Gallery: 50 Sexy Vampires and Witches For a Happy Halloween

It’s Halloween, which means it’s time to pause and appreciate girls dressed up as witches or vampires. Who’s your favorite witch/vampire?


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Riese

Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including nerve.com, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008. Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish. Follow her smokin’ hot adventures on twitter. Contact: riese[at]autostraddle.com

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32 Comments

  1. I’m going to pre-emptively guess the number of people that will complain about there being no Willow from Buffy (probs specifically vampire Willow) as being 13, because it seems like an appropriate figure.

    More importantly, that picture of water-skiing witches is sublime!

    • I’ll just get in line.

      If this wasn’t a queer site, I could at least post some unhinged rant about bias and heteronormativity for leaving out maybe the most well known lesbian-identified fictional witch who is also a vampire in an alternate universe.

      But it is a queer site…so…I’m an left with the less satisfying explanation that someone probably just forgot. And that makes me sad.

    • This. Exactly this. Want evil Willow.

      Willow: It’s horrible! That’s me as a vampire? I’m so evil and…skanky. And I think I’m kinda gay.
      Buffy: Willow, just remember, a vampire’s personality has nothing to do with the person it was.
      Angel: Well, actually… [Buffy gives him a look] That’s a good point.

      Oh, the foreshadowing.

    • and also Jessica
      and Pam
      and I had the biggest crush on Kate Beckinsale in Underworld when I was a teenager

      I guess I’m just one of those cliche lesbians who love vampires a bit too much. Should I be ashamed? I’m not.

  2. Am I the only person who has a problem with so many of the photos in this gallery depicting women dressed in ways that sexualise them primarily for the benefit of men? (Further to that, are we not perpetuatin that here?)

    Much as I enjoy some amazing eye candy, my stomach squishes when I think about why these women are dressed the way that they are. =<

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