How easy is it to spot the same outfit in two different movies? It’s definitely not easy. However, some viewers are very observant. Their keen eyes help them spot moments when similar costumes are used in different movies. Some of the movies were produced more than a decade apart, but even that didn’t stop observant viewers. Here are some interesting cases in which the same outfit has been used in multiple movies.
The Nanny Is Clueless
Plaid designs did not start out as one of those great fashion innovations. But, it slowly gained fame and popularity in the late ’90s — a fact that is widely known by all.
This might be the reason why the production crew of The Nanny in 1994 and those of Clueless in 1995 decided to go with the same movie outfit. This one would be quite easy to spot if one actually saw the two movies at the time of their release.
Once Upon a Red Dress
Imagine a stunning lady in a red dress with lace designs. Now, once this image registers itself in one’s mind, it will never be forgotten. Viewers that had the chance of watching Mad Men in 2013 and then Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in 2019 would probably agree with the assumption above.
Although there is a six-year gap, the striking resemblance is still noticeable — a fact that wasn’t acknowledged by the production crew of the latter movie.
The Gentle Lady Outfit
Casanova was a popular movie produced in 2005, while Belle was produced in 2013. The eight-year gap did not stop keen eyes from spotting the similar dresses.
The production crew of Belle turned to Casanova for inspiration, but did little to make changes or alterations. One could argue that it’s a common design, but these two are too similar to be a mere coincidence.
Music stars too can look to movie stars as a source of inspiration when picking out outfits for their music videos. The management crew of the popular artiste, Dua Lipa, probably had the same idea.
So, they went back in time to 2013 to the movie The Great Gatsby and picked a special gown. The artiste was donned in a similar dress for the music video of her song, “We’re Good.” Interestingly enough, the outfits they used in the music video clip drew inspiration from the The Great Gatsby.
The King Ever After
Sometimes, production crews use similar clothing when dressing their popular movie stars. Other times, it’s not something as obvious as an entire outfit. It might be a simple accessory. One such case is the king’s attire, which appeared both in Ever After and The White Queen.
Looking closely, one would find something similar. There’s a good chance that the item in the two pictures is the same piece. The former movie was produced in 1998 and the latter in 2013. Despite being 15 years apart, it’s still good to see that the royal coat is the same nonetheless.
Who doesn’t like a lovely yellow Cinderella dress? It is an outfit that carries its own story of beauty and elegance: two attributes that are similar to the two popular characters in the movies Marie Antoinette and Harlots.
But, the lovely attributes are not the only thing common to these two characters. They also happen to share the same movie outfit. Anyone that have seen the two movies would easily notice the same Cinderella-esque outfit.
The Common Crown
There are many beautiful ways to dress up a queen. So, when the two queens from two different movies are dressed up the same way, it might be noticed easily by movie lovers with a good sense of observation.
That’s exactly what happened when viewers watched the TV show The Tudors, produced in 2010, and The Spanish Princess, produced in 2019. From the hairdo to the crown piece on the hair, everything is similar. This is just another example of movie stars who were dressed the same, but appeared in different movies.
This scenario is unique and it is quite interesting. Oftentimes, different movie stars are seen with the same outfit or accessory in two different movies. It’s quite rare to find the same movie star with the same accessory in two different movies.
It’s safe to say that in this case this wasn’t the fault of the production crew. This necklace must be special if it appears on the same neck in 13 Going on 30, which came out in 2004, and in Yes Day, which was released in 2021. 17 years have gone by, but it’s still beautiful.
The Unique Crucifix
A neck chain with a crucifix pendant is probably one of the most common designs out there. Hardly would anyone notice if such a neck chain were used in two different movies.
This was probably the rationale behind the decision of the production crew of Romeo and Juliet to take a page out of The Borgias that was produced two years earlier. They took more than just a page, apparently. They also took the unique crucifix neck chain. How viewers were able to spot this is simply surprising.
The Gods of Egypt
If one should acquire a special piece of clothing that depicts the royal outfit in ancient Egypt, it’s worth keeping for future use. When this outfit served its purpose in the movie Night at the Museum, the production crew decided to store it in a box for future use.
This was in 2006. The next time it was used again was in 2010 when the production crew of How I Met Your Mother came across it. They didn’t even bother to iron the outfit or make alterations.
For Old and Young
Emma, released in 1996, and Downton Abbey, released in 2012, are two popular movies with a unique story line. They both feature female movie stars as lead characters. However, these ladies had more in common than just their roles.
It is another example of movies in which different actors were seen with the same costumes or accessories. In this case, it is a unique necklace that looks stunning on both the young and the old. It takes a special level of observation to notice this necklace. Kudos!
Seinfeld or Frasier White
A good-looking man in a white shirt with designs inspired from the ’70s! What more can one ask for? Well, one can ask for a little bit of creativity. Something that the production team of Frasier was clearly lacking in.
