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5th Dec '16 12:44:02 AM mlsmithca
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A SubTrope of HollywoodHistory related to period dress. Due to factors ranging from budget to ArtisticLicense to DidNotDoTheResearch, period costuming in shows and movies is just downright inaccurate half the time -- and that's not even counting instances of RealityIsUnrealistic where there's a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for the anachronistic elements. This extends well beyond clothing and accessories: period-accurate hair and makeup are even harder to find in Hollywood.

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A SubTrope of HollywoodHistory related to period dress. Due to factors ranging from budget to ArtisticLicense to DidNotDoTheResearch, ArtisticLicense, period costuming in shows and movies is just downright inaccurate half the time -- and that's not even counting instances of RealityIsUnrealistic where there's a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for the anachronistic elements. This extends well beyond clothing and accessories: period-accurate hair and makeup are even harder to find in Hollywood.
28th Nov '16 9:24:49 PM Thenakedcat
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[[caption-width-right:330:The bodice, hairstyle, makeup, and tan lines are more accurate for [[TheFifties 1955]], not [[TheHighMiddleAges 1255]].]]

A SubTrope of HollywoodHistory related to period dress. Due to factors ranging from budget to ArtisticLicense, period costuming in shows and movies is just plain inaccurate half the time (although most of the time there are some minor mistakes). Sometimes it's justified by RealityIsUnrealistic, sometimes not.

Sometimes costumes are mostly accurate, but from the wrong time. Sometimes the costumes are based more on the styles of the time the work was made than when they take place. Sometimes the costume designers will just make completely original outfits having almost nothing to do with the historical fashions. If you want to do a PimpedOutDress, sometimes you just need to follow the general lines of the time, and then go wild.

This doesn't just include clothing and accessories, but also makeup and hair.

This is actually OlderThanPrint. Consider a lot of paintings depicting Biblical or mythological scenes in medieval or Renaissance dress, or the fact that many Victorian reprints of Creator/JaneAusten's work had new illustrations depicting the characters in modest Victorian clothing rather than the comparatively skimpy light muslin dresses of the regency era.

Note that to count, it has to take place in our history, not a neo-historical future or a FantasyCounterpartCulture.

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[[caption-width-right:330:The bodice, hairstyle, makeup, and tan lines are more accurate for [[TheFifties 1955]], not 1955]] than [[TheHighMiddleAges 1255]].]]

A SubTrope of HollywoodHistory related to period dress. Due to factors ranging from budget to ArtisticLicense, ArtisticLicense to DidNotDoTheResearch, period costuming in shows and movies is just plain downright inaccurate half the time (although most -- and that's not even counting instances of RealityIsUnrealistic where there's a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for the time there anachronistic elements. This extends well beyond clothing and accessories: period-accurate hair and makeup are some minor mistakes). Sometimes it's justified by RealityIsUnrealistic, sometimes not.

even harder to find in Hollywood.

Sometimes costumes are mostly accurate, accurate to one historical era or style, but from not the wrong time. particular one relevant to the story. Sometimes the costumes are based have more on to do with the styles contemporary fashions of the time the work was made production rather than when they take place. those of the story's setting. Sometimes the costume designers will just make completely original outfits having almost nothing decide to do with the throw historical fashions. If you want accuracy to do a PimpedOutDress, sometimes you just need to follow the general lines of wind and go for creativity and visual impact instead -- this often happens with PimpedOutDress scenes, especially if the time, and then go wild.

This doesn't just include clothing and accessories, but also makeup and hair.

historically accurate version wouldn't create the right impression on the audience.

This is actually OlderThanPrint. Consider a lot Up until the Enlightenment, most Western European visual artists had little to no idea what ancient Middle Eastern or Greco-Roman clothing looked like -- and would likely have been deeply scandalized if they did -- resulting in hundreds of paintings depicting Biblical or mythological scenes characters in full medieval or Renaissance dress, or dress. In Shakespeare's time, theater troupes used the fact that cast-offs of wealthy patrons as costume wardrobes, recycling outfits across many productions. Victorian reprints of Creator/JaneAusten's work novels often had new illustrations depicting the characters in modest Victorian clothing rather than the comparatively skimpy light muslin dresses of the regency Regency era.

