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The Countess Costume Guide

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Countess Elizabeth is one of the main antagonists appearing on the fifth season of the horror-drama TV show, American Horror Story. The fifth season or mini-series is subtitled Hotel. Elizabeth Johnson, also called The Countess, is the owner of Hotel Cortez. She is 112-years old and afflicted with a mysterious blood virus that made her a bloodsucker. In the 1920s, she was an aspiring actress who had a polyamorous affair with actor Rudolph Valentino and his wife Natacha Rambova. She was transformed into a bloodsucker by Rudolph after he faked his death. Later, she became the wife of James Patrick March, whom she married for his money.

Transform into the glamorous and deadly Elizabeth Johnson with this The Countess costume set! Get the look by wearing a sexy long Red Dress, Silver Gloves, Silver Finger Tips, and Red Heels. Our long Blonde Wig and Red Lipstick complete the va-va-voom look!

The Countess Cosplay Costumes

Singer and actress Lady Gaga played the role of The Countess. She appeared on screen wearing extravagant costumes. She wore designer items from Tom Ford, Ferretti, Vivien Westwood, and Jean Paul Gaultier to name a few. Lady Gaga’s physical appearance wasn’t altered much for her role. She still maintained her long blond hair, which was fashioned in various timeless styles. The Countess always wears a silver glove made with 10,000 Swarovski crystals. She also dons shoes that are at least five inches high, from Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Prada, and Yves Saint Laurent. For accessories, The Countess makes use of hats, rhinestones, and jewelry.

The Countess costume is Old Hollywood glamour—red dress, red heels, and white-blond hair. You have may already have most of the clothing and accessories needed for this look. If so, follow the costume guide to get just the essentials you need to pull off this sexy persona just like Lady Gaga.

About The Countess

Due to her age and exposure to much decadence and tragedy, The Countess has an emotionally involved personality. Her relationship with Valentino in the 1920s left her emotionally scarred for life, although it was during this time that she was able to discover her bisexual tendencies. When she married James, she was determined to live the rest of her life in wealth and privilege, although she had to endure her husband’s psychopathic behavior.

From the outside, Elizabeth, played by Lady Gaga, is a glamorous, but cold figure. She never hesitates to use her looks and sexual prowess to get what she wants. Deep inside, Elizabeth is more emotional than she leads others to believe. The Countess feels for people who were abused and discarded by adopting them as her own and granting them the gift of eternal life.

The Countess

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