29 Sep 2010

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Halloween fancy dress results in unsuccessful robbery

Wearing Halloween fancy dress may have sounded like a good idea for a man who tried to rob a restaurant in the US this week – after all, it should have scared everyone enough to result in plenty of money being handed over.

However, this is not what happened to the bungling burglar, according to the Colorado Daily.

Although he got all dressed up in a black cape, Halloween mask, gloves and a scary wig, a quick-thinking young cashier refused to be cowed and quickly pressed the panic button behind the counter.

The unknown man mumbled something

30 Jul 2010

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Star Wars fancy dress stunt is internet sensation

A Star Wars fancy dress stunt carried out in New York’s subway earlier this month has become an internet sensation.

Guerilla theatre group Improv Everywhere dressed up in Star Wars costumes to reenact the scene from the first film of the original trilogy in which Princess Leia meets Darth Vader onboard the Death Star.

New actors joined the subway train at various stations to help recreate the action, with bewildered members of the public encouraged to participate too.

According to the Telegraph, the YouTube video created of the ‘mission’

26 Jul 2010

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Man robs bank in Star Wars fancy dress

A robber successfully pulled off a daring bank raid last week by
wearing Star Wars
fancy dress
, it has been revealed.

The baddie went into the Chase bank in Long Island, New York on
Thursday (July 22nd 2010) wearing a
Darth Vader fancy dress
costume and proceeded to threaten staff
and customers.

Unfortunately for him, it took quite a long time to convince the
cashiers that the incident was a real heist and not just a reality
TV show

20 Jul 2010

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Comic-Con to welcome Star Wars fancy dress enthusiasts

San Diego’s annual Comic-Con is once again set to welcome a group of fundraisers in Star Wars fancy dress as part of its line-up.

The event takes place in California this coming weekend and 200 members of the 501st Legion are to make a special appearance in their sci-fi costumes.

All Star Wars enthusiasts, they travel all over the US to take part in parades, visit sick children in hospitals and generally spread happiness while dressed as various characters from the six movies.

Christi Ladnier, 42, told the Associated Press

24 May 2010

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Say ‘Happy Birthday Empire’ in Star Wars fancy dress

If you’ve got a costume party to go to over the bank holiday, then now could be the perfect opportunity to don that Yoda fancy dress outfit you’ve always dreamed of wearing.

This month marks the 30th birthday of Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back – recently voted the best movie follow-up of all-time in a poll by LoveFilm – so Star Wars costumes are sure to be huge this summer.

As MovieFone points out, Empire is arguably the best of the entire saga thanks to its stunning visuals, dramatic plot and fab

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