25 May 2012

How Britain and the World have changed during Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign

Our Queen has reigned (as a figurehead) over the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for the last 60 years. Next weekend marks the Queens diamond jubilee and while we at Escapade are selling out of British fancy dress costumes in preparation for the event at record speeds we decided to take a look at the things that have changed size HRM assenced to the throne in 1952.

24 May 2012

Great Gatsby Trailer Release – Authentic 20s Costumes

There are countless other films being released during 2012 that are sure to keep us chained to our cinema seats however our current focus is on a film that won’t be making its appearance in cinemas until late December. Yesterday we go a sneak peak at Baz Luhrmann’s attempt at tackling, what is widely considered, as being one of literatures greatest works The Great Gatsby with a trailer release that has set our tongues waging.

21 May 2012

Original Willy Wonka Costume For Sale

Historical movie memorabilia including the original Willy Wonka costume worn by Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be going up for auction this coming July.

While a plethora of items from the iconic 1971 film are set to fall under the gavel the undisputed showpiece of the auction is Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka signature costume. The outfit consists of a purple velvet frock coat, camelhair and wool slacks, violet lame vest and a satin bow tie. The outfit which rightfully deserves it place on a pedestal amongst the most iconic costumes in cinematic history is currently on a tour around the USA and it is estimated that it will sell for around $120,000.

18 May 2012

Barnstaple Grand Prix – Lawnmower Racing and Fancy Dress

Let Monaco keep their F1 Grand Prix because in the sleepy town of Barnstaple, Devon there is a yearly event with more prestige, danger and excitement than any yacht fraught waters in the South of France could ever offer. We are of course talking about the Barnstaple Grand Prix where pedal bikes, scooters, skateboards and the grand finale lawnmowers are raced through the streets by fancy dress clad aficionados.

This year’s Grand Prix took place last Sunday and saw a collection of the UK’s finest lawnmower racers gather from across the UK in Barnstaple in their souped-up grass cutting machines. The event was organized by Petroc College and BIDBarnstaple as they aimed to raise as much money as possible in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

27 Apr 2012

Marvel & Avengers Film Quiz Night

Love Film? Love the Cinema? Love Quiz’s? Then you will love the Film Quiz Night at the West India Quays Cineworld. The Cineworld team at West India Quay will be hosting their first ever film quiz so if you know the answers to questions like:

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