Note that to count, it has to count an example must take place in our history, a RealLife historical era, not a neo-historical future or a FantasyCounterpartCulture.



Often overlaps with FashionDissonance, PresentDayPast (when the sets, props, and costuming are not historical at all), CostumePorn, and FashionsNeverChange. Some instances may be caused by NewerThanTheyThink. Extreme cases can lead to WTHCostumingDepartment.

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Often overlaps with FashionDissonance, PresentDayPast (when the sets, props, and costuming are not historical at all), CostumePorn, and FashionsNeverChange. Some instances may be caused by NewerThanTheyThink.NewerThanTheyThink on the costumers' part. Extreme cases can lead to WTHCostumingDepartment.



* In ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}'', the Gaulish women dress much more like women from the 1950s, with bias-cut and fishtail skirts as the standard (with some teenage girl background characters wearing circle skirts). In reality, Gaulish women dressed very similarly to Gaulish men, though usually with longer clothes. This is lampshaded in a strip drawn by Uderzo for ''Elle'' magazine in which the narration describes historically accurate Gaulish fashion while Geriatrix's wife is posing about looking like a 1950s movie star. She even has a beehive hairstyle, while all the other Gaulish women have historically accurate (but timeless) long or plaited hair. Cacofonix's slowly evolving design caused him to end up with something of a 1970s retro-50s hairstyle around the time that this was happening in RealLife, but this is definitely intentional and [[BornInTheWrongCentury based on his personality]]. Almost definitely unintentional is that the shoes worn by the Gauls would be more at home in the 11th Century.
** One story hinges on a StrawFeminist liberating the village women by persuading them to wear trousers rather than skirts. Historical Armorican women and men both wore trousers under layers of tunics - it's much warmer, and northwestern Europe is cold.
** Used for deliberate stereotyping in other cases, though - Asterix's Britannic cousin Anticlimax wears baggy tweed trousers (as the historical Britons did) but his shoes have long ties that wrap tightly around his legs up to below the knee, giving his trousers the distinctive shape of plus-fours.
** A Turkish woman in ''Recap/AsterixAndTheMagicCarpet'' is dressed in a burqa, which is strange as the story takes place in 50BC.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}'', the Gaulish women dress much conform more like women from the 1950s, to 1950s expectations of gender roles, with feminine bias-cut and fishtail skirts as the standard (with some teenage girl background characters wearing circle skirts). In reality, skirts), than to relatively unisex historical Gaulish dress, where the main difference between the genders was that women's tunics were a bit longer. One story hinges on a StrawFeminist liberating the village women dressed very similarly by persuading them to Gaulish men, though usually with longer clothes.wear trousers rather than skirts -- historically, Armorican women and men both wore trousers under layers of tunics for maximum warmth and comfort in a cold, damp climate. This is lampshaded in a strip drawn by Uderzo for ''Elle'' magazine in which the narration describes historically accurate Gaulish fashion while Geriatrix's wife is posing about looking like a 1950s movie star. She even has a beehive hairstyle, while all the other Gaulish women have historically accurate (but timeless) long or plaited hair.
**
Cacofonix's slowly evolving design caused him to end up with something of a 1970s retro-50s hairstyle around the time that this was happening in RealLife, but this is definitely intentional and [[BornInTheWrongCentury based on his personality]]. Almost definitely unintentional is that the shoes worn by the Gauls would be more at home in the 11th Century.
** One story hinges on a StrawFeminist liberating the village women by persuading them to wear trousers rather than skirts. Historical Armorican women and men both wore trousers under layers of tunics - it's much warmer, and northwestern Europe is cold.
** Used for deliberate stereotyping in other cases, though - cases:
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Asterix's Britannic cousin Anticlimax wears baggy tweed trousers (as the historical Britons did) but his shoes have long ties that wrap tightly around his legs up to below the knee, giving his trousers the distinctive shape of plus-fours.
** *** A Turkish woman in ''Recap/AsterixAndTheMagicCarpet'' is dressed in a burqa, which is strange as the story takes place more than 700 years before Islam arrived in 50BC.
Anatolia.



