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18th Mar '17 8:47:05 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' is drenched in lavish CostumePorn. Finally the film gets to Belle's IconicOutfit from [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the animated original]]: The golden ballgown so faithfully recreated by generations of cosplayers, Ride/DisneyThemeParks, Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise and live-media adaptations. And it's been redesigned (with the help of her actress, Creator/EmmaWatson) to look like, as Uproxx's Donna Dickens put it, "a deflated balloon", or a modern teenager's prom dress. Yay?

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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' is drenched in lavish CostumePorn. Finally CostumePorn, but there are major missteps.
** The Prince's getup in the newly-dramatized Prologue is for a MasqueradeBall, and he's described as decadent -- but thanks in part to his makeup he looks like [[Franchise/{{Batman}} The Joker]] cosplaying [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]] in that movie's ballroom scene.
** Finally,
the film gets to Belle's IconicOutfit from [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the animated original]]: The golden ballgown so faithfully recreated by generations of cosplayers, Ride/DisneyThemeParks, Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise and live-media adaptations. And it's been redesigned (with the help of her actress, Creator/EmmaWatson) to look like, as Uproxx's Donna Dickens put it, "a deflated balloon", or a modern teenager's prom dress. Yay?
18th Mar '17 8:42:39 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' is drenched in lavish CostumePorn. Finally the film gets to Belle's IconicOutfit from [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the animated original]]: The golden ballgown so faithfully recreated by generations of cosplayers, Ride/DisneyThemeParks, Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise and live-media adaptations. And it's been redesigned (with the help of her actress, Creator/EmmaWatson) to look like, as Uproxx's Donna Dickens put it, "a deflated balloon", or a modern teenager's prom dress. Yay?
5th Feb '17 12:44:12 PM Wooboo
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** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3'' has Jill Valentine's infamous [[{{Stripperific}} tube-top and mini skirt]] combo. She has a more situation-appropriate long-sleeved top, but for some reason she has it tied around her waist.
27th Jan '17 7:53:16 PM Tavernier
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* Steve "Mento" Dayton of the Doom Patrol has undergone a lifelong struggle to find a [[http://www.freakinawesomenetwork.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/patrol0005.jpg costume]] [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/6/63/Steven_Dayton_(New_Earth)_004.png/revision/latest?cb=20090731163243 that]] [[http://mysticmanor.tripod.com/garfieldlogan_b/comicgallery/earlygar/dp102p17.jpg isn't]] [[http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/bad-mento.jpg ridiculous]].
23rd Jan '17 5:00:43 AM DeepRed
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* The late 1970s and into the early 1980s was not a good time for cricket uniforms, specifically the one-day format where coloured uniforms are the norm. [[http://www.retrocricket.com/nz1-big.jpg New Zealand's beige and brown]] and the [[http://www.retrocricket.com/wi3.jpg West Indies]] grey pajamas (with the maroon fading to pink fairly quickly) are considered the low points. However, the New Zealand beige has come full circle to retro coolness, to the point an official game (albeit of the "Twenty Twenty" format) was played in 2005 with both Australia & New Zealand wearing the retro uniforms of the 80's.

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* The late 1970s and into the early 1980s was not a good time for cricket uniforms, specifically the one-day format where coloured uniforms are the norm. [[http://www.retrocricket.com/nz1-big.com/images/nz1-big.jpg New Zealand's beige and brown]] and the [[http://www.retrocricket.com/wi3.jpg West Indies]] grey pajamas (with the maroon fading to pink fairly quickly) are considered the low points. However, the New Zealand beige has come full circle to retro coolness, to the point an official game (albeit of the "Twenty Twenty" format) was played in 2005 with both Australia & New Zealand wearing the retro uniforms of the 80's.
16th Jan '17 5:10:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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But he's scarier without it on!''

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But he's scarier [[Creator/WillemDaFoe scarier]] without it on!''
8th Jan '17 2:10:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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** [[http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/687696/boomer_medium.jpg Boomer the Cannon!]] Yes, the Jackets actually thought an inflatable cannon mascot was a good idea at the time, but [[http://www.fullmentaljackets.com/2010/12/blue-jackets-marketing-no-way-but-hard.html it backfired spectacularly]] due to the mascot's... [[FreudWasRight suggestive connotations]]. The Jackets management apparently even hoped he might replace [[http://bluejackets.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=48224 Stinger,]] their original mascot, but Boomer was quietly retired after the 2010-11 season.

