Posted: January 30th, 2013 | Author: Martin Delaney |
In case you were unaware, long before the much lambasted 2006 film ‘Superman Returns’ was inflicted upon society there was a lot of discussion within Warner Bros. Pictures on a proposed Superman movie to be directed by Tim Burton. The idea went beyond discussion, given the title ‘Superman Lives‘ and actually reached the pre-production stage in the late 1990s where a lot of concept art and costume mock-ups were produced.
Posted: December 18th, 2012 | Author: Martin Delaney |
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…
Posted: December 13th, 2012 | Author: Martin Delaney |
Over the past few weeks we have been busy here at FancyDressCostumes.co.uk HQ collecting responses for our 2012 Christmas survey. We asked respondents to vote for their favourite Christmas movie villain. Out of the nineteen options provided, only one could be selected.
The list of candidates, 18 in total, were a mixture of classic characters such as Ebenezer Scrooge from ‘Scrooge’, Henry F. Potter from ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ and The Grinch from read more…
Posted: October 31st, 2012 | Author: Martin Delaney |
We have been busy here at FancyDressCostumes.co.uk HQ conducting a survey in which we asked 1,095 respondents to declare to what extent, if any, they believe certain religious figures, scientific beings and mythical creatures exist. Respondents were asked to select one of three answers; 1) ‘Definitely Exists’, 2) ‘Possibly Exists’ or 3) ‘Doesn’t Exist’ for God, Jesus, Satan, the Grim Reaper, Ghosts, Aliens [Extra-Terrestrial Life], Time Travellers, Faires, Witches, and Vampires. So it is with great delight that we are now able to announce the results of our ‘What Do You Believe Exists’ survey.
Posted: October 10th, 2012 | Author: Martin Delaney |
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.
Posted: September 26th, 2012 | Author: Martin Delaney |
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.
Posted: July 19th, 2012 | Author: Martin Delaney |
With the next Summer Olympic Games set to officially start in a matter of days, a mixture of excitement, concern, controversy, and joy is fuelling a bubbling atmosphere in the event’s host city, London. Today we are going to take a look back at prior Olympic Games hosted by the British capital in 1908 and 1948. Specifically, we will be focusing on unusual, controversial and undesired incidents that should not be repeated in 2012.
A Volcanic Eruption, 1906
No, this didn’t occur in London, this type of tectonic activity just doesn’t happen in the UK. But, it did happen in the Gulf of Naples in 1906. At the beginning of April that year Mount Vesuvius erupted. It produced a lava fountain three kilometeres high and severely damaged the nearby city of Naples, resulting in the death of over 200 people.
How is this related to the London Olympics? The bid for the 1908 Games was won by Rome over competitors Berlin, London and Milan at the 6th International Olympic Committee session in 1904. Two years later, the above national emergency occurred and the Italian government was forced to cancel the Olympic Games so additional funds could be re-directed to Naples for damage repair. London inherited the responsibility of hosting the Olympics soon-thereafter which meant the city had just two years to prepare for it. Obviously, there is an extremely small chance of a volcanic eruption occurring in London over the next few weeks, so we can rule this out as a repeated incident. Phew!
Posted: July 11th, 2012 | Author: Martin Delaney |
Lady Gaga has worn some very odd, spectacular, and certainly eye catching outfits over the last few years. But she is most definitely not the first musical artist to build up part of their ‘brand’ around extrovert behaviour and thought provoking costumes. Here we take a look at some other notable artists that, by comparison, make ‘Lady Gaga couture‘ seem positively humdrum.
Posted: July 2nd, 2012 | Author: Martin Delaney |
If you are one of the tens of millions that have seen Robert Zemeckis’s 1994 epic Forest Gump, then you may well remember a short scene [below] where Forrest reveals that Lieutenant Dan invested some of the profits from the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in ‘some kind of fruit company’, known to the rest of us as Apple Computer Inc.
Although the event is obviously completely fictional, as a way of illustrating Apple’s extra-ordinary growth I thought it would be interesting to consider what return such an investment Read More…
Posted: June 13th, 2012 | Author: Martin Delaney |
For Brits, Groundhog Day is mostly known of due to the eponymous 1993 movie directed by Harold Ramis. At this year’s Punxsutawney event Phil the groundhog predicted 6 more weeks of winter. Judging by all the rain and grey clouds we have witnessed over the last couple of weeks it feels like the adorable marmot predicted 6 more months of winter for Kent. So on that note here follow twelve outstanding Groundhog Day fan illustrations to brighten an otherwise overcast day.