Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark, participated in the Women’s March in Los Angeles, CA. Elvira, whose real name is Cassandra Peterson, didn’t appear in costume but she did wear a face mask.
Elvira‘s usual ensemble consists of a fitted long black dress that contributed to her horror icon-status since becoming the host of a horror movie show in the ’80s.
Peterson wanted to ensure no one would get sick because she had bronchitis. Another reason for the mask was to avoid being asked for autographs. Based on the emoji after her statement on Twitter, I’m assuming Peterson doesn’t mind giving autographs but wanted the focus to be on the march.
The Women’s March took place in various parts of the world. The Los Angeles one took place in Downtown this past weekend and approximately 750,000 protesters marched. Here’s the Women’s March L.A.’s mission from their website:
“We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.”
Jamie Lee Curtis, Laverne Cox, Rose McIver, and Olivia Wilde were just some of many who attended the Los Angeles march.