The “Star Wars” franchise has been one of the most famous movie franchises for over four decades. That being said, fame does not come without controversy, and in “Return of the Jedi,” one of the characters sparked a debate with her costume.
The independent and outspoken Princess Leia wore a golden bikini. When the film was released, the criticism started rolling in, and many feminists believed that this was a demeaning choice because she was the main female character.
Padmé Amidala - Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
There seem to be many provocative choices regarding the "Star Wars" franchise's costumes. The prequels had Natalie Portman's character, Padmé, wearing a tight white costume. The outfit gets ripped, which leaves the character with an exposed midriff for most of the movie.
It was upsetting to fans that years after the controversy over placing their sole female character in a gold bikini, the filmmakers managed to make the same mistake.
Elle Woods - Legally Blonde
There were many outfits worth remembering in the "Legally Blonde" movie, but the most talked-about one is the pink bunny costume. Though it was meant as an embarrassment, Elle turned the situation into the perfect moment.
The costume was supposed to make her look like a cute but dumb blonde, but she worked it in her favor, while still looking breathtakingly gorgeous!
Quicksilver - X-Men
Quicksilver appeared in Marvel's "Avengers" and the Fox version of the "X-Men" films. While Marvel decided to stick with a more traditional look, the Fox filmmakers opted to give the character a unique look.
They added a more retro vibe and silver hair, which had most comic book fans outraged with the sheer ridiculousness of the costume design. That being said, the people in charge of Quicksilver's new look were supported when the rest of the random fell in love with it.
Cleopatra - Cleopatra
In the early days of film, it wasn't common for the leading lady to be "exposed." That being said, in the 1917 film "Cleopatra," actress Theda Bara, had a little more than average showing. The costumes in the film were revealing even by today's standards.
This didn't bother the designers as they intended the costumes to be as accurate as possible regarding the time period that the film was taking place. For the sake of authenticity, the costume designers took criticism from the movie critics and public critics alike.