20 Costume Mistakes In Famous Movies That Should Never Have Happened.
In the world of film, detail is everything. The bigger the production, the larger the budget for costume, art, set decorator, as well as hiring a team of researchers or experts in a particular field.
The job of each area is to be as accurate as possible so audience members can literally get lost and engrossed in the story. This is why it is surprising that for every film release there are goofs that film critics love to rip apart. One would think that these big budget films want to avoid the public embarrassment of getting something wrong.
Once, the film is playing in theatres and the mistake is noticed, it cannot be reversed. The cost to go back and get the actors and crew to return to re-shoot a scene, is a cost most studios cannot afford to take on. Here are the worst costume mistakes on films we have found. #8 is just embarrassing.
#1. Pride & Prejudice
The classic novel Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen was published in 1813. In the Hollywood film version, Lizzie wears rubber Wellington boots. Except the rubber boot was not produced until 1853.
Pride & Prejudice
#2. Pearl Harbor
Prior to WWII no well-dressed woman would be caught without wearing nylon stockings. In the film which is set weeks prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the women are all seen with bare legs.
#3. Django Unchained
Jamie Foxx's character wears sunglasses through most of the movie which is set during the days of slavery. Slavery officially ended in the United States on December 6, 1865. Sunglasses, however, did not come to be made until 1925.
#4. Dirty Dancing
In the film, Baby played by Jennifer Grey wears jean shorts. The story is set in 1963 but this style of shorts did not arrive on the fashion scene till the late 1960's.
William Wallace was a Scottish knight who fought for Scotland's independence from England in the late 1290's. Mel Gibson who played Wallace in the film Braveheart dons a Scottish kilt. Except, the Scots did not start wearing kilts till 1720.
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