Hello, beautiful people! 👋 It’s that time again. The annual ‘Vampire Diaries’ Halloween costume scandal has begun. This is when celebrities get the vapourise on social media.

While we await the arrival of Season 6, which premieres in 2019, let’s dive back into the past to see what happened last year.

Last Year’s Scandal

In 2019, the ‘Vampire Diaries’ Halloween costume scandal was particularly juicy. For one thing, it was the final season, so there was lots of room for over-indulgence. For another, a number of high-profile stars had dressed up as vampires at some point in their career. It started with Jennifer Lawrence in 2015’s ‘The Hunger Games’, continued with Emma Watson in ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, and continued, with a break for some time, in 2019 with Victoria Beckham and Kate Bosworth.

Robert Pattinson

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years, then you might not know who Robert Pattinson is. But now that we’re on the subject of popular culture’s favourite pastime, let’s take a quick gander at the life and career of this extraordinary artist.

Robert Pattinson was born in London, England, to actress Kate Winslet and English film producer Michael Pattinson. He has an elder sister named Florence and a younger brother named Thomas. His paternal aunt, Andrea, is an opera singer. At school, Robert was described as “quiet and thoughtful”. He was also a talented artist who enjoyed painting and producing music. In 2012, at the age of 23, he won the Best Actor Golden Globe for his portrayal of poet John Keats in the film adaptation of ‘The Beatlemaker’ (formerly known as ‘A Gentle Creature’). That same year, he also gained worldwide fame as the ‘it’ boy band member Edward Cullen in ‘Twilight’ (2012), based on the bestselling novel by Stephenie Meyer.

Besides acting, Pattinson enjoys painting, sketching, and drawing. He has been seen wearing various artistic costumes, ranging from classical to modern artist outfits. Additionally, he has designed album covers and costumes for bands such as The Kills and The Pretty Reckless. In 2018, the singer-songwriter released his debut album, ‘Watercolours’, which featured artists such as Mark Ronson, Kygo, and Mihailo Todorov. He also designed the album’s cover. In late 2018, he collaborated with Japanese fashion company Uniqlo on a special edition of their trousers to celebrate the opening of their store in London. In October 2018, he released a music video for his song ‘Sober’, directed by frequent collaborator Sophie Muller.

Victoria Beckham

In 2019, Victoria Beckham made her triumphant return to the fashion scene with her luxurious and revealing collaboration with H.M. Queen Victoria. The result was a scandalous mish-mash of styles that were too cool for the palace, but too sweet for the people. The fashion brand unveiled a number of bold and beautiful dresses this spring. These included an intricately detailed dress made entirely of feathers, a red dress with a floral print, and a tie-waist dress made from snakeskin. The designer’s unique take on the traditional Indian wedding dress combined Indian motifs with Western styles. One of the most talked-about dresses of the collection was Beckham’s interpretation of the Indian wedding dress. The designer was inspired by the rich history between England and India and wanted to pay homage to both the outfits’ traditions. “It was important to me that the collection reflected my love for India and its culture,” she said. “I wanted to find a way to marry my two favourite things—weddings and fashion—and create something truly unique. It was important to the Indian community that we represented their culture accurately, and I think the collection does that.”

In April 2019, the 43-year-old announced that she and husband David, 49, were separating after 14 years of marriage. They have two children together, daughter Arabella, 15, and son Rex, 13. With her latest project, Beckham is hoping to reinvent her career and prove that she’s still got it. She’s previously been married to English footballer Wayne Rooney and Italian businessman Marcelo CamberlĂ©jo.

Kate Bosworth

A few months after Beckham, Victoria’s younger sister Kate Bosworth also returned to the scene in a big way. The 36-year-old actress stunned in a see-through dress as she walked the red carpet at the 2019 Golden Globes. The daring dress was worn with a plunging neckline and oversized sunglasses that covered half her face. The actress’ look was a bold departure from her more ladylike and demure earlier outings. In September, Kate Bosworth was again the centre of attention as she arrived at the Venice Film Festival in a black dress that plunged in front. The mother-of-one looked chic and cosy in a white suit and white fur stole as she arrived at the Palazzo Morosini. The on-screen actress has been seen in a number of high-profile TV shows, including ‘Mad Men’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (for which she won an Emmy in 2018). Her film roles include the forthcoming ‘The Land of Courage’ (2020) and Joe Johnston’s upcoming adaptation of ‘Jack Thorne’s The 39 Steps’ (2020).

Why Vampires?

If you want to know the answer to this question, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of reasons why ‘Vampire Diaries’ continues to be popular decades after its premiere. So sit back and get ready to ruminate.

Firstly, the costumes. They are on a whole different level of sexiness compared to a lot of other series. In the entire history of ‘Vampire Diaries’, there has never been a time when the costumes weren’t on point. From basic black to sparkly vampires and everything in between, the outfits are always gorgeous. The women wearing them are rarely underdressed either, so the overall look is very luxurious and feminine.

Secondly, the setting. The whole series is set in the 1960s and 1970s, which was a time when fashion and glamour were at their peak. In fact, one of the most striking things about the show is how accurately it reflects that time period. Sure, a lot of styles have changed since the ‘70s, but the entire world looked very different then. The clothes, the sets, even the way people spoke and acted were all incredibly evocative of the times that were and the way people interacted then.

Thirdly, the makeup. It is well known that the creators of ‘Vampire Diaries’ were huge fans of classic horror flicks of the ‘70s. They aimed to capture that aesthetic with their characters’ looks. As a result, the makeup for the series is often stunning. While some might argue that too much makeup can sometimes ruin an otherwise flawless look, it is impossible to deny that a lot of the characters’ faces are quite the talking point. And last but not least, the atmosphere. You might not expect it from a show about vampires, but ‘Vampire Diaries’ is often very funny. Although the humour in the show is dark, it is never malicious. It tends to come from the characters’ unusual interactions with one another or situations that arise because of the strange world that they inhabit. When a character is made to dress in drag, say, or has a funny quirk that comes to the surface, the audience usually laugh-until-tears due to the circumstances of the scene. But it’s never because the actor is being malicious or trying to be hurtful. So even when the comedy is at its darkest, it still feels genuine. And that’s what makes it so special.

Overall, it’s hard to deny that ‘Vampire Diaries’ has stood the test of time. While a lot of other shows from the ‘70s were groundbreaking in terms of their portrayal of LGBT characters, the fact that so many on ‘Vampire Diaries’ are still relevant today speaks volumes. Even as the world has changed since the ‘70s, and new generations have grown up watching the series, the themes and situations that the show explores remain as relevant as ever. For that reason, it’s truly shocking that this year is the series’ twentieth anniversary. If you’re a fashion or beauty fan, then it’s well worth seeking out the little-known adventures of Lestat and his fellow vampires. We’d love to see you pull on those stilettos and show us your sexy side.