The one thing that’s most important for movie immersion, has to be the costumes. Just imagine Frodo walking up to Mount Doom in regular people clothes. Not quite that epic, is it? It would look like a little person walking through a forest where the trees start moving due to his severe psychedelic drug abuse, which he funds with his disability check. Yeah, all of a sudden that movie took a very dark turn, didn’t it?
That’s why we have the people from the costume department. They make sure the clothes reflect the setting and tone of the movie. And, as people do, sometimes they fuck up. It’s usually little anachronisms, which makes it go highly unnoticed until some history major looks at the movie and catches the mistake. Thankfully, history majors can’t find a job worth a damn in this economy, so they have plenty of time to look at movie costume mistakes and list ‘em all out. Lo and behold: ten of the best times when someone from the costume department did not check their history facts.
10. The Wedding Singer
The movie is set in the 80s, and Drew Barrymore’s hairstyle wasn’t popular until the 90s. And no one believes Drew Barrymore was a haircut trendsetter. Literally no one.
9. Captain America: The First Avenger
While this isn’t exactly a movie known for its realism when it comes to technology, Jim Morita can be seen wearing a headset in this World War II movie. The kind of headset he’s wearing, wasn’t produced until 2000.