Santa Vs. Iron Man Vs. Batman [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: December 18th, 2012 | Author: |

As a bit of festive fun we thought we’d take a look at the specifications of the suit and equipment used by Santa Claus and compare them directly against those possessed by Iron Man and Batman.

The data used for Santa is based on modern established traditions such as the general understanding he lives in Lapland, rides a sleigh pulled by reindeer and wears a red and white outfit with black boots. Using these details we researched what Santa would actually need to achieve physically [in terms of speed and logistics] to be able to deliver presents to millions of households in one single night. As you can imagine, Santa’s task is by no means a stroll in the park. Read More…

How Much Does James Bond Cost The Taxpayer? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: October 10th, 2012 | Author: |

James Bond is the world’s most revered secret agent. Since the first film in the franchise was released [Dr. No in 1962] 007 has blown-up more buildings, crashed more cars and saved the world more times than I can count. At his disposal are lavishly kitted out supercars and Q-customised gadgets. He has a taste for extravagant beverages such as Champagne and vodka Martinis and is sent on numerous trips to exotic locations. To top if off, most of the action such as gun fights and car chases occur while he is wearing an exquisitely tailored Savile Row suit.

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Marvel Vs. DC At The U.S. Box Office [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: September 26th, 2012 | Author: |

Which is better Marvel or DC comics? This is one of the oldest and most well known ongoing arguments among comic book fans. We thought we’d take another look at this debate by comparing both of their movie performances at the U.S. box office over the last fifty years and totaling up the dollar receipts on a 2012 inflation adjusted basis. But depending on how you look at it, either of them could be determined triumphant in this analysis as one of them has taken more in total at the box office, while the other has taken more on average per movie.

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About E.T.

Posted: September 17th, 2012 | Author: |

E.T. was the heartwarming family film about the friendship between a child and a stranded alien that captured imaginations and broke the box office. It was a uniquely child friendly film told from the perspective of 10 year old boy, Elliot. You’d be surprised though, at how little you know about this sci-fi classic.

E.T. And Indiana Jones Are Connected

Ok, not in the sense that they necessarily occur in the same fiction but not only was Harrison Ford cast and filmed (and eventually cut) for a part in E.T., but the bulk of the script was written while filming on location for Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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Fancy Dress Ideas: Pirate Costumes

Posted: May 6th, 2012 | Author: |

Pirates have been immortalised throughout recent history as the heroes of the seas. Stealing from greedy aristocracy and using the acquired funds to live a lavish life, all the while evading capture from the naval forces who pursue them. Traced back to over 2000 years ago in Ancient Greece, pirates have continued to infiltrate ships and empty them of their precious cargos making themselves rich in the process.

Throughout their history, pirates have been perceived as ruthless attackers, showing little mercy to their victims. Despite the terrible risks associated with being caught for piracy, it remained popular, with many turning to piracy in the belief that it brought a better life. Indeed, piracy has Read More…

Hen Night Fancy Dress Ideas

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 | Author: |

While the men are dressing up in ridiculously embarrassing fancy dress costumes for their stag dos, the ladies are undoubtedly going to want to look their best for the bride’s hen party. With a huge array of hen party fancy dress costumes on offer, there are endless possibilities for looking as good as possible on the night. Regardless of what theme you are aiming for, there is guaranteed to be a sexy option in all genres. And lets face it, you’re going to want to look the part for what is going to be a massive celebration!

There are numerous themes for hen party fancy dress, but undoubtedly the most popular themes are figures of authority. Whether it’s military attire, police outfits or nurse fancy dress Read More…

Stag Night Fancy Dress Ideas

Posted: May 1st, 2012 | Author: |

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and get married to the love of your life. But now you’re mates are trying to arrange a stag do you will never forget and want to make sure you go out in style. So what is the best way to spend your final moments as a free man?! Sure, you can hit the town’s bar and clubs, but what better way to really go out in style and really be recognised than coming up with a crazy and outlandish fancy dress idea?

There are so many ideas to choose from when it comes to fancy dress costumes, but when it comes to a Stag do you know you really need to hit the town big and wear something that will attract unlimited attention. Coming up with a radical idea really doesn’t have to be stressful.

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Fancy Dress Ideas: Video Game Characters

Posted: April 29th, 2012 | Author: |

Video games have provided a host of new and exciting characters over the decades, with adults and children alike aspiring to be like their digital heroes. With the earliest compute game characters becoming some of the most popular, it is no surprise that heroes such as Mario and Luigi have remained in our entertainment spectrums well after their original inception. Indeed, the fact that Mario was recently voted the 2nd best video game character of all time by Empire magazine is a sure sign that the original characters have long staying power. Other computer gaming greats such as Sonic the Hedgehog and his sidekick Tails, Solid Snake of the infamous Metal Gear Solid or Lara Croft of the Tomb Raider trilogy have all formed major parts of our life as the electronic characters have filled our family living rooms and provided Read More…

Budget Fancy Dress Ideas

Posted: April 28th, 2012 | Author: |

With so many great events taking place this year, it is little wonder that the party loving British public are such fans of fancy dress costume. Whether it’s friends attending a party or a family celebration at home, people are flocking to their computers and to their high streets in search of the best fancy dress costume they can find. But what of the people looking for a real fancy dress bargain? For a large family or group of friends, keeping the cost down for a big fancy dress event can be crucial, but you obviously still want to look your best. Here, we give you a run down on a few of the latest fancy dress trends that are available on a budget.

Less is most definitely more with a baby fancy dress costume. Dressing up as a baby for your next fancy dress costume party isa great idea to save on the pounds and pennies. Needing Read More…

Fancy Dress Ideas: Celebrity Face Masks

Posted: April 26th, 2012 | Author: |

Celebrities – Britain loves them! Whether it’s the latest TV show or latest fashion trends, we are obsessed with what celebrities do, where they do it and how they do it. Following celebrity lifestyles has become big business with the UK and the U.S. boasting a booming celebrity magazine market and a host of celebrity chat shows all aimed at keeping tabs on the stars.

Along with this celeb fascination has been the growing trend to assimilate our favourite stars through fancy dress costume and themed parties. But now a new trend has emerged, one that is making a splash in the fancy dress world and also in other unlikely places such as stag dos, hen parties, charity events and even sporting events. The celebrity face mask is the latest Read More…