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Elvis Across the UK

Posted on 14th April 2014
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Elvis Costume blog banner looking at the global appeal of the Elvis costume party theme!

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Across the UK, British fans of the King of Rock ‘n Roll will get their chance to celebrate the music, fashion and maybe just a little of that special atmosphere that surrounded Elvis Aaron Presley during his live stage performances. With annual festivals taking place at various times of the year and with these being spread out at locations around Britain there’s plenty of opportunity to join in the fun!
Elvis fancy dress costume for men from Karnival CostumesIf you can’t make it to one of these events yet you still want to sample the fun of one of the most successful costume themes for fancy dress parties why not hold your own Elvis costume party? This ever popular themed will allow you to select costumes form the 1950's through to the early 1970's.  With it’s evolution in a time of returning prosperity and the ending of rationing, the world was beginning to get back some of its colour and this applied equally to the music.  This was the birthplace of Rock and Roll and the whole pop era which lay just around the corner.  And what music was heard. Unlike anything that had gone before it was a sound that that party goers as well as party throwers continually go back to for party ideas and inspiration.
And the most popular character from this era is that of Elvis Presley. Born January 1935 he is better known simply as Elvis or simply 'The King'. Beginning his singing career with rockabilly, an up tempo mix of country and rhythm and blues, he quickly graduated to rock and roll with legions of fans around the world. Despite his tragically early death at the age of only 42, his fan base has both grown and remained fiercely loyal to the King.
This has translated itself into the fact that Elvis is a figure who grows more popular with each passing year and consequently, fancy dress outfits for King are always in high demand and this is fuelled further by both Stag Night parties and more recently by groups of fans attending sporting events and you now commonly see a whole group of Elvis's sitting in a group – even before you’ve had a drink!
Elvis Accessories from a collection at Karnival CostumesDuring his performing career, Elvis had a number of distinctive styles. Despite what the older generation thought, he was always well groomed and later in his career, he grew distinctive wide sideburns. He was also known for his flamboyant and unique stage costumes and those from the period towards the end of his career, combined with his trademark sunglasses in either gold or silver colours, are the most popular fancy dress and will have you instantly recognised as Elvis.
Elvis Wigs from Karnival CostumesCostume retailers today have a wide selection of Elvis outfits ranging from those aimed at the professional Elvis impersonator or  and talent show entrant, to those which represent great value for a night out even it is only a trip to the local pub karaoke night!  Whatever level of costume you choose, wear it with the appropriate Elvis costume accessories; a wig, sideburns and a pair of Elvis sunglasses and the look will be complete. As extras you may want to add some big costume rings and have a dummy microphone to hand. A few song lyrics, a couple 'aha's' and ‘ladies and gentlemen’ and you’ll be set for the night.
As an alternative to buying an Elvis costume, you could create his early look with a pair of drainpipe denims, a plain white tee-shirt and black denim jacket. Style your hair with a swept back look or select a suitable wig from the huge numbers that we have available, stick-on sideburns and you have your early Elvis look complete.
Lady's Elvis fancy dress costumes from Karnival-House.co.ukAnd ladies and children needn’t feel left out from the fun as there are a number of Elvis costumes specifically designed with them in mind.  Again, add the sunglasses, dummy microphone, costume jewellery and if suitable a wig and sideburns to finish and complete the look.
If the thought of there being too many of the same Elvis costume at the party, you don't have to miss out on the fun as there are any number of styles to pick your own from. Now if you’d just rather be in the crowd, then guys can simply wear jeans with turn-ups, the universal white tee-shirt and swept back hair style and for the ladies, you can select either the 50's vamp with clam digger trousers, figure hugging tight jumper and chiffon scarf worn in the hair or around the neck. For a gentler look opt for a wide flared skirt with soft pastel coloured jumper. You’ll find everything you need here at Karnival Costumes.
So whether you’re planning to attend one of the fantastic organised events taking place this year, or you simply fancy holding your own Elvis party, why not visit our section devoted solely to Elvis and start learning the words to a couple of songs like 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'Hound Dog' and really let yourself go!
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