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It's traditional (but not required except in the military) for the US flag to be represented as flowing backwards as the person moves forwards. Think of the flag, not as a patch, but as a loose flag attached to the Soldier's arm like a flag pole. As the Soldier moves forward, the red and white stripes will flow to the back. This article explains it ...


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For the rebels, it's same reason they wear long trench coats and mostly black clothes. It's a stylistic choice, that both sells the rebels image, that they fly against convention, and the cyber punk look from futuristic stories like Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell. When Morpheus meets Neo, he is wearing sunglasses, despite being inside a house during a ...


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The sunglasses for the main characters were designed by Richard Walker from Blinde Design. In this article in the Chicago Tribune Kevin Jones (curator of the museum at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles) talks about design choices in the production design: "What was interesting about those in 'The Matrix' is the way they ...


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This is one of the Adinkra Symbols denoting different concepts or aphorisms. It is called WAWA ABA, seed of the wawa tree. It is a symbol of hardiness, toughness and perseverance. From above linked page, The seed of the wawa tree is extremely hard. In Akan culture, it is a symbol of someone who is strong and tough. It inspires the individual to ...


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This is tagged with the marvel-cinematic-universe tag, so I'm going to answer from that perspective. In roughly the order we were introduced to them; Films Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man. He created his first Iron Man suit when in captivity in Afghanistan. Since then, he has upgraded and tweaked the suit many, many times. Bruce Banner, AKA The Hulk. He has no ...


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In the related video game Enter The Matrix, it is implied that the sunglasses worn while in the Matrix are actually a heads-up display. You see a typed message from Sparx appearing character by character, superimposed on your view of the game. EDIT: I should emphasize that there is zero support for this idea in the movies, and it probably was invented by ...


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An eyeless mask might tip villains off that Daredevil is blind. This has at least 2 negative outcomes: It alerts them to certain physical vulnerablities that they can now exploit; They now know he's a young, built blind man, which might narrow the choices down and jeopardize his secret identity. It actually makes you wonder why he didn't have eyeholes ...


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When Jor-El jumped to retrieve the codex he stripped off his outer clothes and wore a black "activity suit". My impression was that the SuperSuit was a customised version of this design (notice that many of the Kryptonians did indeed have cloaks). As to whether it's more modern - that's difficult to answer without knowing the details of Krypton's fashion, ...


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Also, a more obvious answer is that the guy who made him the red costume didn't know he was blind, so assuming he could see, he made him a costume with eye holes.


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tl;dr: Most likely, the white uniform is meant to reflect a prisoner that has just gone through intake, while the orange jumpsuits represent high-security prisoners. This is a not-uncommon practice in US prison systems. In real US prisons, uniform policy is entirely up to the local or state prison system, but the system presented in Daredevil does have real-...


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Joseph P. Lucky was the art director for T2. George Costello was the art director for T1. However, the man most directly involved with the construction of the Terminator props was Stan Winston, and he is credited as Terminator 2's special makeup producer and T1's special terminator effects creator, at IMDB. “The first Terminator robot was made of a ...


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A comic was released before the movie in which it was shown that a member of house El (Kara El) was on that space ship which was sent to explore other worlds thousands of years ago but crashed due to damage taken by it during fight between Kara Zor-El and Dev-Em which also explains presence of skeletons of kryptonions whose cryogenic pods were shut down by ...


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I personally don't believe the ship created the suit.... After Jor-El's death, Lara places his clothes (including the family crest or 'S' symbol) in a display case that closes up... I like to think the superman suit on the 18,000+ year old ship, was the clothing of one of the El family ancestors, that was part of the exploration into the stars and died in ...


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I can't seem to find a definitive answer to this. ExecShirts.com (however famous they are) call it a Small Spread Collar: They say: The Small Spread Collar is another unique collar, it has very little spread with the collar halves coming almost straight down. The edges of the collar are rounded for a softer look. Their is a small space at the top ...


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Not sure how reliable the site is, but Robocop Archive says: The outer shell of the RoboSuit (the armour) is constructed of fiberglass. The interior segments (the black bits) are a combination of high-impact plastics and foam rubber. ... while also saying that there are multiple versions of the suit. Altogether, seven complete robosuits were ...


