Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [costume]

Questions about character's costumes, such as why they were chosen, what they represent, etc.

5
votes
1answer
202 views

Why did costumes change style in Deep Space Nine?

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Rapture", the outfits of the crew changed from colour to grey with a little colour underneath. Why did the outfits change?
2
votes
1answer
188 views

Actors Overly Dressed For Weather in 40-60s movies

I noticed, that in older films, 1940's, 50's & 60's, the actors most times wear a full suit or other heavy clothing and a hat even during scenes with high heat. Was there a reason for this?
5
votes
1answer
184 views

What were the Lanai caretakers in The Last Jedi based on?

The nun-fish creatures who serve as caretakers on the Jedi island of Ahch-To in Star Wars: The Last Jedi remind me strongly of characters in several paintings by Hieronymous Bosch (or Pieter Breugel?),...
86
votes
1answer
21k views

Why are the American flags backwards on the warden's uniform in Orange is the New Black?

Sadly, it needed me to get to the 4th season, till I recognized, that the American flags on the warden's uniform are wrong. They have the stars in the upper right corner, instead upleft. Is there a ...
5
votes
1answer
150 views

What happens to the costumes after a production finishes?

I just saw the movie The Eagle (2011) and found it interesting in that the costumes and armor were very historically accurate. It must have taken quite an effort to do the research and make all those ...
2
votes
0answers
21 views

In The Dybbuk, what is Khonnen wearing when walking in the cemetary at midnight?

In the classic Yiddish film The Dybbuk, what is Khonnen wearing when walking in the cemetery at midnight? It looks like a skirt, but probably isn't. Is it the end of a long shirt?
16
votes
1answer
2k views

Was The Dude wearing Donny's bowling shirt?

In The Big Lebowski, Donny is always shown wearing a bowling shirt bearing different names (which are never his own name): When The Dude and Walter are at the funeral home making the necessary ...
36
votes
1answer
7k views

Was there a meaning to the design on Shuri's shirt?

In the beginning of the movie, when Black Panther goes back home and is greeted by his mother and sister Shuri, she is wearing a shirt with what looks like a Green Lantern symbol. But Green Lantern ...
8
votes
1answer
584 views

Does Buford wear a Punisher shirt?

I noticed that Buford Van Stomm from Phineas and Ferb wears a black tee shirt with short sleeves, and an approximation of a skull on the front Is there any correlation with the skull image that ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Why do Super Sentai (Power Rangers) teams wear spandex suits?

I find that this fact makes those series look less serious. I just don't see in reality a fight like the ones that happen in series happening where they would wear spandex suits to protect themselves. ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Why is Punisher wearing a white prison suit in Daredevil S02? [duplicate]

In Episode 08 and 09 of Season 02, in Netflix's Daredevil (TV Series 2015– ), we see Frank Castle (Punisher) in prison. Why do all the other inmates, including Fisk, wear orange jumpsuits, while ...
14
votes
3answers
12k views

Why are the Queensguard in Game of Thrones (S07) wearing black armour?

In HBO's Game of Thrones TV Show, the depiction of the Kingsguard has had various, minor changes throughout the show, but was always relatively consistent and faithful to the books, up until Season 7. ...
118
votes
7answers
42k views

Why do people wear sunglasses in The Matrix?

Main characters in The Matrix wear sunglasses very often. Is there any explanation why? I have read a few theories on the Internet about it: actors constantly blink due to the gunfire they have ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Who is driving Thomas Jane's hair and wardrobe on the Expanse?

Who is driving Thomas Jane's hair and wardrobe on the Expanse? I ask because his hair and wardrobe, particularly in Season 2, seem to be a nod to Mœbius, Tamburini & Liberatore and the art of ...
7
votes
0answers
384 views

Was the change in the hockey mask an intentional “New Beginning”?

SPOILER ALERT In Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, Jason Voorhees is not actually the killer, but a copycat named Roy Burns is the killer and goes on a rampage to avenge his son's death. Roy wears a ...
10
votes
2answers
488 views

What is the significance of blue to green transition of costume colour between Frozen Fever and Frozen?

In the start of the short film Frozen Fever Elsa makes both of their costumes green by her magic: In the previous film after excepting her powers Elsa makes herself a blue costume from her magic ...
5
votes
1answer
743 views

Why is Adelaide Clemens wearing seven layers of clothing for Silent Hill: Revelation?

In Silent Hill: Revelation, it appeared to me that Adelaide Clemens was wearing so many layers of clothing. Even IMDb confirmed that: Heather's on-set outfit consists of a stunning amount of ...
2
votes
0answers
117 views

What are the ewok costumes made from?

I saw a post on SF&F on Chewbacca's costume which is made from yak and mohair hair but then wondered what the Ewoks' costumes were made from as they don't look like the same material.
9
votes
3answers
4k views

What is the significance of the piece of leather Manco wears around his right wrist?

