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Amber von Tussle

Amber von Tussle is the secondary antagonist of the musical Hairspray.  Played by Brittany Snow in the 2007 movie and Cameron Dove in the 2016 live television special, Amber is a blonde beauty who often makes fun of Tracy Turnblad.  Hairspray is set in 1962, providing you with plenty of opportunities to recreate some classic vintage looks.  Finding exact matches for these kinds of costume pieces is almost impossible, so if you’re having trouble, be sure to focus on the classic silhouettes of the ’50s and ’60s to make your own one-of-a-kind look.  Though the most iconic looks for this character may be her chosen costume for the Miss Teenage Hairspray competition, there are plenty of vintage looks to choose from throughout the film or special, so don’t limit yourself and get creative!

Harriet Smith from Emma

Harriet Smith (played by Mia Goth) is an orphan and pupil at Mrs. Goddard’s boarding school in Highbury. She becomes Emma Woodhouse’s closest friend in both the book and film versions of Jane Austen’s Emma. Harriet is a naive young girl who is easily swayed by Emma and her preferences. Harriet can often be found wearing a red cape, which is part of her boarding school uniform.

mr knightley from emma

Mr. George Knightley from Emma

Mr. Knightley (played by Johnny Flynn in the newest film adaptation) is Emma Woodhouse’s closest confidant in Jane Austen’s Emma. George is kind and intelligent, with the wit necessary to match Emma, but much more maturity at his disposal. Mr. Knightley’s dress is typical of the regency era in which Jane Austen’s novels are mostly set.

emma woodhouse from emma

Emma Woodhouse from Emma

Emma Woodhouse (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) may be handsome, clever, and rich, but she can also be a bit naive and spoiled in the latest adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Throughout the film, Emma wears an array of colorful and intricate period costumes, providing ample opportunity to explore the regency era and create an outfit with colors and textures that speak to you.