The biographical movie genre holds some of the most successful films of all time, perhaps it’s the absurd-but-true stories that get us instantly hooked. Whether it's the story of an American mobster attempting one of the most daring heists in history, or we’re given an all-access pass to the private life of one of the most exciting performers of our time, we eat it up! After watching a biopic we all become slightly obsessed with the protagonist and the music charts and our social media feeds normally reflect this.
So imagine the excitement when we find out that Baz Luhrmann is finally releasing a new film after 9 years and it's a biopic about The King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley!
'Elvis' will be released on 24th June and explores the life of Elvis and his turbulent relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The film spans three decades and viewers are treated to Austin Butler's incredible vocals as he gives an uncanny performance of the greatest Elvis hits, the film also gives viewers a historical insight into American culture in the 1950’s 60’s and 70’s.
Elvis’ radical blend of country and R’n’B, changed the world forever and he remains one of the most impersonated people in history. Elvis fancy dress costumes have become common place across the globe for tribute acts, fan conventions and lots of weddings! There’s always a good excuse to dress up as Elvis Presley so Smiffys are here to tell you how to pull off the best Elvis Costume ever!
The Infamous One
There will be no suspicious minds while you’re donning this costume. If you’re looking for only the best, then this American Eagle costume might be the perfect fit! This officially licensed Elvis costume is a recreation of the famous jumpsuit worn by Elvis during the ‘Aloha shows’ and is instantly recognisable by anyone who hasn’t lived under a rock for the past 50 years. There will be only one king in the building. You!
The Updated One
It’s not the 50’s anymore, it's 2022 and if you want to dress up like Elvis, there’s nothing and no one that can stop you! Turn the King into a Queen for the day and recreate this Viva Las Vegas outfit complete with a red cape to make those moves stand out on the dance floor. Ooo we already feel the temperature rising! Or if you really want to break some hearts, these smaller sized costumes for toddlers and children are so cute you just can’t help falling in love.
The Finishing Touches
If you want a little less conversation about who you’re dressed up as, you should check out the accessories we have available that will take your costume to the next level.
Lets start with the hair! Slick hairstyles including the pompadours hairstyle were already the norm in Elvis’ day. Yet Elvis still managed to break the mould by the way he wore his groomed jet black hair with a loose swagger which would influence men’s hairstyles for decades to come.
Choose between two different wigs, each as recognisable as the other, you just need to decide whether you want to take inspiration from his earlier looks with this super sleek Deluxe Elvis Wig, or choose this more relaxed style Elvis Wig inspired by his later looks from the 70’s. There’s no need to get all shook up as both wigs feature those iconic sideburns. Then all that’s left is to grab a pair of officially licenced Elvis shades in gold or silver.
You're Nearly There!
There’s a very high chance that once you’ve transformed into the King Of Rock and Roll you’ll get hounded for a performance, so make sure you know all the lyrics to your favourite Elvis track and you're ready to give the performance of your life! Get ready to shake, rattle and roll by practicing a few of The King's most iconic dance moves like ‘The Pelvis’ and 'Rubber Legs’. Then as you’re busy hip-swivelling and leg shaking, throw in the occasional lip curl and VOILA! Transformation complete.
Check out Smiffys’ full range of Elvis fancy dress costumes and accessories here. We would love to see all our customer looks so make sure to tag #Smiffys in any social media posts you share.