From making sure a character’s costume is historically accurate, to making sure the set’s wardrobe survives hundred of takes, costume designers are the unsung heroes of Hollywood. Not only are they responsible for bringing characters to life on the screen, they often have to deal with drama behind the scenes as well. Continue reading to hear some of the most fascinating wardrobe secrets behind your favorite television shows.
1. Chernobyl-From One Disaster to Another
In 2019, audiences were captivated by the HBO’s haunting series Chernobyl. The show focused on the aftermath of the nuclear disaster, with many scenes featuring cast members wearing protective gear and masks. Little did costume designers know, that in a chilling turn of events, their manufacturing skills would play a real role in combating another health crisis–Coronavirus Disease.
Peris Costumes, the Spanish costume design company behind the series, realized that they could assist in the shortage of masks and other protective garments. They donated costumes from the set, and began producing additional masks and other protective items for hospitals and other institutions battling the deadly virus.
2.The O.C.- Fake it Until You Make it
In the early 2000s, television was dominated by teen dramas. One show that was able to capture the hearts of audiences, was The O.C. The teen drama revolved around an eccentric group of teens navigating life. Fans identified with the struggles faced by the characters, and loved the show’s soundtrack , but one issue remained- budget. How could costume designers dress their leads in designer garb on shoestring budget?
The answer was a bit creative, and possibly illegal. In the first season, costume designers were forced to use knock-off purses to exude the image of glamour and wealth the script called for. Luckily, the show became a massive hit, and designers soon begged to have their designs featured on the dramaץ
3. Friends-The One Where Rachel Hated Her Hair
There are few iconic hair styles that have stood the test of time, “The Rachel” was not one of them. The layered look, named after the character Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) on the hit series Friends, sent shock waves through the beauty industry. Millions of women flocked to their stylists, armed with pictures of the actress, begging for the look. So what was the problem with the famous hairdo?
It turned out that replicating the “Rachel” required hairdressing skills that most women, including Jennifer Aniston, didn’t possess. Not only was the look difficult to style at home, but Aniston became so disgusted by it, she told Allure, “I think it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen”. Despite ditching her famous haircut, Aniston continues to have one of Hollywood’s most coveted manes.
UFOs And The U.S. Presidents: Alien Cover-Ups That Have Been Swept Under The Rug Of The Oval Office
Shady things have taken place in the White House for centuries, but the biggest unsolved mystery by far is the possible cover-up of extra-terrestrial life. Thousands of UFO sightings have taken place over the years, before quickly getting swept under the rug by certain U.S. presidents. However, now it’s time to put all the pieces together – from alien abductions, to experimental testing, to some shocking information that only recently saw the light of day.
The Most Overrated Rock Bands Of All Time – Ranked By How Overrated They Are
These world-renowned classic rock bands have ridden the coattails of generic universal praise for far too long. With their passionate vocals and piercing guitars, they all found their unique voice in the music industry. But just because they found their voice doesn’t mean they’re actually as good as people say they are. We apologize in advance, because your favorite band might actually be overrated too.
The Incredible Transformations Of These My 600 Pound Life Participants Will Leave You In Awe
Shows like My 600-LB Life strive to give viewers a look at the triumphs, setbacks, and small victories of these participants. Under the watchful eye of Dr. Nowzaradan, these patients have put in the hard work to reach their health goals. Check out our list of the most incredible transformations of My 600-LB Life.