9 Times When Costume Designers Made A Mess In Movies Without Anyone Noticing

Every movie has dozens of departments that are in charge of making sure that every shot is as good as possible. Undoubtedly, the wardrobe department is one of the toughest jobs. The costume designers and on-set dressers take responsibility for every character’s looks. Not only do their costumes place us in the world and time period of the story, but they reveal the characters’ personalities.
However, making a mistake is natural. It is surprising that some big blunders make it all the way to the final cut and when looking back, we can’t believe that no one spotted them earlier. Costume designers get it wrong, leaving actors looking out of place. Whether it is intentional or accidental, they were kept in the movies.
Below are 9 Movies where costume designers made mistakes in popular movies. You can see more in this article.

#1 Gone with the Wind

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The movie is set in the tumultuous years between 1861 and 1873. However, Scarlett O'Hara’s slim-fitting red dress with feathers and rhinestones was inspired more by styles from the 1930s and 1940s.

#2 Julius Caesar

Costume Designers Made A MessSource: © Julius Caesar / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

We can see that most of the female characters in the movie put on extravagant bullet bras. In fact, at that time, women tended to wear a strontium, a prototype but these weren’t bullet bras.

#3 Legends of the Fall

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In the movie, Brad Pitt with beautiful blonde hair and facial hair stole millions of hearts. But, according to history, these things were unacceptable. Men had short hair and big mustaches.

#4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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The movie took place in the ‘90s and most of the clothes look quite accurate except for Dudley Dursley’s outfit. In a scene, he wore G-Unit shorts — a brand that was created by 50 Cent in 2003.

#5 Hello, Dolly!

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Despite winning 3 Oscars, the movie had some mistakes. It is set in New York at the end of the nineteenth century when such hairstyle, lip gloss, and eye makeup didn’t exist.

#6 Queen Margot

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Female characters look great in stunning dresses with open shoulders. However, in the 16th century, it was unacceptable. Women wore clothes that protected them from the cold and absorbed sweat.

#7 The Danish Girl

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The movie starts in 1926 but we can see some slim-fitting clothes that don’t relate to the fashion of the 1920s.

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At the beginning of the film, Gerda has a hairstyle that was actually quite outdated for the setting that favored waved or bobbed hair.

#8 A Dangerous Method

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Wearing a corset alone is opposed to the original rules, but Keira Knightley did and it seems that no one noticed.

#9 Mary Queen of Scots

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In a scene, Saoirse Ronan is wearing asymmetric earrings, which were non-existent in sixteenth-century Scotland.
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