Bela Lugosi


       ...Icon of Elegant Horror

From a vampire's cape to a simple grey flannel suit, Bela Lugosi is the epitome of gracefully confident carriage, perfect fit, impeccable grooming and timlessly undead style.

White tie, white vest
White tie, white vest

...pearl buttons, concealed fangs. Ever the Elegant Horrorist, Bela makes being DRACULA look so easy.

The dressing gown
The dressing gown

...should be an important part of any elegant gentleman's wardrobe. When your suit jacket comes off, this goes on, signaling that it's cocktail time. THE RAVEN, 1935

No one can resist
No one can resist

...the call of the cape, especially Helen Chandler in DRACULA, 1931. Under the cape is impeccable evening wear. The cape's lining is actually grey, though it is often thought to be red. .

A Turban and sash
A Turban and sash

can be both elegant and menacing. Just ask Irene Ware and Edmund Lowe in CHANDU THE MAGICIAN, 1932.

Tweeds
Tweeds

Always in style

Caped perfection
Caped perfection

Dracula never looked so good

More years, more style
More years, more style

Bela never loses his taste and flair, even as he gets older. Ageless fashion in a perfectly-tied silk bow tie.

Toussled hair
Toussled hair

an loose cravat for that poet look. MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, 1932

A casual cat suit
A casual cat suit

has Irene Ware looking wary in THE RAVEN, 1935

A silk pocket square
A silk pocket square

is the perfect accent for any vampire's evening ensemble

This is why
This is why

white ties were invented

Details!
Details!

Check the lace closure on Bela's Dracula cape

Don't forget to wear..
Don't forget to wear..

...your imperial order medallion. It's the perfect focal point between top hat and tails. DRACULA, 1931

Young Bela in white
Young Bela in white

with an awesome horizontal stripe knit tie. Is that a tabbed color or collar bar keeping those details in place?

A peasant shirt
A peasant shirt

looks regal when it's on Bela Lugosi

Well manicured
Well manicured

goes with well-dressed. No-one living or undead out-dresses Bela!

Young, dapper
Young, dapper

...and deadly

Three piece suit
Three piece suit
Wild brows, white tie
Wild brows, white tie

Bela knows how to go over the top for style in the stage version of DRACULA

Top hat and tails
Top hat and tails

As always, the epitome of elegance

What a profile
What a profile

...aided by Bela's signature slicked back hair

Elegant tie bar
Elegant tie bar

keeps that round schoolboy collar in place. Bela never skimps on the details.

Nothing plain
Nothing plain

about this grey flannel suit.

Older, more casual...
Older, more casual...

...but still elegant right down to the silk pocket square.

Nothing basic
Nothing basic

...about this suit. Bela turns basic grey into a symphony of style.

Perfect fedroa
Perfect fedroa

The simple elegance of a classic hat and suit

Rocking the 3-piece
Rocking the 3-piece

Check that perfectly arranged pocket square and natty bow tie.

The simple white shirt
The simple white shirt

redefined!

Collars can be fun
Collars can be fun
Black cloak, WHITE ZOMBIE
Black cloak, WHITE ZOMBIE
Young and hat-some
Young and hat-some
A toast
A toast

To classic horror and classic style from Bela Lugosi and all the fiends on his plantation. WHITE ZOMBIE, 1932

White tie perfection
White tie perfection
Saucy young man of the streets
Saucy young man of the streets

Casual cap, casual stance.

Don't forget
Don't forget

your pocket square

Layer on layer
Layer on layer

of fabu-Bela-ness