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Questions tagged [costume]

For questions regarding the garb, uniforms, or costumes particular to a Science Fiction or Fantasy story, series, franchise or character.

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Who designed/created latex outfits in Star Trek Into Darkness

I was wondering who created the latex outfits in the Star Trek into Darkness. Does anyone know?
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In the 2000 Dune miniseries, why are two characters bald and eyebrowless?

In the Frank Hebert’s Dune TV miniseries, there are two characters with no hair or eyebrows. One is a Spacing Guild representative, and the other is a non-speaking minor character, a young woman spy/...
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What does it signify when Denna goes barefoot for miles?

In The Wise Man's Fear, in one scene, Kvothe meets Denna, and she walks with him for miles, barefoot, through the city (including on cobblestones) and the countryside. Now when Kvothe has gone ...
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Which hero has this costume (yellow lightning with blue and purple circle)?

I need to know which hero has a costume like this: yellow top with a logo of a lightning above a blue and purple circle on the chest; red pants (or underwear, I don't know exactly, I saw it from a ...
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What is this costume inspired by?

Does this costume have an origin in some sort of film, comic or game?
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Is Alfred’s batsuit based on a previous work?

In The Lego Batman Movie, Alfred dons a Batsuit of his own to help the rest of the Bat-family save Gotham. The movie has several easter eggs and references to previous Batman works so I was ...
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Did this shot from Orville rely on cloning (image manipulation techniques)?

This shot from The Orville required a very large number of extras and costumes for a relatively low-budget venture. (I'm mostly concerned with cost in the wardrobe department.) Were that many ...
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Is Adm. Holdo's hair dyed?

Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo prominently sports purple hair. Is this her natural hair color? Natural extensions in the answer depending on the correct answer: Is she wholly human and humans in the ...
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What are the human cultures depicted in the Valerian opening montage?

Relating to this video: and this question: Why this year in Valerian?, @Valorum provided this answer which explains the context and thinking In particular, In ...
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What is printed in Vulcan script on Spock's black robe in 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture'?

As seen in the following screenshot, running vertically down the center of his suave jacket/coat. I've compared to supposed charts of the Vulcan alphabet. It appears to be three large letters that ...
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Why does Spider-Man's suit have this feature in Homecoming?

The suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming has an "instant kill" mode that keeps coming up, and it's only used for comedic purposes in the movie. From what I know Peter Parker doesn't seek to kill anyone, and ...
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What are Spider-Man's goggles for?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we're introduced to Peter's new suit, given to him by Tony Stark, which has goggles over the eyes that can change shape and color. At the end of the movie, So what do they ...
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What went down at the July 1974 Comic Art Con?

I was recently rereading "The Unconventional ComiCon Costumer", an interview with Angelique Trouvere, a famous costumer for conventions. She mentions "some very unsavory stuff went down at the July ...
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Are there any stars at all on Wonder Woman's costume (or other Themysceriana) in the 2017 film?

There has been some recent debate regarding stars on Wonder Woman's outfit: Have there ever been 25 or more stars on Wonder Woman's "panties"? There has also been some buzz that "...
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What do the stars on Wonder Woman's outfit represent?

After reading about the hubbub over this question, I started to wonder what the stars on Wonder Woman's outfit even stand for. Out if universe I'm assuming they have something to do with her being an ...
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Have there ever been 25 or more stars on Wonder Woman's “panties”?

In Epic Rap Battles of History: Wonder Woman vs Stevie Wonder, Stevie Wonder (played by T-Pain) concludes his first verse with I'm the ceremony master blaster with the bars And I got more ...
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Why was Wonder Woman's costume updated but then immediately reverted to the old one?

A Wonder Woman costume fan art I posted in chat reminded me of an old question I'd asked here: In what arc or continuity does Wonder Woman's costume have leggings? In Wonder Woman #41 (which is ...
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Why does Captain America's costume change in all the movies?

As you see in this image, his outfit is different in every film he's been featured in so far. Why? Please help me to answer this mind-boggling question.
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What is the in-universe reason Tony Stark leaves his Arc Reactor exposed and vunerable to damage or destruction?

What is the in-universe reason Tony Stark leaves his Arc Reactor exposed to danger? It looks as vunerable as a small thermal exhaust port planted there in the middle on the outside of his super suit. ...
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Where did the field uniforms come from that the SG teams wear?

Since the Stargate SG-1 field uniforms appear to look like military uniforms, yet in some cases looking just a bit more stylish, I was wondering if the uniforms were actual military issue (perhaps ...
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What does the First Order Heavy Gunner have on his chest?

When I saw The Force Awakens, I had some doubts about the new Stormtrooper design, but the variant I liked the most was the 'Heavy Gunner' (see image below). However, what I quickly noticed was that ...
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What are Imperial officers wearing here?

Most, if not all Imperial officers are dressed in variants of the same uniform: As you can observe above, there are two main accessories decorating the uniform on the chest: the rank insignia and ...
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Purpose or historical precedent for Link's tunic laces?

In the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess rendition, Link's tunic appears to have laces on most, if not all, of its side seams below the sleeves, but only partially atop the sleeves, and not at all ...
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Is Daredevil's suit made of vibranium?

This is a question specifically about the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Daredevil (in other words, Netflix's recent Daredevil television series). For most of Season 1, Matt Murdock does not ...
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Discrepancy in uniforms around the dinner table: ST:TOS “Space Seed”

In the Star Trek TOS episode "Space Seed", Khan gets a "welcome to our century" dinner. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Scott turn out "formal dress" uniform, where everyone else appears to be in their ...
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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 regular,...
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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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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 never ...
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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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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 ...