8 Things you need to know to dress up as the Las Vegas Era Elvis
If you are going to dress up as a Las Vegas era Elvis, you absolutely
must wear a jumpsuit. While he wore many different jumpsuits during
his reign as the king of rock and roll, the classic and perhaps the
most memorable is the white or light colored jumpsuit with an inlaid
design made with glass gems.
2- Glass inlays/designs
While his were designed mostly by Bill Belew and intricately
decorated, there are inexpensive versions on the internet available
for purchase. The jumpsuit must have a very low v-neck in front and a
strong large collar that can be flipped up in the trademark style.
ElvisŐ hair is one of the most important aspects of his persona. The
King himself used Blue-black hair color and a gel/pomade as a styling
product. If your hair is straight or has a slight wave and is cut in
the appropriate style (he was wearing his hair longer at this time),
you can wear your hair exactly like his. If you do not want to color
your hair or donŐt have the right texture, you can buy an Elvis wig
During the sixties and seventies, when Elvis was performing in Las
Vegas, his generally moderate sideburns grew quite a bit. He grew them
out so that they were longer and became a more prominent feature of
his face. He let them grow into the hollows of his cheeks instead of
too far along his jawline. Since, some men may not be able to grow
sideburns in that area of their faces, most websites that sell Elvis
wigs also sell sideburns either attached or separately.
Elvis may have originated the style of a deep v-neck exposing a lot of
chest hair with accessories, that became a significant style choice in
the sixties. He was not a man who was ashamed of his physique.
Elvis was very proud of his accessories and wore his jewelry with
pride. His main jeweler was Lowell Hays, and he has retained the
original molds of the pieces he crafted for Elvis himself. There are
many reproductions available on the web, and you can generally find
cheaper versions at any accessory shop. He often wore a gold cross on
a long chain around his neck and some sort of a large chunky ring like
a lion or a large gold nugget with a black stone set inside.
Elvis had a trademark pair of sunglasses emblazoned with a the letters
TCB on the nose piece. He also used these letters on many pieces of
jewelry. They stood for TakinŐ Care oŐ Business, from a Diana Ross and
The Supremes TV special. Elvis also wrote a TCB oath and is can be
found online as well.
ElvisŐs scarf was a big part of his performing in Las Vegas. It became
not only a staple of his performance costume, but he used it in dance
moves as well. He also frequently gave away his scarves to lucky young
ladies in the audience. This is a perfect final touch to end your
evening as The ŇKingÓ- give your white silk scarf to one of your