DAY OF THE DEAD

A tribute to Mexico’s celebration of life and to honour the dead, The “ Day Of The Dead” is the festival that began with the Aztecs some 3000 years ago.

Día de Muertos is a public holiday in Mexico celebrated at the same time as Hallowe’en but has since become renowned throughout the world and Area 51 have produced a Day Of The Dead collection to stun audiences.

Borrowing the iconic sugar skull character design that’s come to symbolise the global phenomenon, 51 have given a highly decorative alternative to the darker themes normally associated with Halloween events.

In fact, it’s a style that we often successfully incorporate into other themes and genres as it looks so stunning.

We can provide traditional characters, or mix into something altogether more unusual as required – such as our Day of the Dead and Alien hybrids.

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YETI

YETI There’s nothing abominable about Area 51’s Legendary Yeti: Our giant cuddly Rock Star has travelled the World - even starring in a DVD by glam-pop stars Scissor Sisters who he performed with on tour and at London’s Royal Albert Hall! Although not actually on stilts, the Yeti is nine-foot-tall and six-foot-wide, so he might as well be! Boasting jointed mechanical construction, this is an incredible outfit: We’d say, pound-for pound, our most popular character - especially with the ladies who just love to hug the huge teddy bear. The yeti is especially effective when used with a handler and is superb when accompanied by a team of snow-bound bonkers mountaineers. GALLERY Views 4 Likes 0 NIKON D70 15mm/ƒ/9.0/10/600s Taken 2nd June 2005 Uploaded 18th August 2018 RELATED POSTS STEAMPUNKSSTEAMPUNKS All hail the Steam Punks - that beautiful sub-genre where olde worlde meets sci-fi, the pre-Victorian take on futuristic if you like; Sci-Fi in an H.G. Wells' style. We’ve numerous twists on the Steam Punk genre – and have even created full scale circuses in its honour. There are lots of moving mechanical gizmos - of course – and we suggest you check out the fully operational wings (not that we’d recommend jumping off a pier, old chap). With their bowler hats and tailcoats combined with an arsenal of exotic weaponry and gadgetry, there’s a whole army of Steampunk'd characters to fit fantastically into many themes - both male and female characters on stilts (or off!) plus their trusty sidekicks, the steampunk chimps! And don’t forget Steam Pug – he gets a whole page to himself! GALLERY Views 24 Likes 0 NIKON D90 27mm/ƒ/18.0/10/2000s/ISO 3200 Taken 3rd May 2009 Uploaded 13th August 2018 Views 25 Likes 0 Uploaded 13th August 2018 Views 20 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/18.0/10/2000s/ISO 3200 Taken 3rd May 2009 Uploaded 13th August 2018 Views 13 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/18.0/10/2000s/ISO 3200 Taken 3rd May 2009 Uploaded 13th August 2018 Views 13 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/20.0/10/2000s/ISO 3200 Taken 5th October 2009 Uploaded 13th August 2018 Views 12 Likes 0 NIKON D90 22mm/ƒ/18.0/10/2000s/ISO 3200 Taken 3rd May 2009 Uploaded 13th August 2018 Views 12 Likes 0 NIKON D90 34mm/ƒ/16.0/10/2000s/ISO 3200 Taken 3rd May 2009 Uploaded 13th August 2018 Views 14 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/18.0/10/2000s/ISO 3200 Taken 3rd May 2009 Uploaded 13th August 2018 Views 10 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/18.0/10/2000s/ISO 3200 Taken 3rd May 2009 Uploaded 13th August 2018 Views 10 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/18.0/10/2000s/ISO 3200 Taken 3rd May 2009 Uploaded 13th August 2018 Views 18 Likes 0 Uploaded 13th August 2018 Views 14 Likes 0 NIKON D90 27mm/ƒ/18.0/10/2000s/ISO 3200 Taken 3rd May 2009 Uploaded 13th August 2018 RELATED POSTSRead moreCANDY GIRLSCANDY GIRLS Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two? The Candy Girls can! Area 51's collection range of candy girl costumed characters are a sweet treat for any event. These sassy saccharine girls turn heads and wherever they go. Originally created as part of a Willy Wonka themed show for the Maldives, the costumes have a versatility which means they can be used by stilt-walkers or foot performers. GALLERY Views 5 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 5 Likes 0 NIKON D90 10mm/ƒ/7.1/10/150s/ISO 1000 Taken 11th April 2012 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 6 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 10 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/8.0/10/800s/ISO 200 Taken 9th April 2012 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Canon EOS-1D X EF17-40mm f/4L USM 17mm/ƒ/4.0/1/50s/ISO 2500 Taken 25th May 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 NIKON D90 24mm/ƒ/13.0/10/800s/ISO 200 Taken 11th April 2012 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Canon EOS 6D EF17-40mm f/4L USM 19mm/ƒ/5.0/1/50s/ISO 1000 Taken 24th May 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 56mm/ƒ/8.0/10/600s/ISO 400 Taken 9th April 2012 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Canon EOS-1D X EF17-40mm f/4L USM 17mm/ƒ/4.0/1/50s/ISO 2500 Taken 25th May 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 RELATED POSTSRead more

