You may believe you know your favorite films like the back of your hand, but chances are you’ve overlooked a few little nuances.
We’re here to help you figure out what you need to know.
Today, we’re highlighting the hugely popular r/MovieDetails subreddit, with an emphasis on incredible movie costume designs.

There’s an entire tale concealed in the characters’ clothes and how it changes (or doesn’t!) as the film unfolds, and spotting it all requires a keen eye and sharp wit.
Fortunately, the people of r/MovieDetails are here to help everyone on the internet with their investigative talents.
They revealed some incredible features concealed in movie costumes, and you’ll see the best ones as you scroll down.

Remember to provide the details that wowed you the most an upvote.
And, if you think something significant is missing from your favorite films, please let us know in the comments.

#1 In The Dark Knight (2008), Joker Is Constantly Licking His Lips. This Is Actually Because Of The Prosthetic Scars That Heath Ledger Wore. They Kept Falling Off, So Heath Would Lick His Lips To Keep Them In Place. Gradually, It Became A Part Of The Joker’s Character.

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#2 In The Harry Potter Movies (2001-2011), Snape’s Costume Was The Only One That Never Changed. According To Costume Designer, Jany Temine:”Because, It Was Perfect. When Something Is Perfect You Cannot Change It.” She Joined In Prisoner Of Azkaban And Changed Most Costumes Except Snape’s

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#3 In POTC: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003), Most Of Jack Sparrow’s Hats Are Made Of Rubber. This Is Because Johnny Depp Kept Losing Them And Throwing Them Overboard. After He Lost Ten Leather Hats, The Costume Designer Started Making Them Out Of Rubber So That They Would Float Instead Of Sink

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#4 In The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, The White Witch’s Crown Melts As Her Power Dwindles

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#5 In Mean Girls (2004), Queen Bee Regina Wears A “R” Necklace Around Her Neck. Cady Begins Wearing A “C” Necklace Once She Has Humiliated Regina And Taken Her Place

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#6 In The Truman Show (1998) The Old Ladies Watching The Show Are Wearing The Same Robe As Meryl Because Everything In The Truman Show Is For Sale

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#7 In LOTR The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001), After Boromir’s Death Aragorn Puts On His Bracers As A Way To Honor Him. He’ll Wear Them For The Rest Of The Trilogy

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#8 In Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007), Umbridge’s Outfits Become A Darker Shade Of Pink As She Becomes More Powerful. Official Fact From The “Warner Bros Studio Tour”

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#9 Doc Brown’s Bandana From Back To The Future: Part III Is Made From His Shirt From Back To The Future: Part II

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#10 In The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Bruce Did Not Wear A Mask During The Masked Ball Scene. This Is Because He Considers Batman As His True Identity And “Bruce Wayne” As His Disguise In Public. When Selina Asked Him “Who Are You Pretending To Be? ” He Replied “Bruce Wayne, Eccentric Billionaire”

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#11 In The Last Jedi (2017) You Can See Finn’s Jacket Has Been Repaired. Patching The Hole From Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber In The Force Awakens

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#12 In The Harry Potter Films, Voldemort’s Robes Faded In Colour Every Time A Horcrux Was Destroyed, To Give The Impression He Was Slowly Fading Away

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#13 In Little Women (2019), Laurie And Jo Swap Articles Of Clothing

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#14 In Back To The Future 2, Docs Shirt Design Has Two Horses Chasing A Steam Train, Foreshadowing The Events Of The Next Film

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#15 Forrest Gump- When Jenny Introduces Forrest To His Son, They’re Wearing The Same Outfits As Burt And Ernie And Are Also Leaning To The Left Just Like Them.

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#16 In Baby Driver (2017) This Bank Robbery Scene Was Supposed To Include The Michael Myers From Halloween (1978) But The Studio Couldn’t Get The Rights. Edgar Wright Reaches Out To Mike Myers And Asked If They Could Use His Likeness For The Masks. He Thought It Would Be Funny And Said Yes.

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#17 In Deadpool 2 (2018), Wade Wears A Shirt That Says: “Olivia & Meredith. Best Friends Purrrr-Ever”. The Two Cats Actually Belong To Taylor Swift. The Production Crew Had To Get Permission From Her To Use Their Image.

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#18 In Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010), Scott Is Seen Wearing A “Plumtree” Shirt. Plumtree Is A Canadian Band That, In 1997 Released A Song Called Scott Pilgrim. This Song Would Inspire Bryan Lee O’malley To Create The Scott Pilgrim Comics, Which The Movie Is Based Off Of

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#19 In Event Horizon, Sam Neill Requested That The Union Jack On An Australian Flag Patch Should Be Replaced With An Aboriginal Flag; The Way He Thought It’d Look In 2047

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#20 Inception (2010) The Debate Between People Regarding The Ending Of Inception, Was It Real Or Not Can Be Ended By Looking At The Wedding Ring Cobb’s Wearing. In The Real World He Has No Ring Whereas The Ring Is Present In The Dreams. In The Final Scene He Has No Ring So The “Happy Ending” Is Reality.