* Picture comes from ''Film/TheCourtJester'', which is a spoof of Medieval {{Swashbuckler}}s, which included following the style of costuming in those films.
* Vivien Leigh's obviously 20th century makeup job as Scarlett O'Hara in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. However, it's a fairly good example of ShownTheirWork in regard to costuming.
* [[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 was born some sixty years after Anne's death.
* The movie adaption of ''Anne of the Thousand Days'' has Genevieve Bujold wearing French hoods as 60's era headbands. (For the record a French hood is supposed to have a bag attached to the back to cover the hair, and they were kept on by ties that knotted under the chin. The knots are sometimes left out in paintings of the day.)

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* Picture The trop picture comes from ''Film/TheCourtJester'', which is a spoof of Medieval {{Swashbuckler}}s, which included following {{Swashbuckler}}s right down to the style of costuming in those films.
Dior New Look princess dresses.
* Vivien Leigh's obviously 20th century makeup job as Scarlett O'Hara in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. However, it's ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' is a fairly good example of ShownTheirWork in regard to costuming.
terms of costuming (especially by 1950s standards), but Vivien Leigh's makeup as Scarlett O'Hara is obviously mid-20th century with the thick cream foundation and high arched eyebrows.
* [[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 was wasn't even born some sixty years until after Anne's death.
Anne was dead and buried.
* The movie adaption of ''Anne of the Thousand Days'' has Genevieve Bujold wearing French hoods as 60's era headbands. (For For the record a French hood is supposed to have a bag attached to the back to cover the hair, and they were kept on by ties that knotted under the chin. The knots are sometimes left out in paintings of the day.)



* The Creator/LaurenceOlivier version of ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' with all the women in antebellum hoop skirts, when Creator/JaneAusten wrote her books a couple decades earlier. According to legend, the dresses are recycled from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''.
* ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]'' goes by ancient Greek artwork rather than period-accurate fashions, as does the original graphic novel.

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* The Creator/LaurenceOlivier version of ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' with dresses all the women in antebellum mid-19th century hoop skirts, when instead of the shift dresses worn by Creator/JaneAusten wrote her books a couple decades forty years earlier. According to legend, the dresses are were recycled from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''.
''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', the setting they're actually appropriate for.
* ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]'' goes by uses the clothing conventions of ancient Greek artwork rather than period-accurate fashions, as does the original graphic novel.novel. This results in more nudity than even the Greeks would be quite comfortable with.



* 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]]! An early case of [[TwoDecadesBehind Still The Seventies]], perhaps?
* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', mostly for the Scots. Specifically, they wear the belted plaid, a piece of clothing that would not emerge for several centuries, and in a manner which is entirely ahistorical--one historian described it as the equivalent of Cromwell's Roundheads wearing modern business suits with the jackets back-to-front.

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* 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]]! An early case 1982]], when the Farrah Fawcett cut was just beginning to fall out of [[TwoDecadesBehind Still The Seventies]], perhaps?
style.
* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', mostly for the Scots. Specifically, they wear the belted plaid, a piece of clothing that would not emerge for develop until several centuries, centuries later, and in a manner which is entirely ahistorical--one ahistorical -- one historian described it as the equivalent of Cromwell's Roundheads wearing modern business suits with the jackets back-to-front.



* Similarly, despite the accurate period costumes, the women in ''Film/MeetMeInStLouis'' (made in 1944, set in 1904) have obviously 1940s hairstyles.
** Come to think of it, most of the 1940s hairstyles, like pompadours, were inspired by Gibson Girl hairstyles.

