Long before Sharon Needles was crowned the Scream Queen of Halloween there was Elvira, the original campy vamp with a bouffant only slightly bigger than her breasts. In the latest episode of RuPaul Drives by World of Wonder, The Supermodel of the World takes Cassandra Peterson for a spin around Hollywood Hills.
RuPaul chats with the batty and sassy lassie about everything from her relationship with her daughter to the creation of her valley girl vampire. Interestingly, Elvira’s actual offspring doesn’t even have fun during the spookiest of holidays: “It’s such a bummer, I don’t know if [my daughter] really does [enjoy Halloween]. For her whole life I never got to spend Halloween with her. She feels like a deprived child, ‘My mom never took me Trick-Or-Treating!’”
And for those of you still scrambling to figure out a Halloween look, you can purchase your very own Mistress of The Dark costume on Elivra.com. A tip from the Miss Peterson on completing your Elvira drag: “If you’ve got big enough boobs going you don’t have to worry about make-up!”