What Are Recycled Movie Costumes?

Have you ever watched a movie or a television show and seen a character walk by in a gown that you just know you've seen before? No, chances are you aren't just imagining it - there are literally hundreds of great examples of costumes that have been reused and recycled for use in other films. So if you've seen a recycled costume before that you don't see in our galleries, send it in!

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Images of the costumes displayed on this site are the property of the various studios to which each film or tv show represented is attributed. Images on this website are being used for entertainment, study and research use only and are covered under the fair use clause. This website is not for profit, and no copyright infringement is intended.

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November 15, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings this weekend. Check back next week for more regularly scheduled updates!

 

November 7, 2014  

Two new costumes and six new sightings today. Enjoy, and come back again next weekend for more! As always, if you find any recycled costumes, feel free to e-mail them to me at this address: submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com

 

October 31, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings for you guys today. Checkback next week for more!

 

October 25, 2014  

Three new costumes and ten new sightings for everyone today. Please follow us on social media, and be sure to check back to the site again next Saturday for more updates.

 

October 18, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings today. Check back next week for more, and please do keep sending in submissions! There are a lot of shows and upcoming shows that will contain reused costumes, so be on the lookout!

 

October 11, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings for everyone today! Check back next week for new updates.

 

October 4, 2014  

Two new costumes (one of them in the undetermined section- if you have any info, please send it in) and five new sightings for you today. Check back next week for new updates!

 

September 27, 2014  

Two new costumes and six new sightings for all of you today. Check back next week for more!

I've also updated eight pages with new information or photos. I'm very behind, so I apologize. If you ever have any interesting information about a garment that you want to pass along, or any neat photos, shoot me an e-mail or post a comment on the applicable page.

 

 

September 20, 2014  

Three new costumes and seven new sightings for all of you today. Check back next week for more updates, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr!

 

September 13, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings today! Please enjoy and check back next week. Also, if you are in the Wilmington area, check out the Winterthur Museum’s exhibit of costumes from Downton Abbey. The exhibit does include a couple of recycled pieces, including this fur coat worn by Shirley MacLaine. The exhibit runs through January 4, 2015.

 

September 6, 2014  

Hello everyone! I am back in town with new updates for you. Two new costumes and seven new sightings have been posted to the site today. Please keep sending in submissions, and check back next week for more updates.

Also, here is a great article from CNN here about the various costume drama TV shows currently running, or due to air soon. Most of these will have some recycled costume pieces, usually seen on background characters, so do be on the lookout!

Also to note, Downton Abbey will be back soon, and there are always many costumes to be found there. Doctor Who is currently running, and the first episode was set in Victorian England - there were certainly several recycled costumes. The episode this week takes place in Medieval England, so there will likely be even more. There is also a new TV show, Galavant, to air in the fall or winter, which the CNN article does not mention. The trailer, which can be viewed below, contains several recycled costumes, so the full show is bound to have many great sightings.

Keep those eyed peeled!

 

August 22, 2014  

Two new costumes and seven sightings for everyone today. I have to go out of town, so an update next weekend probably won't happen. So please be on the lookout for new updates on the 6th of September.

 

August 15, 2014  

Three new costumes and six new sightings today! There are a LOT of new costume drama tv shows starting up soon this fall, so keep those eyes peeled for recycled costumes, and send them in when you find them! Keep following us and checking back every weekend for new updates.

 

August 9, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings! Keep sending in those submissions, photos and information. You guys are awesome! Check back next week for more updates, and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

 

August 2, 2014  

Two new costumes and six new sightings today. Please come back next week for more new updates!

 

July 26, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings for all of you today! Check back next week for new updates!

Recycled Movie Costumes is pleased to be celebrating five years online! I'd like to thank each and every viewer, follower and contributor for all of your help, time, comments, encouragement, kindness, patience, wonderful information and contributions. With all of your help we have managed to document over 700 costumes and over 2000 sightings! All of you are awesome, and I appreciate everyone so much. Here's to many more years and many more costumes!

