According to Vincent Price, when he and Peter Lorre went to view Bela Lugosi's body at Lugosi's funeral, Lorre, upon seeing Lugosi dressed in his famous Dracula cape, quipped, "Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?"
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I have made capes out of twin size black flat bed sheets. They're $5 at Wal-Mart. Just find the middle of 1 edge of the sheet, and cut straight to the opposite corner on the bottom. Do the same on the other side.
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The Objects Celebrities Took to the Grave - Bela Lugosi - A Dracula Cape |The key word here is a Dracula cape, not the Dracula cape. Before his death in 1956, Lugosi gave his famous cape to his wife and asked her to keep it for their son. The family decided that Lugosi had to be buried in his trademark costume, though, and sent him off wearing a lightweight version of the cape that he wore for personal appearances. The “real” cape failed to sell when it was put on the auction block in 2011.