Fancy Dress Ideas: The Avengers

Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: |

Although every self-respecting superhero fan on the planet knows that ‘The Avengers’ is slated for release in the US on May 4th, Facebook fans of the movie have been sent into spasms of Super-heroic delight by the news that they can see special early screenings of the eagerly-anticipated movie on April 14th in Miami, Houston, New York and Chicago, with free admission on a first-come, first-served basis and the imminent announcement of screenings in a further five major cities.


‘The Avengers’ is directed by Joss Whedon and is bursting at its celluloid seams with superheroes such as Iron Man; played by Robert Downey Jr., Thor played by Chris Hemsworth, Captain America; played by Chris Evans, Nick Fury; played by Samuel L. Jackson, The Hulk played by Mark Ruffalo, Black Widow played by Scarlett Johansson and Hawkeye played by Jeremy Renner as well as a rumoured cameo appearance by Read More…

Iconic Movie Costumes Go Under The Hammer

Posted: April 4th, 2012 | Author: |

Some iconic pieces of Hollywood history went up for sale over the weekend of March 31st- April 1st; in an auction by Beverley Hills based celebrity auction house Julien’s. Amongst the amazing items up for sale were Charlie Chaplin’s bamboo cane, which sold for $42,000, his bowler hat, which was snapped up for $58,000, a Christopher Reeve Superman costume from ‘Superman IV: The Quest for Peace’, and a complete Caped Crusader costume from ‘Batman Returns’ .

Meanwhile, a Catherine Walker gown designed for and worn by Princess Diana was also up for grabs, as was a vintage Christian Dior dress once worn by Princess Grace of Read More…

Fancy Dress Ideas: Use White Contact Lenses To Perfect That ‘Undead’ Look

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 | Author: |

Coloured contact lenses can add a really dramatic finishing flourish to any fancy dress costume and white contact lenses look particularly stunning, dramatic and uncanny. Of course, it’s worth remembering that these contact lenses are non-prescription and should be used according to the same hygienic guidelines as any contacts in order to protect your eyes, but nevertheless, they can really set your fancy dress costume apart from your party competitors.

For instance, a set of white zombie contact lenses which white out all but the small pupils, are ideal for any outstanding undead costume at a Halloween or horror-themes fancy dress event. Therefore, if you are dressing as a sexy but scary zombie nurse in a tattered and stained Read More…

The Evolution Of The Batsuit

Posted: March 31st, 2012 | Author: |

Although the TV and cinematic representations of the iconic Batman costume over the years have featured the similar basic elements of the mask, jumpsuit, utility belt and cape, the style of the costume has changed commensurately with the development of the various incarnations of the character. Therefore, it’s interesting to take a look back at the evolution of the Batsuit over the years.

Read More…