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Hot Fancy Dress Trends for 2011


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All Fancy Dress has recently announced that 2011 will be the year for fancy dress as business levels have risen dramatically; fuelling expectations that interest in fancy dress costumes will continue to rise.

Book Day Costumes are also seeing an increase in interest as the event will be hosted early in the next month. Fictional characters such as Harry Potter and folklore characters like Robin Hood are becoming increasingly popular with children and are set to become some of the biggest trend setters for Book Day.

Another big trend that has also been spotted for 2011 is gangster fancy dress. It has always been a popular theme, but in recent sales activities the demand for such costumes has grown. With inspiration from the likes of Al Capone, Vito Corleone and Tony Montana these gangster costumes are signalling gangster fancy dress could be one of the biggest trends of them all.

Matt Foden of All Fancy Dress commented: ?People find inspiration for dressing up from many different sources, whether its comic books, the movies, history or some of the more traditional themes. Gangster costumes are particularly popular at the moment, perhaps because people like the sense of power and bravado such characters lend them.?

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Harry Potter Beats Twilight in Gripping Teen Choice Awards Battle

tca_harrypotter.jpgSunday night’s Teen Choice Awards came down to the eternal, epic battle in the world of young adults: Harry Potter vs. Twilight. Call it the finale vote, or credit sheer force of fandom — the recently concluded Harry Potter series emerged triumphant over the also-popular Twilight Saga, taking home a collection of coveted, er, surfboards. After the jump, get the full list of movie-related winners and get the answer to the burning question that’s been haunting your days and nights: Which duo totally shared the best kiss of the year?

Click for a slideshow to see Justin Bieber, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Selena Gomez, Chris Hemsworth, Zooey Deschanel and more in Movieline’s 2011 Teen Choice Awards gallery.

(Winners in bold)

Choice Summer Movie
Captain America: The First Avenger
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Horrible Bosses
Monte Carlo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male
Chris Evans, Captain America: The First Avenger
Shia LeBeouf, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Cory Monteith, Monte Carlo
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Justin Timberlake, Friends with Benefits

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Rosario Dawson, Zookeeper
Selena Gomez, Monte Carlo
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Mila Kunis, Friends with Benefits
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Choice Movie: Action
Fast Five
Faster
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Tourist
Unstoppable

Choice Movie Actor: Action
Michael Cera, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Vin Diesel, Fast Five
Dwayne Johnson, Fast Five
Paul Walker, Fast Five

Choice Movie Actress: Action
Jordana Brewster, Fast Five
Rosario Dawson, Unstoppable
Carla Gugino, Faster
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Choice Movie Breakout: Female
Brooklyn Decker, Just Go With It
Zoë Kravitz, X-Men: First Class
Jennifer Lawrence, X-Men: First Class
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Olivia Wilde, TRON: Legacy

Choice Movie Breakout: Male
Joel Courtney, Super 8
Armie Hammer, The Social Network
Chris Hemsworth, Thor
Alex Pettyfer, I Am Number Four / Beastly
Xavier Samuel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Super 8
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
X-Men: First Class

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Ryan Reynolds, Green Lantern

Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Penelope Cruz, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Elle Fanning, Super 8
Blake Lively, Green Lantern
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Choice Movie: Drama
Black Swan
Limitless
The Roommate
Soul Surfer
Water for Elephants

Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Bradley Cooper, Limitless
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Cam Gigandet, The Roommate
Shia LaBeouf, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Robert Pattinson, Water for Elephants

Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Minka Kelly, The Roommate
Leighton Meester, Country Strong
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
AnnaSophia Robb, Soul Surfer
Reese Witherspoon, Water for Elephants

Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy
Easy A
Just Go With It
Life As We Know It
No Strings Attached
Something Borrowed

Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy
Penn Badgley, Easy A
Josh Duhamel, Life as We Know It
John Krasinski, Something Borrowed
Ashton Kutcher, No Strings Attached
Adam Sandler, Just Go With It

Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy
Jennifer Aniston, Just Go With It
Ginnifer Goodwin, Something Borrowed
Natalie Portman, No Strings Attached
Emma Roberts, The Art of Getting By
Emma Stone, Easy A

Choice Movie: Comedy
Bad Teacher
Bridesmaids
Due Date
Little Fockers
The Other Guys

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Russell Brand, Arthur
Will Ferrell, “The Other Guys
Zach Galifianakis, Due Date/ The Hangover Part II
Ed Helms, The Hangover Part II
Justin Timberlake, Bad Teacher

