DIY Choker for Vampire Costumes

Mysterious and beautiful, vampires are the creatures of the night that we both fear and revere. From ancient myths to young adult novels, the legend of the vampire has cemented itself as part of our culture. Whether found in movies, books or television shows, the danger and allure of the vampire is something that we have all fantasized about. Darkness and romance surrounds the vampire and we cannot help but indulge in our intrigue with the enigmatic being. That is why for this week, we decided to go in a different direction. We have ventured to the darker side of Halloween and bring you this captivating DIY choker tutorial that will look amazing with our sexy vampire costumes from our Vampire collection. If you are feeling more scary than sweet this Halloween, then a sexy vampire costume is perfect for you. And if you want to learn how to make this bewitching accessory to go with your vampire costume, then follow along this tutorial. And although it was hard to narrow down our top picks from our Vampire collection, we managed to come out with four of our favorites. So stick around for some spooktacular fun!
 

DIY Choker - What you will need

 

What you will need: 

Embroidered lace
Satin ribbon
Broach
Brass chain (thin)
Brass jump rings
Hot glue gun
Scissors

 

DIY Choker - Step 1

1. Measure your embroidered lace against your neck to determine how much material you need. Use scissors to cut according to the desired size.

 

DIY Choker - Step 2

2. Cut your ribbon in half.

 

DIY Choker - Step 3

3. Dispense hot glue to one of the ribbon and attach it to the edge of the lace. Repeat this step for the other side.

 

DIY Choker - Step 4

4. This is how your DIY choker should look like so far.

 

DIY Choker - Step 5

5. To attach the broach to the lace, you will want to dispense hot glue in sections to the corners of the broach. Be careful not to burn yourself as the hot glue will heat up the metal on the back of the broach.

 

DIY Choker - Step 6

6. Open up a jump ring and loop it onto the bottom of the lace. Using pliers or something you can pick up the brass chain with, slide the chain onto the jump ring. Use another jump ring to attach the other side of the chain. Repeat this step for as many chains as you wish to add.

 

DIY Choker - Finished

And there you have it! While this DIY tutorial was incredibly simple, the finished results certainly do not look like it was done in just six steps. This choker is elegant, glamorous and can be worn with Gothic or Victorian-inspired costumes or outfits for a sexy yet vamp-like look.

 

DIY Choker - Close up view

And here is a close-up picture of all the materials put together. We feel that the silver broach really helps complement the lace and helps give it its Gothic look. The brass chains add a weathered, Victorian element to the necklace. You can also use silver chains if you prefer a more modern feel to your jewelry.

 

DIY Choker - On the neck

Putting on the DIY choker is easy and only requires that you tie a nice, neat bow with the ribbon.  You can either wear your hair up or down, but if you really want to show off the DIY choker, then wearing your hair up would definitely draw attention to your neck area. If you are thinking of what to wear with this gorgeous accessory, look no further! Now, we would like to present our top sexy Vampire Costumes for Halloween 2013!

 

DIY Choker - Transylvania Temptress Costume

Transylvania Temptress

DIY Choker - Bloodsucking Beauty

Bloodsucking Beauty

DIY Choker - Queen of Darkness

Queen of Darkness

DIY Choker - Midnight Mistress

Midnight Mistress 

 

So what did you think of this week’s DIY tutorial? Was our DIY choker beautiful enough to don for this year’s Halloween? Although vampires exist only in legends and scary stories, they will continue to live through our fantasies and imagination. Only on Halloween are our fantasies allowed to take full bloom and come to life. So if you’ve been dying to be a vampire this Halloween, check out our website for more sexy and spooky choices! Let us know in the comments below what you thought of the tutorial and the costumes we have chosen. And make sure to leave us feedback on what other DIYs you would like to see on our blog.

 

Don’t forget to send us pictures of any of our DIY tutorials that you have created via email at customerservice@ilovesexy.com, and we may post it up on our Instagram at @ilovesexycom. As Halloween draws closer, we are continuously thinking of ways to make this year’s Halloween fun, flirty and fabulous! Check back again next week for an all new DIY tutorial.

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