History Main / HollywoodCostuming

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 We're at least a hundred years out of date."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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1st Mar '17 2:22:32 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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1st Mar '17 2:22:04 PM eroock
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23rd Feb '17 1:39:48 PM bwburke94
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' is set in the 1960s and mostly accurate, particularly with EVA's distinctively 60s hair and makeup, and Para-Medic's various outfits being period accurate. However, there is no way Naked Snake would be able to get away with wearing his hair like that in 1964. This was an intentional decision by the creators to make him look more like Solid Snake, [[spoiler:his clone.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' is set in the 1960s and mostly accurate, particularly with EVA's distinctively 60s hair and makeup, and Para-Medic's various outfits being period accurate. However, there is no way Naked Snake would be able to get away with wearing his hair like that in 1964. This was an intentional decision by the creators to make him look more like Solid Snake, [[spoiler:his clone.]]
Snake.
23rd Feb '17 6:48:09 AM ChronoLegion
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* Lampshaded in the ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' episode "[[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E12Camelot3000 Camelot/3000]]", where the resident historian Nate dresses in peasant clothing appropriate to 6th century AD, while the other team members are "looking like a Renaissance Faire." They comment that he looks like a leper. Then they are ambushed by Knights of the Round Table (who are supposed to be a myth), wearing full plate armor (which shouldn't exist for many centuries), who find nothing wrong with the others' clothing, but they also assume that Nate is a leper. It's later revealed that all of Camelot is a time aberration, created by [[spoiler:Stargirl]] in order to help her protect [[spoiler:a piece of the [[RealityWarper Spear of Destiny]]]].
1st Jan '17 4:55:30 PM Solicitr
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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' begins in 1920 and proceeds roughly in real time, but right from the start cast members, especially women, are dressed in "Roaring Twenties" styles from six or seven years later. The effect is not unlike a JFK-era period piece costumed in hippie garb because "it's the 60s."
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