We Asked, You Answered: 32 Broadway Costumes Theatre Fans Wished They Owned

This post was originally published on Playbill - Features

Written by: Marc J. Franklin

Broadway fans wear their heart on their sleeve, but if given the chance, many would like to add their favorite costumes to their personal collection. And, with a plethora of worlds explored onstage, Broadway has provided fans with quite the dream closet, from ready-wear to the otherworldly.

We asked and you answered: Check out these 32 Broadway costumes theatre fans wished they owned.

32 Broadway Costumes Theatre Fans Wished They Owned

natasha's coat

Natasha’s coat from Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Chad Batka)

christine cloak

Christine Daae’s cloak from the Phantom of the Opera (Courtesy of the Phantom of the Opera)

millie flapper

Millie’s flapper dress from Thoroughly Modern Millie (Joan Marcus)

harold suit

Harold Zidler suit from Moulin Rouge! (Matthew Murphy)


Beetlejuice’s suit from Beetlejuice (Marc J. Franklin)


Hedwig’s costume from Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Joan Marcus)


Dream’s dress from Dreamgirls (Martha Swope/NYPL for the Performing Arts)


Edna Turnblad’s “Welcome to the 60’s” dress from Hairspray (Paul Kolnik)

anya royal dress

Anya’s royal dress from Anastasia (Joseph Marzullo)


Elsa’s “Let it Go” dress from Frozen (Deen van Meer)


Mark’s sweater and scarf from Rent


Asaka’s costume from Once on This Island (Joan Marcus)


Glinda’s bubble dress from Wicked (Joan Marcus)

dream baby

The Lead Dancer’s “Dream Baby Dream” shirt from Oklahoma! (Little Fang Photo)


Persephone’s spring dress from Hadestown (Matthew Murphy)


Dolly Gallagher Levi’s red dress from Hello, Dolly! (Julieta Cervantes)


Scar’s mask from The Lion King (Courtesy of Disney’s The Lion King)

les miserables

Enjolra’s vest from Les Misérables 


Carole King’s Carnegie Hall dress from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Joan Marcus)


Evan’s polo shirt from Dear Evan Hansen (Matthew Murphy)

miss celie

Miss Celie’s pants from The Color Purple (Matthew Murphy)


Eva’s “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” dress from Evita 


Lola’s costume from Kinky Boots (Matthew Murphy)


Hamilton’s blue jacket from Hamilton (Joan Marcus)

elle woods

Elle Wood’s courtroom dress from Legally Blonde (Paul Kolnik)

chorus line

A gold hat from A Chorus Line (Martha Swope/NYPL for the Performing Arts)


Joseph’s coat of many colors from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

the wiz

Dorothy’s dress from The Wiz


Aurora’s suit from Kiss of the Spider Woman (Martha Swope/NYPL for the Performing Arts)

dee dee

Dee Dee Allen’s jacket from The Prom (Deen van Meer)

catch me if you can

Frank Abagnale, Jr.’s jacket from Catch Me If You Can (Joan Marcus)


Sally Bowles’ costume from Cabaret (Photo by Joan Marcus)

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