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Best Vanessa Ives Costume Guide
If you’ve watched the Showtime’s horror show Penny Dreadful, then you know the character, Vanessa Ives. The lead character of the popular series, who is a witch, has a vast knowledge of the occult. She is mysterious, sensual, beautiful, dangerous, and full of secrets. Vanessa lends her supernatural gifts to Sir Malcolm Murray in an intense search for his missing daughter. Get the stunning look to battle the underworld forces with this Vanessa Ives costume guide.
Find everything you need to cosplay Vanessa Ives’ stylish outfit including a Victorian style wig, Rock Ball Earrings, a Victorian dress, a pea coat, and a pair of low heeled boots. Now you’re ready to rock this Evil Victorian style.
Vanessa Ives Cosplay Costumes
Finding all the necessary items for this Vanessa Ives costume shouldn’t prove to be too difficult by searching the right stores. Your first stops should be either a local thrift shop, for the Victorian style clothing, and a costume shop, for the wig. The seductive heroine appearing on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful proves that she a force to be reckoned with. She makes a convincing argument that her Victorian style is never out of style.
For group cosplay, have a few friends dress up as other characters from Penny Dreadful. Great costume options of other characters on the show would be Dorrian Gray, Sir Malcolm Murray, and even the Creature. Considering the subject matter of the show, you can also incorporate many popular, public domain characters like Count Dracula, Frankenstein, and Dr. Henry Jekyll.
About Vanessa Ives
Vanessa Ives was born in the 1800’s to a Gordon and Clara Ives, a famously wealthy family. Her spiral into evil began as a child when she was possessed by an evil spirit. This event eventually led to the death of her mother. Sometime after, Vanessa spent a large amount of time with a witch named Joan Clayton, who taught her to be a Daywalker, a witch with considerable powers and knowledge of the occult. Vanessa is a clairvoyant, and a medium with large amounts of power. Her inner demons are real, and while powerful, she also carries huge burdens from her powers and her past.
While to mostVanessa Ives appears cold and uncaring, she is very capable of emotional ties and friendships. Vanessa is gifted in tarots and herbs, with her specialty being in Divination. She is also highly fluent in Verbis Diablo, also known as the Devils Tongue.