Sunday, April 15, 2012

Viva Las Vegas, Part 2 ~ The People & The Stuff

So here are the other half of my pix from I mentioned in the last post, we only went to the car show, but we had a great time and I met so many nice people, including Elvira, Mistress of the Dark!! AKA Cassandra Peterson. I was a huge "Movie Macabre" fan as a kid, so I was super-excited to meet her. She was very sweet and looks beautiful! (She was signing pictures under a red tent, so that's why she looks all red!)

Elvira in real life!

I also met this cute gal from Australia...wish I could remember her name. I complemented her on her adorable playsuit and she said it was made by a friend of hers, from vintage fabric, with vintage Bakelite buttons. I swear she gave me a business card, but I can't find it for the life of me. If anyone knows her let me know! 

this pic doesn't do it justice!

One of the things I enjoyed the most was seeing everyone dressed to the nines...I just love how so many people obviously put gobs of time and creativity (as well as cash) into their outfits. What fun!!!
This little guy was all of about 11 years old and he was dressed in full zoot suit:

There were pin-up girls in full regalia everywhere you looked, including the ones from Pin Up Girl Clothing, who were posing in their fancy booth:

Just the most amazing get-ups, everywhere my eyes fell. This guy and his cool shirt were in front of me while I was watching the Hot Rod Trio. He was a little hard to see around, but I appreciate his style :-)

I also saw so many fun things I wanted to buy! All I actually bought was a Viva tank top, which I love so has a Tiki on it (yay! I love Tikis!) and a Bettie Page looking girl in a leopard dress. I'm sure I'll wear it to pieces.
I wish I had bought this flask, I just think it's funny!

I also admired this original painting:

Sailor's Regret by Gustavo Rimada

Isn't that amazing? The artist's name is Gustavo Rimada. He had tons of other wonderful artwork...a very talented fellow. Here's a link to his website.

Such a fun day, such eye'll keep me inspired for a long while. I can't wait to go back next year!


  1. What great pics! I love Elvira, too and have a cardboard stand-up of her in my game room (along with a lot of other weird stuff). I've also wanted to go to VLV for quite some time. Maybe next year!

  2. A cardboard stand-up of Elvira? Niiiice...
    That's one game room I'd like to see ;-)
    You should definitely go to Viva! My tiny little taste of it was fantastic. I'm definitely going for all four days next year, barring acts of God & all that :-)

  3. VLV is amazing.We missed it this year,but hope next year.You must get a 4 day pass so you can enjoy all the vendors inside the orleans and see the great bands.xx

    1. Oh yeah, next year we're definitely getting the four-day passes. I can't wait! Maybe I'll see you there ;-)

  4. The Aussie chick is Chrissie from The Lindy Charm School. Maybe the outfit is from Jacks Daughter which is a popular repo clothing seller here in Oz. Hope that helps!

    1. Thank you so much! I did find a business card from The Lindy Charm School in the pile of stuff I brought home, but I didn't make the connection. Next time I need to take better notes :-)
      Thanks again for the help :-)