History Main / HollywoodCostuming

15th Oct '17 9:56:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Practically every male in ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' had a [[TheSeventies 1970s]] hairstyle - shaggy mops for boys, ''perms'' on adult men. Women and girls had timeless braids or buns that avoided anachronism.

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* Practically every male in ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' had a [[TheSeventies 1970s]] hairstyle [[SeventiesHair hairstyle]] - shaggy mops for boys, ''perms'' on adult men. Women and girls had timeless braids or buns that avoided anachronism.
22nd Aug '17 11:51:21 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ''Disney/SnowWhite'' is obviously set somewhere in the Middle Ages. But that doesn't explain why Snow has a short, curled 1930s era BobHaircut.

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* ''Disney/SnowWhite'' is obviously set somewhere in the Middle Ages. But that doesn't explain why Snow has a short, curled 1930s era BobHaircut.very 30's hair and makeup.
31st Jul '17 3:15:10 PM LadyEvil
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* Disney Strikes again! In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' John Smith's haircut screams "90's boyband". On the plus side, Powhatan's cloak was based on something the historical figure actually owned.
23rd Jun '17 3:58:26 AM jormis29
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* [[http://i33.tinypic.com/qpjrl4.jpg This picture]] of Rose Hobart as Anne Neville (with Basil Rathbone as [[UsefulNotes/RichardIII Richard III]]) in 1939's ''Tower of London''. Mostly it's that NiceHat. Heart shaped headresses are known as Mary Stuart caps for a reason and Mary wasn't even born until after Anne was dead and buried.

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* [[http://i33.tinypic.com/qpjrl4.jpg This picture]] of Rose Hobart as Anne Neville (with Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone as [[UsefulNotes/RichardIII Richard III]]) in 1939's ''Tower of London''. Mostly it's that NiceHat. Heart shaped headresses are known as Mary Stuart caps for a reason and Mary wasn't even born until after Anne was dead and buried.
13th May '17 2:42:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/HappyDays'': When the series started out, the characters wore 1950s fashions and hairstyles, but by the fifth season (1977-1978), the cast looked like they were indeed from the 1970s but somehow got warped back to the 1950s. This trend continued into the 1980s, with the characters wearing hairstyles and clothing appropriate for the early {{MTV}} era rather than the early 1960s.

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* ''Series/HappyDays'': When the series started out, the characters wore 1950s fashions and hairstyles, but by the fifth season (1977-1978), the cast looked like they were indeed from the 1970s but somehow got warped back to the 1950s. This trend continued into the 1980s, with the characters wearing hairstyles and clothing appropriate for the early {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} era rather than the early 1960s.
17th Apr '17 8:31:35 AM fearlessnikki
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* The costume designer for Film/AKnightsTale clearly didn't bother with research - fair enough considering the (a)historical character of the movie.

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* ''Film/AKnightsTale'' throws period accuracy out the window, as Jocelyn has many outfits and hairstyles that are modelled after punk rock. The costume designer for Film/AKnightsTale clearly didn't bother with research - fair enough considering the (a)historical character of the movie. entire film is an AnachronismStew running on RuleOfFunny.



* When Thackeray was drawing the illustrations to his own novel, ''Literature/VanityFair'', set in the Creator/JaneAusten era, he appended a note to the text explicitly stating, "I have not the heart to disfigure my heroes and heroines by costumes so hideous," (!) and so clothed them in the fashions of the years of the novel's serial publication (1847-1848).
** Ironically, modern audiences generally find early Victorian fashion bizarre and unflattering compared to the much breezier styles of the Regency period.

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* When Thackeray was drawing the illustrations to his own novel, ''Literature/VanityFair'', set in the Creator/JaneAusten era, he appended a note to the text explicitly stating, "I have not the heart to disfigure my heroes and heroines by costumes so hideous," (!) and so clothed them in the fashions of the years of the novel's serial publication (1847-1848).
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(1847-1848). Ironically, modern audiences generally find early Victorian fashion bizarre and unflattering compared to the much breezier styles of the Regency period.




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* Parodied in ''Literature/MsWiz'' during a TimeTravelEpisode. Ms Wiz poofs herself and two other girls into 1854 and dresses them in clothes from the wrong era.
--> '''Nabilla:''' People weren't wearing powdered wigs and huge silly skirts in 1854! We're at least a hundred years out of date."
10th Apr '17 3:24:45 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Disney/SnowWhite'' is obviously set somewhere in the Middle Ages. But that doesn't explain why Snow has a short, curled 1930s era BobHaircut.
* ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' has a vague setting but the gowns and conveniences suggest the late 19th century. Cinderella has a 1950s hairstyle.
* ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'' has a deliberate example. Mother Gothel wears a medieval dress while everyone else's look to be eighteenth century style. This is meant to imply that she's hundreds of years old.
* Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has Aurora in a dress that fits perfectly into 1950s high fashion, but bears only a passing resemblance to anything actually worn in the 1300s.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is supposedly set sometime in the early to mid 19th century, yet the skirts of both female leads' costumes don't even show a hint of crinoline. They either fall in tight folds that flounce nicely when moving, like Anna's ball gown, or straight down, like Elsa's coronation dress. A cut scene from an earlier draft of the movie showed the sisters together in a dressing room where Anna tries on a tight laced corset (as fashion standards of the actual time period dictated), possibly lampshading the [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure physical features]] both Elsa and Anna display.