Manco, a.k.a. the Man With No Name, wears this for pretty much the entirety of For a Few Dollars More. The one exception I could find was when he was snooping around after dark in Agua Caliente, and ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

Who designed and built the T-800 series Terminator endoskeleton prop?

Who designed the T-800 series Terminator endoskeleton model (the prop) for the movies and the TV series. Was it the Art Director?
9
votes
1answer
1k views

What was the original Robocop's suit prop made of?

Does anyone know what the Robocop's suit prop was made in the 1987 movie Robocop? Is it metal or just clothing like metal? When they were shooting the movie did the actor always wear the full suit?
10
votes
5answers
4k views

What was with the two different colored prison uniforms in Daredevil season 2?

In Daredevil S02, we see two kinds of prison uniforms, full orange and full white. We see in the flashback that Wilson Fisk gets a white prison uniform but his current one was orange. The Punisher ...
6
votes
2answers
106k views

Possible neck brace worn by Melissa McCarthy in The Boss

I was watching a trailer for Melissa McCathy's latest film The Boss when I noticed nearly in every scene she is wearing a high of topped dress/outfit. Check out the images below. Does anyone know ...
14
votes
1answer
3k views

Who makes the super hero costumes? [closed]

All superheroes have nice costumes. Who makes them? Many of them have secret identities to protect. How can these costumes be created without them losing their secret identities? Do they make their ...
5
votes
1answer
486 views

Why does the First Doctor wear a ring on his small finger?

I'm curious why the First Doctor wears a ring on his little finger (left hand) and not on his ring finger like he's wearing the other one (on his right hand). I'm not even sure why he wears two rings ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Significance of the similar color palette for Anna's winter dress and Elsa's coronation dress

Color is often used intentionally in movies. I found it interesting that in Frozen the color palette for the winter dress that Anna bought in Oaken's store is similar to Elsa's coronation dress. I don'...
6
votes
1answer
196 views

Why was the Ghostface mask changed in the TV series?

Why was the Father Death mask of Ghostface changed in the TV series Scream to a new one: What is the reason for this change? The older one seemed to be more popular and loved, while the newer one ...
8
votes
2answers
384 views

Digital makeup for Mystique

I was reading recently that the grueling makeup process for Mystique was the main reason why Jennifer Lawrence isn't interested in making more x-men films. It seems like the obvious solution would ...
11
votes
2answers
2k views

Why does Daredevil's cowl have eyeholes?

In the final episodes of Daredevil 2015, he acquires his 'official' character suit. In the previous episodes he wore a scarf fashioned into a mask that covered the top part of his face. Daredevil's '...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

How does Iron Man's costume serve to emphasize the aspects of his character?

How does Iron Man's costume serve to emphasize the aspects of his character?
3
votes
3answers
926 views

Why do actresses really go for a complete hair cut for a role instead of using CGI?

Why does an actress really go for a complete hair cut for a role instead of using CGI? Examples: Delphine Chanéac gone bald for the role in Splice (2009) Karen Gillan gone bald for the role in ...
5
votes
1answer
645 views

Does Stannis wear a crown?

So I've re watched the first two seasons of Game of Thrones and I can't find a single scene in which Stannis wears a crown. This lead me to wonder if he even has one. If he doesn't why doesn't he? If ...
4
votes
3answers
772 views

What do they do to fancy costumes used in movies after use?

When they use fancy costumes like in star wars or even simple costumes in period films what do they do after use. Of course they cannot wear it again for another movie. Are they recycled or the actors ...
12
votes
2answers
23k views

What's about the shirt collars in Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995)?

I recently watched Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995). The director of both movies is Martin Scorsese. But I noticed something quite interesting. The shirt collars of the gangsters in both movies are ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Why do most of the WWII movies show Nazi soldiers as well-clothed?

Almost all WWII movies depicts Nazi officers and soldiers as well-dressed and handsome. On the other hand, allied officers and soldiers are always shown wearing torn uniforms, etc. Why?
23
votes
8answers
23k views

What is Superman's costume doing in a 20,000 year old ship?

In the movie Man of Steel Superman somehow finds his iconic costume in the 20,000 year old ship, which looks more modern than the dress that Jor-El wore. And it bears the symbol of his House. Can ...
8
votes
2answers
3k views

Guide to Uniform colours and ranks on StarBlazers (Space Battleship Yamato)

I've been looking at various pictures from this and there seems to be (for the most part) a rationale between uniform colours and ranks. I've been unable to dig up specifics and I'm curious if ...
11
votes
3answers
6k views

Gabriel's Wristbands in Constantine

In one of the final scenes of Constantine Gabriel appears and has several wristbands on her arms. I can only read two of them, I believe they say "Sorrow" and "Passion". I'm assuming these are two ...