Colleen Atwood, the “Memoirs of a Geisha” costume designer, was awarded an Oscar for best costume design in 2006. However, Atwood has admitted that she used some creative license when designing what Chiyo would be wearing as a traditional Geisha in the film.
Atwood traded in complete authenticity in order to make the outfits more visually palatable to American audiences. This included placing more emphasis on the bust and waist and modernizing the make-up slightly. When discussing her costume choices, Atwood admitted that “a real geisha would never wear anything that flashy.”
Loki - Thor
Following its release in 2011, Thor entered the halls of blockbusters accompanying the Marvel movies. Loki was welcomed with open arms, but his costume was criticized. It seemed like Loki's costume didn't fit the actor; in fact, it seemed to be a little tight in the groin area.
Not only did this draw the focus of fans watching, but it started a long string of jokes on set. The costume designers took the criticism and went with a new costume in the following movies.
Wonder Woman - Wonder Woman
For years, there had been talks of a "Wonder Woman" movie in the works, but once the role was cast, everyone's dream became a reality. Unfortunately, the first appearance of Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, was underwhelming.
The action and storyline were good, but the Amazon Princess's costume lacked color. When confronted with the question, the costume designers said they wanted something impactful and strong to help her stand out against the rest of the heroes.
Merida - Brave
The release of "Brave" meant that little kids everywhere were introduced to a princess who wasn't just a damsel in distress. Merida wasn't created to portray the standard form of Disney beauty we've all grown accustomed to.
Parents were overjoyed at the fact that the young princess was strong, spoke her mind, and was able to take care of herself. Unfortunately, a 2D drawing of Merida was released, and it looked like she had a makeover. People were obviously upset.
Daredevil - Daredevil
As if the poor casting and the bad script weren't enough, Daredevil's suit was the icing on the cake of this bad movie.
Even though the costume designers attempted to keep the costume true to its origins, the material used did not do the costume justice. The decision to make a full leather suit made the outfit look fake.