Elvira may not be a fan of the Kardashians, but she wouldn’t have minded some Instagram love from Kylie Jenner.
On Halloween, the Kardashians star shared several costumes on social media, including her version of the Mistress of Darkness. Jenner wore Elvira’s signature beehive wig, dramatic eye makeup and a plunging dress.
Jenner also wore a more revealing Elvira-inspired ensemble inspired by a scene from the 1988 cult classic “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.” After seeing the photos on Instagram, the horror icon (real name Cassandra Peterson) told TMZ that she agreed.
“I didn’t get any warning that Kylie did the costume, but she did the costume justice and it was very flattering,” she told TMZ on Tuesday.
However, Peterson added that Jenner could have done something else with her Halloween tribute.
“It would have been even more flattering if she had tagged me,” the actor and author, who published the acclaimed memoir Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark last year, told TMZ.
Jenner hasn’t tagged Peterson’s official Instagram account in any of her four Elvira-inspired posts. Instead, Jenner tagged artist Jack Henry, who put the photos together.
Peterson returned the favor Tuesday when she posted a meme of Jenner’s risqué costume on her own page. Peterson did not tag Jenner.
“In a world full of Kardashians, be an Elvira,” the post read, though Jenner isn’t technically a Kardashian like her sisters Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney.
Whether Peterson’s meme was praise or shadow is up for debate. But Elvira’s fans suspect it’s the latter.
“Oh the shadow!” wrote a follower in the comments.
“Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but… she never could!!!” said another follower of Jenner.
“So much for that,” said a third fan. “Elvira is a genius character and well beyond the capacity of the person who brings her to life.”
In the comments, Peterson reiterated that it “would have been nice” to get some credit from Jenner, but acknowledged she doesn’t need it.
“Not like people don’t know!” Peterson wrote.
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