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Spike Costume from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

So you need a vampire Halloween costume idea? Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the perfect anti-hero with a kick-ass leather trench coat. Here’s how to make his costume in a few simple steps.

William “Spike” Pratt (played by James Marsters) was born in London, England, in the later 19th century. As a human, he was a mild-mannered poet who wrote terrible love poetry and was generally disregarded by his peers. That was until Drusilla saw something greater in the man and transformed him into a vampire.

As a vampire, he proved to be a formidable foe given his resistance to most conventional vampire weaknesses (sunlight, garlic, and crosses). Despite being one of Buffy’s most dangerous adversaries during the early seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the two develop a tumultuous and passionate love affair. Much like Romeo and Juliet, if the Montagues were vampires and the Capulets were vampire slayers.

In the series finale, Spike sacrifices himself to save the world. Thus completing his redemption arc and cementing himself as the hero he increasingly strived to be.

Spike Costume

Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) costume guide

Buy Spike costume items:

  1. Leather trench coat
  2. Long-sleeve red shirt
  3. Relaxed-fit denim jeans
  4. Combat boots
  5. Black leather belt
  6. Black nail polish
  7. Blonde wig

The most important aspect of Spike’s Buffy costume is his full-length leather trench coat. This is the perfect outfit for Halloween as it will keep you warm while looking undeniably cool. Under his coat, Spike wears an open red shirt over a plain brown tee. He also wears relaxed, dark denim jeans with a leather belt. One of the other prominent aspects of a Spike Buffy costume is his chunky motorcycle boots.

In true emo-vampire fashion, Spike paints his fingernails black – long before Edward Cullen found his way onto the scene. Finally, if you are not already blessed with platinum-blonde locks, you will want to get yourself a blonde wig. Spike’s hair is short on the sides and slicked back on top.

And that’s all there is to it, your Spike Halloween costume is ready to go!