Have you ever looked at a costume in a movie and thought – have I seen this before? This looks familiar. Is it because it’s a typical style for that era or is it because the costume is being reused? We’re not sure but some of these look very similar if not identical. And turns out we’re not the only ones who think that. Apparently, it’s quite common for costumes to be reused or altered to make them fit other actors. Let’s take a look at some of the movie costumes that have been reused.
1. Friends, 1994 – Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, 2016
Who would’ve thought that Rachel’s wedding dress from the first episode of Friends would make it to 2016? But as you can see, it’s an identical dress in Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party. I mean we’re pretty sure it’s the exact same dress.
2. Pride & Prejudice, 2005 — Sense and Sensibility, 2008
Ok, we understand that it’s two movies based on novels by Jane Austen, and it’s set in the same time period, but come on they’re not the same story. So why did they use the exact same dress? We don’t really know, but it looks like in Sense and Sensibility she wore a silk scarf around her arms at all times, we can only assume it served to make the dress look different?
3. Manolete, 2008 — Brooklyn, 2015
These two movies couldn’t be more different, but it’s interesting that the ladies are wearing the exact same skirt. It is styled differently for each of them and that makes it fit in with the style of the character more, but it’s still the same skirt. Who do you think wore it better?
4. Gossip Girl, 2010 — The Carrie Diaries, 2013
It looks like the only difference between these two green coats is that in The Carrie Diaries it’s unbuttoned and they’ve put a C brooch on the lapel as a quirky accessory. We kind of like how it’s styled in Gossip Girl Way more.
5. Dangerous Liaisons, 1988 — Hocus Pocus, 1993
Isn’t it weird how the set changes your perception of the dress? In Dangerous liaisons, it looks like a legit dress that would be worn by a queen or something, while in Hocus Pocus it looks like a fun costume for a party.
6. Titanic, 1997 — Tuck Everlasting, 2002
The lighting makes the biggest difference, but that is the exact same design on the collar of that coat both in Titanic and Tuck Everlasting. And it’s the same trick as we’ve seen before, Kate Winslet wears it unbuttoned and Alexis Bledel has it fully buttoned. That’s kind of all it takes to change up the shape of it enough to make it look different. But that’s a very specific collar, so we could spot it from a mile away.
7. My Cousin Rachel, 2017 — Victoria, 2017
This black dress seems to be very popular in movies, we’re pretty sure these two are not the only cases when it was used in a film, but these are the ones we were sure about. But if you spot it in some other movie, let us know.
8. The Duchess, 2008 — The Scandalous Lady W, 2015
This particular dress is way too unusual, elaborate and has two many little details for it to be a coincidence or to think that it was made separately for two different movies. The cut of it, the shape, even the fringe detail is present in both, so we’re pretty sure that Keira Knightly just got to wear it first and then it was reused for The Scandalous Lady W.