Today is extra special because, even though we were born in different years, Cassandra Peterson "Elvira" and I share the same birthday! We are both redheads, Scandinavian, and tall. We both love horror and humor.
I have a couple of tips.
In the above photo, I had done my mannequin up as Elvira, but I have tried the costume myself.
While you can follow her images to recreate the makeup with a heavy dose of red lips and black eyeliner, the attitude is key for Elvira.
Honestly, once I put the wig on, I became her.
The dress is daring and it helps to wear the right push-up bra and cutlets to get everything up high.
Want to smell like Elvira?
And to get into the mood - a movie marathon.