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Are Hawkeye's glasses special?

In some of his more recent appearances, Hawkeye sports either glasses or goggles of some sort. In any continuity, is his eyewear special in anyway compared to normal glasses? Or are they just ...
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Out-of-universe, why was the Fifth Doctor given a piece of celery to wear?

For those of you unfamiliar with this minor celebrity vegetable, here's a picture of it: As far as I know, the Fifth Doctor wore it for his entire run, but we didn't get anything resembling an in-...
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Why is Magneto's cape asymmetrical in Days of Future Past?

In the film X-Men: Days of Future Past, Magneto's cape, both in the future and in the past, Magneto's cape is weirdly uneven. Why is this the case? Is there some story-based reason for this? Or is ...
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Has 616 Spider-Man ever had a cape?

Today, Facebook unearthed a post my father made in 2009 that questioned why Spider-Man now had a cape. I messaged him to ask about it and he said that he couldn't remember what he was talking about. ...
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How much did stormtrooper armor used by Lucasfilm cost to manufacture?

The stormtrooper armor looks like injection molded plastic to me. As far as I know injection molds are a very costly sunk cost. Since the production run was fairly limited I'd imagine that the high ...
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What are the historical antecedents of Q's judge costume?

What are the historical antecedents of Q's judge costume? Specifically, does it come from a specific human time and location?
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When did Spider-Man lose his under-arm webbing?

In Spider-Man's first appearance, and most of the early comics that I have read, Spider-Man has some webbing underneath his arms that were purely ornamental: However, at some point he seems to have ...
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Does the novel “Tarkin” include an obscure reference to Peter Cushing's wardrobe problem from Episode IV?

In the book Star Wars: Tarkin by James Luceno, we find this passage (emphasis mine): THE DOOR TO TARKIN’S QUARTERS whooshed open, disappearing into the partition, and out he marched, dressed in ...
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How long was Daisy Ridley/Rey's hair?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey is wearing a distinctive hairstyle. If I want to replicate it for a cosplay, I need to have an idea how long to grow out my hair. However, she keeps her hair in ...
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Why does Captain Kirk wear green in the DS9 episode Trials and Tribble-ations?

We know that in TOS era Star Trek command officers wore gold and operations officers wore red. In the DS9/TOS cross-over episode Trials and Tribble-ations O'Brien explains why Sisko (pretending to be ...
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Jake Sisko: Space Cosby?

Did Jake Sisko ever wear this remarkably ugly sweater on screen, or was it just for a this photoshoot?
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What does Superman's black symbol mean in Kingdom Come?

In the Kingdom Come miniseries, does Superman's black symbol mean anything?
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What is Wookiee fur really made of?

Out of universe, what is Wookiee fur made of? This fearsome-looking bunch are all actors in costume, presumably. So what material was used to make those costumes?
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Do any members of the Legion of Super-Pets have Kryptonian capes?

In some versions of Superman, Superman actually has many capes. Those made with Earth-based materials are destructible, and are the ones we usually see torn and bullet-ridden. However, his original ...
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How do superheroes stay cool in their costumes?

It's been hot lately where I live, and I had the misfortune of needing to wear a 100% polyester shirt for some of the time. It was awful, but it made me start thinking of super hero costumes. ...
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Can anyone identify the upper body garment Khan Noonien Singh is wearing in the Star Trek episode “Space Seed”?

Star Trek TOS "Space Seed": What is the above garment Khan is wearing called? Is it a jacket? Is it a shirt? Does it have a more specific name? I thought maybe it might be European, but I've ...
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What equipment do the Thunderbirds carry?

Each member of the team wears the iconic Thunderbirds sash as part of their uniform. Here's Scott: Source He's carrying a pistol (after watching The Uninvited I'm sure it's a weapon) but is there ...
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Why does Black Widow’s costume in Age of Ultron have glowing blue stripes?

In Age of Ultron, Black Widow has glowing blue stripes across her costume. Bright blue stripes. Why? Why would someone who's focused on stealth have glowing stripes on their uniform? Is there a in-...
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How do people carry things in Star Trek TNG?

In cast interviews, I remember a montage of everyone saying "pockets". The uniforms don't have them. On away missions, I think Crusher put her tricorder "away" on occasion, and other than someone who ...
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Star Trek TNG uniforms, where to buy? [closed]

I thought that 2 months would be plenty of time to get a costume for ComicCon Dallas 2015, but looking around I see Anovos is in PRE-ORDER (whatever that means— no indication of ship date), and ...
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What brand and model is the briefcase used by the Observers?

