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50 Times Costume Designers Hid Clever And Subtle Easter Eggs In Popular Movies

Watching a movie is a great way for individuals to unwind. Regardless matter whether you see a movie at home or in a theatre, you will experience a wide range of emotions afterward. This may be a romantic comedy that had you in tears, such as “The Notebook,” or a comic book movie like “Marvel’s The Avengers.” These conflicting feelings linger long after the credits have rolled, these feelings pique your interest in finding out more about the story. Certain individuals spend their time hunting for flaws in movies, while others focus on all of the small things they may have overlooked on their first viewing. Some films are so meticulously crafted that no detail is overlooked. Don’t worry if you forgot about any of them; we’ve got you covered.


In this list, you’ll find some of the best movie details you’ll ever come across.

1. Eon Studios turned down Stephen Spielberg’s request to direct a James Bond movie. They Created Indiana Jones because of what he told George Lucas. In this scene from Indiana Jones 2, he’s dressed like James Bond.


2. Sam Neil requested that the Union Jack on an Australian flag patch be replaced with an Aboriginal flag, which he imagined it might look like in 2047, in Event Horizons.

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3. Most of Jack Sparrow’s hats in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)” are of rubber. The reason for this is that Johnny Depp was constantly misplacing them or simply throwing them away. The costume designer started using rubber instead of leather after losing ten leather hats.

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Since its inception in late June of 2017, the r/MovieDetails subreddit has grown in popularity. It has grown to about 3.1 million members, which only goes to prove that it is doing so many things well that it’s ludicrous to think otherwise.

The subreddit provides anyone who visits it with behind-the-scenes access, allowing them to peer behind the curtain into the enthralling world of filmmaking. The conversation, the attire, and the narratives are all the product of a great deal of effort and affection

4. The White Witch’s crown melts in “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” as her power diminishes.

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5. Snape’s costume was the only one that never changed in the Harry Potter films (2001-2011). “Because, It Was Perfect,” says Costume Designer, Jany Temine. “When Something Is Perfect You Cannot Change It.”

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6. In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the chain mail was made of knitted yarn instead of metal!

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One of the subreddit moderators u/Niiue said: “Most details are definitely there for the audience to find, but I think a lot of it also just comes down to creative people wanting to have fun with their projects. Speaking from experience here (though I work on video games, not movies), it really is a lot of fun to add little Easter eggs and whatnot just for the hell of it,” the Redditor shared how creatives from all walks of life love adding small details in their work.

7. Originally, this bank robbery scene in Baby Driver (2017) was supposed to feature Michael Myers from Halloween (1978), but the studio was unable to secure the necessary rights. Edgar Wright contacts Mike Myers and inquires as to whether or not they may use his likeness in the film The Masks. He agreed since he thought it would be amusing.


8. Mel Brooks sought permission from George Lucas before making Spaceballs, in order to parody the Star Wars franchise. Lucas was fine with it and stated that the only condition was that Lone Star didn’t dress in the manner of the Han Solo character. As a result, Lone Star was dressed in a manner reminiscent of Indiana Jones rather than the original.

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9. In “Back to the Future: Part III”, Doc Brown’s bandana is made from the tee-shirt he wore in “Back To The Future: Part II”.


“Besides the obvious choices like Pixar, I think Edgar Wright is another example of someone great at hiding details in his movies. Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim, and Hot Fuzz are the first ones that come to mind in this regard. You’ll find that his movies tend to get featured on this subreddit a lot, which I think reflects his skill as a director,” said the moderator.

10. If you’ve seen the movie “Forrest Gump,” you’ll recognise Jenny and Forrest’s son, who are both dressed like Burt and Ernie and are both leaning to the left.

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11. For dramatic effect, the colour of Voldemort’s robes faded as each Horcrux was destroyed in the Harry Potter films, to show that he was fading away.

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12. All of the girls are dressed in skirts, with the exception of Ginny, who is dressed in pants, which is most likely a hand-me-down from her brothers in “Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix”.

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“Personally, I liked the way Scott Pilgrim had a recurring number motif tied to the Evil Exes. For those who aren’t familiar with the story, the gist of it is that the protagonist has to fight his new girlfriend’s six ex-boyfriends (and one ex-girlfriend) in order to continue their relationship, as a parody of the bosses fought in a typical video game,” the moderator said.

