Sabretooth clan, and it was that summer that I received my first pair of custom fangs made by him. The fangs felt and looked very natural, and wearing them made me feel as if my transformation into a vampire was complete. In terms of my ‘daily life’ as a vampire – it varies. While I attend events such as the Endless Night Vampire Ball, stroll through Baltimore’s Green Mount Cemetery, and curate my online persona as a ‘vampire’ – my life is mostly like everyone else’s.
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