July 18, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings for everyone today! Check back again next week for new updates!

I'm sorry I have not responded to e-mails in a few days. I've been out of town and life has been crazy. I will be sitting down on Sunday to give everyone a proper response. Thank you all for your patience. Please keep sending in submissions!

 

July 9, 2014  

Hello everyone! Two new costumes and six new sightings for all of you today! I know the update this week is a bit earlier than I had originally anticipated, but I have to leave down again. Check back again on the 18th for new updates!

 

June 26, 2014  

Our update this week is a bit early! I've added a few more pages than usual in the hopes of tiding you all over, as I will be out of town, and there will not be another update until the 11th or 12th of July. So check back again then for more new content!

 

June 21, 2014  

Check out the two new costumes and six new sightings that I've posted for all of you today! Please enjoy!

Check back for new updates on Thursday the 26th. After that I will be out of town, so the next update after that will not be until the 12th of July.

 

June 14, 2014  

I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Today I have two new costumes and seven sightings for you to enjoy. Check back in again next week for more!

 

June 7, 2014  

Two new costumes and six new sightings today. Keep sending in submissions, and check back next week for more! You guys are awesome!

 

May 30, 2014  

I hope everyone had a wonderful week! I have two new costumes and seven new sightings today. Enjoy, and keep sending in new findings to submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com. Check back next week for more updates, and continue to follow us on twitter, facebook, pinterest and tumblr.

 

May 23, 2014  

Two new costumes and six new sightings this week. Thanks to everyone for being patient while waiting for your submissions to be uploaded to the site. Check back next week for more updates!

I ran across an interesting article called The Secret Life of Objects, which discusses sets and props reused in films. While not directly costume related, it is related to the field of reuse in film. It's an excellent article, which I highly recommend.

 

May 16, 2014  

Two brand new costumes and seven new sightings this week! Check them out, and be sure to come back next week for new updates. Keep sending in those submissions!

 

May 10, 2014  

A big thanks to The Daily Dot for a lovely article on Recycled Movie Costumes! You can check it out here.

Two new costumes and five new sightings today. Check back next week for more great recycled costumes!

 

May 03, 2014  

Two new costumes and six new sightings today. Keep sending in submissions, and check back next week for new recycled costumes! Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr!

 

April 26, 2014  

Two new costumes and six new sightings this week. Please enjoy and come back next week for more updates!

 

April 19, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings today. Enjoy, and keep sending in submissions! Check back next week for more updates, and if you're not already, be sure to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter!

 

April 12, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings today. Check back next week for more updates, and please keep sending in your submissions. I know many of you have sent in sightings and are waiting for them to go up, and I appreciate so much everyone's patience. I promise I will get everyone's submission posted eventually.

 

April 5, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings for all of you today. Please enjoy, and be sure to send in any new costume sightings that you may find to submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com. Check back next weekend for more updates!

 

March 28, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings today. Keep sending in your finds and submissions, and check back next week for new updates!

 

March 20, 2014  

Three new costumes and eight new sightings today. Check back next week for new updates, and please keep sending in submissions!

 

March 15, 2014  

Two new costumes and eleven new sightings for all of you today. Check back next week for new updates!

 

March 1, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings today. Keep sending in those submissions!

No updates next weekend, as I will be out of town, but check back again on the 15th for new updates.

Check out Profiles in History. They are embarking on the last portion of the Debbie Reynold's Auction in May of this year. Debbie Reynold's costume collection has been, and continues to be an extremely important source of information for recycled movie costumes and their history. You can pre-order the auction book here.

 

February 20, 2014  

Two new costumes and six new sightings today. Keep sending in submissions, and be sure to follow us!

 

February 14, 2014  

Two new costumes and six new sightings this evening. Enjoy, keep sending in submissions, and check back next weekend for more updates!

 

February 7, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new costumes for all of you today.

You can also follow us on twitter, tumblr, facebook and pinterest.

