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Here Are 17 Celeb Looks Vs. The Spot-On Costumes From Broadway Musicals And Movies
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Here Are 17 Celeb Looks Vs. The Spot-On Costumes From Broadway Musicals And Movies

1. Michael Jackson — MJ The Musical

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Who can forget the famous look to match the ’80s bop, “What’s Love Got to Do with It”? Here’s Tina Turner on the left in concert at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum with Adrienne Warren on the right, starring as Tina in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. 

Costume designer: Mark Thompson

4. Elvis Presley — Elvis

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Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley performs (left) on stage in 1956 with Austin Butler (right) in the same black and pink color combo. 

Costume designer: Catherine Martin

5. Cher — The Cher Show

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On the left, Cher appears at the 1974 MET Gala in a show-stopping Bob Mackie creation. The look is recreated with Stephanie J. Block performing as Cher on Broadway in 2018.  
Costume designer: Bob Mackie

6. Diana Ross — Motown: The Musical

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Diana Ross poses for a portrait in 1987 in a mesmerizing form-fitting sequin gown. On the right, Valisia LeKae plays Diana Ross in Broadway’s Motown: The Musical (standing with Brandon Victor Dixon as Berry Gordy).

Costume designer: Esosa

7. Ray Charles — Ray

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I still get chills thinking about Jamie Foxx’s performance in Ray. Here, he’s pictured on the right, with Ray Charles (left) at BBC Television Centre in 1968. 

Costume designer: Sharen Davis

8. Marvin Gaye — Motown: The Musical

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On the left, soul singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye plays at Golden West Studios in 1973 with Bryan Terrell Clark as Marvin Gaye in Motown: The Musical on Broadway. 

Costume designer: Esosa

9. Tupac Shakur — All Eyez on Me

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Tupac Shakur is pictured on the left, performing in the 1992 movie, Juice, while Demetrius Shipp Jr. (in All Eyez on Me) reenacts the iconic scene on the right.

Costume designer: Francine Jamison-Tanchuck

10. Alexander Hamilton — Hamilton

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This high-collar button-down inspiration comes from Alexander Hamilton’s portrait— by artist Thomas Hamilton Crawford — (on the right) with Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton (left). 

Costume designer: Paul Tazewell

11. James Brown — Get On Up

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The “Godfather of Soul,” James Brown performs (left) at the TAMI Show in 1964, with Chadwick Boseman (as James Brown) in Get On Up

Costume designer: Sharen Davis

12. The Supremes — Motown: The Musical

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On the left, Sydney Morton, Valisia LeKae, and Ariana DeBose perform on Broadway as The Supremes in Motown: The Musical, with Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, and Mary Wilson pictured (right), on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964. 

Costume designer: Esosa

13. Selena — Selena

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On the left, Selena performs in this dazzling burgundy jumpsuit, with Jennifer Lopez as Selena in the remake of this costume.  

Costume designer: Elisabetta Beraldo

14. The Temptations — Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations

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The Temptations were known for their charming looks. On the left, they’re pictured on the cover of “The Greatest Hits,” with James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Ephraim Sykes, Derrick Baskin, and Jeremy Pope performing as The Temptations (on the right).

Costume designer: Paul Tazewell

15. Billie Holiday — The United States vs. Billie Holiday

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Billie Holiday (left) performs in New York City (1947) with Andra Day as Billie Holiday (right) in Hulu’s The United States vs. Billie Holiday.  

Costume designer: Paolo Nieddu

16. Malcolm X — Malcolm X

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Civil rights activist Malcolm X is pictured on the left, giving a press conference in 1964 with Denzel Washington recreating the moment in Malcolm X.

Costume designer: Ruth E. Carter

17. Freddie Mercury — Bohemian Rhapsody

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Freddie Mercury of Queen performs in a white tank and high-waisted jeans at Wembley Stadium in 1985 with Rami Malek (right) as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.  

Costume designer: Julian Day

Which movies or musicals did we miss? Let us know in the comments!

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