13. It was revealed that Bruce did not wear a mask during the Masked Ball scene in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). This is due to the fact that he regards Batman as his real identity and “Bruce Wayne” as his public persona. In response to Selina’s question, “Who are you pretending to be?” He responded with the phrase “Bruce Wayne, Eccentric Billionaire.”

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14. Did you notice Joker constantly licking his lips? Joker’s Lip Licking Is a recurring theme in The Dark Knight (2008). In actuality, this is due to Heath Ledger’s prosthetic scars. Heath would lick his lips to keep them in place because they kept falling off.

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“In the scenes before each fight, there are numerous references to the corresponding Evil Ex; for instance, right before the fight with Lucas Lee, the main characters pass by two crossing signs with an X design, a reference to Lucas being the second Evil Ex. These kinds of references even continue after the Evil Ex in question is introduced, such as Lucas Lee saying (twice) that it will take ‘two minutes to kick [Scott’s] ass,’ and later fighting Scott accompanied by his stunt doubles.” in the Scott Pilgrim movie.

15. During Stan Lee’s cameo appearance in Avengers: Endgame, his costume was adapted from one he wore in the 1970s.

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16. Did you notice how this beautiful sweater, Ransom was wearing, was ripped in the movies Knives Out? To Show Ransom’s Disdain For His Family’s Wealth, the Costume Designer Added This Detail.

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17. Aragorn honours Boromir by donning his bracers after his death in LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).

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“Later in the film (spoilers!), after defeating Evil Ex #4, Scott’s girlfriend dumps him, saying that he’s ‘just another Evil Ex waiting to happen.’ Afterwards, Scott’s seen wearing a Fantastic Four shirt with an edited logo saying ‘4½.'” moderator u/Niiue said.

18. Towards the end of Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007), Umbridge’s outfits darken in color as she gains more authority. The “Warner Bros Studio Tour” confirmed this official fact.

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19. To represent the colours of the Pan-African flag, T’challa, Nakia, and Okoye wear the these outfits in “Black Panther”

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20. Doc’s Shirt Design in Back to the Future 2 has two horses chasing a steam train, which foreshadows the events of the next film.

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Oyinda Akinfenwa, a Nigerian fashion designer, dressmaker, and the founder of the Janore brand said in an interview: “When it comes to my process, it varies depending on the design and my state of mind at the point. It could be fast like just envisioning a style and sometimes it’s quite slow which may involve drawing various patterns to make sure I get the right fit and styling necessary for each design,”.

21. On Wade’s T-shirt in Deadpool 2 (2018), it reads: “Olivia & Meredith. Best Friends Purrrr-Ever”. In Reality, These Are Taylor Swift’s Cats.

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22. Marvel Studios’ Wonder Woman (2017) has a blue dress that is a nod to the Wonder Woman television series from 1975.

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23. Michaelangelo’s Delphic Sibyl, which depicts a Greek oracular figure, is referenced in the Oracle’s clothing and kitchen in the movie “the Matrix, 1999”.

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“I wish people understood that it is not easy to actually create designs out of an idea, there’s a lot of creative process that goes into it and it will be nice if people were a bit more understanding of designers and also understanding the story behind their art,” Oyinda Akinfenwa explained.

24. Because everything in The Truman Show (1998) is for sale, the old ladies who are watching the show are dressed in the same robe as Meryl.

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25. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom wore clothing that was similar to that worn by their fathers in an old photograph.

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26. Tarantino’s smiling globe T-Shirt from Pulp Fiction is for a Detroit magazine called Orbit, which he appears in. His shirt was given to him as a ‘Thank You’ from them as they were the very first magazine to ever interview him.

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“I have to make sure that all the styling options I offer look just as good as the next one and also ensure that it fits into the category of outfit that I’m going for. Also to make sure that it can not only be styled differently but also styled to fit different occasions thereby creating ease as well as comfort for whoever is wearing it,” the fashion designer said.

27. During the filming of The Last Jedi (2017), it is visible that Finn’s jacket has been repaired. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the hole left by Kylo Ren’s lightsaber is patched.

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28. Django Unchained (2012) features an outfit that was inspired by a costume worn by Michael Landon in the television western Bonanza.

