How to make an Eric Northman (True Blood) costume
HBO’s series “True Blood” is one of the hottest shows on television right now. Actually, vampires are pretty much one of the hottest things going right now, too, between the cast of characters on “True Blood” and the impending “Twilight” sequel due next year in movie theatres.
However, the HBO series is back for its second season, having just gotten underway recently. One of the most popular characters is Eric Northman, the blonde, arrogant and elegant bar-owning vamp about town in Louisiana’s Bon Tempes, played by Alexander Skarsgard.
Look the part of the Alpha Vamp with this simple costume tutorial to turn yourself into a modern day Viking Vamp! (You gotta love a vampire who can kill a dude while wearing foils in his hair! Who says you can’t be undead and metro?!)
##Things You’ll Need##
* Shoulder length straight blonde wig
* Golden brown eyebrow/eyeliner pencil
* Red eyeliner pencil
* Black button down shirt
* Black dress pants
* Black faux leather blazer
* Black shoes or boots
* Oversized belt buckle
* OPTIONAL – Tinfoil
##Putting together your Eric Northman (True Blood) costume##
Step 1: Pick up a long, straight blonde wig. You will want it to fall shoulder length. Take your scissors and carefully cut it to the desired length while wearing it or get a friend to help so it’s even.
Step 2: Take your golden brown eyeliner pen and stipple it along your jawline and upper lip to give a stubble effect. It won’t be very dark, yet subtle. They don’t call him “Northman” for his dark facial hair, after all!
Step 3: Take your red eyeliner pencil and add a slight red ring to the inner rim of your eyes for a slightly bloody effect.
Step 4: Put on your best evening gear with a black button down shirt, black dress pants, and a black leather (or faux leather) blazer.
Step 5: Add a belt with an oversized silver belt buckle in a shape like the Fleur de Lis (for New Orleans) or even a more goth look with a skull.
Step 6 OPTIONAL – Add some tinfoil to your wig to get Eric’s look from the Season 2 episode where the metro-vamp gets bad while touching up his ‘do! Cut the tinfoil into small squares and lay them flat behind a strand of hair and fold upwards until they’re flat against your head. You can add a few pieces of foils.
Step 7: Last, but not least, put in a pair of fangs to complete your look!