To help promote Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's new British comedy The World's End, the ArcLight Hollywood cinema in L.A. had this fantastic costume and prop exhibit in its foyer on August 8, 2013. To help garner maximum attention for the new movie the installation also leverages the success of the duo's previous breakout comedies, the zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead and cop buddy parody Hot Fuzz, with costumes featured in both those films on display also.
With Simon Pegg a rising comic star in Hollywoodland, stealing the spotlight in recent Mission: Impossible and Star Trek movies, it's nice to see he still has time to write and star in his own movies and I'd imagine his higher profile Hollywood clout helps to get them financed and supported these days.
Apologies for the poor images, but unfortunately and rather frustratingly the movie exhibit is almost impossible to photograph with its protective screen reflecting all the light, but it is impressive how they've used the twelve pub signs as the backdrop for the display and it was cool to see all the costumes in person.
Here's Simon Pegg's bloody salesman costume from the 2004 zombie comedy, in which he plays the titular 'Shaun' who awakes one morning to find his town overrun by the undead.
If you're a fan of funny films, be sure to check out these other movie costumes and props from the comedy genre.