It’s Wear Orange Wednesday, aimed at supporting the ace work that SES volunteers do Australia-wide. So, to express our thanks for their incredible work and selflessness, here’s a bunch of movie characters who are way ahead of the curve when it comes to Oompa-Loompa hued fashion…
Louise Banks (Amy Adams)
You may not expect a cunning linguist to be a style-savvy fashionista, and in all honesty Louise isn’t one. But she knows that protection is important, and what better protective hue is there than orange? Even those aliens have to respect her common sense.
Austin Powers (Mike Myers)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Style icon that he is he may get away with blue, red and various stripy affairs, but whether it’s a perfectly fitting suit or Wiggles-influencing skivvy, there’s something that just works when he embraces the citrus and dons the orange. Dah-ling.
Velma Dinkley (Linda Cardellini)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Ah, Velma. Mostly, smart boys craved her, smart girls wanted to be like her – the girls originally having more hope as, duh, she was a cartoon character. But then she jumped into our real world, remaining faithful to her knitted orange number. Careful all, don’t wrinkle it!
Ralph (The voice of John C. Reilly)
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Poor Ralph, Nobody seems to understand the big lug. He may play a bad guy in the Wreck-It Ralph videogame, but he’s got a big heart that’s full of gold. Which happens to go quite nicely with his hot orange checked shirt, set off perfectly by those natty reddish-brown overalls.
Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Alright, so some people may prefer her ensconced in that traditional black leather jumpsuit, and it’s hardly purr-fectly fashionable, but we reckon that the chick a.k.a. Catwoman does wonders for that regulation prison-orange jumpsuit.
Emmet Brickowski (The voice of Chris Pratt)
The LEGO Movie (2014)
He’s not a Master Builder, he’s a very ordinary guy. Or is he? Going from everyday construction worker to saviour of all the LEGO worlds takes some adjustment. But when you’re rocking orange hi-vis gear the job’s got to be easier. Right? Oh, and safer!