Saturday, March 31, 2012

Costume Doubles Quiz

If you watch BBC period dramas long enough you'll notice that they sometime reuse costumes. 
In this quiz there are two dresses that have been used in adaptations of Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskells works. I've collected photos of each wearing and your job is to guess which films they were worn in and who was wearing them!

To Play: Take a look at the photos below and leave a comment telling me which Gaskell and Dickens adaptation the two dresses were worn in. Extra points for naming the characters and actresses who wore them.

Scoring: 5 points for each correctly guessed film, character and actress. Maximum score is 75 points.


Orange Stripe Dress

Gaskell Film



Dickens Film





Black Striped Dress

Gaskell Film #1
 


Gaskell Film #2


  Dickens Film 



This shouldn't be too tricky because they seemed to be fairly well known dresses in the costume fan sphere. It was great fun collecting the photos though. 

Enjoy!
Answers and photos will be posted next week.


28 comments:

Payton Wilson said...

Orange Stripe Dress -
Gaskell Film: Wives and Daughters
Actor: Justine Waddell
Character: Molly Gibson

Dickens Film: Little Dorrit

Black Striped Dress -
Gaskell Film 1: North and South
Actor: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Character: Margaret Hale

Gaskell Film 2: Return to Cranford
Character: Ermenia

Dickens film: Bleak House
Actor: Gillian Anderson
Character: Lady Dedlock

fun! =)

Melody said...

Ooh what fun! Well, the first dress is worn by Molly Gibson (Justine Waddell) in Wives and Daughters... I never even noticed this was the same dress, it looks different without the collar--but I think the second is Fanny Dorrit in Little Dorrit. (Is the actress Emma Peirson? For some reason that's the name that popt into my head...)

And for the Black Striped, I never noticed this one being the same, either? Well, #1 is Margaret Hale (Daniela Denby-Ashe) in North and South. Not sure about the second one-- is it Cranford? And the third one is, I think, Lady Dedlock (Gillian Anderson) in Bleak House.

=) Doubles are always fun! Costumes can look so different just with little touches like a different shirt underneath & collars!

Charity U said...

I haven't seen many Dickens films (except Little Dorrit) so I'm not entering the contest unless you decide my answers work after all. :)

The Orange Stripe Dress -- worn by Molly in "Wives and Daughters."

And the Black Striped Dress was worn in #1 by Margaret in North and South.

Other than that, dunno. :)

Mary Beth said...

Justine Waddell as Molly Gibson in Wives and Daughters is wearing the orange striped dress in the first set of pictures.

Second set...not sure.

For the black striped dress...

Daniela Denby-Ashe as Margaret Hale in North and South is wearing it in the first set of pictures.

Michelle Dockerey as Erminia Whyte in Return to Cranford is wearing it in the second set of pictures.

Last set... I don't know who wore it, but I know it's from Bleak House.

Katie Wegner said...

Wow! I never realized that!
Gaskell#1 : Wives and Daughters. worn by: Molly Gibson.

Dickens#1: Little Dorrit, worn by: Fanny Dorrit.

Gaskell#2: North and South worn by: Margaret Hale

And I don't know what other Gaskell film it goes with.

Dickens#2: Bleak House . Worn by: Lady Dedlock.

:D

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Payton Wilson,
Great work on all of your guesses they were quite correct! The only things you missed were not guessing the actress or character for the Dickens Orange Stripe Dress and the actress for the 2nd Gaskell Black Stripe Dress.
Your total score is 60 points! Thanks so much for playing! :)

♬ Jemimah ♬ said...

Black striped dress:
Gaskell film #1: worn by Molly Gibson in Wives and Daughters
Gaskell film #2: worn by Armenia 'Buxton' in Return to Cranford
Couldn't guess any of the Charles Dickens ones, as I've never seen those movies before. This was FUN!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
All of your guesses were correct. You did sort of guess the correct film for the 2nd Gaskell Black Striped Dress so I'm giving you a point for that but maybe you could guess again.
Your total score is 65 points!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Charity,
That's okay that you haven't seen many Dickens films but actually the one you mentioned is one of the correct answers. hehe :)
Your other answers were correct so you total score is 20 points.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Mary Beth,
Good job on all of your guesses they were all correct!
You guessed the correct film for the Dickens Black Stripe Dress.
Your total score is 50 points. Thanks for playing!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Katie Wegner,
Good job on guessing the films and characters!
Your total score is 40 points. Thanks for playing!

Jemimah,
Your guess on the 1st Gaskell Black Stripe Dress was incorrect but it matched the correct answers for the Gaskell Orange Striped Dress so I'm going to give you the points.
Your guess for the 2nd Gaskell Black Striped Dress was correct.
Your total score is 20 points. :)

Stephanie said...

Orange Stipe
Gaskell) Wives and Daughters, Molly Ginson played by Justine Waddell. (Funny fact, I don't recognize the dress, but I know what her throat looks like!)
Dickens) I'm gonna guess Little Dorrit. The feel of those pictures is similar. But maybe just cause it's a Dickens film, eh?