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher
Anna Faris, Take Me Home Tonight
Eva Mendes, The Other Guys
Maya Rudolph, Bridesmaids
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids

Choice Movie: Horror
Let Me In
Paranormal Activity 2
Piranha 3D
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
Scream 4

Choice Animated Movie: Voice
Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda 2
Johnny Depp, Rango
Anne Hathaway, Rio
Zachary Levi, Tangled
Justin Timberlake, Yogi Bear

Choice Movie Chemistry
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, The Other Guys
Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper, The Hangover Part II
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, Just Go With It
The Super 8 Crew, Super 8
The First Class, X-Men: First Class

Choice Movie Liplock
Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer, Beastly
Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Choice Movie Hissy Fit
The Alien, Super 8
Ed Helms, The Hangover Part II
Robert Downey Jr., Due Date
Mark Wahlberg, The Other Guys
Kristin Wiig, Bridesmaids

Choice Movie Villain
Kevin Bacon, X-Men: First Class
Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Bryce Dallas Howard, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Ian McShane, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Leighton Meester, The Roommate

Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer
Riley Griffiths, Super 8
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Ken Jeong, The Hangover Part II
Kellan Lutz, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Justin Timberlake, The Social Network

Choice Movie: Female Scene Stealer
Ashley Greene, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Alyson Michalka, The Roommate / Easy A
Crystal the Monkey, The Hangover Part II

[AP]

Choosing a Harry Potter Costume

Article by mith

Children and adults alike can wear a Harry Potter costume this Halloween. The Harry Potter book series has inspired young children and teenagers to read, and even adults are intrigued by the young wizard of this popular book series.

Children-Adult Harry Potter Costumes

The Adult Harry Potter costume can be found at several different online retailers. Costume City sells the adult version of the costume for .95. Kohl’s offers the same costume for nearly less; Kohl’s price is .49. Children’s Harry Potter costumes retail for about as much as the adult versions, and be found at many online retailers in children’s sizes small, medium, and large.

The Fiber Optic Harry Potter Robe costume set comes with an attached clasp and a fiber optic Hogwarts emblem. Costume City and Costume Shop sell this set for .95 and .99, respectively.

Harry Potter robes also come in red as is referred to as the Quidditch robe. The red polyester robe has a hood, lace up front, and an official Gryffindor logo emblazoned on the front.

Harry Potter Characters

Girls and women may want to dress up as Emma Watson’s character, Hermione. Hermione is known for her brilliant mind and excellent memory. The Hermione Granger Deluxe Hermione costume is a little under and is sure to be a hit with female Harry Potter and Hermione fans.

Lord Voldemort is the dark archenemy of Harry Potter, and if you’re up to it you can dress up like Harry’s rival with the help of this full latex Lord Voldemort mask.

Accessories

No Harry Potter costume is complete without Harry’s signature circle frames. These Harry Potter glasses come in child sizes.

Another essential accessory includes the Harry Potter Motion Activated Light and Sound Wand. Parents, be prepared for some noised should you feel compelled to buy your child this wand. This wand lights up and includes wizard like sounds intrigue children as they attempt to be just like Harry Potter.

If you decide to dress up as Lord Voldemort and purchase the spooky mask, you’ll need the Voldemort’s spooky hands to complete the costume. These latex hands match Voldemort’s face and combined the duo make for a scary Halloween costume.

You are sure to be a hit in your Harry Potter Costume. Because the majority of Harry Potter costumes involve dark materials, make sure your costume has reflective tape or that you wear shoes with reflectors on them. Be careful and have a safe Halloween!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is an upcoming 2011 epic fantasy film directed by David Yates and the second of two films based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. It is the eighth and final instalment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman, David Barron and Rowling. The story continues to follow Harry Potter on a quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry’s best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The supporting cast features Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter and Maggie Smith.

Principal photography began on 19 February 2009 (2009-02-19) and was completed on 12 June 2010 (2010-06-12), with the final day of reshoots taking place on 21 December 2010 marking the series’ closure of ten years of filming. Part 2 will be released in 3D, along with 2D formats, in IMAX on 15 July 2011 (2011-07-15).

After destroying one Horcrux and discovering the significance of the three Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue to seek Lord Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in an attempt to destroy him. Meanwhile, Voldemort has obtained the as of yet unbeatable Elder Wand, and he aims to complete his final stage to ultimate power. He launches an attack on Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in an effort to bring Harry to the final battle against the Dark forces that threaten to take over the Wizarding and Muggle worlds. In the end, the final battle between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort takes place at Hogwarrts, when they fall of the edge of a cliff, and Harry says “It’s going to end where we both started” and he holds on to Voldemort as they fall, they land to the ground and start fighting.