Keep sending in submissions, photos and information! You guys never cease to amaze me with the wonderful things that you find and the kind words that you send to me. I appreciate each and every one of you - every viewer, every contributor - you guys are all amazing!

Check back next week for more updates!

 

January 31, 2014  

Two new costumes and six new sightings for everyone today. Keep sending in submissions, and check back again next week for more updates!

 

January 24, 2014  

Two new costumes and five new sightings today. Please keep sending in submissions, and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Keep sending in submissions submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com!

 

January 17, 2014  

Two new costumes and four six new sightings for all of you today. Enjoy and check back next week!

 

January 10, 2014  

Three new costumes and eight new sightings for all of you today. Check back again next week for more, and please keep sending in new submissions that you may find!

 

January 3, 2014  

A very happy new year to all of you! Two new costumes and thirteen new sightings for today. Keep sending in submissions and check back next week for more updates.

 

December 14, 2013  

Three new costumes, two updated costumes and nine new sightings for all of you today. I will be out of town for the next two weekends, so check back in on January 4th, 2014 for brand new updates!

 

December 7, 2013  

Two new costumes and five new sightings for all of you today. Keep sending in submissions, and check back next week for more!

Buzz Feed named Recycled Movie Costumes one of the Best 45 Tumblr blogs of 2013. Thanks so much to each and every one of our amazing followers, fans and contributors for making helping Recycled Movie Costumes to have a great 2013 - here's to a fabulous 2014!

 

November 29, 2013  

Two new costumes, one updated costume, and five new sightings for all of you today. Please check back again next week for more updates, and keep e-mailing in new submissions!

 

November 16, 2013  

Two new costumes, two updated costumes, and six new sightings for all of you today.

Please keep sending in submissions, and check back on November 30th for new updates, as I will be out of town next weekend.

 

November 2, 2013  

Two new costumes and six new sightings for all of you today. I will be out of town next weekend, so please look for new updates on the 16th.

 

October 25, 2013  

Two new costumes and nine new sightings for all of you today. Also, check out last Sunday's Daily Mail article which mentions Recycled Movie Costumes. You can read it here.

Check back next week for more updates, and please keep sending in submissions!

 

October 18, 2013  

Two new Georgian Era costumes and one updated Edwardian costume for all of you today. Check back next week for more updates!

E-mail Submissions: submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com

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October 10, 2013  

Two new costumes and five new sightings for all of you today. Check back next week for more updates.

 

October 4, 2013  

Two new costumes and six new sightings for all of you today. Keep sending in submissions!

Check back next Thursday for a slightly early update, as I will be out of town on business next weekend.

 

September 28, 2013  

Three costumes and six sightings for everyone today. Keep sending submissions into submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com

 

September 21, 2013  

Three new costumes and seven new sightings for all of you today. Please keep sending in submissions, and check back next week for more.

 

September 14, 2013  

Two new costumes and six new sightings for all of you today. Please keep sending in submissions and check back next week for more updates!

 

September 7, 2013  

Six new sightings and one new costume for all of you today. Please keep sending in submissions to submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com, and check back next week for more updates.

You can also follow us on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.

And as always, if I've forgotten to credit you for a sighting or a photo, please let me know and I will rectify it.

 

August 31, 2013  

Two new costumes and four new sightings for all of you today. Check back next week, and keep sending in those submissions!

 

August 24, 2013  

Two new costumes and nine new sightings for all of you today. Check back next week. A great big thanks to all of my contributors, readers and followers. You guys are the best! This site could not be what it is without each and every one of you!

 

August 16, 2013  

Two new costumes and five new sightings today. Check back next week for new updates. Keep sending in submissions, and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr.

 

August 10, 2013  

Three new costumes and six new sightings for all of you today. Please enjoy and keep sending in submissions!

