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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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Why does Daredevil's cowl have eyeholes?

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 ...
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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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Why does Daredevil's cowl have eyeholes?

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

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

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

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

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 ...
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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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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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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 was the Ghostface mask changed in the TV series?

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 ...
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Does Stannis wear a crown?

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 ...
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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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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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