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



** 1931's ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'' can ''mostly'' be excused from this - the whole story got a period [[SettingUpdate update]] from TheGayNineties to the time the story was filmed, which today may seem odd but at the time was simply PragmaticAdaptation along the lines of moving a story set in the 1960s to the 2010s. By this logic, Mina and Lucy's bobbed haircuts, heavy makeup and long narrow dresses make sense. What ''doesn't'' work, though, is Dracula's ancient "brides" having similarly sleek, short hair.

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** 1931's ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'' can ''mostly'' be excused from this - this: the whole story got a period [[SettingUpdate update]] from TheGayNineties to the time the story was filmed, which today may seem odd but at the time was simply PragmaticAdaptation along the lines of moving a story set in the 1960s to the 2010s. By this logic, Mina and Lucy's bobbed haircuts, heavy makeup and long narrow dresses make sense. What ''doesn't'' work, though, is Dracula's ancient "brides" having similarly sleek, short hair.



** ''Film/DraculaAD1972'', their SettingUpdate that was actually made at the time it was set, ''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.

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** ''Film/DraculaAD1972'', their *** The SettingUpdate that was actually made at the time it was set, ''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.



* Pick any movie set in the 1600s or 1700s made up until the sixties and early seventies, and you'll mostly find dresses with very modest cleavage or no cleavage at all. The 17th-18th century fashions were ''obsessed'' with pushed-up boobs and massive cleavage and for a brief period during the 18th century, some ladies of the French court even exposed one breast completely to look fashionable. So much so that one modest 18th century woman (Frances Burney) chose to have her portrait painted with what was for then a ''very'' conservative neckline - and it's still more daring than most of what you see in 1940s movies.

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* Pick any movie set in the 1600s or 1700s and made up until the sixties and early seventies, and you'll mostly find dresses with very modest cleavage or no cleavage at all. The 17th-18th 17th and 18th century fashions were ''obsessed'' with pushed-up boobs and massive cleavage and -- for a brief period during the 18th century, some ladies of the French court even exposed one breast completely to look fashionable. So much so that one One modest 18th century woman (Frances Burney) woman, Frances Burney, chose to have her portrait painted with what was for then a ''very'' conservative neckline - neckline ... and it's still more daring than most of what you see in 1940s movies.



* In the ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' remake, the Greek Gods have Medieval European suits of armor. Yes, from the High Middle Ages -- complete with armor plates. The Greek Goddesses and the civilians do wear Hellenic costumes, though. So it is part Hollywood Costuming, and part AnachronismStew.

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* In the ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' remake, the Greek Gods have Medieval European suits of armor. Yes, from the High Middle Ages -- Ages, and complete with armor plates. The Greek Goddesses and the civilians do wear Hellenic period costumes, though. So it is part Hollywood Costuming, and part instead of the Mycenean or classical periods more appropriate to the subject matter, creating an overall AnachronismStew.



* The costume designer for Film/AKnightsTale clearly didn't bother with research - fair enough considering the historical character of the movie.

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* The costume designer for Film/AKnightsTale clearly didn't bother with research - fair enough considering the historical (a)historical character of the movie.



* Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has Aurora in a dress fitting 1950s high fashion, not the 1300s.
* In ''Film/{{Argo}}'', the events of the film take place during 1980, but the characters wear tailored suits and fitted shirts that look far more modern than the (stereotypical) 80s suits that were boxy and loose. Even in moments when the film takes great pains to match the look and style of a 70s political thriller, some of the characters are dressed like they just walked in from a late-2010s runway show.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is supposedly set sometime in the early 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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* Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has Aurora in a dress fitting that fits perfectly into 1950s high fashion, not but bears only a passing resemblance to anything actually worn in the 1300s.
* In ''Film/{{Argo}}'', the events of the film take place during 1980, but the characters wear tailored suits and fitted shirts that look far more very modern than compared to the (stereotypical) 80s suits that were boxy and loose.looser, boxier fit favored in the 80s. Even in moments when the film takes great pains to match the look and style of a 70s political thriller, some of the characters are dressed like they just walked in from a late-2010s runway show.
* ''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 fashion statements are almost always based in the styles of the second half of the 1920s. [[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 wore at Gatsby's mansion in 1922.
** The [[Film/TheGreatGatsby2013 2013 adaptation]] pushes this even further with the modernized depictions of the 1920s, and the ArtDeco motifs. The men's fashions are more or less period accurate on this one (apart from the exceptionally skinny trousers). In short, The Great Gatsby Wears Prada.
* Jennifer Grey's permed 80s hair in the 1963-set ''Film/DirtyDancing''.

