15 Iconic Movie Costumes (That Were A Huge Pain In The Butt)

Actors will often go to extraordinary lengths to bring their characters to life despite being some of the most spoiled people on Earth.

They might not be able to get their own coffee but they’ll do things like wake up in the middle of the night just to sit in a chair for five hours while people put stuff on their faces. And they’ll do that every day for several months.

Here are 15 iconic costumes that made life a living hell for actors:


SPIDER-MAN HAS TO DRINK THROUGH HIS EYEHOLES. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Since the suit lacks a mouth opening, Tom Holland has to use a tube that goes through the suit's eyeholes to drink. He also has to take the whole suit off for every toilet break (which can be awkward



JENNIFER LAWRENCE HAD TO SIT IN THE MAKEUP CHAIR FOR EIGHT HOURS. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Lawrence had to spend up to eight hours in makeup every day for X-Men: First Class. Even though the process was cut down to about three hours for later films, Lawrence says she still hated

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OSCAR ISAAC COULD BARELY BREATHE AS APOCALYPSE. X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Isaac would have to go into a cooling tent after each take in order to stay conscious while wearing the 40-pound suit. He couldn't even wipe the sweat from his face because it would ruin the makeup.

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THE MAKEUP PROCESS ALMOST DROVE JIM CARREY TO QUIT THE FILM. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS The makeup took eight and a half hours. It was like being buried alive each day, said Carrey about the process of becoming the Grinch. He finished the movie after the production brought in

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THE WAYANS BROTHERS WENT THROUGH HELL TO BECOME WHITE CHICKS. WHITE CHICKS The transformation took around five to seven hours every day for about 60 days. It included several layers of foam latex on their face and intensely painful contact lenses. The sensitive makeup also had to be retouched every



THE PLANET OF THE APES CAST COULDN'T DO ANYTHING WHILE IN COSTUME. THE PLANET OF THE APES (2001) Not only was it nearly impossible to hear because of these huge rubber ears we had to wear, but we also HAd these huge furry hands which were absolutely useless, especially if you



MICHELLE PFEIFFER HATED THE CATWOMAN COSTUME. BATMAN RETURNS It was the most uncomfortable costume I've ever been in, says Pfeiffer. The suit HAD to be tightly vacuum-sealed onto her, her claws would get caught in everything sO she had to wear mittens over them, and her mask was constantly choking

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KAREN GILLAN'S NEBULA TRANSFORMATION WAS A PAIN IN THE ASS. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY In order to apply the blue paint and attach the five-piece robotic prosthetics to her head, Gillan was forced to sit in the makeup chair five hours each day during the first Guardians movie.



MARK RUFFALO FEELS EMASCULATED BY THE HULK MOCAP SUIT. THOR: RAGNAROK Ruffalo calls it the man-canceling suit because it makes you look big where you want to look small and small where you want to look big. He says his Avengers co-stars regularly make fun of him while he's in



MALIN AKERMAN'S SILK SPECTRE SUIT WAS A NIGHTMARE. WATCHMEN Akerman says the latex suit was incredibly hot, uncomfortable, and tight. Her waist was singed in three inches with a corset and the suit would leave her smelling like a human condom.



GARY OLDMAN SPENT AROUND 200 HOURS IN THE MAKEUP CHAIR. DARKEST HOUR For his transformations into Winston Churchill, Oldman spent a total of around 200 hours in the makeup chair - around three hours every day. He also had to wear a fatsuit that weighed half his body weight to achieve

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CHADWICK BOSEMAN FELT SUFFOCATED BY THE BLACK PANTHER SUIT. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR It's hot. It's blazing hot. Listen, it's so hot. I've never been that hot before in my life, seriously, said Boseman about his original suit from Civil War. The suit was SO closed off it completely blocked

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CHRISTIAN BALE ALMOST PASSED OUT WEARING THE BATSUIT. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES According to Bale, Batman's cowl is incredibly tight, especially in cold weather. One time he almost passed out because it got SO tight that it prevented him from breathing properly.

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