20 Some Of The Biggest Costume Mistakes In Popular Movies
Even big budget movies can be filled with little mistakes here and there that we can miss…
Pride & Prejudice. The classic novel Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen was published in 1813. In the Hollywood film version, Lizzie wears rubber Wellington boots. Except the rubber boot was not produced until 1853.
Pearl Harbor. Prior to WWII no well-dressed woman would be caught without wearing nylon stockings. In the film which is set weeks prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the women are all seen with bare legs.
Django Unchained. Jamie Foxx’s character wears sunglasses through most of the movie which is set during the days of slavery. Slavery officially ended in the United States on December 6, 1865. Sunglasses, however, did not come to be made until 1925.
Dirty Dancing. In the film, Baby played by Jennifer Grey wears jean shorts. The story is set in 1963 but this style of shorts did not arrive on the fashion scene till the late 1960’s.
Braveheart. William Wallace was a Scottish knight who fought for Scotland’s independence from England in the late 1290’s. Mel Gibson who played Wallace in the film Braveheart dons a Scottish kilt. Except, the Scots did not start wearing kilts till 1720.
My Girl. The lead girl Vada played by Anna Chlumsky, wears a mood ring. The movie is set in 1972, mood rings were not invented till 1975.
American Hustle. Louis C.K. plays FBI supervisor, Stoddard Thorsen in American Hustle. In one scene Thorsen is seen wearing a Rolex 116718 GMT Master II wristwatch. The film is set in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. This model watch was not manufactured till 2010.
Gladiator. The movie is set around the time of the life and death of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius who lived from April 26, 121 AD to March 17, 180 AD. In the big blockbuster, Russell Crowe can be seen wearing lycra shorts while fighting tigers.
The Informant. The film takes place from 1992 to 1994. In one scene where the characters are golfing, they are wearing Nike golf spikes. Nike did not get into the golf sports field until 1996.
Saving Private Ryan. In the movie, Saving Private Ryan some of the paratroopers wear black boots. During WWII, the colour of the boots issued was brown. It was not until 1950 that it was switched to black.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The film set in 1938 has Nazi officers donning various WWII combat medals even though the war didn’t actually start till September 1, 1939.
Catch Me If You Can. Amy Adams sports a pretty, metal smile full of braces in the movie set in the 1960’s. This type of braces were not introduced till the mid-1970’s.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Robin Hood has appeared in English folklore, both literature and ballads as early as 1377. In the movie with Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman, Robin uses a telescope. This device was not invented till the 17th century.
Schindler’s List. European women in the 1930’s and 1940’s did not shave or trim their armpits, pubic, and legs. Still, in the Steven Spielberg film, all the women are trimmed.
Seabiscuit. Seabiscuit is based on the true story of a small horse by the same name during the Great Depression. In the movie, the jockeys like Tobey Maguire wear plastic lenses and chinstraps attach to their hats. The lenses began to be used after WWII and the straps were not introduced until 1956.
The Aviator. The Aviator follows the life and time of recluse and tycoon Howard Hughes. In this scene Brent Spinner’s character Robert Gross is wearing glasses too thin and modern for the 1920’s.
Amadeus. In many scenes, zippers on the clothing are clearly visible. Motzart lived from 1756 to 1791 but the zipper did not make its way into clothing until 1893.
The Ten Commandments. Anne Baxter played Nefretiri in the story of Moses. In some of the scenes you can see the actor’s lace trim bra peeking out of her dress.
The Wedding Singer. The comedy movie is set in the 1980’s, although many pointed out Drew Barrymore’s hair style didn’t become popular until the 1990’s.
Picnic at Hanging Rock. This 1970’s film is set in Australia on Valentine’s Day in 1900. The schoolgirl’s hair styles appear to look more like they belong to the hippie era rather than the beginning of the 20th century.