Escapade Reveals Villains Outselling Heroes
Released on: September 01, 2010, 8:54 am
Escapade has revealed that its villain fancy dress costumes
outsell their heroic counterparts almost completely across the board.
Escapade Fancy Dress was carrying out its yearly audit when it discovered that its
villain costumes were outselling its hero fancy dress outfits. The real shock came
with the discovery of The Queen of Hearts costume from the film Alice in Wonderland
being purchased 50% more often than the Alice costumes were.
This rule is also true for Batman who is out sold by his arch nemesis the Joker by
10%, Even the pinnacle of evil, the Devil, outsells Jesus by almost 30%.
Nicholas Williams, Marketing Manager at Escapade, believes that the reason that
villains outsell heroes may be down to breaking the rules. He said: "People are
drawn to the glamour behind villains. While the hero lives by the rules the villain
is allowed unreserved free expression."
The one hero and villain duo that the rule doesn't seem to apply to is He-Man and
his arch rival Skeletor, with He-Man costumes selling almost 60% more than those of
Escapade has been established for more than 28 years having been founded in 1982.
Escapade has thousands of specialist fancy dress costumes and accessories including
new 2010 season Halloween fancy dress costumes, with a wide variety of
Halloween masks, make-up,
jewellery and novelty products. Escapade also provides unique ladies fancy dress
costumes such as Maternity costumes, TV and film outfits, including the Harry Potter
fancy dress costume such as the Joker costume, and football superhero costumes.
Over its 28 years in business Escapade has built up an enviable client list
- supplying to retail customers, businesses, schools, charities and many TV
companies including BBC, CBBC, Walt Disney, MTV, Nickelodeon and Channel 4. Escapade
costumes have helped to provide many iconic moments including the "House of Fun"
video by Madness and Comic Relief's Celebrity Apprentice which were filmed at
Escapade's Camden store. Many Escapade fancy dress costumes were also used in the
popular TV series "Trigger Happy TV" starring Dom Joly and the store was featured
on Gok Wan's "How to look Good Naked".
For more information Escapade or this PR, please contact:
45-46 Chalk Farm Road
+44 (0)207 485 7384
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