4 oracle items tagged as elephant
April 20, 2015 / submitted by Luis, Puerto Rico
Q.  Dear Oracle,
Do you know where I can find a Paradise elephant costume?
Many thanks in advance! ;)

They were just costumes hired from fancy dress shops - except Guy's which was very expensive as they couldn't get a 4th one the same in time.

December 2, 2013 / submitted by Molly, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle,
This is Harry Styles but is that Will Champion's elephant head from Paradise?!

The costumes in the Paradise video were not bespoke. They are universally available as a generic fancy dress prop so no, it's not any of the band's elephant heads - just the same design.

July 31, 2012 / submitted by Naomi, United Kingdom
Q.  Hey Oracle,
I went to see Coldplay at the Emirates stadium in London on June 4th and outside before the show when everyone was queuing there was a man in an elephant suit with a sign, much like the one from the Paradise video, who was taking pictures with people. I'd like to know whether that was Chris (or any other member of Coldplay for that matter), it just seems like something he would do. I would just like to add that that was the best night of my life, even though it was such a blur I can't remember much of it! Many thanks if you can answer my question :D

I'm sorry to disappoint you Naomi but no, that elephant costume didn't have any of the band members inside; they weren't at the stadium until not long before the show.

December 22, 2011 / submitted by Mallory, United Kingdom
Q.  Are you going to let some fans win those elephant costumes used in Paradise as a competition ? xxxx

Er, no, we're not. Those costumes weren't bespoke by the way, they were hired from a regular fancy dress hire firm and that's why you will sometimes see other people at concerts wearing the exact same ones.