Vampire killing kits were all the rage back in the 1800s. In Europe, people truly believed in the existence of vampires and that Vlad the Impaler, whom the Dracula character is based on, was alive and terrorising people. Vampire killing kits were made to make their travels feel a little safer. There aren't too many of the original kits in existence, and if you want to see a real one you may have to trek to a Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, which houses the real-life kits. Make your own kit to pay homage to those scary times.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Wooden box or case with compartments
- Holy water bottle
- Garlic bulbs or cloves
- Wooden stakes
- Crucifix and cross necklaces
- Specimen jars and vials
Find a case to put your items in. Most of the old cases were wooden, so find a wooden box or case if you want to emulate an older style of vampire killing kit. Compartments aren't necessary but they are helpful in separating the items from each other.
Add some holy water to your kit. Holy water bottles can be purchased at stores where Catholic items are sold. Holy water itself can be found at Catholic or Anglican churches.
Place a jar of garlic bulbs or cloves into the box. Garlic was said to repel vampires and that concept still persists thanks to movies and television shows about vampires.
Toss a few sharp, pointed wooden stakes into the kit. Wooden stakes, pounded into the heart, are said to be the only way you can truly kill vampires.
Throw in a large silver crucifix and some silver cross necklaces. Since vampires are evil, the symbol of the cross is said to keep them away and, in some myths, can even burn their skin.
Place a Bible into your kit for added spiritual protection.
Add various vials and specimen jars to the kit. It's hard to know what was in these vials, but most of the real vampire killing kits held several of these that held spices, medicines or other items. They will add authenticity to your vampire killing kit.
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