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Vampire Hunting Kit 2012-05-22 by jollyjack Vampire Hunting Kit 2012-05-22 by jollyjack
After reading a recent article in the Fortean Times about Vampire Hunting Kits, I thought I'd take a stab (heh heh) at making my own.

We have all the essentials here: A crucifix, a bible, vials for salt/garlic/consecrated earth (or what I dig up from the garden), a few photos of "known" vampires (something I think I'm the first to add to such a kit) and a sweet little box in which to put everything.

I may eventually peddle these on ebay.

Edit: "Vampires can't be seen in photographs" - depends on the mythology you're using: [link]
Obviously, the person putting this kit together HAS been able to acquire photos of shut your yap.

Edit Edit: Oh, dear god, people. Yes. I am well aware that there is no stake or mallet. Why? Because it's a 4 x 6 inch box, not a f**king Tardis. The only sharp bit of wood I can put in there is a toothpick, which would be of more use to the vampires than the hunter.
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hornsofhattin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
How about silver bullets or is that a werewolf thing?
im-a-duck Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
silver bullets are for werewolves, not vampires. Also, jollyjack is English. If I was willing to put forth the time and money, I could conceivably cast, load & fire silver bullets, but unfortunately that'd be a bit tougher to accomplish over there. It could still be done, but there would be extra hoops to jump through that probably wouldn't be worth it just to have the capacity to fight a creature that doesn't even exist.
josephb12378 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha love the Doctor Who reference
IndustrialComics Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Oh, I gotta make one of these. My girlfriend's birthday is this week...
smashinbeauty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
love it
Drizztspriestess Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lmao I luv ur edits JJ how is it ppl always troll u for the silliest things? XD I luv ur stuff and I think its awsome as is <3
FelixCarter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You forgot a sonic screwdriver.


Oh wait.
k-h116 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
biriviur Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Where's the garlic?
Speckled-Paws Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Even if you don't fight vampires, you can always read the bible anyway ;)
Aeolus06 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What?!! No holy water?!! :omfg:
angry-green-toast Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh dear, I see by your edits people are picking your lore apart. OH PEOPLE. I guess you could get away with sharpening the end of the crucifix into a spike. It would be like a spork --two uses from one tool, conveniently taking up less space. Forget the mallet. Real mean pound it in with their forehead.
soulfreeze Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A butterfly-knife wooden trainer? oh wait an armed response unit would appear at your door.
DeadlyTigerProd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Writer
You know this does bring up a good question to mention: Would a crucifix with a figure or carving of Jesus on it be more affective than one without? I mean the whole idea of a cross harming a vampire is that it's a holly symbol. So going on that idea, wouldn't having the son of God(Or the supposed son of God, depending on your belief) on it, be better.
JuanAtaquito Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, yes it is, i even included a rosary in mine for extra power!
Reanimated4now Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
4x6 inch box, not a fxcking tardis
sweets8 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
lol, so funny they have a list of vampire traits, but it's wiki, so maybe not so unexpected ;P I have a thing for boxes - especially wooden, so I'm naturally biased towards this, lol
Isaac-Blancmanche Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
It has been a long time since I have seen one of those. Although, the ones I remember had a silver trim.
And I only ever saw them under the moonlight.
sutherlandjj Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Cough* Remember my boy. this stuff only works if you truly believe it. :3
Fyllm Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Is Dick Cheney on any of those cards? :-P
UTcommando Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Is Nick Cage one of those pictures? :D
JoeoftheMasks Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fun Fun Fun! I really like the box! and were I not so poor I would think about helping you gain money... but sadly college sucks away my cash.
you could sharpen the crucifix... just saying...
There were some Spanish Inquisitors that wielded Silver Crucifixes that had blades on the end.
Yojulord Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
You could still fit in some small ampules of holy water I think.
Neo-Draco Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
LittleGeeky Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Wow this is so cool! I've heard about these kits and always wanted to make one myself. Brilliant work man!
FullmetalXTahoma Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I suppose it could bea photo of said vampire from before he was a vampire...
petrino Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
also. fautaugrafee dun juse meerurs.
its juses linses.
also, sum sai deh reesun vampairats dun shau op un meerurs is cus dey ver maid of seelver.
tudais meerurs are maid of aluminium.
Jess-Derringer Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha! I'm faving this simply for the edits! :D

