Many people don't know that the Prince Vlad lived in Romania and was given the name Dracula which some say means "Son of Dracul" while others say it means "Son of a dragon."
Regardless of the meaning, the name Dracula has struck fear in the hearts of people who became acquainted with the name thanks to Bram Stoker's long ago book.
There have been tellings and retellings of the story of Dracula since that time back in the late 1800s. Many of these retellings take place in the form of movies such as Dracula Untold.
This is a movie that's supposed to release close to Halloween and is guaranteed to chase chills up your spine. The creep factor to this movie and character is more fitting with a horror film and dials up the dread so much more than other retellings.
Luke Evans is the actor who plays the character of Vlad Tepes based on Prince Vlad or Vlad the Impaler as he was called. In the movie, it explores the world of Vlad Tepes before and up to him becoming the fearsome character. The movie has a gray, dark tone to the settings as well as with the costumes.
Unlike the cartoonish Dracula costumes you'll sometimes see on the market, the one worn in the movie is quite stylish. The color of Dracula's clothes are gray or black starting with the character even before he's known as Dracula.
As Vlad, the character manages to create an empathetic feel due to his strong feelings for the world he rules and those he cares about. When he's in character, you'll find this character's costume to be dark, long sleeves shirts that look blue-gray in color paired with dark pants.
As Dracula, the costume is a long, flowing black cape similar to the ones you've seen in the other Dracula stories. There's also a button up, dark vest in a silky material - and a neck scarf is worn at times.
Though the character of Dracula does have fangs in this movie, it's not the fake looking ones from movies past. These look real and very fearsome. You'll find that some of the Dracula costumes advertise the fangs along with a cape and black boot covers while with other costumes, you have to buy each piece as an individual one.
Another one of the costumes from the movie is a cloak more than a cape. It has large sleeves and is more of a dark gray than black. There's a gray vest with this one and large black cravat tied in a bow. The white shirt that goes under the vest does not come with this costume.