Queen of the Damned: Jesse Reeves

Truth be told, my English teacher who recommended Anne Rice books to me probably helped ensure my survival through high school. They were wonderful outlets between my rural isolation, Catholic school suppression, and my abusive household. Due to this, I hold a very special place in my heart for the movie Queen of the Damned even though it pales in comparison to the book on which it was based. The soundtrack is fucking great though!

I’ve worn a variation of this outfit 100+ times in real life and picked out a bunch of my favorite stuff from the 1990s to wear for this character. Oh shit, does that mean I peaked in high school? 🤯 Nah. I’m waaaaayyyyy better now. 💅

A beaded choker necklace, red plaid bustier top with red plaid skirt on a dress form with fishnets and black docs on the floor in front of it.
Queen of the Damned: Jesse Reeves Outfit

Outfit: Red Plaid Lip Service Lace-up Corset Bustier Top that I’ve owned for 20+ years, so I guess that makes it vintage.

Red Tartan Black Lace MinxClothing.biz by Sequoia Alternative Clothing Skirt that I found online and was pleasantly surprised at how closely the red plaids went together!

Black Fishnets with Red Back Seam that I got at a clothing swap. I have yet to find anywhere that I can get another pair. There’s no tag or brand on them. I try very hard not to rip these like I have all my other fishnet stockings. #RIP

Previously seen as Magenta from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Shoes: 1460 Smooth Leather 8 Eye Lace Up Dr. Martens Boots that were a present from my partner.

A person dressed as Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned facing away from the camera. The emphasis is on the long, wavy copper red wig.

Hair: Long Wavy Copper Red Wig

Previously seen as Ginger Fitzgerald from Ginger Snaps and Cady Heron from Mean Girls

A selfie of a pale person dressed as Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned. They have on heavy black eyeliner, a little lipstick, and a beaded choker necklace.

Makeup:

Face: Tone Adjusting e.l.f. Face Primer

Porcelain e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation

Eyes: Blackest Black Glimmerstick from Avon

Carbon Black NYX Super Fat Eye Marker

Coal Eyeshadow from the AVON For The Love of Makeup Artist Palette

Shell Eyeshadow from the AVON For the Love of Makeup Artist Palette

Very Black Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara

Lips: Revenge Vengeance Avon Beyond Color Lipstick

Lip Balm

Accessories: Black Beaded Icing Choker Necklace

Multistrand Faceted Beaded Choker with Dangly Beads

If there’s one thing I don’t have a shortage of, it is black choker necklaces! 😇

A selfie of a pale person dressed as Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned. They have on heavy black eyeliner, a little lipstick, and a beaded choker necklace. Also visible are some small silver hoop earrings.

Accessories: Small Silver Hoop Earrings

Silver Stud Earrings

Fake Silver Nose Ring used as a cartilage piercing

A close-up of a brown leather journal with a tree carved into it.

Prop: Brown Leather Journal

Previously seen in the Ash Williams from The Evil Dead post.

A side-by-side comparison of a pale person dressed as Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned and Marguerite Moreau dressed as Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned. They have on heavy black eyeliner, a little lipstick, and a beaded choker necklace. Words say Queen of the Damned and Jesse Reeves.

A person dressed as Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned in a beaded choker necklace and red plaid bustier top & skirt with black fishnet tights edited onto the cover of the Queen of the Damned.
I’m an academic studying the supernatural (including vampires) with a secret organization called the Talamasca at their London chapter.

A person dressed as Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned in a beaded choker necklace and red plaid bustier top holding an open journal with a surprised look on their face edited into a scene from Queen of the Damned where Lestat and the band are being interviewed.
One day while watching TV, I realize the lyrics of a hit song from a band supposedly fronted by an openly out vampire are eerily similar to something I just read in a diary from the 18th century.

A person dressed as Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned in a beaded choker necklace and red plaid bustier top & skirt with black fishnet tights and black docs edited into the alley of Admiral's Arms from Queen of the Damned.
I decided to do some fieldwork by going down to a pub called Admiral’s Arms hoping that I would just casually run into the lead singer Lestat. We meet, but he is so turned off because I’m Talamascan.

A person dressed as Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned in a beaded choker necklace and red plaid bustier top holding up the devil horns hand symbol and screaming is edited into a scene during Lestat's concert in Death Valley.
I do not take the hint and instead fly to another country to surprise him at his one and only live show.

A person dressed as Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned in a beaded choker necklace and red plaid bustier top & skirt edited into a scene from Queen of the Damned next to Lestat.
After that, I do everything I can to try to convince him to turn me. I mean, have you seen him?!

A person dressed as Jesse Reeves from Queen of the Damned in a beaded choker necklace and red plaid bustier top in a side-by-side comparison to Marguerite Moreau as Jesse Reeves in Queen of the Damned. Words say Queen of the Damned and Jesse Reeves.

Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.

In the meantime, check out the Queen of the Damned: Jesse Reeves Vibes board on Pinterest.

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