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

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 ...
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Why do people wear sunglasses in The Matrix?

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 ...
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Why do people wear sunglasses in The Matrix?

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

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 ...
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Are Michael Bluth's suits supposed to be nice?

I noticed this, too, and I always thought it was a deliberate nod to two major story facts: Michael is trying to do his dad's job the Bluth Company and family are in dire financial straits I always ...
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Who makes the super hero costumes?

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 ...
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Why do people wear sunglasses in The Matrix?

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 ...
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Where do production houses find tailors and how much do they cost?

Having in-house costume is the go-to solution for mega-buck movies, but it is expensive & also needs warehousing in perpetuity afterwards. Even mega-buck movies don't always do this. There are ...
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Who designed and built the T-800 series Terminator endoskeleton prop?

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 ...
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Actors Overly Dressed For Weather in 40-60s movies

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

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

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

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 ...
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Why do people wear sunglasses in The Matrix?

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 ...
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Where do production houses find tailors and how much do they cost?

By that I assume they mean made to measure. And by that you assume wrong. The only thing that matters for the movie is how it looks on screen. How close do you have to look to distinguish a made-to-...
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What is the significance of the piece of leather Manco wears around his right wrist?

El Indio doesn't give the piece to Manco. 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 ...
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What happens to the costumes after a production finishes?

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. ...
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How do the android actors get into costume?

They have a zipper in the back which they paint out (presumably with color-key paint i.e. green screen): What are the bathroom breaks like? I see you guys wearing a giant silver unitard. That can't ...
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What happened to Ben Mitchell's Glasses?

This was addressed in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene just after his arrival back in Albert Square. ... the explanation for the lack of specs is a pretty simple one which Ben himself addressed on ...
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Why are the Queensguard in Game of Thrones (S07) wearing black armour?

In-universe answer: It's because Tommen killed himself and the queen is 'grieving'. Afterall, she did lose all three children. That's my understanding of it, anyway.
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Does Buford wear a Punisher shirt?

As mentioned by DustinDavis in comments, it is a universal symbol for "bad guy". Or in the words of TV Tropes Skeleton Motif: This trope can take many forms. While some characters may use real ...
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Why is Adelaide Clemens wearing seven layers of clothing for Silent Hill: Revelation?

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

From a 2015 interview by Drew Taylor with directors / writers Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck: Question: Can you talk about developing the look of "Frozen Fever"? It's kind of fun to see the ...
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Possible neck brace worn by Melissa McCarthy in The Boss

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 ...
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Why do the cast of Excalibur (1981) have full plated armor when that didn't exist back then?

In short, the filmmakers were very well aware that the armour used in the film was both anachronistic and fanciful. Their principal armorer (Terry English) told them at the outset what 6th Century ...
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Why does the First Doctor wear a ring on his small finger?

The ring on his right hand has various special powers; it functioned something like a sonic screwdriver, only before the sonic screwdriver entered the show. From Wikia: The Doctor wore the ring on ...
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Was The Dude wearing Donny's bowling shirt?

Donny's full name was Theodore Donald Kerabatsos. According to a local newspaper in Akron, Ohio, the "Medina Sod" bowling shirt The Dude wears in the movie is a real 1960s bowling shirt found in a ...
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Why is Punisher wearing a white prison suit in Daredevil S02?

Prison uniforms can have different colors depending on different crimes/roles in the US. Different color designations are commonly used to indicate the status of the inmate. The uniforms may be in ...
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Why are the Queensguard in Game of Thrones (S07) wearing black armour?

Skooba is on the right track here, the Dark is Evil TV trope highlights the fact that the bad guy generally wears dark colors. From memory, there are many instances I can think of off the top of my ...
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