KING KONG

KING KONG Behold, the Eighth Wonder of the World! And Area 51’s King Kong will drive you ape. This gigantic gorilla has been an Area 51 staple for a long time but remains one of the company’s most requested creations. It’s not hard to see why – at an impressive nine feet tall and almost as wide, having this amazing ape gate crash an event is a truly unforgettable sight. King Kong can come with his very own customizable stage show. Unveiling the beast in the traditional way can be arranged but the character is perfectly equipped to skip that and just go on to become a meet and greet attraction. A ringmaster can also be added to the package to help keep him from scaling local skyscrapers! Due to his size and manoeuvrability, King Kong may not be suitable for all venues – please enquire for more information. GALLERY Views 5 Likes 0 NIKON D70 31mm/ƒ/5.0/10/1000s/ISO 800 Taken 15th July 2007 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 6 Likes 0 NIKON D70 31mm/ƒ/5.0/10/800s/ISO 800 Taken 15th July 2007 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 4 Likes 0 DSC-WX1 4mm/ƒ/7.1/10/4000s/ISO 160 Taken 9th September 2012 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 5 Likes 0 NIKON D70 31mm/ƒ/6.3/10/1000s/ISO 400 Taken 15th July 2007 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Taken 15th November 2016 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Canon EOS 5D Mark II 50mm/ƒ/inƒ/1/50s/ISO 6400 Taken 23rd January 2010 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 4 Likes 0 NIKON D100 23mm/ƒ/5.6/10/300s Taken 8th June 2007 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 NIKON D70 21mm/ƒ/5.0/10/800s/ISO 800 Taken 15th July 2007 Uploaded 18th August 2018 RELATED POSTS

ELVEN WARRIORS

ELVEN WARRIORS Deliciously dark warrior leather clad Elf girls deliver a dose of fantasy glamour to any event! This range of costumes offer a funky and sassy re-imagining of Lord of the Rings / Game of Thrones themes and are usually stilted but can also be transformed for dance and fire / stage shows. The costumes have a battle-worn look and together with dry brush copper enamel and green feathers, they look a treat. GALLERY Views 7 Likes 0 Canon EOS 5D Mark II EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 32mm/ƒ/5.0/1/60s/ISO 400 Taken 28th March 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Canon EOS 5D Mark II 17-70mm 23mm/ƒ/3.2/1/80s/ISO 1600 Taken 28th March 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 NIKON D700 16.0 mm f/2.8 16mm/ƒ/6.3/1/160s/ISO 400 Taken 29th March 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Canon EOS-1D X EF17-40mm f/4L USM 23mm/ƒ/4.0/1/100s/ISO 1000 Taken 23rd May 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Canon EOS 60D 50mm/1/125s/ISO 800 Taken 20th March 2015 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 4 Likes 0 Canon EOS 5D Mark II EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 24mm/ƒ/9.0/1/125s/ISO 100 Taken 28th March 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Canon EOS 5D Mark II EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 24mm/ƒ/9.0/1/160s/ISO 100 Taken 28th March 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 NIKON D700 16.0 mm f/2.8 16mm/ƒ/6.3/1/160s/ISO 400 Taken 29th March 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 RELATED POSTS

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TIKI A now globally recognised tribal troupe, Tiki quickly became our most in-demand costumes ever and is growing in esteem every day. Real genre-spanning creations, they blend post-apocalyptic, Polynesian and Steampunk into a unique and distinctive style. Entertainment options are almost infinite for these characters – it’s been such a success that it’s even had its own Circus created – TIKI - which ran for 8 weeks in Hyde Park, and has appeared as far away as Atlantis Hotel Dubai. Area 51’s bouncy-stilt duo is a popular specialist act in the collection and their routine really has to be seen to be believed.  Fire spinning acts are - of course - almost mandatory, but easily replaced by Glow spinning acts, so all venues may benefit. To fully enjoy these characters, a make-up artist is recommended. GALLERY Views 2 Likes 0 Canon EOS-1D X EF17-40mm f/4L USM 17mm/ƒ/4.0/1/125s/ISO 1000 Taken 24th May 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Canon EOS-1D X EF17-40mm f/4L USM 17mm/ƒ/4.0/1/125s/ISO 1600 Taken 23rd May 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 4 Likes 0 NIKON D700 16mm/ƒ/5.6/1/125s/ISO 320 Taken 31st August 2013 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 NIKON D700 16mm/ƒ/20.0/1/250s/ISO 1000 Taken 6th September 2013 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Canon EOS-1D X EF17-40mm f/4L USM 17mm/ƒ/4.0/1/80s/ISO 1000 Taken 23rd May 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Canon EOS 6D EF17-40mm f/4L USM 17mm/ƒ/5.0/1/200s/ISO 100 Taken 5th September 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 NIKON D700 16mm/ƒ/3.2/1/80s/ISO 2000 Taken 8th September 2013 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Canon EOS 6D 15mm 15mm/ƒ/5.0/1/800s/ISO 100 Taken 9th June 2017 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 •••2 RELATED POSTS