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20th Apr '16 7:47:44 PM PaulA
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** A HalloweenEpisode variation: In "Druselsteinoween", both Candace and Stacy come to Vanessa Doofenshmirz' party dressed as a vampire queen. On top of it, Vanessa is wearing the same costume. Candace decideds to keep hers, but Stacy leaves the party to change into a TheScarletPimpernel costume instead. When she comes back, she discovers that five other people are dressed as the Scarlet Pimpernel, including Vanessa's date.

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** A HalloweenEpisode variation: In "Druselsteinoween", both Candace and Stacy come to Vanessa Doofenshmirz' party dressed as a vampire queen. On top of it, Vanessa is wearing the same costume. Candace decideds to keep hers, but Stacy leaves the party to change into a TheScarletPimpernel Literature/TheScarletPimpernel costume instead. When she comes back, she discovers that five other people are dressed as the Scarlet Pimpernel, including Vanessa's date.
12th Apr '16 6:00:26 AM Bissek
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* A male variant: in ''Literature/{{Dodger}}''; when Dodger gets invited to a posh dinner party, Solomon insists he spends some of his reward money at a top Saville Row tailor. Since the reward isn't ''that'' much, they get a relatively cheap suit, which Solomon's friend Izzy explains was a bespoke suit for a top client, but the tailor got the measurements wrong. Naturally, said client is at the dinner, wearing the correctly measured version of the same suit, and turns out to be Sir UsefulNotes/RobertPeel. Dodger ''is'' embarassed about this, partly because it draws attention to the fact he got the suit cheap, and partly because it's never a good idea to attract a Peeler's attention, and Sir Robert is King of the Peelers.

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* A male variant: in ''Literature/{{Dodger}}''; when Dodger gets invited to a posh dinner party, Solomon insists he spends some of his reward money at a top Saville Row tailor. Since the reward isn't ''that'' much, they get a relatively cheap suit, which Solomon's friend Izzy explains was a bespoke suit for a top client, but the tailor got the measurements wrong. Naturally, said client is at the dinner, wearing the correctly measured version of the same suit, and turns out to be Sir UsefulNotes/RobertPeel. Dodger ''is'' embarassed embarrassed about this, partly because it draws attention to the fact he got the suit cheap, and partly because it's never a good idea to attract a Peeler's attention, and Sir Robert is King of the Peelers.Peelers.
* In one ''Literature/ElementalAssassin'' novel, Gin goes to a party at the local museum in a dress her foster brother got for her, only to find that her ex is there on the arm of a girl wearing the same dress. Oddly, it's the ''men'' in the story who get worked up over it, as it means that the store had sold two of an allegedly one of a kind designer dress. This inadvertently saves Gin's life - when thieves raid the museum, they make a point of assassinating Gin first so she can't go Die Hard on them, only they accidentally kill the other girl, who bore a superficial resemblance to Gin and was wearing an identical dress.
5th Apr '16 10:44:55 PM DesertDragon
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** Taken to the extreme in Season 8 during a Music/{{Madonna}}-themed runway, when '''FOUR''' queens out of eight decided to wear the kimono from "Nothing Really Matters". The psychology behind this is interesting since you could tell the queens were actively trying to avoid this trope. With the exception of Chi Chi [=DeVayne=] wearing the cone bra from the Blonde Ambition Tour, no one else did Madonna's most iconic outfits such as the wedding dress from "Like a Virgin" or the ballgown from "Vogue", probably because they though someone else would. Meanwhile, the kimono is one of Madonna's more obscure looks but also one of her most elegant, so the girls who picked it each thought they were being unique, and that backfired ''so'' hard.

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** Taken to the extreme in Season 8 during a Music/{{Madonna}}-themed runway, when '''FOUR''' queens out of eight decided to wear the kimono from "Nothing Really Matters". The psychology behind this is interesting since interesting; you could tell the queens were actively trying to avoid this trope. With the exception of Chi Chi [=DeVayne=] wearing the cone bra from the Blonde Ambition Tour, no one else did Madonna's most iconic outfits such as the wedding dress from "Like a Virgin" or the ballgown from "Vogue", probably because they though thought someone else would. Meanwhile, the kimono is one of Madonna's more obscure looks but also one of her most elegant, so the girls who picked it each thought they were being unique, and that backfired ''so'' hard.
5th Apr '16 10:41:44 PM DesertDragon
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* In the first episode of the third season of ''[[RupaulsDragRace RuPaul's Drag Race]],'' as all the queens make their grand entrances and get to know one another, the room goes silent when India Ferrah walks in and notices that fellow contestant Phoenix has a very similar punk-inspired look. Both queens proceed to stare daggers at each other.

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* In the first episode of the third season of ''[[RupaulsDragRace RuPaul's Drag Race]],'' Race]]'':
** In the first episode of the Season 3,
as all the queens {{drag queen}}s make their grand entrances and get to know one another, the room goes silent when India Ferrah walks in and notices that fellow contestant Phoenix has a very similar punk-inspired look. Both queens proceed to stare daggers at each other.other.
** Taken to the extreme in Season 8 during a Music/{{Madonna}}-themed runway, when '''FOUR''' queens out of eight decided to wear the kimono from "Nothing Really Matters". The psychology behind this is interesting since you could tell the queens were actively trying to avoid this trope. With the exception of Chi Chi [=DeVayne=] wearing the cone bra from the Blonde Ambition Tour, no one else did Madonna's most iconic outfits such as the wedding dress from "Like a Virgin" or the ballgown from "Vogue", probably because they though someone else would. Meanwhile, the kimono is one of Madonna's more obscure looks but also one of her most elegant, so the girls who picked it each thought they were being unique, and that backfired ''so'' hard.
4th Apr '16 5:27:26 AM LondonKdS
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* Subverted in the sixth of the ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeGraphicNovels'', ''Masqued Mayhem''. The usually bad-tempered and bitchy Lumpy Space Princess and her frenemy Melissa both wear SeashellBra mermaid costumes to LSP's fancy dress party, but they end up complimenting each other with apparent sincerity instead of fighting.
2nd Apr '16 6:39:23 AM JackG
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* Used as a BatmanGambit in ''Film/TheTransporterRefueled''. The women involved in TheCaper all dress the same to create confusion about their numbers and who they are.
19th Mar '16 8:14:21 AM Hossmeister
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3rd Jan '16 3:14:31 PM StFan
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->'''Scully:''' [about a female corpse] Mulder, she's wearing my outfit.
->'''Mulder:''' How embarrassing!