The movie was released in 1994. What’s worth pointing out is the fact that the outfit, worn by one of the main characters, bore a strong resemblance to a different article of clothing that was used in a TV show that was released a year earlier — Seinfeld. We are not entirely sure if it is the same exact outfit, but it definitely has the same design.
Long Live the Queen
This is another example of similar items used in two different movies. This particular case would be an easy one for movie lovers to notice. Why is that?
The two movies were released within the span of just one year. Stardust was released in 2007 while The Tudors was released in 2008. The two movies happen to use the same crown piece to adorn their respective queens. It is likely that the two movies had the same dressing crew.
Help the Mad Men
Another iconic costume that appeared in more than one movie is this lovely checkers gown. The color, design, size, and other features are all the same. The first time it was on seen on TV was in the show Mad Men which was released in 2008.
The dress made its second appearance three years later. This time, in the movie The Help. It is hard to believe that the dress is not the same. The dressing crew probably made adjustments in size only. This is a smart way to cut movie production costs.
Persuasion or Sense
The dressing crew of Persuasion was persuaded to look into the past for inspiration on how to dress its actors and actresses. By the end of the search, they were able to find some sensible outfits that were used in the movie Sense and Sensibility.
This one would be hard to spot, no doubt. This is because of several reasons. One, the movies are 12 years apart. Two, the outfit appeared in two different colors. Those that were able to spot this costume should all receive awards. It is definitely not an easy task.
The Jane Look
Sense and Sensibility makes the list once more. This time with the movie Pride and Prejudice. It is another case of the same classic costume getting more than just one screen appearance.
The two movies were inspired by the same author. So, it is quite easy to understand why they shared more than just a burst of inspiration. Anyone would spot the unique gown from a mile away. It isn’t hard to miss.
Elizabeth of Camelot
When a movie is set in Elizabethan England, there is a limit to how one can dress up the ladies. However, there is still room for variation and creativity yet not in the dressing aspect of these two movies.
The iconic dress, which appeared in the movie Elizabeth, also appeared in another movie called Camelot. While one was a true story, the other was fiction. But, they had the outfit part in common: the red gown with a lovely design. Who would miss that?
Gossip Girl and The Carrie Diaries
These two are popular shows that were on screen for a while. What’s more? Their release dates were just about three years apart. So, it is quite hilarious to find the outfit crew of The Carrie Diaries using similar costumes from the series Gossip Girl.
The character is also a popular one, making it easy for fans of the two series to spot the similar attire. Well, giving the gracious look of the lady in Gossip Girl, anybody would want to copy her outfit.
Too Pretty to Use Once
Dangerous Liaisons and Hocus Pocus are two movies with very different storylines. One is about evil witches, while the other portrays a life of jealousy in the French royal court. However, the contrasting storylines did not deter the productions teams from having similar costumes in their movies.
These two lovely ladies shared more than just beauty. The white gown with its unique designs is one that is easy to spot by movie fans. The arm design, the lace on top — almost every part of the two dresses are identical. We guess that it was just hard to use this dress only once.
Yellow of Class
All it takes is just one glance to admit that it is classy and beautiful. Well, the production crews of Head in the Clouds and Race might agree with the above. This probably explains why the iconic dress was used in both movies.
It is yellow and has a special feel and look. Anyone would remember seeing the dress somewhere if they watched the two movies. But, in order to save costs, or for some other reason, this outfit was used twice.
Lady in Black
Perhaps, one of the most common attires in Hollywood is a black outfit. The color allows for creativity and variation. So, a thousand black dresses can be designed differently and they would all look stunning and appealing. This is why it came as a strange surprise to movie fans out there when this happened.
Two different actresses in two different movies using the same black outfit. Now, that is rare. But, it happened with the movies My Cousin Rachel and Victoria. The good news? They both look gorgeous.
All Purpose Skirt
A lovely colorful skirt such as the one used in Manolete and Brooklyn can be used to depict different feminine characters. With a red top dress, one has a beautiful and fierce lady in love. Change that to white shirt with a blue jacket, and one gets a lovely lady with a gentle demeanor.
That is exactly what happened when these two ladies decided to wear the same skirt as part of their movie outfit: same outfit, different stories. What a genius idea.
The King’s Attire
Kings do love dressing in unique ways. They want to look different from other kings to make a fashion statement. However, the king in the movie Isabel and the king in The Hollow Crown don’t seem to care at all. They don’t mind sharing the same fancy attire: an outer garment made of fur with similar designs and a gold lock.
Even the crowns on their heads look similar. It seems like they were trying to cut costs. Well, this iconic costume is a rare one and viewers were able to easily spot it in the two movies.