Black Stripe
Gaskell 1) North & South, Margaret Hale played by Daniela Denby-Ashe (Spelling?). My favorite dress in the film [:)]
Gaskell 2)Cranford? Mary Smith,but her hair is light. I see dark tresses. Nevermind. Is it Cranford? [:P]
Dickens) I don't think BBC has done Oliver Twist, I've only seen the Muppets or animated Christmas Carols. I would have recognized it in Little Dorrit (Have I mentioned I love this dress?) Sleepy Hollow is NOT a Dixkens film, and I've not seen it so why is it popping up in my mind? Maybe, Bleak House? (I almost watched thia once. Now I wish I had so I'd know instead of guessing!)

P.S. The Dickens are completely wild guesses, I've only seen
Little Dorrit. [:)]

Umm, sorry this is sooo long!

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

the Orange striped dress was worn by Molly Gibson (Justine Waddell) in Wives and Daughters, and Fanny Dorrit (Emma Pierson) in Little Dorrit.

The Black Striped Dress was worn in North and South by Margaret Hale (Daniela Denby-Ashe) and Lady Dedlock (Gillian Anderson) in Bleak House.


My friend and I are doing this quiz together,as I have only seen the Gaskell movies & She the Dickens movies.

Mel said...

Ohhh this is a great idea!
I think I know the Gaskell Film's but i'm a bit worried about the Dicken's ones. Anyway here goes:

Orange Stripe Dress
Gaskell Film: Wives and Daughters
Character: Molly Gibson
Dickens Film: (I'm going to take a guess) Little Dorrit?
Character: Amy Dorrit?

Black Striped Dress
Gaskell Film *1: North & South
Character: Margaret Hale
Gaskell Film *2: Return to Cranford
Character: Erminia Whyte (not sure on the spelling there)
Dickens Film: Bleak House
Character: (another guess) Lady Dedlock.

That was so much fun! I love reading posts about re-used costumes.

Melody said...

Ooh. Must be Return to Cranford, then? Actually, I was kind of thinking that but for some reason didn't say that. haha

Ella said...

This was fun because I recognize the costumes.

Orange stripe drees fromGaskell film-Molly Gibson Wives&Daughters
Black Striped dress
Gaskell film #1-Margaret Hale North%South
Gaskell fil #2-Return to Cranford
Dickens film-Lady Deadlock Bleak House.
Thanks Miss Laurie!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Stephanie,
Good job on recognizing the throat on the Orange Stripe Dress. :) Also your guesses for the 1st Gakell Black Stripe Dress was correct.
You also guessed the correct films for the Dickens orange stripe and the Dickens black stripe and your guess for the film on the 2nd Gaskell black stripe was almost correct so I'll give you the point.
BBC has made multiple versions of Oliver Twist but neither of the dresses come from one of them.

Your total score in 45 points, Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Elizabeth & friend,
Good work on your answers! Total score is 60 points. Thanks for playing!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
Yes, you're right! Have you seen that? Score is 65 points. :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Ella,
All seven of your guesses were correct, good job on recognizing them! Your total score is 35 points.
Thanks for playing!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Mel,
All of your answers were correct except Your guess on the character for the Dickens Orange Striped Dress but the film was correct.
Your total score is 45 points! Glad you had fun playing! :)

Scullery Maid said...

#1 Cynthia in Wives and Daughters and Fanny in Little Dorrit
#2 Miss Hale in North and South, That girl whose name I don't remember who didn't want to marry that fellow who was in love with that girl who his father did not approve of and she was his ward In Return to Cranford(is it just me or does this not make any sense?), and Lady Deadlock in Bleak House

Melody said...

Yes, I have seen Return to Cranford. Hmm... was it Peggy Bell who wore it? I'm thinking it must be either her or that other girl, but I can't remember her name anyways so it's easy to decide which one to guess. ;)

birdienl said...

Orange stripe dress:
Gaskell film: Wives and Daughters, worn by Justine Waddell as Molly Gibson
Dickens film: Little Dorrit (2008), worn by ? as Fanny Dorrit

Black striped dress:
Gaskell film 1: North and South, worn by Danielle Denby Ash as Margaret Hale
Gaskell film 2: Cranford (2009), worn by Michelle Dockery as Arminia White (?)
Dickens film: Bleak House (2005) worn by Gillian Anderson as Lady Dedlock

In His Wings said...

1. Justine Waddel, Molly Gibson, Wives & Daughters
2.
3. Daniella Denby-Ashe, Margaret Hale, North & South
4. Michelle Dockery, Erminia Whyte, Return to Cranford
5. Lady Dedlock, Bleak House?

I have seen only a couple of Dickens' film adaptions, so I am uncertain about the last one.
Sarah Grace

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Scullery Maid,
For the Gaskell Orange Striped Dress you guessed the film correctly but not the character. You all of your other guesses were correct.
Your total score is 40 points.

You got the right character for the 2nd Gaskell Black Striped Dress but I can't give you the point because you didn't have her name. Thanks for playing!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
It was the other girl. Sorry, your score stays at 65 points.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

birdienl,
All of your answers were correct so your score is 70 points. Good work!


Sarah Grace (In His Wings),
All of your guesses were correct so your score is 55 points. Thanks for playing!

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