20 Minor Movie Costume Details That Hide Big Clues

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Take a look at 20 movie costume details that hide big clues:


1. The outfits worn by T’Challa, Okoye, and Nakia during their visit to Korea represent the colors of the Pan-African flag

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2. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, as Dolores Umbridge gains more and more political power, her outfits become darker in the shade of pink.

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3. In the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The sponsorship that Ricky Bobby initially had was from ‘Wonder Bread’. Later, when he loses his sponsorship, he makes use of ‘W’ and ‘E’ from ‘Wonder’ to write ‘Me’ on his race suit.

4. Ransom’s sweater in Knives Out has a ripped collar and several holes. This depicts Ransom’s disregard for his wealth and his family. 

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5. In the movie Little Women, Jo and Laurie trade their articles of clothing.


6. Brian from The Breakfast Club wears his sweater inside out after he smokes up weed. 

7. If you notice in The Greatest Showman, Zac Efron’s costume changes slightly in the middle of a scene.

8. After every temporal transition in Forrest Gump, Forrest can be seen wearing a blue shirt which depicts a change in time.


9. In the movie Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, the jewelry worn by Margot Robbie was actually of Sharon Tate’s. 

10. In the movie 13 Going on 30, the party dress that Jenna wore had the same material as the sleep mask that she wears in the future.

11. During the final Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, the outfits worn by Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom were very similar to their fathers in an old picture.


12. In the teen comedy Mean Girls, Regina dons an ‘R’ necklace around her neck. Soon as Cady humiliates Regina, she starts wearing a ‘C’ necklace around her neck.

13. Finn’s jacket in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has a patchy repair spot. This was the hole from Kylo Ren’s lightsaber in The Force Awakens. 

14. Every time a Horcrux was destroyed in the Harry Potter films, the shade of Voldemort’s black robe became slightly lighter. This implied that he was slowly fading away.


15. In the music drama Sound of Metal, Ruben wears a t-shirt with ‘Einstrürzende Neubauten’ printed on it. The band is actually renowned for using pieces of scrap metal and power tools to compose their music (now that’s the sound of metal). 

16. The only MCU film where Doctor Strange dons his classic yellow gloves from the comics was Thor: Ragnarok

17. In the film Back to the Future Part II, if you notice the design on Doc’s shirt it has two horses chasing a steam train. This was quite literally an event of the next film


18. In fact, his bandana from Back to the Future Part III is made from the same shirt that he wore in Back to the Future Part II.

19. If you look keenly, Dumbledore’s Army in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has all girls wearing skirts except for Ginny Weasley who is seen wearing pants. It was common for the Wesleys to share clothes so the pants were possibly hand-me-down from her brothers. 

20. Black Widow can be seen wearing an arrow necklace in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This is a nod to her bond with Hawkeye. 


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