Rituals

Emily Marie Palmer

Victor has very specific routine every time he prepares for a performance, which helps him transition to the Elvis persona. As he says, “We’re all superstitious in our own ways.” He has to make sure his hair is combed “just right”. Then he steps into the jumpsuit. What follows next is the jewelry-- he always starts with the watch. Then the horseshoe ring, always worn with the horseshoe pointing upwards, “So the luck doesn’t run out.” Next is his TCB ring.

This TCB logo, which is incorporated into a great deal of Elvis jewelry, was modeled after the insignia of Captain Marvel Jr. (The King’s favorite comic book hero).