Los Angeles Vampire Ball at Bar Sinister! Custom Fangs by Father Sebastiaan, Vampire Wine tasting lounge.

custom molded vampire fangs

Vampires, everywhere! On my last trip to Los Angeles, I partook in a number of blood-thirsty activities that paid tribute to Nosferatu.

In Part 1, you saw me rolling around with Trevor on Bela Lugosi’s gravestone. Now, I’ll take you to a Vampire wine bar and Bar Sinister’s Endless Night ball. I’ll also show you how I got custom-made vampire fangs, which look like the real deal!

Father Sebastiaan fang maker

I was excited to meet Father Sebastiaan, master Fangsmith, during his stop in LA. He’s world-renown for his ability to craft vampire fangs, which fit right over your canines and look indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth.

I felt like the journalist from Interview with a Vampire, meeting Lestat. After all, Father Sebastiaan is the founding father of the Sanguinarium, the largest vampire community in the world.

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He travels the world, crafting fangs for fellow creatures of the night. While in Los Angeles, he set up shop in this spooky Beverly Hills abode.

vampire couture zombie fashion

The space felt like a coven gathering. I admired this vampire couture, made by hand with decadent materials.

Father Sebastiaan vampire fangs

Kent Kaliber introduced me to Father Sebastiaan, who created my very first set of fangs! The process took about 40 minutes, with theatrical rituals in between.

The professional fang master comes from a long line of dentists. He measured and fit the pointy Lilith prosthetics over my canines, then shaped them to fit perfectly over my teeth. No need for glue or any adhesives. Once they’re in, these fangs stay snug, and feel like they’re part of you.

make vampire fangs canines

Father Sebastiaan walked me through several initiation rites, including flipping through this book and choosing a vampiric name. He gave me a special ankh necklace to wear, and a case to store my new fangs. (You can wear them for most of the day, and only need to remove them when you eat and sleep.)

Wouldn’t you like some enticing fangs of your own? You can find out more on Father Sebastiaan’s website and his Facebook

bar sinister hollywood

Now, I was ready to party at the Endless Night vampire salon, at Bar Sinister. This legendary club remains one of the best Gothic venues in LA, and has parties every weekend. (Address: 1652 N Cherokee Ave, Hollywood, CA)

kent kaliber bar sinister host

I co-hosted the event with Kent Kaliber; we went on stage to introduce the performers. There was a dark roster of entertainers that night…

mata hari bellydance

… including belly dancers, go-go girls and DJs. Father Sebastiaan also set up a booth for fang-making.

endless night vampire ball

Bar Sinister has multiple rooms to explore. Vendors set up booths for bondage wear, headdresses and other alt fashion.

dracula monster mask

As dawn crept closer, the dance floor got wild. These two took “the monster mash” to a whole new level! 

scary latex monster mask

Fear the creeping dead! Everyone dressed up for the Endless Night vampire theme, but this latex mask took the cake.

(Not pictured: the S&M fetish stations upstairs, where you could whip or be whipped, on a cross and other equipment.)

bar sinister los angeles owner

A devilish thank you to host that night Kent, and owners Kelly and Tricia La Belle, for welcoming me back to Bar Sinister. They throw a fabulous Gothic club every weekend, with birthday specials, so check out Bar Sinister’s Faceebook for upcoming events. 

vampire vineyard bar tasting lounge

After all that decadence, Trevor and I needed to replenish our veins with blood. Believe it or not, there’s an LA bar that serves this exact purpose: the Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room. (Address: 9865 S Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 9021)

los angeles vampire lounge

The moment you walk in, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into Dracula’s lair. There is an upper floor, giant mirrors and chandeliers — a setting made for the King and Queen of the Damned.

Vampire Wine And Tasting Room, beverly hills

Opened in 2011, the Vampire Lounge and Tasting Room is the first of its kind. Vampire aficionados can come here to sample “bites” of food and sample wines, while watching Nosferatu on the screen.

vampire theme bar restaurant

All of the wines come from Vampire Vineyards, a California-based winery. You simply must try their flights of wines (several reds and whites), each with enticing names like Dracula and True Blood. 

vampire vineyards red wine

I was delighted by Vampire’s rich, full bodied victuals. What a pleasure to sip bloody wines in this elegant space, accomanpanied by quality cheese and charchuterie.

