Vamping it up this Halloween doesn’t relegate you to covered-up capes, faux fangs, and all-black-everything. Why not look to cult favorite Akasha for a more regal appeal? The femme fatale, portrayed by the late Aaliyah in 2002′s Queen of the Damned, is deemed the world’s first vampire in Anne Rice‘s literary world. According to Rice’s works, she first reigned as queen of Kemet in 5,000 BC before turning down a more sinister road. Fiction aside, Akasha ruled in gold-plated style, adding a richness to the traditional vampire garb seen on October 31. Break out that crop top and pile on the bling for an awesome Halloween costume that’s less about spook and more about style.
Geo Metal Goddess Chain Headwrap, available at UrbanOutfitters.com for $19
Jonathan Simkhai Metallic Bouclé Bustier, available at Net-A-Porter.com for $325
Topshop Mixed Chain Collar Necklace, available at Nordstrom.com for $90
Pandora Velvet Split Maxi Skirt, available at MissGuided.co.uk for $20.87
Dannijo Nora Earrings, available at Dannijo.com for $645
Avant Garde Paris Serpent Arm Cuff, available at Shopbop.com for $77.50
ASOS Smooth Modern Armour Cuff, available at ASOS.com for $26.70
Diane von Furstenberg Rae Mesh Sandal, available at DVF.com for $398
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