How to make a Blue Christmas/Elvis Claus Costume
Elvis Presley made “Blue Christmas” one of the biggest Christmas hits of all time. You’d have to be a Scrooge to not love Elvis’ heartfelt crooning, believing The King would truly have “a Blue Christmas without you.”
Inject a little Elvis into your holiday with an Elvis Claus Blue Christmas costume! With some simple items, you can take a hum-drum Santa costume and turn it into a rockin’ rollin’ Christmas King! Forget the milk and cookies! Leave out some Monte Cristo sandwiches for Elvis Claus! Thank you… Thank you very much, momma!
##Things You’ll Need##
– Yard of blue or red sequinned fabric, or velvet
– Short cape pattern
– Sewing machine OR needle and thread
– Several yards of silver sequin trim
– White faux fur
– Black or white boots
– Presents, particularly a “Teddy Bear”
##Putting together your Elvis Claus Blue Christmas costume##
Step 2: Decide what color scheme you want to go with, with either a traditional red-and-white Santa Suit or a Blue Santa suit to go with the “Blue Christmas” theme. If you already have a red Santa suit handy, you can still fix it up in a way that would do Elvis proud!
Step 3: Get a pattern from a craft store to make a short, waist-length Elvis cape out of sequinned or velvet (Get it! Velvet Elvis?!) fabric in an appropriate color to match your suit.
Step 4: Trim the cape in white faux fur along its edges.
Step 5: Use your silver sequins to spell out “Elvis Claus” on the back in either block letters or cursive script.
Step 6: Put on your black boots and a black belt. Top off your wig with a Santa hat, grab a bag of presents and get that lip curl just right in time for Christmas night!