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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 is this sort of headgear called?

It's a type of headgear that covers the forehead, the back of the head and sides of the face, but does not cover the top of the head or the face. Having said that, it comes with a few variations. A. ...
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Why (out of universe) were the red and gold uniform colours in Star Trek swapped?

It is well known by most people with even a cursory knowledge of Star Trek that in the TOS era: Gold uniforms are worn by the command division. Red uniforms are worn by operations, engineering, and ...
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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 short, ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Why did Rey not change her clothes for 6 years (three movies)?

Why was Rey’s character made so unhygienic by making her wear the same clothes the entire time? I shiver every time I think how she must have smelled. And if she did change, where on Earth did she ...
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Were the distinctive elements of the uniforms snow troopers from The Empire Strikes Back based on any particular real-world uniforms?

After we watched all three Star Wars movies again last week, one of my sons asked me which variant of the stormtrooper was my favorite. I told him it was the snow troopers from The Empire Strikes ...
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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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Can anyone give me a lead on the Lando Calrissian Robe lining

Looking to do a Lando cosplay and need to find the lining. I've searched everywhere and can't find the right fabric.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Where did the space-suit design used in Mobile Suit Gundam by the Zeons originate, or did it originate from Gundam?

As the title says. I swear I've seen sci-fi art from before then that had similar suit designs, seen here, and I'm curious of who came up with it originally. It's sort of difficult to find other ...
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What is the suit used by Ichimatsu Kohina?

Does this type of suit have a name? Is it real or only made in-universe? It's from the anime 繰れ! コックリさん /Repeat! Kokkurisan, ep 10. Close-up on the boots:
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Were the TNG-era uniforms re-created or reused? [duplicate]

In the first episode of Star Trek: Picard, "Redemption" we observe with uniforms from the TNG and Nemesis era. Were these uniforms re-created or reused? Related: Which props in Star Trek: Picard ...
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Why do the TIE Fighter pilot helmets have similar ridges as the rebels?

After having prop replicas of a TIE Fighter pilot' helmet and the Red Five helmet in view at same time, I noticed that both have characteristic ridges going to the back (circled in red on the 2 ...
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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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Why were all the basic imperial uniforms starting in The Empire Strikes Back gray?

In A New Hope, John Mollo's Oscar-winning costume designs included imperial uniforms in a number of different shades. Besides the most frequently occurring gray, there were also plenty of officers in ...
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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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What is the out-of-universe origin of the Rebel crest?

The Rebel crest was first seen in the Star Wars universe in the 1977 film Star Wars (A New Hope), at the very least it was on the rebel helmets. It has become part of Star Wars lore and has, in-...
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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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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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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?
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 Grammies ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 process behind her new costume compared to her older one, including how it was a product "of ...