Although, given some recent news, have you considered making Zombie Hunting Kits? [link]

Pip was right...
BADASSassin Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
quite a handy thing to have. you never know when a vamp is gonna show.
LoquaciousJango Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Ooooh. And a little hand mirror for ease of identification!.... Damn, I should make one of these myself.
LoquaciousJango Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Maybe sharpen the tip of the crucifix for a multi purpose anti-vampire device?
spacecowboy76 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does seem a bit small for a vampire hunting kit. Perhaps its actually a vampire safety kit - something that might drop down from the overhead just in case your plane gets attacked in mid-flight.
rwpikul Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
For the photographs, you could play with a little dodge I've seen used a couple of times:

Vampires didn't show up in early photographs but this was not due to an inability to be photographed. The actual cause was that the film/plates used a silver compound. Some vampire hunters developed alternate emulsions which lacked silver and thus could be used to photograph vampires.

Some clever hunters even came up with cameras that would take two pictures, one using silver based emulsion and the other using vampire sensitive emulsion, creating a non-interactive vampire test. The invention of self-developing film changed this from a recon/investigation technique to one with tactical implications.
Nyctomancer Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the edit. and the edit edit. Looks awesome, btw.
MrJellyBeanMan Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd buy one in an instant :D
straycat-74 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
"The only sharp bit of wood I can put in there is a toothpick, which would be of more use to the vampires than the hunter."

unless you had a Really Small Vampire =^.^=
Psycho-Dragon-Girl Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Artist
Its a box for murder! XD
Thats awsome!! But why are people nict-picking at it? It's a vampire hunting box, its for fun not for really killing something!
6-Qubed Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Wait wait, I got it.

Two boxes.

And beltloops on the boxes.

And a blunderbuss.

(can never be too careful)
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Artist
hey:heart:thats cool :D
dfw-boy Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
If you make this, along with other monster themed hunting kits, with your style and flair added to them, I WILL buy them from you! :D

Clever, clever, clever idea! :D
church-the-pirate Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
It's lovely but I think this one is a bit classier [link]
GatzTdaMax Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I've heard bit about photographs explained a few times by the fact film used to be made with silver nitrate, paired with the old myth that vampires are weak against silver. The same logic was supposed to apply to mirrors as well, since they used to be backed with polished silver.

Interestingly, silver might have become associated with vampire/werewolf myths for the same reason as garlic... Both have natural antimicrobal properties, and so were associated with medicinal practices to some degree, whereas vampire myths have typcially revolved around death and disease.
StudioPC Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
If memory serves, Silver was a binding agent in religion and mythology. Like, oak, ash, wax, and a couple of other things, it was a shield and a means to destroy, protect against, or bind evil.
GatzTdaMax Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
That's interesting to know. I haven't looking too deeply into the mythology behind it (vampires really aren't my thing), so thanks for the info.
StudioPC Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
It's not just vampires, some wiccan ceramonies and practices use the same general rules. Vampires just made then more well known.
hendog29 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
wouldn't need a stake if you threw some holy water in one of those vials(if you need said substance, go to your local catholic church and take some out of the thinge people dip there hands in when they get there)
Lizardtongue314 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Instead of a stake, try a switchblade/folding knife. Stabbing is important, but as you said, so is physics.
Ebony14 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Vials can also be used for butane, hydrofluoric acid, or other volatile liquids, for those vampires not affected by holy water. Of course, you'll need a Zippo for the flammables, but that can fit in your pocket.
MadDemon64 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I think I'll stick with Sarah Michelle Geller thank you very much.
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