15 Trivia Tidbits About Iconic Movie Costumes

15 Trivia Tidbits About Iconic Movie Costumes

When it comes to big (and small) budget films, everyone always focuses on the writing, the star power, the special effects, the Easter eggs and the hidden details. The thing is, one of the most under-recognized elements of movies are the costumes themselves.

We often don’t think about the conception, design, stitching, the glue, and absolute work of the craft that goes into making sure our heroes and villains are in the perfect threads for their respective roles. Besides that, many of our favorite films had surprising costume back stories.

The Star Wars production was famously thrifty, but apparently that extended to making futuristic fashion out of Levi’s blue jeans. The real origins of Obi Wan’s robes blew us away! Don’t even get us started on what Arnold Schwarzenegger had to do to borrow the Mr. Freeze costume during his role in Batman and Robin.

Want more details? Scroll on, we’ve got the full story, plus 14 others about the costuming within other popular films:

In Star Wars, Mark Hamill wore bleached Levi's blue jeans. Their back pockets were taken out, too, making them unrecognizable as jeans. CRACKED.COM

Source: Twitter

Jean-Paul Gaultier created Leeloo's skimpy outfit in The Fifth Element. The costume for Leeloo was a bit of a last-minute creation, and funnily enough, it is the one that everyone remembers from that movie, he said. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vogue

Chris Pratt stole his costume from Guardians of the Galaxy after filming wrapped up. He did so he could visit kids in the hospital in character-- he said If it was a big enough movie to where it would mean something to a kid who's sick in the hospital for Peter Quill or Star-Lord to come visit them, I'll do that. CRACKED.COM

Source: SyFy

Obi-Wan's cloak from Star Wars spent years in a British fancy dress shop. It ended up as one of hundreds of monks' robes stocked by the shop, and got rented out by customers. CRACKED.COM

Source: TheAge

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