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29. It should be noted that the Nazi uniforms in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) are authentic World War II uniforms. Their Origins Can Be traced back to Eastern Europe and utilized by Joanna Johnston, co-costume designer

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30. In the film ‘Coco’ a skeleton is wearing a shirt of Sid from ‘Toy Story’.

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31. Laurie and Jo exchange articles of clothing film Little Women (2019), which is quite adorable.

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32. Alfonso Cuarón instructed the children who played the Hogwarts students in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) to dress in their uniforms as if their parents weren’t present, according to the film’s director. As opposed to the first two films, in which they wore their uniforms in a very orderly manner, this is a stark contrast to the third film.

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33. Scott Pilgrim is shown wearing a “Plumtree” shirt in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). Plumtree is a Canadian band that released a song titled Scott Pilgrim in 1997, which was written by Scott Pilgrim. This song would have inspired Bryan Lee O’malley to write the Scott Pilgrim comics, which would later become the inspiration for the film.

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34. Before the action begins in John Wick (2014), John Wick is seen wearing his wristwatch as he normally would. However, when he enters “Battle Mode,” he places the face of the character within the wrist, as is customary for soldiers.


35. Bryce Dallas Howard (In Jurrasic World) is dressed in a similar manner to Laura Dern in Jurassic Park when in the scene she rolls up her sleeves and ties her shirt at the bottom to say “I’m ready.”

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36. Because Ron’s robes are hand-me-downs, they tend to be dirtier and older than those of the other students.

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37. Marvel has always been keen to paying attention to small details. Obadiah struggles to make a reactor small enough to fit in his armour in Ironman 1 (2008). An arc reactor on Tony’s wrist watch in Civil War (2016) is observed, demonstrating just how far Tony has progressed with his technology.

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38. Eddie wears a mock turtleneck in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” that shows through his sweater.

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39. At one point, Josh is seen sporting a KU ballcap. Paul Rudd Was The Rightful Owner of This Hat. For the sake of honouring his alma mater, he requested permission from the costume team to wear it in a few scenes.

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40. Ever noticed these iconic necklaces?! Regina wears a “R” necklace in the 2004 film Mean Girls. After humiliating Regina and taking her place, Cady begins to wear a “C” necklace.

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41. Paul Rudd wears a shirt with his picture on it in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The photo was taken on the day that they took their work badges. When Rudd’s Costumer decided to print it on a shirt, they left it with the rest of his wardrobe. When he saw it, he knew he wanted to wear it in this scene.

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42. The Captain in Wall-E (2008) is unable to wear the original Captain’s Uniform due to physical limitations, so he simply ties the top button of it over his neck.

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43. In Forrest Gump (1994), Forrest always wears a blue shirt to symbolise a change in time after every temporal transition.

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44. Some of the Sheriff of Rottingham’s outfits in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) feature numerous cowboy sheriff badges.

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45. Lando can be seen at the end of The Empire Strikes Back sporting Han’s famous outfit. This is due to the fact that Lando was forced to wear some of Han Solo’s clothes after escaping Cloud City with nothing but the clothes on his back left on the Millennium Falcon.


46. In Coraline, the Other Mother’s outfit gradually changes to resemble a black widow spider, which could be a foreshadow of the scene in which she makes a spider web to catch Coraline.

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47. Patrick Swayze Wore His Own 1980s Clothes in Donnie Darko (2001). For him, it was important to give his character a genuine appearance. It’s the Director’s opinion: “He (Swayze) Wanted To Take A Flame-Thrower To His Image. He Was Fearless”

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48. As shown in the film’s final scene, Django Unchained (2012), Django wears the exact same outfit that Calvin Candie wore when they first met.

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49. The Conspiracy theory for Inception (2010) looking at Cobb’s wedding band puts an end to the debate about whether or not the ending of Inception was real. He doesn’t have a ring in the real world, but he does in his dreams. “Happy Ending” Isn’t real since he doesn’t have a ring in the Final Scene.

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50. When Luna Lovegood’s character appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), she crafted her character’s Radish Earrings herself.

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What do you think about these phenomenal attention to details?! Let us know in the comments below.These certainly add a whole lot of meaning to the movies and keeps the watcher at the end of their seats to notice these.


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