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#21 Stephen Spielberg Wanted To Direct A James Bond Film, But Eon Studios Said No. When He Told George Lucas This, They Decided To Create Indiana Jones, And In This Scene In Indiana Jones 2, Indiana Jones Is Dressed As James Bond

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#22 In Monty Python And The Holy Grail The Chain Mail Was Actually Knitted Yarn. I Have Seen This Movie About 30 Times And Just Noticed This Detail Yesterday. Not Sure If It Was Super Obvious To Everyone Else….

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#23 [the Matrix, 1999] The Oracle’s Outfit And Kitchen Are A Reference To Michaelangelo’s Delphic Sibyl, Depicting A Greek Oracular Figure

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#24 In Pulp Fiction (1994) Tarantino’s Smiling Globe T-Shirt Is For A Detroit Magazine Called Orbit. They Were The First Magazine To Ever Interview Him About Being A Filmmaker And He Wore The Shirt As A ‘Thank You’ To Them

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#25 Before Making Spaceballs, Mel Brooks Asked For George Lucas’s Permission To Parody Star Wars. Lucas Was Fine With It And Said The Only Condition Was Lone Star Didn’t Dress Like Han Solo. As A Result, Lone Star Was Dressed Reminiscent Of Indiana Jones Instead

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#26 Avengers Endgame – Stan Lee’s Cameo In The Movie, His Outfit Was Based On His Real Life Wardrobe From The 1970s. Looking Fly In The Movies And Real Life.

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#27 Harry Potter And Neville Longbottom Wore Similar Clothes, During The Battle Of Hogwarts, To Their Fathers In An Old Picture. (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part II, 2011)

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#28 In John Wick (2014), Before The Action Starts, John Wears His Wristwatch Normally. But When He Goes Into The “Battle Mode”, He Wears Them Face Inside The Wrist, Which Is The Way Soldiers Usually Do It. (So That They Could See The Time While Holding A Rifle And To Avoid Reflections Of The Glass)

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#29 In Hocus Pocus (1993), Max Dennison’s Tie Dye Shirt Features The Colors Of The Sanderson Sister’s Outfits

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#30 In Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019), Margot Robbie Actually Wore Some Of Sharon Tate’s Personal Jewellery. (Sources/More Info In The Comments).

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#31 In “Black Panther” (2018), The Outfits Of T’challa, Nakia, And Okoye While They Travel To Korea Represent The Colors Of The Pan-African Flag

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#32 In The Final Scene Of Django Unchained (2012), Django Wears The Same Outfit Calvin Candie Was Wearing When They First Met—right Down To The Extended Cigarette

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#33 For Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007), Luna Lovegood’s Actress Made The Radish Earrings That Her Character Wears In The Movie Herself

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#34 In Django Unchained (2012), One Of Django’s Outfits Is Based On An Outfit That Michael Landon Wore In The TV Western Bonanza

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#35 At The End Of The Empire Strikes Back, Lando Can Be Seen Wearing Han’s Signature Outfit. This Is Because Lando Escaped Cloud City With Nothing But The Clothes On His Back, And Had To Wear Some Of Han’s Clothes Left On The Millennium Falcon

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#36 In Knives Out (2019), Ransom’s Sweater Has A Ripped Collar And Several Noticeable Holes. The Costume Designer Added This Detail To Show Ransom’s Nonchalance Towards His Wealth And Disrespect For His Family

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#37 In Coco (2017), A Skeleton Is Wearing Sid’s Shirt From Toy Story (1995).

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#38 In Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989), The Nazi Outfits Are Genuine World War 2 Uniforms, Not Costumes. They Were Found In Eastern Europe By Co-Costume Designer Joanna Johnston

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#39 In Ironman 1 (2008) Obadiah Struggles To Make A Arc Reactor Small Enough To Fit His Armor. In Civil War (2016) We Can See A Small Arc Reactor In Tony Wrist Watch Showing How Far Tony Developed His Technology

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#40 In Juno (2007) Mark Dresses More And More Like Juno After Each Encounter With Her

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#41 In Batman Begins [2005], Bruce Wayne Wears A Jlc Reverso, Which Is A Watch That Can Flip Over To Hide It’s Face.

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#42 For Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2004), Alfonso Cuarón Asked The Kids Playing The Hogwarts Students To Wear Their Uniforms As They Would If Their Parents Weren’t Around. This Is In Sharp Contrast To The First Two Films; Were They Wore Their Uniforms In A Very Orderly Fashion

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#43 In Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, You Can See That Ron’s Robes Are Dingier/Older Than Everyone Else’s, As They Are Hand-Me-Downs

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#44 In Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007). Dumbledore’s Army: All The Girls Are Wearing Skirts Except Ginny (3rd From Left) Who Is Wearing Pants; Probably A Hand-Me-Down From Her Brothers (Good Going Costume Department)

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#45 In Psycho (1960), Marion’s Bra Changes From White (Angelic) To Black After She Steals The $40,000 To Show That She Has Done Something Wrong And Evil. Similarly, Her Purse Changes From White To Black After She Steals The Money.

