the lost boys

Star from The Lost Boys

The movie might have been titledĀ The Lost Boys but Jami Gertz stole every scene as the vampire coven’s one woman, Star. She looks after Laddie and is supposed to be with David. That is until Michael comes along and changes everything.

Star’s look is one that was popular with certain groups in the ’80s. She wears her long dark curls loose and opts for a flowing maxi skirt and simple tank top to combat the California heat. Her sandals aren’t ideal for the motorcycle rides her coven is fond of but she makes them work. With her shawl, jingling belt, and stack of bracelets, she is a lowkey beauty on the boardwalk.

Edgar Frog from The Lost Boys

Edgar Frog (played by Corey Feldman) is one of two brothers that help run their family’s comic shop in Santa Cruz, California. Of course that’s just their day job. They’re monster hunters that specialize in vampires. They’ve learned every trick in the book. The comic book, that is. It seems to be enough, though. They face down the most dangerous vampires in Santa Cruz and live to tell the tale!

The first time the audience meets Edgar he’ in a now-iconic outfit: a camouflage t-shirt, red headband, and the distressed jeans that were very common in the late ’80s (the movie came out in 1987). It’s a very comfortable costume as well as easily recognized, so long as you have Edgar’s feathered hair held back with a strip of red fabric. If you don’t have a pair of distressed jeans you can get the look with a new pair and a tutorial like this one.

For added affect you can also carry around a few wooden stakes. Just in case Edgar’s reputation precedes you!

David from The Lost Boys

David from The Lost Boys

David (played by Kiefer Sutherland) is the leader of the vampire gang menacing Santa Cruz, California in the ’80s vampire hit The Lost Boys. At least, that’s what it looks like at first. But there is always someone bigger and badder out there. Even if you’re an undead gang leader who sleeps all day and parties all night.

You might not gain David’s immortality but you can definitely copy his style. One of the most iconic – and unfortunate by modern standards – pieces of David’s look is his bleach blonde mullet. A wig will give you the same style or you can bleach your hair and style it however you want. The rest of the outfit will make it clear who you’re cosplaying!

The next thing you’ll need is a costume goatee. You may have to lighten it with makeup. Or, if you prefer, you can create a goatee using this tutorial and makeup. You will also need a pair of vampire fangs and a few fake earrings.

The rest of David’s look comes down to clothes. David is a classic ’80s tough guy in a whole lot of black leather. His gloves, motorcycle boots, and pants are all black leather. He does wear a black cotton shirt and black wool pea coat. But between the pea coat and his shirt is something with a leather collar that he layers over the collar of his coat. It is most likely a motorcycle vest left open to reveal the shirt underneath.

At this point you’ve got a great David cosplay. But you can go one step beyond by making the wine bottle used in the vampire ritual too! All you need isĀ  a wine bottle, some copper-colored clay, fake rubies, and a glue gun. Form the clay pieces according to a screenshot of the bottle (don’t forget to bend them to fit the bottle too!). Press in the rubies to create indents for them, then then pull them out and create place fillers out of tin foil. Bake the clay according to direction When they’re done, use the glue gun to apply the rubies and then glue the clay to the outside of the bottle. Voila! You have yourself your own spoofy vampire ritual bottle!

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