First posted on July 12, 2011
If you've ever been afraid to take a midnight carriage ride through the wilds of Bohemia, then this is just what you need. Your very own, personal sized Vampire Killing Kit.
During the 19th century these actually existed and were carried when traveling in the event of a vampire attack. There are still a few of the original kits out there and-of course - now many, many replicas.
Contents include a flintlock pistol complete with silver bullets, a stake, bulbs of garlic, a Czechoslovakian prayer book, a rosary, candles, a dagger, a crucifix, little bottles of holy water, holy dirt, and other vampire remedies, and an aged scroll of parchment detailing methods of extinction.
It was so much fun putting this all together, creating the scroll, making the bullets out of air-dry clay, filling and labeling the bottles and decorating the lid of the box(which I found at a thrift store-it's an old silverware box). And the final touch - two bulbs of garlic!
I'm all set for a late night adventure across Eastern Europe!