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* ''Film/YoungBess'' is mostly accurate with regards to the Tudor costumes. But the hairstyles worn by Bess, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Parr are far too short - at just past the shoulders rather than the RapunzelHair that would have been more accurate for the period.



* The Creator/LaurenceOlivier version of ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' dresses all the women in mid-19th century hoop skirts, instead of the shift dresses worn by Creator/JaneAusten forty years earlier. According to legend, the dresses were recycled from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', the setting they're actually appropriate for.

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* The Creator/LaurenceOlivier version of ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' dresses all the women in mid-19th century hoop skirts, instead of the shift dresses worn by Creator/JaneAusten forty years earlier. According to legend, the dresses were recycled from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', the setting they're actually appropriate for. WordOfGod is that the setting was moved a few decades specifically so they could use more flamboyant costumes.



* ''Film/FromHereToEternity'' puts Alma and Karen in hairstyles that are more appropriate for the early 1950s than the film's 1941 setting.



* Ralphie's mother in "Film/AChristmasStory" sports a 70s style perm despite the story being set in the 40s. And that's even weirder when you remember that the movie was filmed in [[TheEighties 1982]], when the Farrah Fawcett cut was just beginning to fall out of style.

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* Ralphie's mother in "Film/AChristmasStory" ''Film/AChristmasStory'' sports a 70s style perm despite the story being set in the 40s. And that's even weirder when you remember that the movie was filmed in [[TheEighties 1982]], when the Farrah Fawcett cut was just beginning to fall out of style.



* Similarly, despite the accurate period costumes, the women in ''Film/MeetMeInStLouis'' (made in 1944, set in 1904) have 1940s hairstyles, although at least many such styles like pompadours were inspired by turn-of-the-century Gibson Girl fashions.

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* Similarly, despite the accurate period costumes, the women in ''Film/MeetMeInStLouis'' (made in 1944, set in 1904) have 1940s hairstyles, although at least many such styles like pompadours were inspired by turn-of-the-century Gibson Girl fashions. Rose and Esther also wear their hair down, when girls of their age would surely have worn it up.



*** The SettingUpdate ''Film/DraculaAD1972'' ''inverts'' this. Drac's latest victim drifts about in a very-chic-by-early-70s-standards combination fluffy bob/long-in-the-back haircut and a standard diaphanous pseudo-Victorian shift.
** ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' is a weird case. Lucy and Mina wear painstakingly carefully designed late-Victorian gowns about 80% of the time, with appropriate hairstyles to match, even when the costumes are ugly by modern standards (Lucy's [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_aaKHMZWD19g/TFiIVoAVPLI/AAAAAAAABNk/JgC0v-_LPwc/s1600/lucy.BMP direly frumpy wedding dress]] comes to mind). But when the RuleOfSymbolism flies in, accuracy goes straight out the window, resulting in a few costumes that are just off the wall.

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*** ** The SettingUpdate ''Film/DraculaAD1972'' ''inverts'' this. Drac's latest victim drifts about in a very-chic-by-early-70s-standards combination fluffy bob/long-in-the-back haircut and a standard diaphanous pseudo-Victorian shift.
** ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' is a weird case. Lucy and Mina wear painstakingly carefully designed late-Victorian gowns about 80% of the time, with appropriate hairstyles to match, even when the costumes are ugly by modern standards (Lucy's [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_aaKHMZWD19g/TFiIVoAVPLI/AAAAAAAABNk/JgC0v-_LPwc/s1600/lucy.BMP direly frumpy wedding dress]] comes to mind). But when the RuleOfSymbolism flies in, accuracy goes straight out the window, resulting in a few costumes that are just off the wall. Mina's decades-out-of-style bustle dress however is meant to show that she's a poor school mistress who can't afford the latest fashions.



* Deliberately done in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', where Mother Gothel's wardrobe is clearly several centuries out of date compared to everyone else's clothing, hinting that [[{{Immortality}} she's been around much longer than she appears]].



* Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has Aurora in a dress that fits perfectly into 1950s high fashion, but bears only a passing resemblance to anything actually worn in the 1300s.



* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is supposedly set sometime in the early to mid 19th century, yet the skirts of both female leads' costumes don't even show a hint of crinoline. They either fall in tight folds that flounce nicely when moving, like Anna's ball gown, or straight down, like Elsa's coronation dress. A cut scene from an earlier draft of the movie showed the sisters together in a dressing room where Anna tries on a tight laced corset (as fashion standards of the actual time period dictated), possibly lampshading the [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure physical features]] both Elsa and Anna display.



