Why is it that the three departments most concerned with an actor’s look (wardrobe, make-up, and hair) always look the worst?
I’m a straight white guy, so I have no fashion sense. I really don’t care what my clothes look like; I have shirts that don’t match themselves. But some of the things I see costume designers wear just blow my mind– poofy shirts, gold trim, unflattering tailoring.
And it’s not like they don’t know how to pick out nice clothes. Just look at the actors! They look great. So what happens when they start using their own money?
It’s not just wardrobe, either. Hairstylists’ hair tends to look like this, while make-up artists apply their own make-up like this. Is it some kind of professional pride, that they have to apply it themselves?
Seriously, how does this happen?