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  1. #1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  2. #2. Titanic
  3. #3. The Great
  4. #4. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
  5. #5. Bridgerton
  6. #6. Mean Girls
  7. #7. Cruella
  8. #8. Little Women
  9. #9. Thor: Ragnarok
  10. #10. Fantastic Beasts: the Secrets of Dumbledore
  11. #11. Wonder Woman
  12. #12. The Crown
  13. #13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

10+ Incredibly Detailed Costumes That Defied Our Senses

Imagine stepping into a world where fabric and imagination intertwine, giving birth to costumes so meticulously crafted they blur the line between reality and fantasy. These aren't just costumes; they are veritable masterpieces that left us utterly awestruck. Fans would be fascinated when taking a look at a realm where imagination knows no bounds and where costumes transcend their utilitarian role, becoming the very embodiment of the characters they adorn.  

Today, we peel back the curtain on Hollywood's best-kept secrets – the artistry, passion, and precision that went into crafting 13 mind-bending movie costumes. From the intricately hand-woven threads to the smallest, awe-inspiring details, these garments are a testament to the unparalleled dedication of costume designers and their teams. Get ready to be amazed by the craftsmanship that defied belief and left us wondering: How can something so unbelievably detailed exist outside our wildest dreams?


#1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The costume designer Isis Mussenden said that her main task was to tell a fantasy story through the costume she made. This talented woman showed the character development of Whit Withc with her clothes.

Her crown is melting and turned into a smaller one as her power drains. And the costume go from snow-white to grayish, just like know dows before spring.


#2. Titanic

Costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott truly deserved her Oscar because all of the costumes she made were historically accurate and contributed to the character's development. The famous red gown Rose was wearing when she first met Jack is exactly like the white one she wore in the last scene.

#3. The Great

When it comes to costume designer Sharon Long, he was really meticulous about making the appearance of the great empress. She learned how to choose the correct material for traditional dresses and sundresses. She also carefully took advantage of golden fabrics for the coronation dress in season 1.

Beyond that, everything under Elle Fanning's dress was extremely accurate. In season 2, the pregnancy of the empress was reworked so amazingly that it's hard to believe it was not real.


#4. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

No one can deny that jewelry is really important in the movie. The celebrity status of DiCaprio's character, for instance, is highlighted by the ring with the head of a lion.

And Margot Robbie's character wore earrings that could have belonged to Sharon Tate herself. Some of the jewelry was lent to them by her sister Debra.


#5. Bridgerton

There was some sort of spoiler in the green dress Penelope was wearing in season 2, episode 4. Fans believed that when the character swapped her customary yellow dress for a green one, it represented a fusion of her family's color scheme and Colin, her love, who typically wears blue.

According to costume designer Sophie Canale, Penelope's green dress was intended to be a subliminal hint that season 3 will center on her and Colin's romance. This affirmed the theories of the fans. It was also verified by Netflix.


#6. Mean Girls

Using one small detail, costume designers demonstrated how two key characters switched roles as leaders. Cady began wearing a pendant with the letter C when she assumed control of Regina, just like Regina had done before.

#7. Cruella

Jenny Beavan's main task was to show the characters' development, specifically Estella's transformation from Estella to Cruella.

By using a small detail — the pins on her jacket — the costume designer hinted at what the blue-eyed girl will become. This punk style characteristic highlights the character's rebellious nature.


#8. Little Women

Greta Gerwig, the writer and director of Little Women, was also a shipper of Jo and Laurie. She revealed that she made Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet swap clothes on set in order to highlight Jo and Laurie's deep connection.

"The scene where Jo casually gives him her ring, he's wearing a yellow vest, which she then wears when they're on the hillside and he proposes to her," she explained. There are things like that throughout the film because I wanted them to appear to be one and the same."


#9. Thor: Ragnarok

As you may know, Hela draws her power from Asgard. To emphasize this point, costume designers worked hard on her costume. Her clothes on Earth have a lot of holes, which represents her weakness.

However, when she arrives in Asgard, her clothes become whole again and turn green, indicating that she is regaining her power


#10. Fantastic Beasts: the Secrets of Dumbledore

Costume designer Colleen Atwood put a lot of work into making clothes that would look natural at the beginning of the 20th century. Certainly, she never forgot the fact that some characters are wizards. Therefore, the costume designers needed to figure out where each character kept their wands and how they reach for them.

“A lot of times it’s on the inside of the sleeve, or sometimes it’s hidden in the inside pocket of their trousers. I’ve done a couple of sheaths on the side of their pants.” Atwood shares.


#11. Wonder Woman

The most attentive superhero fans noticed that Lynda Carter's dress from one of the episodes of the 1975 series is very similar to the blue dress Gal Gadot's character is wearing. This served as a tribute to the show.

#12. The Crown

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Princess Diana's clothing was faithfully recreated in the series by costume designers. The dress Diana wore to her wedding was amazingly well-made. The big sleeves, bows, and silk train were all recreated.
“I remember watching the wedding and thinking, “Oh, that’s a very big dress,’” producer of the show, Susan Mackie said. “But there was something about seeing it on Emma.”

#13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Princess Diana's clothing was faithfully recreated in the series by costume designers. The dress Diana wore to her wedding was amazingly well-made. The big sleeves, bows, and silk train were all recreated.

What other films feature outstanding work by costume designers?

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