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Super Sentai They actually took the idea from the Supaidaman tokusatsu (Based on Spiderman) that started airing in 1978. They noticed that Supaidaman's spandex enabled better stunts, as Super Sentai is very acrobatics based. (Also, notice the male stunt doubles for female rangers curiosity) Spandex is a cheaper material, and it probably makes the stunt ...


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The actors are/were wearing period appropriate clothing. A 3 piece suit was not uncommon when going to work or church. The suits were made from a variety of fabrics. Some fabric weights were meant for winter, others for summer. You will also notice that films from (and depicting) the 40's and 50's have adult women wearing dresses with hosiery (aka stockings)....


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Now first of all, we have to take a look at the functionality of the costume (or rather suit), which obviously is the creation of a genius scientist and inventor. In fact Iron Man is pretty much the Marvel equivalent of Batman (though, less brooding and more self-centered, and with a war trauma as incentive instead of the loss of his parents), whose strength ...


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My answer here is to the point of history and not movie making ... Please remember what Hitler was trying to build and exemplify, that of the "master race". His Nazis would have fit that mold to a tee. Blond, blue eyed, blah, blah, blah. You get the picture. This may now be a bit over done in movies, but it is what it is. The dress may very well just be an ...


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Many actresses are incredibly committed to their role, and will do whatever it takes to hone their craft and make their performance better and more genuine. Not only does it show more commitment, but it will likely help them to get into character as well. A lot of films with actresses getting their hair cut off in-film have it done when they're going ...


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Tony Stark is one of the most well developed characters not just in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but in modern cinema today, and his relationship with his Iron Man suits is as fascinating as it is unhealthy. If you recall the events of Iron Man, you will remember that Tony Stark first designs his Iron Man suit (and later refines it) in order to escape ...


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They may face different fates, depending on multiple factors. Racked states, The answers aren’t as exciting as people want them to be, mainly because television shows and movies are businesses. They have accounting departments and detailed asset tracking. Costume departments don’t really have any say on what happens to the clothes; it’s ...


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I wondered the exact same thing after I saw this movie. I knew that Melissa McCarthy went through a drastic weight loss recently and I thought that she may have had extra skin removed and she was just hiding that with those high neck scarves and turtlenecks. This is not the case. Melissa McCarthy envisioned this character and her wardrobe long ago and ...


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MTV exec Mina Lefevre explained It’s a darker, almost more grounded, evolved version of the mask It’s something we’re constantly talking about. How did that mask become that mask? What’s its purpose? How did it evolve? If the Scream movie mask was the more plastic version, for a lack of a better description, this one is a more organic looking and frankly ...


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From GoT wiki: The TV series has curiously not chosen to show many of the rival kings during the war wearing crowns. Joffrey and even Renly had crowns, but Robb, Stannis, and Balon have never been shown with their crowns. In the novels, Stannis has a new crown made resembling a circle of metal flames around his head, in honor of the Lord of Light (...) ...


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El Indio doesn't give it to him. It's already his. In earlier scenes, you can see Manco wearing it. I imagine it's some sort of brace for the wrist to help with recoil, and also that it's the sign of a professional Gunman. If you look here, (Edit: I pasted the exact time, but the link doesn't show the exact time. Look for 2:06:10) ...


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Because it was winter. The white undershirt and thin-fabric top are both tank-tops. The leggings are to keep her legs warm in the cold. The two overcoats are mostly worn when she is outside. The red hoodie is a light-weight sweater-like fabric. Having grown up in a cold region near Lake Ontario with parents who wouldn't let you touch the thermostat, I can ...


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Lots of interesting answers, including the bullet points from the research you have already done. I like almost all of them. However I didn't see one that clearly gives the in-movie explanation. All of these answers are very good reasons to why the choice was made to have them wearing glasses, but in movie, its much simpler than that. Because they choose ...


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From Memory Alpha. This was the first episode of Deep Space Nine to feature the grey-on-black Starfleet uniforms with the division color undershirts created for Star Trek: First Contact, which would also be used for the remainder of the series. Sisko also wears a captain's vest/waistcoat, as worn by Jean-Luc Picard in that movie. The uniforms had been ...


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