Blue Is for Ladies
One looks like a gentle lady from a royal household, and the other looks like someone who’s about to do something terrible. The movie titles explain which of the descriptions belongs to which character. These two actresses are quite popular in the entertainment world.
So, it would be difficult for both to share the same movie outfit without it being noticed by viewers at home. One looks gracious with a hat and the other looks fierce. This is just another example of classic costumes gracing the TV screens more than once.
Pride and Mary
The lovely lady in Mary Shelley looked stunning in her outfit when she appeared on screen. But soon enough, movie fans and other observers started recalling a striking familiarity in the outfit. It looks just like the same iconic outfit in the movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
The neck design, the floral in the middle of the dress, everything looks the same. This is to show that the stunning outfit can look lovely when worn by young ladies as well as by middle aged women. We hope they both enjoyed their roles in their respective movies.
Twice Upon a Time
Snow White is the main character in both movies. That might explain why they decided to go with similar outfits. But, here is the interesting part: both characters were not playing the role of Snow White. This makes the similar movie outfit issue an unusual one.
This iconic costume was copied to the threads. The arm designs and the laced pattern on the chest are some of the things that these costumes have in common. The first movie is Snow White and the Huntsman and the second movie is Once Upon a Time.
It’s Another Wedding
Wedding dresses are usually used once in a lifetime. The very lovely ones are kept for the next generation. One would think it’s the same in movies. Apparently, that’s not the case. Rachel’s wedding dress appeared twice in these two different movies.
It first appeared in the movie Friends and then in Murder Mystery Dinner Party. The wedding dress is quite unique with the lace design on the chest. It is not a costume that one would fail to notice if they have seen it before. It stood out like a white dress at a burial ceremony.
Tuck in Titanic
One of the most watched and most talked about movies of all time is the Titanic. In fact, one’s childhood is considered incomplete if it doesn’t involve watching the movie at least once.
Having said that, it would be difficult for anyone to think of copying costumes from this movie. Well, it wasn’t difficult for the production team of Tuck Everlasting to repeat a classy dress from Titanic. Looking on the bright side, viewers get to see this lovely cream-colored dress once more.
White and Red Stripes
The dress itself is a fashion statement. The fact that its design resembles a country flag also adds to its uniqueness. One would think that once such a flashy dress is used in one movie, it would never appear in another.
Well, that seems untrue. One thing that was common with both Moll Flanders and The Last King: The Power and the Passion of Charles II was this outfit’s striped design. No alteration or adjustment was made. It is exactly as it appeared in the first movie.
The Popular Purple
The Tudors have appeared on this list before for using similar movie outfit, taken from another movie. Well, here they are again. The Maidens’ Conspiracy was released three years before The Tudors.
The proximity in the release dates did not deter the production crew of The Tudors from picking the purple dress outfit for their movie. This gave the dress the opportunity to appear again on screen. One must admit that it is quite a lovely dress.
Looks familiar right? That is probably because this costume is making the list for the second time. While most iconic costumes have appeared in two different movies, this one has appeared in no less than four.
Wow! Some actors or actresses have not even had the opportunity to play in that many movies. It must be one special piece that seem to always find its way into movies. This time it appeared in Your Highness and Galavant. We hope no other movie would use this costume again in the future.
Science Fiction Costumes
There are many advantages that come with producing a sci-fi movie. To name just one of them, there are no limitations to costume ideas, especially sci-fi movies that deal with alien species. So, it is quite surprising to find two sci-fi movies sharing similar movie costumes.
We guess that humans and aliens do have something in common: sharing similar movie outfits. This outfit appeared in Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet and then again in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back — an occurrence that did not escape the attention of sci-fi lovers.
The Wizard of San Francisco
The Wizard of Oz was one movie that gained fans and admirers due to its unique storyline and characters. The uniqueness and originality were something praised by many. But, the same thing can be said for one of its famous costumes.
The big gorgeous gown was worn twice. It originally appeared in the movie San Francisco and then in The Wizard of Oz. This gown looks good in both movies so there isn’t much to complain about. We guess the outfit was just too good to be worn only once.
To Space Again
If one wants to copy costume ideas with the hope of going under the radar, it is best to copy ideas from less popular movies. Also, one should not pick one of the more iconic costumes in the movie.
These were two simple issues that the production team of Babylon 5: Babylon Squared just ignored. As a result, the iconic costume in the famous movie 2001: A Space Odyssey appeared on screen once more. This is yet another classic example of similar movie outfits.
The Red Indiana
bLiOne outfit that stands out in the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is this red dress. This is a unique piece and it’s hard not to notice it. Most of all, it looks stressful to put on, much less simultaneously performing in it.
When the actor was done with his role, he probably thought such a stressful attire would never see the light of the day again. The costume crew of The Secret Garden had other ideas. Here is the outfit again, in all its stressful glory.