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* In every film adaptation of Literature/TheGreatGatsby, which is set in 1922, the fashion statements fashions are almost always based in on late 1920s hem lengths and waistlines, rather than the styles "streamlined Edwardian" gowns of the second half of the 1920s.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 wore worn at Gatsby's mansion in 1922.
** The [[Film/TheGreatGatsby2013 2013 adaptation]] pushes this even further with the modernized depictions of the 1920s, 1920s and the heavy ArtDeco motifs. The men's fashions are more or less period fairly accurate on this one (apart apart from the exceptionally skinny trousers). In short, trousers -- The Great Gatsby Wears Prada.
Prada, if you will.
* Jennifer Grey's permed 80s hair in the 1963-set ''Film/DirtyDancing''.''Film/DirtyDancing'' makes it hard for a new viewer to tell this ISN'T supposed to be the 80s.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', Creator/JKRowling has her "Nearly Headless Nick" wearing a ruff to hide the disjunction between his head and neck. Unfortunately, she states in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' that Nick was executed in 1492, a good fifty years before the ruff was commonly worn. (The film versions depict Nick in the high style of the 1590s, a good hundred years after his supposed death; blame that on the first book as well, where Nick claimed that he'd been dead for "nearly four hundred years".)

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** Ironically, modern audiences generally find early Victorian fashion bizarre and unflattering compared to the much breezier styles of the Regency period.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', Creator/JKRowling has her "Nearly Headless Nick" wearing a ruff to hide the disjunction between his head and neck. Unfortunately, she states in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' that Nick was executed in 1492, a good fifty years before the ruff was commonly worn. (The ruffs came into style. The film versions depict Nick in the high style of the 1590s, a good hundred years after his supposed death; blame that on the first book as well, where Nick claimed that he'd been dead for "nearly four hundred years".)
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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' did this, although to a much milder degree than the other historical inaccuracies of the show.
* Debatable how accurate most of the costuming in ''Series/{{Rome}}'' is, but the Egyptian costuming, as well as sets, were totally off. Egypt was a Hellenistic nation at the time, as were many Mediterranean nations after UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat conquered them.
** According to the director's commentary they were perfectly aware of the historical circumstances, they were simply going for RuleOfCool, while at the same time trying hard to distance themselves from other well-known and stereotypical depictions of Egypt.
* The costuming in ''Series/TheTudors'' won an Emmy, but if you value your sanity do not claim it's historically accurate on any Internet re-enactment board or discussion list.
* On ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', there are occasionally scenes and episodes where the sisters travel to colonial Salem, or where people from that period come to the present. And there is a conspicuous amount of cleavage shown. Those puritans probably wouldn't have been shown exposing that much skin.
* Practically every male in ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' had a [[TheSeventies 1970s]] hairstyle - shaggy mops for boys, ''perms'' on adult men. (Women and girls tied their hair back)
* Some of Morgana's dresses on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' could be worn to a modern-day cocktail party without attracting much comment.
* A minor, intentional one in Film/{{Spartacus}}. The Romans wear very authentic roman soldier uniforms, but at the time Spartacus lived that outfit would not exist for another 70 years. The developers knew this but decided to go with the iconic look to make it feel more Rome-ish. Considering the already highly stylized nature of the series this is probably a good thing.
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had hairstyles that looked like they didn't even care that every male looked like he was from the 1970s off the street, rather than a soldier in the 1950s.