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** [[http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/687696/boomer_medium.jpg Boomer the Cannon!]] Yes, the Jackets actually thought an inflatable cannon mascot was a good idea at the time, but [[http://www.fullmentaljackets.com/2010/12/blue-jackets-marketing-no-way-but-hard.html it backfired spectacularly]] due to the mascot's... [[FreudWasRight suggestive connotations]].connotations. The Jackets management apparently even hoped he might replace [[http://bluejackets.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=48224 Stinger,]] their original mascot, but Boomer was quietly retired after the 2010-11 season.
1st Jan '17 8:49:51 PM dsneybuf
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** In the latest ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series, ''new Teen Titans'', a short has the Titans being tossed through time, donning costumes and looks from that era. In the '90s era, Beast Boy laughs at Robin's mullet (as he was wearing Tim Drake's Robin costume with Dick Grayson's Nightwing mullet) before noticing his own. When they get to the '80s, Starfire sees what she's wearing and promptly freaks out, using her hair to cover herself up.

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** In the latest ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series, ''new Teen Titans'', a short has the Titans being tossed through time, donning costumes and looks from that era. In the '90s era, Beast Boy laughs at Robin's mullet (as he was wearing Tim Drake's Robin costume with Dick Grayson's Nightwing mullet) before noticing his own. When they get to the '80s, Starfire sees what she's wearing and promptly freaks out, using her hair to cover herself up.
16th Dec '16 3:30:32 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** "The Dominators" is known for having unusually bad costume design for the era. For the Dulcians, it consists mostly of curtains. The Dominators wear horrible fringe-covered plastic jumpsuits with ''massive'' foam collars and a lot of eyeliner.

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** "The Dominators" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators The Dominators]]" is known for having unusually bad costume design for the era. For the Dulcians, it consists mostly of curtains. The Dominators wear horrible fringe-covered plastic jumpsuits with ''massive'' foam collars and a lot of eyeliner.



** John Nathan-Turner is particularly unfondly remembered for his desire to give the Doctor SymbolMotifClothing for MerchandiseDriven reasons. This led to Doctors from the time of the Fourth's burgundy outfit onwards to incorporate red question marks, usually on the shirt lapels and braces, but by the time of the Seventh Doctor they'd leaked out into a fairisle design on a HomemadeSweaterFromHell and onto the handle of his umbrella.

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** John Nathan-Turner Creator/JohnNathanTurner is particularly unfondly remembered for his desire to give the Doctor SymbolMotifClothing for MerchandiseDriven reasons. This led to Doctors from the time of the Fourth's burgundy outfit onwards to incorporate red question marks, usually on the shirt lapels and braces, but by the time of the Seventh Doctor they'd leaked out into a fairisle design on a HomemadeSweaterFromHell and onto the handle of his umbrella.



** Lalla Ward said later that the costume department let her wear pretty much whatever she wanted. This got her into a little bit of accidental embarrassment, as in ''City of Death'', she decided to wear a [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule Catholic schoolgirl's]] outfit.

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** Lalla Ward said later that the costume department let her wear pretty much whatever she wanted. This got her into a little bit of accidental embarrassment, as in ''City "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death'', Death]]", she decided to wear a [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule Catholic schoolgirl's]] outfit.



** The Time Lords high-collared robes and ornate headpieces that appeared in any Gallifrey story from "The Deadly Assassin". In "The Deadly Assassin", these are explictly supposed to be ceremonial garb, so the impracticality can be forgiven. However, later stories make them the standard everyday wear for Time Lords in a costume example of {{Flanderization}}.

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** The Time Lords high-collared robes and ornate headpieces that appeared in any Gallifrey story from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin". Assassin]]". In "The Deadly Assassin", these are explictly explicitly supposed to be ceremonial garb, so the impracticality can be forgiven. However, later stories make them the standard everyday wear for Time Lords in a costume example of {{Flanderization}}.
15th Dec '16 9:53:10 AM KingLyger
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** Some designers have admitted (or boasted) that their work is intended for and looks best on hangers, not on people.
** That's haute couture. Fashion is a watered-down, more affordable version with saner makeup (and sizes meant for real human beings).
* Two U.S Military digital camouflage patterns have received criticism (if not outright scorn) for being this.

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** Some designers have admitted (or boasted) that their work is intended for and looks best on hangers, not on people.
** That's haute couture.
people. This is called "haute couture." Fashion is a more watered-down, more affordable version of the same thing with saner makeup (and makeup, and sizes meant for real human beings).
people that aren't fashion models (who are infamously thin).
* Two U.S Military digital camouflage patterns have received criticism (if not outright scorn) for being this.
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