From ancient lore to new blood: here are all the Vampire Paper Dolls you'll ever need!
Behold the deathless appeal of the vampire, from the creatures of the earliest myth and literature to the popular characters in recent movies and television shows. This colorful collection of 31 paper dolls and costumes starts in biblical times with Lilith and Cain, spans through the ages to include Bela Lugosi in the 1931 classic Dracula and more!
The notion of vampires has existed for millennia, going back to ancient civilizations from China to Mesopotamia. The Hebrews, the Greeks and the Romans all had stories of demonic spirits that could be considered precursors to our modern-day vampire, and the ancient Indian goddess, Kali, who displayed fangs and a necklace of skulls, was linked with the drinking of blood. Many vampire tales that originated in England during te medieval period were similar to later reports from Germany and Easter Europe. In fact, the blood-sucking entity that we recognize today as the vampire had its originals almost exclusively in 9th-century Southeastern Europe. Then in the early 11th century, the belief in vampires had spread throughout Europe.
Vampires are regarded as the undead, compelled to feed on the life force - usually blood - of the living.
This wonderful collection includes:
Lilith - Cain - The Blood Countess - Vlad III (Dracula)
Sekhmet - Lamia - Kali - Camazotz
The Vampire Cat of Nebesima - Chiang Shi
2 Versions of Queen Akasha (Aaliyah)
Baobhan Sith - Lord Ruthven The Vampyre (1819)
Sir Francis Varney & Flora Bannerworth - Carmilla/Millarca & Laura
The Skeleton Count & the Vampire Mistress - Count Orllok & Ellen (Nosferatu)
Dracula (Bela Lugosi) - Dracula's Daughter - Vampira
Dracula (Christopher Lee) - Blacula - Barnabas Collins (Dark Shadows)
Dracula (Gary Oldman) - Lestat de Lioncourt & Claudia - Angel (Angelus)
Buffy - Spike - Edward Cullen & Bella Swan (Twilight)
Bill Compton & Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood)
A history of vampires and such is included as well as a detailed description of each of the dolls.