Thursday, February 12, 2009

'Recycling' costumes

Hat-tip to AustenBlog, once again! I found this page via AustenBlog - it's from, a site which I have visited before - but somehow I missed this particular page! Anyway, check it out - it's full of instances where the same article of clothing (LOL, I mean costumes - somehow, when I'm watching I always forget that they're just costumes, not real clothes!) has been used in multiple period dramas. Some of them I had noticed beforehand, but in many cases I never realised I had seen the same dress in two or more different movies!

Here's just one of many examples:

The same brown dress worn by Lizzy (Keira :-) ) in her visit to Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice 2005 was worn by Charity Wakefield as Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility 2008.

Hmmm, Charity is a good bit bigger around the bust - to the point where it's a little bit concerning in that dress. . . I think the dress is a better fit on Keira , LOL!

And finally, may I suggest that you head over to Old-Fashioned Charm and have a look at the post on Emma 2009 - I love some of Laurie's casting choices!

Current Mood: Bouncy


Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

LOL! Yeah, I have to agree with you about the cut of their dresses. :-D Charity looks quite indescent in it. :-D

I love looking for re-used costumes in movies!!! SO much fun! I recently noticed that Charity wears the same dress that Kate Winslet wears in S&S and it is also worn in Persuasion by Louisa Musgrove! White with tiny blue polka dots. One of my favorite dresses, though I will say that Kate Winslet looks the best in it! :-)

Have a lovely week!


The Editrix said...

Wow, yes, you're right - I never noticed that before, LOL!

I hope you have a lovely week, too. :-) I love your new profile pic - you look so cute in it! :D

Isabella Clinton said...

Hehe That's so funny!!! I'd never even noticed!

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine does costume comparisons for fun -- the ones that turn up on Costumer's Guide are just a tiny taste of how often costumes are reused -- altered slightly, and appear in different productions. She has become horribly good at it. (Going so far as to notice a random gown on an extra in "The Tudors" from "Shakespeare in Love.")

It makes sense that costumes would be reused, but at the same time, it's rather amusing too. =D

Charleybrown said...

I was just planning on doing a post on recycled costumes. I think it's fun to spot the same ones and I'm not surprised that costumers make use of the same wardrobes since I can only imagine the time and effort that goes into making each outfit!