In an interview with Architectural Digest, production designer Stuart Craig remarked on creating sets for Part 2. On the Gringotts Wizarding Bank, he said, “our banking hall, like any other, is made of marble and big marble columns. And it has great strength. The fact that the goblins are the bankers and tellers at the counter helps that feeling of grandeur and solidity and the big proportions. That was part of the fun of the set: we exaggerated the size of it, we exaggerated the weight of it, and we even exaggerated the shine of the marble.” About the multiplication of treasure in one of the bank’s vaults, he noted, “We made literally thousands of pieces for it and vacuum metalized them to be shiny gold and silver. John Richardson, the special effects supervisor, made a floor that was capable of rising on different levels, so there was kind of a physical swelling of theCraig spoke about the Battle of Hogwarts to Art Insights Magazine, saying that “the great challenge is the destruction of Hogwarts. The sun rising behind the smoke … the massive remains of destroyed walls, the entrance hall, the entrance of the Great Hall, part of the roof of the Great Hall completely gone, so yeah. A big challenge there and an enjoyable one really – maybe it helped me and the guys in the art department sort of prepare for the end … we demolished it before we had to strike it completely.” When asked about the King’s Cross scene near the end of the film, Craig said, “We experimented a lot, quite honestly. I mean it was quite a protracted process really but we did experiment the sense of it being very burnt out very very kind of white – so we experimented with underlit floors, we experimented with different kind of white covering everything: white paint, white fabric, and the cameraman was involved in how much to expose it, and a series of camera tests were done, so we got there but with a great deal of preparation and research.”

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Visual effects companies that worked on Part 1 (including Double Negative and Industrial Light & Magic) also worked on the visuals for Part 2. Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Burke said that “It was such a major job to stage the Battle of Hogwarts, and we had to do it in different stages of production. We had shots with complex linking camera moves from wide overviews, to flying into windows and interior spaces. So, we took the plunge at the end of 2008 and started rebuilding the school digitally with Double Negative.” He went on to say that “It’s taken two years – getting renders out, texturing every facet of the building, constructing interiors to see through windows, building a destruction version of the school. We can design shots with the knowledge that we have this brilliant digital miniature that we can do anything with. With a practical Hogwarts, we would have shot it last summer and been so tied down. Instead, as David Yates finds the flow and structure, we are able to handle new concepts and ideas.”

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The Harry Potter book series

If you haven’t heard about Harry Potter, where have you been hiding?  Harry Potter is a character created by the brilliant writer J.K.Rowling, and first came known to us in 1997. 7 books later and with nearly 500 million copies sold, there must be something pretty special about them.  Each book became a major film production which all broke box office records and the books were translated into 67 different languages. The seven books are titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

So for those who have been in a coma for the past 14 years or have lived under a stone,  the series is about a young wizard named Harry Potter.  Sadly the story begins in his home where he is an orphan and lives with his Aunt and Uncle in a cupboard under their stairs.

He is treated pretty badly and life isnt great for the young harry.  His life takes serious change when he finds out his is a wizard and attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn how to use magic.

With two great friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, Harry encounters lots of adventure with some fabulous mythical creatures like dragons, trolls, werewolves, and to name just a few. It isn’t long before Harry learns that is he quite a famous wizard and the is the key to defeating the most powerful dark wizard Lord Voldemort.  He learns that Lord Voldemort was responsible for the death of his parents because they didn’t wasn’t to use their magic for evil. At the time he tried to kill Harry but he failed leaving him with a lightening scar on his forehead.

The first movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone or Sorcerer’s Stone, viewers get completely drawn into the world of wizardry.  The Hogwarts school itself is an amazing spectacle.  The rooms tend to move around as do the stairs including the grand staircase. The pictures on the wall are like little movies as they move and talk to you. To get to the Hogwarts school you need to take the Hogwarts express which is boarded from Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross station in London.

The Harry Potter book series is enjoyed by people of all ages around the world.  There is pretty much every type of merchandise available and even movie location tours.  Also a popular theme park attraction opened up at Universal Orlando in the spring of 2010.

For more information on going on a Harry Potter Walking Tour or the popular Harry Potter Studio Tour, why not check out Brit Movie Tours who are a London based tour company offering many other London film Locations tours.

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