In the interest of possible cosplay, what brand and model is the briefcase used by the Observers? What if any modifications have been done? It looks like some sort of vintage Samsonite, but I haven't ...
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When was the S emblem added to Superman's cape?

Superman has always had the 'S' emblem on his chest. When was it added to his cape? How long has the Superman emblem adorned his cape? I seem to remember his cape with and without.
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Who put on costumes first, Batman or his enemies?

In the Batman stories, we have several characters in costume, such as Batman himself, as well as the Joker, the Riddler and the Scarecrow, just to name a few. Who put on costumes first? Are the Joker ...
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How much would/did it cost to create Robocop?

How much money (USD-$) did it cost (or theoretically would have costed) Omni Consumer Products to build and create Robocop?
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Why is Lando wearing Han's clothes?

Every time I watch the 2nd family Guy Star Wars parody I keep forgetting to ask this but recently I saw it again. Near the end at the point where Lando and Chewie break off from the Rebel Fleet ...
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Why are Batman’s cape and cowl blue?

I understand that the bat logo on his chest is like a sigil, I understand that the yellow oval is to draw gunfire to the chest which is the only bullet proof part of his costume, I understand the ...
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What evidence confirms or denies the existence of Robin's utility belt?

Batman's utility belt is a vital component of the crime fighters gear. It would seem to make sense that both of the Caped Crusaders would utilize such a useful addition to their costumes. What canon ...
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Are Superman's costume changes scientifically possible (manipulating Atoms)?

In several 'dress changing' scenes in the original Superman movies starring Christopher Reeve, we can see that the movie director opted to show the audience that Clark Kent's ordinary clothing gets ...
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How did Robin fasten his strapless mask to his face, and how did he remove it?

Superheroes are able to fight and do any number of highly physical activities while keeping their strapless masks on and their identities secret. This would lead me to believe they use an adhesive of ...
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Why do Gallifreyans use Swastika's on their clothing?

Why do the Gallifreyan's use the Swastika insignia on their clothing? The Day of The Doctor features a sequence where the Dr(s) decide whether or not to use 'The weapon' destroy Gallifrey, thus ...
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Are these images of Nicolas Cage as Superman real?

I recently found out Nicolas Cage was involved in a cancelled Superman movie. I have seen a couple of images of him dressed as Supes The first image looks almost like a fake but it appear in many ...
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Why do fantasy writers depict pointy hats as the headgear of choice for Witches and Wizards?

They don't always wear a hat, but when they do, it's pointy. Why do fantasy writers depict pointy hats as the headgear of choice for Witches and Wizards?
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How were the original Star Trek phasers holstered without a belt or a pocket?

In the begining, phasers just sort of hung there on the crew members hip until they reached for it. Granted, there were times when they wore belts with holsters for the weapons, but sometimes the ...
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Why did Jonathan and Martha Kent attach a Cape to Superman's costume?

Due to baby Kal-El's super powers, Earth clothes didn't last long on him. So, Martha Kent used Kryptonian blankets to make a costume for him. If you can see the second image of the attached answer, ...
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How does Superman fasten his cape to his costume?

I was checking out the arms at his sides image included in this question and it made me wonder how Superman's cape is attached to his costume. His cape just disappears into his collar. While his ...
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Why did Spider-man have a six legged spider emblem on his costume?

I saw a funny panel Slytherincess posted in chat. It has a six legged emblem on Spideys costume. Is this a Stan Lee sanctioned version of the webslinger? Is there a ...
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How did Martha Kent modify the Kryptonian blanket that became Superman's costume?

From my comment on this question/answer Why wasn't Superman naked when he was lifting Luthor's artificial continent? Supposedly the blanket is made of a super strong fabric, which is why it ...
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Are comics shifting away from revealing costumes for women?

In the back pages of (the new) Captain Marvel #1 there is an interesting write-up about the decision making porcess behind her new costume compared to her older one, including how it was a product "of ...
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Why were the colours of Wolverine's costume yellow and blue?

After a little Google search, I couldn't find a canonical answer regarding why Wolverine used to wear those colours. Is it maybe because Wolverine just likes those colours?
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What do The Flash's earpiece emblems do?

What did the Flash's costume emblem earpieces do to help the Flash Family while they ran? Were they more than BLING?
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When did Catwoman start wearing a catsuit in the comics?

I'm currently reading Batman and Detective Comics published in 1982. Catwoman has shown up and I was surprised to see that she was wearing her original (and highly impractical) costume from her 1940s ...
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Which world-renowned fictional hero was the first to wear a skintight costume and a mask with no visible pupils?

It had to start somewhere. Which world-renowned fictional hero is credited as being the first to wear a skintight costume and a mask with no visible pupils?