 

August 3, 2013  

Three new costumes, eight new sightings for all of you today. Please enjoy, and be sure to send in any new submissions, additions or corrections to submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com

 

Our four year anniversary was this past July, and I'd like to thank each and every one of my contributors and readers for your costume submissions, your time, patience, energy and enthusiasm for the site.

Please be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Tumblr.

 

July 27, 2013

Two new costumes and five new sightings for all of you today.

If I've left any of your names from the credits, please do e-mail me. Also, please keep sending in submissions, and follow us on our Tumblr page.

 

July 20, 2013

Two new costumes and thirteen new sigtings for all of you today. Check back next week for more!

 

July 13, 2013

Three new costumes and seven new sightings for you today. Please keep sending in submissions!

 

July 22, 2013

Four new costumes and ten new sightings for all of you today. Enjoy! I will be out of town, so there will be no updates until the 13th of July. I will keep the queue on Tumblr going during that time.

 

July 15, 2013

Two new costumes and eight new sightings for all of you today. Check back next week for another update, and keep sending in submissions.

 

June 8, 2013

Two new costumes and five new sightings for you today. Keep sending in submissions and check back next week.

 

June 1, 2013

Two new costumes and five new sightings for you all today. Keep sending in submissions, and also follow us on our Tumblr page!

 

May 25, 2013

 

Two new costumes and four new sightings for all of you today. Keep sending in submissions!

 

May 18, 2013

 

Two new costumes and four new sightings for you today. Check back next week and keep sending in those submissions!

 

May 11, 2013

 

Two new costumes and nine new sigtings for all of you today. Enjoy and keep sending in new submissions!

 

May 4, 2013

 

Two new costumes and five new sightings for all of you tod! Keep sending in submissions!

 

April 27, 2013

 

Two new costumes and four new sightings for all of you today. Check back in next week for more updates, and in the meantime, please keep sending in submissions.

 

April 12, 2013

 

Three new costumes and six new sightings for all of you today. A very big welcome to all of our new followers.

There are several new articles up that mention the site. You can read the one from The Daily Mail here, the one from Moviefone here, and the Yahoo article here.

We hit 600 costumes this week. Quite a feat! I could not have done it without all of you contributing!

No update next week, as I will be traveling for work, but check in again the week after that.

April 5, 2013

 

Two new costumes and four new sightings for you today. Keep sending in submissions and check back next week.

 

March 30, 2013

 

Two new costumes and four new sightings for all of you today. Check back next week for more and keep sending in those submissions!

 

March 23, 2013

 

Two costumes and five new sightings for all of you today. Please check back next week!

 

March 15, 2013

 

Sorry for such a small update today, everyone. I was called out of town unexpectedly today for work, so this is all that I have time for before I have to step out of the door. Check back next week and also follow us on tumblr.

March 9, 2013

 

Two new costumes and six new sightings for all of you today. Enjoy and keep sending in submissions!

 

March 1, 2013

 

Three new costumes and nine new sightings for all of you today. Please keep sending in submissions. I've also added a tumblr account for Recycledmoviecostumes, which you can find here and add us to your feed. I post the same content over there, so you are not missing anything.

 

February 22, 2013

 

Two new costumes and five new sightings for all of you today. Keep sending in submissions and check back in next week.

 

February 16, 2013

 

Two new costumes and five new sightings for all of you today. Enjoy and keep sending in submissions!

 

February 9, 2013

 

Two new costumes and seven new sightings for all of you today. Please keep sending your recycled costume submissions and sighting s into submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com

 

February 1, 2013

 

Two new costumes and five new sightings for all of you today. Enjoy and keep sending in submissions.

 

January 26, 2013

 

Two new costumes and six new sightings for all of your today. Please keep sending in submissions!

 

January 18, 2013

 

Two new costumes and five new sightings for you today. Enjoy and keep sending in submissions!

 

January 11, 2013

 

Two new costumes and four new sightings today. Keep sending in submissions!

 

January 5, 2013

 

A very happy new year to everyone! Two new costumes and five new sightings for all of you today. Enjoy!

 

 

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