On October 19, USA Today featured an article about all the money Americans spend each year on Halloween. They showed a list of the top ten best-selling adult costumes according to the National Retail Federation. My first impulse was to try to find pictures of Elvis in each of those costume types and post them on ElvisBlog. Then I realized three of them were for females: Witch, Princess, and Wench/Tart/Vixen. That definitely made the challenge greater.
As you can see, I was stymied by the number one costume on the list. If there’s a picture on the internet of Elvis wearing a witch’s hat, Google couldn’t find it. However, Priscilla makes a pretty good witch, so we’ll go with that.
I’ve never seen an elephant mask, but I guess Elvis found one for this shot.
Elvis wouldn’t dress up as the Riddler or the Joker. No, sir, it gotta be Batman himself.
Elvis looks excellent as a swash-buckling bad-ass pirate, doesn’t he?
Wow, Elvis wouldn’t get any candy coming to the door looking like this.
This is a great job making Elvis look like a vampire, but here’s another one I had to show, as well.
Who wouldn’t want to bite into Marilyn Monroe’s neck?
This was too easy. Anybody recognize Dr. John Carpenter?
I guess this would be Elvis as a generic action hero, but he sure looks like someone the evil guys shouldn’t mess with.
The incredible Hulk is a super hero, isn’t he?
I thought the second costume associated with females would be a problem, but it wasn’t as bad as Witch. I could lie and say this is Elvis in a princess costume, but is actually some strange morphed picture of Elvis and Queen Elizabeth.
WENCH / TART / VIXEN:
Whoa. Now that is kind-of creepy.
Anyway, I hope you all have a happy Halloween.
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