Woo hoo — we’ve hit our first vampire party of the night at Lafayette’s Storyteller bookstore, where blood red punch (of course) and vampire talk are the order of the evening. And we’ve gotten a lesson on applying realistic looking fang marks from Melissa Manlove, one of Storyteller’s hosts of the evening. She’s wearing a fab white dress and blood dribbles down her neck in the MOST realistic fashion — not that we’ve seen a great many vampire bites, but it looked believable to us. If you’re headed out to a “Breaking Dawn” book release party and want to look like Edward has been snacking on you, here’s how to do it:
With a narrow paintbrush, apply two dots of black face paint to your neck — fang-distance apart. Then dribble fake blood (dip into your Halloween stash) from the dots, so it oozes down. Voila. Bitten.
1:45 till “Breaking Dawn” releases … and we’re off to the next fete.