Bill Compton is the vampire in love with Sookie Stackhouse on the hit TV series, True Blood on HBO. If you’re a fan of the show or if you like vampires, then dressing up in a True Blood Bill Compton costume is sure to be a hit for you on Halloween night.
Bill is a southern gentleman. True, he is a vampire but he treats Sookie with an old fashioned charm that many fans of the show envy. Why not incorporate some of that charm into your Bill Compton Halloween costume? You could talk in a respectable southern accent and be polite to everyone you encounter all evening.
This article will give you one take on how you can put together a True Blood Bill Compton Halloween costume.
Makeup: Bill is a vampire so he’s got that whole pale look going on. The best to get pale quickly isn’t staying out of the sun, its wearing costume makeup. You don’t want to go shockingly white; Bill is more of a normal pale color. What you’ll want to do is buy some white makeup with some normal skin tone makeup and mix the two together until you get the light tone you want. You’ll need to practice so start with a little at a time. International Fun Shop has Proscenium Series makeup for $8 dollars each. Buy the white and ultra fair or fairest to get the mix you want. If you’d rather buy makeup at a store in person, then check out the costume section at Halloween stores during the Halloween season.
Clothing: Bill is often seen on True Blood wearing Henley shirts. You can do a search online for Henley shirts or buy one in your own hometown at a retail store or thrift store. You can buy a long sleeved Henley shirt in navy blue at the Sierra Trading Post for $15.79. For your pants, Bill wears khakis more often then not. You can buy a pair of chocolate or slate blue khakis from Zappos.com for $69.30. If you’re on a budget, it would be cheaper to find a pair in your hometown at a store like Target or a thrift shop.
Hair: For your True Blood Halloween costume, you’ll want to have the right hair. Bill has old fashioned hair since he was made a vampire in 1868 during the Civil War. You can style your own hair going by a picture of Bill here and buying a temporary dye to make it dark brown. If you don’t want to mess around with your own hair, you can buy a wig from a local costume store that is open during Halloween or even the costume section from Wal-Mart or Target. Look for a men’s wig in dark brown that has mutton chops on the side. If you can’t find a wig with mutton chops, just buy a dark brown short haired one and then buy some mutton chops side burns from Costumes4Less.com. They are longer then Bill’s are but if you’re careful, you can cut them to Bill’s length and them apply them. The mutton chops are $10.68.
Shoes: With your Bill Compton costume, wear a pair of black loafers, dress shoes or black sneakers.
Props: Bills a vampire so of course you’ll need vampire teeth. You can go the cheap route and pick up a pair of vampire fangs that slip into your mouth from the dollar store but a True Blood costume demands some respect. VampFangs.com has a bevy of vampire fangs that would look idea for your True Blood Halloween costume. They have some natural looking fangs that look like they belong in their mouth. Vamp Fangs.com prides themselves on offering fangs that you can wear and still speak clearly. Their Scarecrow Natural Fangs are $14.95.