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Countess Bathory by h0tairballoons Countess Bathory by h0tairballoons
Again, I don't have the full sized image anymore because my old computer died.

This shoot was inspired by Countess Elizabeth Bathory. Erzsébet Báthory, the "Blood Countess". Killed over 650 of her female servants. Sentenced to life in Castle Csejte where she died alone. One of the origins of the vampire myth.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The June, 2012 Horror/Macabre Daily Deviation round up has been posted. You've been featured, and you can find your amazing work HERE.
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levina-c Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I've read a book about her before. They say she thought that drinking/bathing in the blood of young girls would keep her young. Creepy.
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MeganRoiz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you've never read it, there is a book called Quiver by Holly Luhning that gives a partial recount of some of Bathory's work as a murderer. An interesting read, and I can see the connection between her story and your piece. Beautiful!
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tranclucent-reality Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
zomg I am SO counting this as a sign to continue doing my Bathory character for my haunted house attraction!!
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PerplexilyMe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
WHAAAAAAAT?!?!? WHERE?
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tranclucent-reality Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hahaha I was on DA and scrolled around and saw the title BATHORY and I was srsly like -jaw drop- I mean I have been crazy for this idea thats been bouncing around my skull... and by crazy I mean I always think about it, and your Bathory was a sign!
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PerplexilyMe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Ummm........that's not mine. LOL!! :D I wanted to know what you meant by attraction. For what?
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tranclucent-reality Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i am an actor for a haunted house, not really haunted just a bunch of people dressed up scaring the piss outta customers
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PerplexilyMe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
That's awesome! Well, GO FOR IT!! I'm sure it's gonna be AWESOME!!!!!
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:icontranclucent-reality:
tranclucent-reality Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
a LOT of crafting that's for sure.. was going to do an album on the steps or something for anyone who cared to know :P
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PerplexilyMe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
O_O I DO!!! GONNA GO WATCH YOU!!!!
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:iconlarouxdevil:
larouxdevil Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
kool
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:iconodessa-twila:
Odessa-Twila Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Stunning.
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember this... creepy woman, and creepy pic...
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barbecuedllamas Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist
What a terrifying, lovely photo! :D
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:iconashrooms:
Ashrooms Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the story of Elizabeth Bathroy!!!! Well done!
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maioctagonapusblah Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT'S SO SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O_O
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jlb462606 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Artist
love it !!!
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:iconbridget1000:
bridget1000 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconsevarihk:
Sevarihk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shouldn't her ring also be bloody, when her whole hand is red?

Anyway, it's a nice shot
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GinaMangrove Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Writer
I love that story!!! And you brought it to life perfectly! Congratulations on the DD! You totally deserve one!
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LadyJoLeePhantomhive Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Id love to read more about the Countess
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:iconxepictacosx:
XEPICTACOSx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
who needs sleep anyway? XD

amazing photo!!!
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TheScreamingCricket Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
such an incredible story behind this! excellent picture c:
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avrey908 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Uuummmm....... imma probably have nightmares now.
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:iconexceptart:
ExceptART Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"I'll kill you" ;)
i have one dream: see her face
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DragonSoliloquy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It wasn't just her female servants, it was also young virgin maidens from the local contryside as well. She was also briefly featured in Diablo II as a quest boss. The boss was titled simply as "The Countess" but one of the key features of this boss was that "and the Countess, who bathed in the blood of a thousand virgins, was thus buried alive..."

Granted the video game Countess is different, but I'm sure that's where the creators drew their inspiration from.
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entropy-and-ecstasy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this, and the subject it was inspired by!
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FallenAngel5613 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Very interesting! I need to research Elizabeth Bathory now!!
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Virake Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
killed over 650 people? as I know, it's a fake created by historians.
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FlippySoldierBear Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Someone made a mess with the ketchup bottle! Jk I know it's blood XD awesome picture
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CookieBeef Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Creepy:iconscaredplz:
I like it :icongreatjobplz:
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narutowebby Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
whoa
you just gave me a new topic to look up c:
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XxKuroxNekoxx9 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
interesting.... OwO
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Blindkit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Love her hand :)
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orion-z Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
coolio
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UnipheraRidge Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh this is so creepy... but still it's so well done! :O
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ChaoticClaire Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome picture :)
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theCHANGA Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
frighteningly beautiful!)
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e-c-h Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
am reminded a bit of Carrie :D WIN

very cool photo.
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wagdawgwag Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
....Jeff the killer just got some bling?
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:iconyurinoki:
Yurinoki Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Creepypasta fan! :lol:
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wagdawgwag Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
oyush.
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:iconyurinoki:
Yurinoki Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconhoho--plz: Jeff fangirl/fanboy?
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:iconwagdawgwag:
wagdawgwag Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
No, Jeff made me pee my face, frankly. :O
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:iconyurinoki:
Yurinoki Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
xD I love him. He is a mental asshole.
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wagdawgwag Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
People love assholes...
because they poop! :dummy:
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:iconyurinoki:
Yurinoki Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
LOLOLOL what?!
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DoveThunder Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Somehow that dress reminds me of the dentist. Which I doubt you intended. XD It's really well done all the same, great story to base the picture off of. :)
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PavelZakarovRomanov Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love
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