Escapade, fancy dress suppliers, has introduced the officially licensed Karate Kid costumes to its stock listings to coincide with the release of the remake of the 1980s cult classic.
To celebrate the launch of the film, Escapade is stocking the officially licensed fancy dress costumes from the 1980s film, including favourites Cobra Kai and Daniel San costumes.
Escapade is one of the few suppliers in the UK that has managed to get its hands on the official Karate Kid costumes.
Pendra Maisuria, chief executive officer of Escapade, said: “We are looking forward to the release of the new Karate Kid film and hope that it can live up to the huge success of its iconic 1980s predecessor. In anticipation for the new film we will be wearing our officially licensed 80s Karate Kid, Daniel San and Cobra Kai costumes around the shop.”
The remake, featuring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith (Will Smith’s son), follows the same coming-of-age storyline as the original but is set in China rather than the United States of America.
Smith, who plays the role of the plucky youngster, is no longer Daniel Larusso – but goes by the name of Dre Parker. After being bullied in his new school by the boyfriend of his love interest, Dre gets the tuition of the elderly Mr Han (played by Chan) as he prepares to fight for his dignity – and the girl – at an upcoming karate tournament.