Don’t leave without a bar of Vampire Dark Chocolate. Trevor and I couldn’t resist eating the entire package.

vampire wine bottle, true blood cabernet sauvignon

The bar also sells bottles of Vampire Wine; my favorite is the True Blood Cabernet Sauvignon. What a marvellous occasion for sipping “the blood of the vine”!

downtown los angeles clubbing

I’ll end with some more alternative adventures in Los Angeles. I went to downtown LA one evening with Lauren. In recent years, this area is becoming known for its bar scene.

the lash, goth bar downtown la

We hung out at The Lash, an alt venue that usually has no cover charge. This is my type of venue: “ginger bear” craft cocktails, an indie crowd, and live DJs that spin dark electro and Italo Disco. 

maya store, melrose los angeles

Finally, Trevor and stopped by Melrose Avenue for a shopping session. We ducked into a classic store, Maya Hollywood  (7360 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA).

tribal tibetan masks

The colorful walls are packed with tribal masks from all over the world. I browsed Tibetan jewelry, Mayan earrings and other spiritual accessories.

necromance los angeles taxidermy

We paid a visit to Necromance (7222 Melrose Ave): a spooky store filled with oddities from the natural world. You’ll find strange shells, preserved insects, and taxidermy such as a giant stuffed white peacock.

(If you’re interested in stores like this, also check out my posts about Loved to Death San Francisco, and Obscura Antiques in NYC — where I appeared on their TV show.)

stuffed lions taxidermy

It’s always a wild time, being in Los Angeles! Here are more of my Goth / alternative LA travel tips, including club nights and shops, from my trips over the years.

vampire female fashion clothing

Did this post inspire you to plan a Dracula-themed day in Los Angeles? (More of this photoshoot in my story about Bela Lugosi’s cemetery).

PS – I’m off to six countries this summer, announcement coming soon! Be sure to get your orders in from my Goth fashion sale, before I head off. All the listings are here; let me know what you’d like and shoot me an email, before everything is gone!


  1. MelissaR
    Posted June 20, 2016 at 10:26 pm | Permalink


  2. Gaby
    Posted June 20, 2016 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    I <3 it!

  3. Rarat
    Posted June 20, 2016 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    you got BITE grrrrr

  4. ave
    Posted June 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Nice to see it’s still wacky over there

  5. Irene
    Posted June 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    I’m jealous of the fangs.

  6. Melis Baki
    Posted June 20, 2016 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Hey Carmina!

    Your looks are amazing! I love them so much. So chic, so fancy!

  7. Sanguine_Hybrid
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    Beautiful, and an excellent article. Excellent work sir

  8. Lidia ♫♪♫
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    aww great

  9. Cassandra
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    Your hair u2764ufe0f

  10. Sean
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:47 am | Permalink


  11. Christine
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    What a fun day.

  12. Tibet Girl
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    It is nice to meet you at bar sinister come back

  13. Drew
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    exceptionally in love with the vampire look.

  14. Erick
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    I love this so much

  15. ray em
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    I like how you look with fangs ❤️

  16. MaxDeLioncourt
    Posted July 31, 2016 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Wow What a great read! Very well thought out and I really enjoyed reading your adventures from one Gothic spot to another! I’ll definitely have to check out Bela Lugosi’s grave asap!

    • lacarmina
      Posted August 1, 2016 at 2:21 am | Permalink

      I’m so happy to hear!! Let me know if you make it to Bela’s grave!

      • MaxDeLioncourt
        Posted August 1, 2016 at 2:26 am | Permalink

        Got the bestie already planning out the trip! You’re super talented both as a journalist and blogger! I’m gonna do something I never do and promote your site on my Facebook! I think a lot of young goths could learn a lot from your site! Keep up the great work!

        • lacarmina
          Posted August 2, 2016 at 12:16 am | Permalink

          Wow I really appreciate it! Thank you so much :)
          By the way, if you or friends might be interested in any the Goth fashion I currently have for sale, let me know! Happy to do discounts and exact shipping :) Please feel free to take a look and let me know if anything interest you, or anyone you know! All the listings are here –
          and you can email me at

          Cheers and thanks again!

  17. Em
    Posted November 11, 2017 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Hey! Quick question, is your name La Carmina or what is your real name? I need it for school

  18. Good post!

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