Kevin Kern, director public relations for Elvis Enterprises
Cirque du Soleil’s take on the showgirl headdress will feature in the exhibition.
Viva Elvis’s wardrobe manager Ruben Permel is responsible for making every night look like opening night – a challenge involving 85 performers and 115 costume changes in the first 15 minutes.
He said: “We're not trying to mimic Elvis, we're just trying to celebrate his life, his music.
“And I think the biggest way we can do that is through the costumes. He had so many iconic looks.
“Elvis liked to get haircuts so we’ve made a barber jumpsuit and also a Taking Care of Business one which was the name of his company.”
Permel added: “I really want to touch the jailhouse jacket – I don’t know if they would let me.”
Elvis and Us opens at the Beatles Story, at the Pier Head, on October 5, 2011.