Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a familiar character especially for people who love the horror film genre. Elvira is the stage name of the entertainer Cassandra Peterson, and the sexy costume she wears is well recognized by anyone who has ever turned on USA Up All Night around Halloween time.
If you love costume parties and you’re interested in dressing up like Elvira, you’ll only need a few things to complete the ensemble. The character of Elvira has been mentioned in books, games, and various movies, and unless you dislike showing a little cleavage, the costume associated with the character is comfortable and a lot of fun to wear.
About Elvira’s Look
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is the creation of Cassandra Peterson, who in the past has also been a writer, singer, and actress. She got her start in Los Angeles when she began hosting a show that specialized in showing B movies based on the horror genre. Since then, Elvira has grown tremendously in popularity.
She wears a long dress that is split at the top of her leg to reveal her legs and a very low-cut top. She also wears a belt that has a dagger in it and a wig that is dark in color and has a bouffant hairdo at the top.
How to Dress Like Elvira
The Elvira costume usually includes the following items:
- Long black dress
- Belt with dagger in it
- Long black wig
The dress has long sleeves that are bell-shaped and a bell-shaped hem at the bottom. You can wear either solid or fishnet stockings if you like, and some of the dresses will need to be hand-washed depending on the materials they’re made of.
Even better, most Elvira dresses are made out of polyester and spandex, so they are extremely comfortable when you wear them.
When you complete the ensemble with the wig, which is made out of long black hair, you can look exactly like Elvira does when she’s managing her TV show or signing autographs somewhere in the world.
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The Elvira “look” is now an iconic one, with its all-black apparel and sexy dress. If you want a costume that’s a little different from other run-of-the-mill costumes, you should consider the Elvira costume.
While it’s a bit on the sexy side, it’s not the most risque thing you’ve ever seen, and let’s face it; it’s an awful lot of fun to wear. One thing’s for sure: this is a rather unique costume that not everyone will be wearing at your next event, so you should get a lot of satisfaction out of wearing it.