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Show Your Dog’s Inner Elvis this Halloween

Show Your Inner Elvis at Halloween

Did this offer from ShopElvis.com show up in your email inbox recently?  They’ve actually got some quality costumes available this year.  The gold lame suit goes for $190, the black female jumpsuit is $60, and the American Eagle jumpsuit is the top item at $250.

Elvis Adult Jumpsuit

This’s also a cheapo version of American Eagle that sells for $69 today, but as noted in a 2008 ElvisBlog article, it cost only $38 then.  Well, I guess inflation catches everything including Halloween Elvis jumpsuits.

 

Elvis Deluxe Costume Wig

This is the wig in the promo email.  It is called the Elvis Deluxe Costume Wig and sells for $30.  I love this the item description that says it is made of polyester, and that it has the feel of real hair.  What?

 

Elvis Rubber Costume Wig with Sideburns

This bottom of the line wig is one-piece rubber for $15.  Kind of like a shower cap with sideburns.  As bad as that sounds, I did an article on Elvis wigs back in 2007 that showed some real losers (admittedly, not from ShopElvis).

 

Bad Elvis Halloween Wig

How would you like to go to a Halloween party wearing this one?

 

Horrible Elvis Halloween Wig

Oh, please!!

 

Of course, some folks like to dress up their dogs for Halloween.  And there are websites where you can buy Elvis wigs and costumes for dogs.

K9 Chic Elvis Dog

Doesn’t Rover look cute?

 

100Genius Costumes

Yes sir, this is genius, all right.

100 Genius Costumes Elvis Dog

Interesting placement of the sunglasses.

 

Costume Craze

Looks like they covered all elements of iconic Elvis regalia on this dog. Wait, no oversize belt and buckle?

Costume Craze Dog Elvis

 

Lots more dogs in Elvis wigs and costumes show up on the web, but not at sites that that have them for sale.  Maybe they are homemade.  Here are some of the better ones.

 

Brown Elvis Wig

Seems like this wig should be blacker.

 

Dog in Elvis Costume in front of Mic

The owner of these dogs went to some real trouble to stage this shot.  Unfortunately, it looks more like Roy Orbison than Elvis.

 

Elvis Dog 5 Best

This dog looks like he’s really thrilled to be dressed up like Elvis.

 

Standing Dog Elvis with Guitar

Another staged shot.  He really deserves a doggie treat after putting up with this.

 

Hound Dog with Elvis wig

This is my favorite.  You ain’t nothin’ but an Elvis…

 

 

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The Elvis Pumpkin Carving Contest

If you are a member of Elvis Insiders or have recently checked the news on Elvis.com, you know that EPE is sponsoring an Elvis-themed pumpkin carving contest.  You can carve your pumpkin, post a photo of it on the Elvis Facebook page, and maybe you’ll win $250 worth of merchandise from ShopElvis.com.

You may be surprised to know how popular Elvis pumpkin carving has been even prior to Graceland getting involved.  Elvisblog did a Halloween photo essay of Elvis pumpkins back in 2009.  I didn’t pick a winner at the time, but probably the best of the bunch was this:

You will notice a big difference between these two styles.  The pumpkin on the contest image is what I guess we would call the old-style carving where the knife cuts go all the way through and light from a candle shines out.  The other seems to be the popular style now where only darker, outer skin is carved out to create detailed designs.

 

Here’s an Elvis pumpkin we featured in 2010 that is a terrific example of a carved-through design.  This is impressive.

 

And here is a more recent discovery that shows an unmistakable image of Elvis using the outer skin cut out style.

 

Now, it seems we have reached a new level in pumpkin-carving technology or skill, or both.  It’s hard to believe the vivid images on these next two were achieved by just cutting away the orange outer skin.  Their creators are real artists.

 

And check out the level of detail on these three.  How do the carvers do it?  I would love to see these pumpkins in person.

 

And, finally, here is an Elvis pumpkin using another unique technique – carving away all the outer skin and using what’s left as an artist’s medium to create a sculpture with depth as well as detail.

 This one gets the ElvisBlog award for the best Elvis pumpkin of 2012.

 

Now, just for fun, here is a four-way tie for the worst.

 

I can’t resist showing the strangest picture that comes up when you Google Elvis pumpkin — some jerk in an ill-fitting Elvis jumpsuit cutting a pumpkin with a chain saw.

 

Check out the belly showing below the too-small shirt.  And the pumpkin is lop-sided and discolored.  This is just wrong in so many ways.

 

Here’s something that’s just right.

NEWS FLASH:   Here is the winner of the EPE Elvis Pumpkin Carving Contest:

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