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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' did was guilty of this, although you'd hardly notice compared to a much milder degree than all the other OTHER historical inaccuracies of in the show.
* Debatable how accurate most of the costuming in ''Series/{{Rome}}'' is, but the Egyptian costuming, as well as sets, costuming and sets were totally off. Egypt was a Hellenistic nation at the time, as were many was much of the Mediterranean nations after UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat conquered them.
**
UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. According to the director's commentary they were perfectly aware of the historical circumstances, they were simply going circumstances but chose to go for RuleOfCool, while at the same time trying hard to distance themselves from other well-known and stereotypical depictions of Egypt.
* The costuming in ''Series/TheTudors'' won an Emmy, but if you value your sanity do not claim it's historically accurate on any Internet re-enactment board or discussion list.
list. The costumes were intended to provoke in the modern viewer the same feelings of arousal and scandal that Tudor court fashion produced in its own day.
* On ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', there are occasionally scenes and episodes where the sisters travel to colonial Salem, or where people from that period come to the present. And there is a conspicuous amount of cleavage shown. Those puritans probably wouldn't have been shown exposing that much skin.
* Practically every male in ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' had a [[TheSeventies 1970s]] hairstyle - shaggy mops for boys, ''perms'' on adult men. (Women Women and girls tied their hair back)
had timeless braids or buns that avoided anachronism.
* Some of Morgana's dresses on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' could be worn to a modern-day cocktail party without attracting much comment.
comment. Her costume emphasizes her magic and outsider status.
* A minor, intentional one in Film/{{Spartacus}}. The Romans wear very authentic roman soldier legionary uniforms, but at the time Spartacus lived a version that outfit would not exist for another be adopted until 70 years. 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.
* Every male on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had hairstyles hair that looked like they didn't even care that every male looked like he was from the obviously 1970s off the street, rather than a soldier in the 1950s.street fashions, not 1950s military-issue.



* Averted with ''Series/MadMen'': the costume designer Janie Bryant worked very hard to get the clothes of the era just right for every character's taste, social class, sensibilities, age, and occupation along with fitting them to recurring themes in an episode. She even went right down to the women's underwear to stay period-accurate (those aren't spanx or elastic pantyhose, those are are actual girdles and bras constructed in the costume department).

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* Averted with ''Series/MadMen'': the costume designer Janie Bryant worked very hard to get the clothes of the era just right for every character's taste, social class, sensibilities, age, and occupation -- along with fitting them to recurring themes in an episode. She even went right down to the insisted on period-accurate women's underwear to stay period-accurate create the proper bodyshaping (those aren't spanx or elastic pantyhose, those are are actual girdles and bras constructed in the costume department).
10th Nov '16 10:01:30 AM Kitchen90
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* The ''Film/CarryOn'' periodic films had their fun with this trope. An obvious example is all of Creator/CharlesHawtrey's characters wearing the same Harry Potter-style spectacles.
20th Oct '16 10:34:25 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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A SubTrope of HollywoodHistory related to period dress. Due to factors ranging from budget to ArtisticLicense to downright TheyJustDidntCare, period costuming in shows and movies is just plain inaccurate half the time (although most of the time there are some minor mistakes). Sometimes it's justified by RealityIsUnrealistic, sometimes not.

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A SubTrope of HollywoodHistory related to period dress. Due to factors ranging from budget to ArtisticLicense to downright TheyJustDidntCare, ArtisticLicense, period costuming in shows and movies is just plain inaccurate half the time (although most of the time there are some minor mistakes). Sometimes it's justified by RealityIsUnrealistic, sometimes not.
17th Jul '16 7:28:35 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' remake, the Greek Gods have Medieval European suits of armors. Yes, from the High Middle Ages - complete with armor plates. The Greek Goddesses and the civilians do wear Hellenic costumes, though. So it is part Hollywood Costuming, and part ''AnachronismStew''.

