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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A Not Particularly Frugal Way To Create Your Own Marty McFly Costume

Posted: December 22nd, 2011 | Author: |

As you may have noticed, TV/movie branded costumes have become enormously popular over the last ten years. So much so that manufacturers and wholesalers have added a plethora of famous [and semi-famous] characters to their product ranges. Once upon a time Batman, Superman, & Spider-Man seemed to constitute the entire superhero range offered by fancy dress distributors, but nowadays you can purchase virtually anything, including officially licensed Radioactive Man, SuperTed, & Kick-Ass costumes.

Therefore, I think it is an absolute outrage that there is no officially licensed costume for one of the most popular movies in cinema history, Back to the Future. This 88mph time travelling Read More…


Even Our Office Objects Like Fancy Dress

Posted: November 21st, 2011 | Author: |

For those of you who are ardent fans of Innocent Drinks, you will most likely be familiar with their “Big Knit“ campaign, which pledges to donate 25p per each participating bottle sold to Age UK. Incase you were wondering, it is quite evident which bottles are participating in the campaign as they will all be wearing a delightful miniature wooly hat. I personally have quite the addiction to the fruity smoothies, and have therefore amassed quite the collection of colourful little hats over the last week or two. Now it seems some of these have been commandeered by the objects residing in our current office!

“Freddy the Frog” is our charming welcome buddy, he is always sporting a beaming smile for new and regular visitors entering the office each day. Now he has donned a rather dashing blue and yellow stripy hat.

 

Next up is two of our Skype phones, which both seem to fit into their respective wooly hats quite Read More…


How To Carve A Halloween Pumpkin

Posted: October 31st, 2011 | Author: |

Do you have a sudden impulse to grab a pumpkin and carve out your own spooky creation [but ultimately have no idea how to do so] this Halloween? Do not fear, we undertook this task over the weekend in order to provide an easy step by step guide on how to do just this. Here we go….

Step 1 – Draw the template onto your pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving Step 1

This stage is one of the easiest if you are at least mildly confident with your drawing abilities. First grab a biro or pencil and then mark the pumpkin all the way around the top in a jagged fashion, as shown above. This will later become the lid that you use to access the inside of the pumpkin. Once this is complete, think up some ideas of a face that you would like your pumpkin to have by sketching some ideas down on a piece of paper. You could even Read More…


Make Your Own Halloween Cupcakes

Posted: October 5th, 2011 | Author: |

Throwing a fancy dress Halloween party this year and want to go that extra mile to excite your guests? With just under twenty-six days to go before the spooky occasion is upon us, you have more than enough time to plan ahead and make a fantastic batch of Halloween party cupcakes!

The below recipe we have featured today is specifically for spider cupcakes.

To bake 24 plain cupcakes you will need:

- muffin tins lined with paper cases, preferably two with 12 muffin holes each

- 4 free range eggs

- 4 tablespoons of milk

- 250g/8oz of softened and unsalted butter Read More…