So many things about Elvira are
unmistakable traits of the Mistress of the Dark. Her sexy
gown, exotic makeup, devil-may-care attitude, and last but
certainly not least, her big hair. A version of the beehive,
this hairstyle was very popular during the sixties, and was
applied named because it resembled a beehive.
Unfortunately, after searching
and searching, we have not found
any wig that looks "exactly" the same as Elvira's hair style.
Many claim to be Elvira like, but few are anywhere near.
Most of them have long black hair and the top is cut short
with a few curls. This so not what her hair looks like!
The length is close to
that of Elvira's, and unlike wigs claiming to be Elvira like,
this one is full on the top. The top can be back combed or a
lift can be added under the hair for added height. You can
make your own lift by taking a knee-hi nylon and stuffing it
with paper towel or tissue until you have a domed shaped
half ball. You'll need a wig stand or a person wearing it to
add this on. Lift and section off the hair on top of the
wig. Secure the lift on the crown with hair pins and start
securing the sections of hair over it with hair pins, making
a beehive do' similar to the one pictured. You can also back
comb the hair for extra lift. Make sure and use a generous
amount of hair spray to hold it all together! Wig retails for about $19.95