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Jumpsuit Junkie
01-12-2006, 08:22 AM
Lava Jumpsuit (1973-74)

Known Dates Jumpsuit Worn:-

Sept 1, 1973 (3:00 pm)
Jan/Feb 1974

Jumpsuit Junkie
01-12-2006, 08:25 AM
Apologies for the error in this Jumpsuit being posted twice :blush: I tried to merge the two threads and lost both, so here is the definitive and only thread.

Matt

Leroy
01-12-2006, 09:45 AM
Thank you Matt. Much better. Maybe you can also take a look at the tread of the "Black Fireworks". There's a picture of the "Black Matador" on the first page.

Jumpsuit Junkie
01-12-2006, 10:34 AM
I think it would be good to update the whole jumpsuit section a little bit. You know, like some of the threads may have "wrong" titles... like, change the Apache jumpsuit to Nail Swirl, since that is the original/real name for that jumpsuit. Stuff like that... What do you think? Matt?:)

Jouni

I have done some updating........ but some of the names are long standing and are the names people will look for on the Jumpsuit Section!

I will perhaps change them and add (aka) so that people will know.

Matt

lopette
04-24-2006, 06:53 PM
Las Vegas, NV. August 1973.

This " Elvis Summer Festival " engagement started on August 6th and ended on September 3rd.

The opening show was very good and Elvis tried some new songs that night, among them were a medley of " Trouble/Raised On Rock "and a full version of " Memphis Tennessee ". It seems that Elvis didn't think this medley was really interesting as he left out " Raised On Rock " on the following shows and kept only " Trouble ".

Elvis had new jumpsuits for that engagement and the one in the photo above is possibly one of them, still it's possible that it was worn in February '73 or at Lake Tahoe in May '73. Photographs of that suit are quite rare and this one is often being referred as the " Amber jumpsuit ".

The King's Queen
04-15-2008, 02:08 AM
I like the detail on this one. Great suit, IMO!

richardo316
06-23-2008, 04:43 PM
this is a very nice suit. thanks for posting the pics for us:D

easyrider
01-22-2009, 04:03 PM
very nice suit.

nabelt24
03-18-2009, 09:49 PM
I would love to see more pics of this suit!!!!

elvispresleytheking
03-19-2009, 03:59 AM
I would love to see more pics of this suit!!!!

So would all of us... too bad only a few have surfaced.

Elvis Girl
03-19-2009, 06:29 AM
one of his best i say! it was made beautifully!

moody-blues67
03-21-2009, 11:23 PM
A really nice jumpsuit (y)(y)(y)

kingkelo74
04-21-2010, 04:34 PM
:king: I Like This Jumpsuit Alot,
Reminds Me Of The Fire Suit.
I Love To See More Live Pictures Of This Suit. (y)

drumzz70
03-15-2013, 03:09 PM
There are more close up pics of this suit pictures , also the belt as well. it also shows the kickpleat in the legs were actually tiger print material. the cape also had tiger print but was sold at an auction. this along with the aloha suit were probably the only 2 suits Elvis requested. This suit he want to resemble a tiger spine, also the pattern on the front and back appear on the leg design of the '74 embroidered tiger suit. to see close pics of it go to. flickr.com/photos/presleycollectibles once on there look to the right and there as a picture caption elvis jumpsuits.

1100ccRider
03-17-2013, 04:42 AM
Yeah, I never bought the 'lava' name, nor do I think that a lot of the names allegedly given by the suits' creators were actually given during Elvis' lifetime (I suspect the reality is that most, unless very obvious like the eagle suits, dragon, tiger, etc, didn't have names but were just done up and shipped off to Elvis). The only name that makes sense for this suit is 'Tiger.' The cabochons and studs arranged as tiger stripes, the tiger fabric inside the kickpleats and lining the cape, the tiger buckles on the belt...'lava,' my bootie...

drumzz70
03-17-2013, 06:20 AM
Yeah, I never bought the 'lava' name, nor do I think that a lot of the names allegedly given by the suits' creators were actually given during Elvis' lifetime (I suspect the reality is that most, unless very obvious like the eagle suits, dragon, tiger, etc, didn't have names but were just done up and shipped off to Elvis). The only name that makes sense for this suit is 'Tiger.' The cabochons and studs arranged as tiger stripes, the tiger fabric inside the kickpleats and lining the cape, the tiger buckles on the belt...'lava,' my bootie...

I agree with you 100%, i would call this the tiger studded /jeweled. But lava isnt close. maybe because it appears to be dripping downward, but the tiger cape and pleats say the name. topaz suit i can understand because of the color, plus the cape and pleats were never in pictures till now so i can see the color name.
Most second names came from album covers the suit was on, but other suits were made in pairs or three's in different colors and pattern and shipped out the door.

drumzz70
03-17-2013, 07:11 AM
i found the holy grail on the cape www.elvis-collectors.com/memorabilia/memorabilia_ambercape.html

the 5th picture on site displayed the suit with the cape and Belt from the '74 nail mirror suit, not to be confused by the '73 nail studded suit.

merry77
06-30-2013, 12:08 PM
I tried contacting the lady several years ago after seeing those exact same pictures. She was only looking for live photos of Elvis wearing the cape. The cape was at the vault and these were the only photos she had made of it. I was looking for better quality photos and those should be out there (if even for insurance).

I very seriously doubt that Elvis did wear this cape. I made a 1:1 copy and tried to be exact and used glass stones.
The cape is VERY heavy.
Probably one of the heaviest capes of all, together with the stone flame, aloha, arabian.

drumzz70
07-02-2013, 03:57 AM
i agree, as Elvis only wore capes for the last song in '73 for that reason of them being heavy. I would also say the orange sunburst cape was pretty heavy as well as any cape from '73. Could you post pictures of your cape ? , it would be cool to see .

medleyofcostumes
07-03-2013, 08:48 AM
Just for the record, Elvis wore capes until early March 1974. There is photographic evidence of Elvis wearing capes in August 1973 (Vegas) and on Tour March 1974.

merry77
07-03-2013, 09:44 PM
There is also audio evidence of Elvis wearing a cape in Feb 74 Vegas. But I believe it was occasionaly and not systematically.
The sunburst cape is not that heavy (I also made that too, it's 95% correct and I have to change a few things here and there to make it 100% Just need to find the time to do it).
The pharao (today suit) cape is also heavy as well as the thunderbird one. Although the stone flame is heavier (made that one too).

http://www.evdmeer.dds.nl/com/images/tigercape.jpg

drumzz70
07-05-2013, 04:23 AM
Awesome job on the cape, looks great, pattern looks like Elvis's. Thanks for posting it. Try and post pics of the other capes when you finish. Not many people make the jeweled capes themselves. Awesome work !

drumzz70
07-05-2013, 04:34 AM
Just for the record, Elvis wore capes until early March 1974. There is photographic evidence of Elvis wearing capes in August 1973 (Vegas) and on Tour March 1974.

I agree on the time line for capes, but the suits were made in '73 and mostly worn for that year . but most of '74 was the embroided suits, Elvis did wear the jeweled belts with the suits also until the embroided belts were sent to him. like useing the aloha belt for the eagle suit, the target belt for the blue rainbow, and lion feather belt for the peacock suit.