* In every film adaptation of Literature/TheGreatGatsby, which is set in 1922, the fashions are almost always based on late 1920s hem lengths and waistlines, rather than the "streamlined Edwardian" gowns of the early 20s. [[https://www.google.com.ph/search?q=1922+evening+fashion&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwicj8iX7rfKAhUHI5QKHR2WByoQ_AUIBygB&biw=1366&bih=634 Here]] is what women would have actually worn at Gatsby's mansion in 1922.
** The [[Film/TheGreatGatsby2013 2013 adaptation]] pushes this even further with modernized depictions of the 1920s and heavy ArtDeco motifs. The men's fashions are fairly accurate apart from the exceptionally skinny trousers -- The Great Gatsby Wears Prada, if you will.

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* In every film adaptation of Literature/TheGreatGatsby, which is set in 1922, the fashions are almost always based on late 1920s hem lengths and waistlines, rather than the "streamlined Edwardian" gowns of the early 20s. [[https://www.google.com.ph/search?q=1922+evening+fashion&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwicj8iX7rfKAhUHI5QKHR2WByoQ_AUIBygB&biw=1366&bih=634 Here]] is what women would have actually worn at Gatsby's mansion in 1922.
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1922. The [[Film/TheGreatGatsby2013 2013 adaptation]] pushes this even further with modernized depictions of the 1920s and heavy ArtDeco motifs. The men's fashions are fairly accurate apart from the exceptionally skinny trousers -- The Great Gatsby Wears Prada, if you will.



* A minor, intentional one in Film/{{Spartacus}}. The Romans wear authentic legionary uniforms, but a version that would not be adopted until 70 years after Spartacus' death. The developers knew this but decided to go with the later but more iconic look to make it feel more Rome-ish. Considering the already highly stylized nature of the series this is probably a good thing.

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* A minor, intentional one in Film/{{Spartacus}}.''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand''. The Romans wear authentic legionary uniforms, but a version that would not be adopted until 70 years after Spartacus' death. The developers knew this but decided to go with the later but more iconic look to make it feel more Rome-ish. Considering the already highly stylized nature of the series this is probably a good thing. What's more is that there's a blend of aversions and straight examples such as Crixus and Sura sporting modern hairstyles, whereas Lucretia has period-accurate wigs.



* In ''LiveActionTV/CimarronStrip'', Dulcey's hair is more suitable for the 1960s than the 1870s.

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* In ''LiveActionTV/CimarronStrip'', ''Series/CimarronStrip'', Dulcey's hair is more suitable for the 1960s than the 1870s.
5th Mar '17 10:30:38 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* In ''LiveActionTV/CimarronStrip'', Dulcey's hair is more suitable for the 1960s than the 1870s.
4th Mar '17 3:37:44 PM Xtifr
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** More technically, Roman Legionnaires are usually portrayed in their iconic [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Roman_soldier_in_lorica_segmentata_1.jpg Lorica segmentata]], when for most of their history they used either the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Lorica_Hamata.jpg Lorica hamata]] (mail) of the Republican period, or the [[http://www.timetrips.co.uk/romsol-armour13.jpg Lorica squamata]] (scale armour) of the Late Imperial period. Additionally, they are usually depicted wearing the tunic typical of Mediterranean climates, while those in Northern provinces such as Britain and the German border often adopted [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Roman_soldier_175_aC_in_northern_province.jpg barbarian trousers]]. This is largely because the Roman golden age, the "Pax Romana" took place when this was standard equipment, but it becomes a blatant case of artistic license when it is used in stories set in the time of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar and UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}, the armour having not been introduced until 9BC, thirty-five years after Caesar's death.

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** More technically, Roman Legionnaires are usually portrayed in their iconic [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Roman_soldier_in_lorica_segmentata_1.jpg Lorica segmentata]], when for most of their history they used either the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Lorica_Hamata.jpg Lorica hamata]] (mail) of the Republican period, or the [[http://www.timetrips.co.uk/romsol-armour13.jpg Lorica squamata]] (scale armour) of the Late Imperial period. Additionally, they are usually depicted wearing the tunic typical of Mediterranean climates, while those in Northern provinces such as Britain and the German border often adopted [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Roman_soldier_175_aC_in_northern_province.jpg barbarian trousers]]. This is largely because the Roman golden age, the "Pax Romana" took place when this was standard equipment, but it becomes a blatant case of artistic license when it is used in stories set in the time of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar and UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}, the armour having not been introduced until 9BC, thirty-five years after Caesar's death.
1st Mar '17 2:22:45 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:300:[-The bodice, hairstyle, makeup, and tan lines are more accurate for [[TheFifties 1955]] than [[TheHighMiddleAges 1255]].]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[-The bodice, hairstyle, makeup, and tan lines are more accurate for [[TheFifties 1955]] than [[TheHighMiddleAges 1255]].]]]
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