Entertainment These Hollywood costume makers can’t history at all (10 Photos) July 5, 2017November 22, 2017 Bored Nerdist Staff 510 Views 0 Comments costume, history, hollywood, makers, photos, these 1 Gladiator Were you not entertained? Of course you were, this is a modern classic. Russell Crowe falls from glory only to rise and topple an empire—all while wearing spandex shorts under his tunic. This one is less egregious and probably more the fault of editing and honestly, it’s better than seeing the bits and pieces. 2 Django Unchained Tarantino is not a Director known to stick to strict realism. In fact, he’s well known for sacrificing period authenticity to maintain his signature style. Django is no different. In the movie, set in the 1800’s, Django (Jamie Foxx) can be seen wearing modern sunglasses, something not invented until the 1900’s. 3 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade This timeless classic of the two Joneses supposedly takes place during WWI, though it’s an alternate reality to be sure. Sounds good, except the Nazi’s parading their hate throughout the film are seen wearing medals they would have received in WWII. Did the Nazis discover time travel? 4 Braveheart In Mel Gibson’s Scottish epic, he plays the legendary kilt-clad William Wallace. That’s all fine and dandy, except the events of the movie take place in 1280 and Scotts didn’t start wearing kilts until the 16th century. A positively gut-wrenching mistake. 5 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves This Kevin Costner vehicle rewrote the story book for one of the world’s most beloved characters. They also attempted to rewrite history books by giving Robin Hood (Kevin Costner) and Azeem (Morgan Freeman) a telescope, which wouldn’t be invented until 300 years after the events of the movie. 6 Catch Me If You Can Amy Adams stars in this playful little romp based on the life of Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the 60’s. While Adams does a tremendous job with the role, as usual, she has the dubious distinction of wearing some serious mouth hardware—a style of braces not actually invented until the 1970’s. 7 The Doors People are strange, when they wear Ray-Bans… Or at least, when they wear Ray-Bans, started in the 80’s, in a biopic of Doors front man, Jim Morrison, who died in 1971. Far out, man! 8 My Girl Remember mood rings? Those spellbinding magical creations that tell you how you feel by showing certain colors? In this heart-breaking coming of age drama, the main character “Vada” is seen wearing one of these pieces of costume jewelry. Well, either Vada is a time traveler, which makes the sudden death in the film even more unnerving, or someone messed up—the film takes place in 1972, while mood rings weren’t created until 1975. 9 Seabiscuit Strap in, this error is pretty dubious. The movie centers around the meteoric rise of the race horse Seabiscuit and his attentive trainer. It’s an inspiring and entertaining movie that does a tremendous job recreating the period it took place in, the 30’s and 40’s. Unfortunately, whoever created the historic costumes missed the mark by putting chin straps on the jockey’s helmets. Chin straps weren’t introduced until 1956. 10 Dirty Dancing No, the mistake here isn’t Jennifer Grey “fixing” her trademark nose and disappearing off the map. The issue here is with the blue jean shorts Grey’s character ‘baby’ is seen wearing throughout the film. Jean shorts of the style she wears weren’t around until the 80’s, while the hip grating classic takes place in the 1960’s.