While incredibly popular, the Twilight film series is not without faults, and that also includes the hair and makeup department. Here we’re looking at Jacob Black’s wonky wig that left fans scratching their heads.
The long hair may have seemed like an odd costuming choice for the character, but in fact, it was a conscious selection on the part of the filmmakers to stay true to the source material. In the novels, Jacob Black has long flowing locks which he gets rid of to mark his transformation into a werewolf. Yes, you read that correctly.
Lara Croft - Tomb Raider
Lara Croft is a... tomb raider (it's all in the name) which means she spends most of her time in hand-to-hand combat and exploring ancient ruins.
That's what makes her wardrobe is particularly confusing to most viewers. Her skin-baring outfits aren't functional and don't provide any protection against those trying to harm her. In order to add sex appeal to the film, costume designers decided to make Lara's outfit more risque than necessary. However, the newest adaption of the franchise, starring Alicia Vikander, seems to be taking a step in the less controversial direction by having her character wear long pants as opposed to short-shorts. Baby steps, people!
The Bridesmaids - Bridesmaids
This hyper-successful female-led comedy follows a group of bridesmaids on their humorous journey to get their friend to the alter.
The bridesmaids were styled in rather preposterous purple frocks. This costuming choice was made to add another layer of humor to the film. It pokes fun at the trope that bridesmaids usually have to deal with wearing unflattering dresses on the bride's big day. So while viewers may not have found the dresses appealing, they most likely could relate to this common bridesmaid duty (sacrifice) on their friend's big day!
Allison Reynolds - The Breakfast Club
Everyone loves a good movie makeover scene! However, the makeover from grungy misfit to the squeaky-clean girly teen of the beloved Breakfast Club character missed the mark.
Ally Sheedy, the actress playing Allison in the film, has criticized the misguided makeover as an unfortunate 80's trope. Most viewers loved her character's edgy and eccentric look and didn't feel that she needed to be transformed for her character to be noticed or be doted on.
Rosemary Shanahan - Shallow Hal
We think it's safe to say that whenever a character dons a fat suit for laughs, it's never a good idea. In light of the movement towards body acceptance and body positivity, Gwenyth Paltrow's fat-suit in the film has received harsh criticism for making fun of people larger than her.
The point of the fat-suit was to make Gwenyth's character unattractive. Everything about that is offensive! We're just glad that Hollywood finally appears to be, albeit slowly, moving away from using a person's size as a measure of attractiveness.