Wanna Buy Elvira Mistress of the Dark's Dress AND Wig at Auction?

Wanna Buy Elvira Mistress of the Dark’s Dress AND Wig at Auction?

Posted by November 4, 2018 Comment

If only this item from PropStore’s TV Treasures auction had been available pre-Halloween, we’re sure it would have fetched a delightfully devilish price.

We’re talking of course about one of Cassandra Peterson‘s Elvira Mistress of the Dark full costumes and wig.  Talk about iconic!

The official listing in the catalog for lot #33 (the dress with dagger) reads:

Elvira’s (Cassandra Peterson) black gothic dress from the character’s numerous in-person and television appearances throughout the 1980s. A long black rayon gown with elaborate, hand cut, flame shaped cuffs, hem and train, thigh-high leg slit, deep V-neck and attached inner foundation. Finishing the costume is a wide black leather belt marked ‘S’ and ‘2’ on back which also functions as a holster for the jewel encrusted, polished steel dagger. The ensemble and dagger are in very good condition overall.

A successful model, Peterson found herself in the role of Elvira in the 1980s after answering a casting call for a horror hostess, catapulting her into pop-culture stardom for decades. Elvira wore her signature dress for appearances in live performances and recorded media.

Provenance: Ms. Cassandra Peterson & Mr. Mark Pierson

Estimate: $4,000 – 6,000

And, that giant bouffant wig!

The listing for lot #34 (the wig) reads:

Elvira’s (Cassandra Peterson) signature bouffant wig from the character’s numerous in-person and television appearances in the 1980s. The black, lace-cap wig is made of synthetic hair with jagged bangs, smooth beehive at crown and extra-long lengths of hair in back. It comes stored on a canvas covered wig stand with autographed promotional image which reads ‘To the Comisar Collection – xx Elvira’ with ‘yours cruelly…Elvira’ printed on the image. The wig is in very fine condition overall.

A successful model, Peterson found herself in the role of Elvira in the 1980s after answering a casting call for a horror hostess, catapulting her into pop-culture stardom for decades. Elvira wore her signature dress for appearances in live performances and recorded media.

Dimensions: (on stand): 8” x 7” x 34” (20 ½ cm x 18 cm x 86 ½ cm);

(photo) 8” x 10” (20 ½ cm x 25 ½ cm)

Provenance: Ms. Cassandra Peterson & Mr. Mark Pierson

The PropStore TV Treasures auction takes place on December 1st 2018, and you can read the entire catalog of available items here.

(Last Updated November 4, 2018 12:39 pm )

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