27 Shocking Costume Blunders in Movies That Should Have Never Happened

Making a movie takes hundreds of people over thousands of hours, meaning that usually mistakes are caught by SOMEONE at some point in the process. However, sometimes those mistakes aren't caught and stay in the finished product!

Read on to find out which movies made costume mistakes that no one saw - until now!

In Braveheart, William Wallace wears kilts. But...

...William Wallace lived around the year 1300.

Kilts weren't worn in Scotland until the 16th century.

In American Hustle, Stoddard Thorsen wears a Rolex that was first manufactured in 2010.

The movie is set in the 1970s.

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Jim Morita wears a headset under his hat.

That kind of headset wasn't produced until 2000.

The movie is set in World War II.

In Django Unchained, Django wears cool sunglasses. But...

...sunglasses were not widespread in the U.S. until 1929.

Prior to that, they were used as medical devices and were fairly rare. If you asked director Quentin Tarantino, though, we're sure he'd have an explanation.

In Dirty Dancing, Baby wears jean shorts that are straight out of the 1980s.

The movie is set in the 1960s, and there's no way she'd be wearing those jorts! The style is all wrong.


In The Ten Commandments, there are PLENTY of anachronisms, but one of the most egregious is Nefertiri's dress.

The dye that you'd need to make sheer silk that color is not available in nature.

In The Wedding Singer, Drew Barrymore's hair looks totally '90s.

The movie is set in the 1980s, and everyone else is VERY 1980s, so she looks a bit out of place.

In My Girl, Vada has a mood ring. But...

The movie is set in 1972.

Mood rings were invented in 1975

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy Carter's hair looks like this. But...

During WWII, the rule was that military women's hair needed to be off their collar when on duty.

Peggy's is clearly too long and loose here.

In The Informant!, set in the early 1990s, the golf shoes the men wear are Nikes.

Nikes didn't make golf shoes until 1996.

In The Doors, Val Kilmer (playing Jim Morrison) wears Ray-Bans that were introduced in the 1980s.

Jim Morrison died in 1971, so the movie is set in the 1960s, for the most part.

In Gladiator, you can see Russell Crowe's Lycra shorts under his tunic during the tiger fight.

There were, obviously, no Lycra bike shorts in ancient Rome.

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, many of the Nazis are wearing medals that were used during World War II.


The movie is set in 1938, before the war began.

In Pirates of the Caribbean, the Royal Navy is wearing uniforms that were introduced in 1747.


The King of England is George I, meaning that the film is set sometime between 1714 and 1727.

In Public Enemies, Judge Murray wears what is obviously a modern judge's robe.

The sheen and weight of the robe give it away as not of the right period.

A judge's robe then would have been of a much heavier wool or even canvas.

In Saving Private Ryan, some of the paratroopers have black boots. But...

The Army didn't issue black boots until 1950.

Until then, everyone had brown boots, as seen here.

In Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Robin's companion Azeem shows him a telescope. But...

...the movie takes place in 1194.

The telescope wasn't invented until the early 17th century.

In Troy, Paris uses a beautiful beach umbrella on his chariot. But...

...umbrellas like that would not have been found in Troy at the time.

Parasols were introduced to Ancient Greece in the 5th century BCE, at least 800 years after Troy was set.

In Schindler's List, almost all of the women in the film have shaved legs and armpits.


In the 1940s, almost no European women would have shaved her legs or armpits, and certainly no women in a concentration camp would have.

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, you can see a guy wearing modern clothes.

During this shot in the 1930s-set movie, you can see a guy wearing a t-shirt and jeans in the background of one of the public shots.

In Pirates of the Caribbean, you can see a crew member in the background.

Although the movie is set in the mid-1700s, you can see a guy rocking a cowboy hat in the background during one of the scenes.

In Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie wears Wellington boots in a number of scenes. But...

The 2005 version of the movie is set in 1790, around when the book was written, rather than 1813, when the book was published.

Wellington boots were not popularized by the Duke of Wellington until 1815.

In Almost Famous, someone backstage is wearing a Black Sabbath shirt from 1997.


The movie is set in the 1970s.

In Legends of the Fall, this is Brad Pitt's hair and beard. But...

This hair and beard are SO 1990s it's ridiculous.

The movie is set in the 1910s.

In Singin' In the Rain, Cathy wears this dress. But...

The movie was made in the 1950s, but it's set in the 1920s.

The poofy tulle skirt on this dress is VERY 1950s and not 1920s at all.

In Picnic at Hanging Rock, the girls have this hair. But...

This hair is directly from the 1970s - it's long, with middle parts.

The movie was set in 1900, when young women's hair would most likely have been put up.

In Zulu, pretty much all of the soldiers are clean-shaven. But...

The film is set in 1879, though it was made in 1964.

At the time, pretty much every soldier would have had at least a mustache, if not a full beard.

In The Untouchables, Kevin Costner's suits have lapels from 1989, not the 1930s.

The movie is set during Prohibition.

You can see in the real photo of Elliot Ness that the suit lapels were much wider than the more 1980s style lapels Kevin Costner is wearing.

In 1953's Julius Caesar, the women in the film are clearly wearing the bullet bras that were popular at the time.

Those bras were obviously not available in 44 B.C.E.

when the film is set.

In Catch Me If You Can, Brenda is wearing braces like this. But...

This type of braces wasn't used until the 1970s.

The scene takes place in the 1960s.

In Seabiscuit, all the jockeys' helmets have straps. But...

The movie takes place in the 1930s.

Chin straps on jockey helmets were first introduced in 1956 with the arrival of the Caliente Safety Helmet.

In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Benjamin wears Ray-Bans. But...

The scene is set in 1945 - he says so.

This style of Ray-Bans wasn't introduced until 1952.

In Hello Dolly, Barbra Streisand is done up with a glamorous cat eye makeup look. But...

This look wasn't popular in the 1890s, when the film is set.

It was popular in the 1960s, when the film was made.

On The Tudors, women sometimes wear ruffs just...floating.