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* In the ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' remake, the Greek Gods have Medieval European suits of armors. armor. Yes, from the High Middle Ages - -- complete with armor plates. The Greek Goddesses and the civilians do wear Hellenic costumes, though. So it is part Hollywood Costuming, and part ''AnachronismStew''.AnachronismStew.
9th Jun '16 6:09:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Ralphie's mother in "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]]! An early case of [[TwoDecadesBehind Still The Seventies]], perhaps?

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* Ralphie's mother in "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]]! An early case of [[TwoDecadesBehind Still The Seventies]], perhaps?
27th May '16 8:36:30 AM erforce
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* Christine's frizzy EightiesHair in [[http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1107/810149102_411af0bb18.jpg the original production of]] ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' (though, that could be an homage to [[http://www.goldensilents.com/stars/normankerrymaryphiblinphantom.jpg the 1925 silent film]] too, which would not necessarily still be this, as Mary Philbin's hair was naturally that wavy and was up for most of the film), although the visual designer of the original production stated it was supposed to be styled after the hairstyles seen [[http://preraphaelitesisterhood.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/helen-of-troy.jpg in pre-Raphaelite paintings]]. Over the years, this has evolved into much [[http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/phantom-1-2.jpg tidier]] ringlets.

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* Christine's frizzy EightiesHair in [[http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1107/810149102_411af0bb18.jpg the original production of]] ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' (though, that could be an homage to [[http://www.goldensilents.com/stars/normankerrymaryphiblinphantom.jpg the 1925 silent film]] too, which would not necessarily still be this, as Mary Philbin's hair was naturally that wavy and was up for most of the film), although the visual designer of the original production stated it was supposed to be styled after the hairstyles seen [[http://preraphaelitesisterhood.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/helen-of-troy.jpg in pre-Raphaelite paintings]]. Over the years, this has evolved into much [[http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/phantom-1-2.jpg tidier]] ringlets.
14th May '16 10:56:02 PM nombretomado
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* Averted with MadMen, the costume designer Janie Bryant worked very hard to get the clothes of the era just right for every character's taste, social class, sensibilities, age, and occupation along with fitting them to recurring themes in an episode. She even went right down to the women's underwear to stay period-accurate (those aren't spanx or elastic pantyhose, those are are actual girdles and bras constructed in the costume department).

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* Averted with MadMen, ''Series/MadMen'': the costume designer Janie Bryant worked very hard to get the clothes of the era just right for every character's taste, social class, sensibilities, age, and occupation along with fitting them to recurring themes in an episode. She even went right down to the women's underwear to stay period-accurate (those aren't spanx or elastic pantyhose, those are are actual girdles and bras constructed in the costume department).
29th Apr '16 4:46:21 PM Kid
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* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', mostly for the Scots. Specifically, they wear the belted plaid, a piece of clothing that would not emerge for several centuries, and in a manner which is entirely ahistorical- one historian described it as the equivalent of Cromwell's Roundheads wearing modern business suits with the jackets back-to-front.

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* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', mostly for the Scots. Specifically, they wear the belted plaid, a piece of clothing that would not emerge for several centuries, and in a manner which is entirely ahistorical- one ahistorical--one historian described it as the equivalent of Cromwell's Roundheads wearing modern business suits with the jackets back-to-front.
19th Apr '16 3:36:02 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Some [[http://garmonbozialayercake.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-started-playing-assassins-creed.html folks]] have pointed out that Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood generally has pretty good costuming, except when it comes to [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dktJmHQGu_Q/TOPx_tINrfI/AAAAAAAAACM/jAeWfql6hHg/s1600/Undies.JPG underwear]].

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* Some [[http://garmonbozialayercake.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-started-playing-assassins-creed.html folks]] have pointed out that Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'' is generally has pretty good costuming, about having correct period clothing. Well, except when it comes to [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dktJmHQGu_Q/TOPx_tINrfI/AAAAAAAAACM/jAeWfql6hHg/s1600/Undies.JPG underwear]].
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