12 Times Movie Creators Didn’t Hesitate To Reuse The Same Costumes In Different Films

Have you ever been watching a movie and then thought a costume looked familiar? Well, it happens sometimes, right?
The cost of filmmaking can reach hundreds of millions of dollars and costumes make up a great budget. Garments play an important role in conveying the full effects of the movie, from classic top hats to expensive high-heel shoes or gorgeous gowns. What kind of costume movie creators don’t need to use in a movie? Due to budget restrictions, finding a must-have item or embracing a new fashion trend is not a piece of cake. Many filmmakers decided to take advantage of outfits that had already been used in previous movies. Sometimes costume recycling is more subtle, with minor alterations or tweaks made to a piece in hopes viewers won’t notice.
We’ve gathered some famous costumes that secretly showed up in other movies.

#1 Elizabeth, 1998 & Camelot, 2011

Source: © Elizabeth / Working Title Films© Camelot / Starz

It seems that the red gown of the Queen is based on old-timey Englan. The one in “Camelot” show a little innovation to look different from the former.

#2 Pride & Prejudice, 2005 & Sense and Sensibility, 2008

Source: © Pride & Prejudice / Focus Features© Sense and Sensibility / BBC One

This classic beautiful dress was put on by Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) in the 2005 film, Pride & Prejudice, and then by Marianne Dashwood (Charity Wakefield) in 2008's Sense & Sensibility mini-series. If you take a closer look, you will see the differences between the two sleeves.

#3 Gossip Girl, 2010 & The Carrie Diaries, 2013

Source: © Gossip Girl / The CW Television Network© The Carrie Diaries / The CW Television Network

Although the inner clothes are changed and the way the actresses wear is different, the green coat can’t be missed by eagle-eyed fans.

#4 Dangerous Liaisons, 1988 & Hocus Pocus, 1993

Source: © Dangerous Liaisons / Lorimar Television© Hocus Pocus / Walt Disney Pictures

Many people wonder why the same dress is used in the two different genres of movies. One is about evil witches and the other is about jealousy in France's royal court.

#5 Head in the Clouds, 2004 & Race, 2016

Source: © Head in the Clouds / Dakota Films© Race / Focus Features

The yellow dress showed its classiness in the two movies. It was seemingly leveled up when being worn by two beautiful actresses.

#6 My Cousin Rachel, 2017 & Victoria, 2017

Source: © My Cousin Rachel / Fox Searchlight Pictures© Victoria / ITV

If you think the brown dress is so simple, you should see these movies back to back. Despite its monochrome, the two actresses look so beautiful in them.

#7 Manolete, 2008 & Brooklyn, 2015

Source: © Manolete / HandMade Films© Brooklyn / BBC Films

The colorful skirt featuring lots of flowers is used in “Manolete” (2008) & “Brooklyn” (2015). It actually is a good idea when recycle this skirt.

#8 Isabel (2014) & The Hollow Crown (2016)

Source: © The Hollow Crown / BBC Two© Isabel / La 1

Although Kings have different costumes that feature their personalities, it’s not always. Some kings wore the same outfit. If you’re doubtable, look at the two kings’ robes in “Isabel” (2014) and “The Hollow Crown” (2016)

#9 The Duchess, 2008 & The Scandalous Lady W, 2015

Source: © The Duchess / Paramount Vantage© The Scandalous Lady W / BBC

How appropriate for two women who have made a lot of money being in period pieces to have worn the same dress in two separate movies.

#10 Snow White and the Huntsman, 2012 & Once Upon a Time, 2017

Source: © Snow White and the Huntsman / Universal Pictures© Once Upon a Time / ABC

Despite its simplicity, it can’t hide the beauty of the two actresses who starred in “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012) and “Once Upon a Time” (2017).

#11 Friends, 1994 & Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, 2016

Source: © Friends / NBC© Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party / Shipwrecked Comedy

The wedding dress is reused in “Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party” (2016). Before that, it was put on by Jennifer Aniston in “Friends” (1994).

#12 Titanic, 1997 & Tuck Everlasting, 2002

Source: © Titanic / 20th Century Fox© Tuck Everlasting / Walt Disney Pictures

You'd think it wouldn't be wise to take a costume from one of the biggest and most-watched films ever made, but that's just what “Tuck Everlasting” did.
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