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#46 For Wild At Heart (1990) – Nicolas Cage Wore A Snakeskin Jacket, Black Clothing, And Leather Boots As Homage To Marlon Brando Who Wore The Same Outfit In The Fugitive Kind (1960). Cage Bought The Jacket At An La Thrift Store (Aaardvark’s) Prior To Filming And Specifically Asked Lynch To Include It.

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#47 In Clueless (1995), Josh Wears A University Of Kansas Ballcap. This Hat Really Belonged To Paul Rudd. He Asked The Costume Team If He Could Wear It In A Few Scenes To Honour His Alma Mater

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#48 In Forrest Gump (1994), After Every Temporal Transition, Forrest Is Always Wearing A Blue Shirt Which Symbolizes A Change In Time.

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#49 The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015) The Original 3 Victims, When They Die, Are All Wearing Outfits That Wendy Torrence Wore In The Shining (1980), Although Not The Right Colors.

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#50 Just Noticed That Jim Morrison’s Outfit In The Desert Scene In Wayne’s World 2 Was Based On This 1968 Photo Of Jim And His Dog!

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#51 In Coraline The Other Mothers Outfit Slowly Changes To Resemble A Black Widow Spider, Which Could Be Foreshadowing The Scene In Which She Makes A Spider Web To Catch Coraline

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#52 In Hercules (1997), The Cape Attached To Hercules’ Armor Is Actually The Shawl That Is Given To Him By His Adoptive Mother.

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#53 In Zodiac (2007) Director David Fincher Wanted To Make The Film As Authentic As Possible, Even Dressing The Actors With The Same Outfit That The Victims Were Wearing When Found.

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#54 In Thor: Ragnorak Odin States That Hela Draws Her Power From Asgard. On Earth Her Costume Has Multiple Tears, Signifying Her Weakened State. When She Arrives On Asgard Her Outfit Is Now Whole And Takes On Her Traditional Green Color Scheme, Showing That She Has Regained Her Strength

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#55 In “Anger Management” (2003) Starring Jack Nicholson And Adam Sandler, This Guy Can Be Seen Wearing Jack’s Outfit From Kubrick’s “The Shining” (1980).

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#56 In Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) After Dewey Marries Darlene While Still Married To Edith, He Can Be Seen Wearing Both Of His Wedding Rings

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#57 Til – The Self-Lacing Nike Shoe From Back To The Future II Was Modified So The Laces Exited The Bottom Of The Shoe. Michael J. Fox Stood On A Platform And A Stagehand Underneath Pulled The Laces To Make The Effect.

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#58 In 13 Going On 30 (2004) Jenna’s Party Dress And Sleep Mask In The Future Are The Same Material As The Blindfold She Wears In The Closet During Her 7 Minutes In Heaven In The Past.

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#59 In Sound Of Metal (2019) Ruben Wears An Einstrürzende Neubauten T-Shirt: A Band Renowned For The Fact That They Use Pieces Of Scrap Metal And Power Tools To Construct Their Music – Quite Literally The Sound Of Metal.

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#60 In Donnie Darko (2001), Patrick Swayze Wore His Own Clothes From The 1980s. He Wanted To Give His Character A Genuine Look. According To The Director: “He (Swayze) Wanted To Take A Flame-Thrower To His Image. He Was Fearless.”

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#61 In Captain Marvel (2019), When Monica Is Changing The Color Of Carol’s Suit She First Chooses A Combination Of Red And Gold, The Same Colors Of Dc’s Shazam, Who Was Previously Known As Captain Marvel.

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#62 Wonder Woman (2017)’s Blue Dress Is A Nod To The 1975 Wonder Woman Series

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#63 In Saving Mr Banks (2013), Tom Hanks Wears A Tie That Walt Disney Wore In Real Life. The Strange Symbol Is The Logo For “Smoke Tree Ranch”, A Real Place In Palm Springs Which Was A Vacation Spot For Walt Disney And His Family

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#64 In Encanto (2021), Agustín’s Outfit Has A Flower For Isabela, A Sock With Luisa’s Symbols, And Another Sock In The Style Of Mirabel’s Embroidery. They Are His 3 Daughters.

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#65 In Zombieland 2: Doubletap (2019), The Character Of Madison Is Seen Wearing A Von Dutch Tank Top. New Fashion Trends Stopped When Z-Land Happened In 2009, When Von Dutch Apparel Was At Its Height Of Popularity

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#66 In Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Black Widow Is Seen Wearing An Arrow Necklace, A Nod Toward Her Close Partnership To Hawkeye

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#67 In The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Paul Rudd Wears A Shirt With His Photo On It. The Photo Came From The Day They Shot Their Work Badges. The Costumer Printed It On A Shirt On A Whim And Left It With The Rest Of Rudd’s Wardrobe. When He Saw It, He Chose To Wear It In This Scene.

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