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->'''Scully:''' [about (''about a female corpse] corpse'') Mulder, she's wearing my outfit.
->'''Mulder:'''
outfit.\\
'''Mulder:'''
How embarrassing!



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* One of HoylesRulesOfDragonPoker rule changes makes players wearing the same clothes duel against each other.
-->99. If two players arrive wearing the same clothes, the next hand will be played just between them. They will have to share the same cards up cards, but their hole cards will be there own.
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* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'':
** Parodied in a cartoon, where a cowboy wearing a flowery, decorated hat balks at entering a saloon where another cowboy is wearing an identical hat. All the other cowboys, of course, are wearing the usual style of cowboy hat, all alike. Although if you look closely, none of them are identical other than the decorated hats.
** One cartoon has two chameleons in the same color at a party.
** In a psychic convention, they not only wear the same dress but the exact same hair and makeup. The punchline is that [[{{Irony}} it was completely unforeseen]].
* Variation in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1995-08-09/ this]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Pondus}}'' strip: Pondus' wife demands that they leave the party because someone else is wearing the same dress as her. Pondus tries to convince her that it's no big deal, until he sees that the person wearing the same dress is a ''transvestite''. Then he cries out for a taxi.
* In one early ''Tank [=McNamara=]'' strip, tennis player Barb was going to play Chris Evert, and wanted an edge. Her boyfriend suggested she wear a tennis dress identical to Chris's. Barb said angrily that "even in ''jest'' that's an asinine, sexist, stupid, dumb, ''male'' idea ... and it really ''disgusts'' me that I'm going to try it." The last panel of the next strip showed Evert missing a shot while wondering frantically, "Where'd she get it? Where'd she get it?"
* In a series of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' comics, Andy forces Peter to wear a dorky shirt on the first day of school: "I'm asking you to dress nicely for one day. [[TemptingFate How bad can that be?]]" When he gets to school, he discovers, to his horror, that super geek Morton Goldthwait is wearing the same shirt. HilarityEnsues.
* A [[http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/ronald_reagan_wannabes/ political cartoon example]] from the 2008 US presidential election which depicts all of the then-Republican Party primary candidates dressing up as UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan for a Halloween party. The cartoon parodied both the influence that Reagan's legacy continues to have on the GOP as well as the general popularity of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon_mask wearing president masks as Halloween costumes]].
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* Those tongue-in-cheek internet lists on "Why it's Great to be a Guy" usually include this subversive chestnut: If another guy shows up at a party wearing the same outfit as you, the two of you just might become best friends for life. As one comedian put it, if a guy sees someone else wearing the same as him, he just figures "hey, I got it right!"
** Demonstrated by the story accompanying [[http://imgur.com/TcePvU0 this image]].
* Les Dawson used to complain of having to wear hand-me-downs from his ''older sisters''. One day he went to school in the same dress as the teacher.
--> I couldn't tell who was more embarrassed - him or me.
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* ''FarSide''
** Parodied in a cartoon, where a cowboy wearing a flowery, decorated hat balks at entering a saloon where another cowboy is wearing an identical hat. All the other cowboys, of course, are wearing the usual style of cowboy hat, all alike.
*** Although if you look closely, none of them are identical other than the decorated hats.
** One cartoon has two chameleons in the same color at a party.
** In a psychic convention, they not only wear the same dress but the exact same hair and makeup. The punchline is that [[{{Irony}} it was completely unforeseen]].
* Variation in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1995-08-09/ this]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic.
* ''{{Pondus}}'' strip: Pondus' wife demands that they leave the party because someone else is wearing the same dress as her. Pondus tries to convince her that it's no big deal, until he sees that the person wearing the same dress is a ''transvestite''. Then he cries out for a taxi.
* In one early ''Tank [=McNamara=]'' strip, tennis player Barb was going to play Chris Evert, and wanted an edge. Her boyfriend suggested she wear a tennis dress identical to Chris's. Barb said angrily that "even in ''jest'' that's an asinine, sexist, stupid, dumb, ''male'' idea ... and it really ''disgusts'' me that I'm going to try it." The last panel of the next strip showed Evert missing a shot while wondering frantically, "Where'd she get it? Where'd she get it?"
* In a series of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' comics, Andy forces Peter to wear a dorky shirt on the first day of school: "I'm asking you to dress nicely for one day. [[TemptingFate How bad can that be?]]" When he gets to school, he discovers, to his horror, that super geek Morton Goldthwait is wearing the same shirt. HilarityEnsues.
* A [[http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/ronald_reagan_wannabes/ political cartoon example]] from the 2008 US presidential election which depicts all of the then-Republican Party primary candidates dressing up as UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan for a Halloween party. The cartoon parodied both the influence that Reagan's legacy continues to have on the GOP as well as the general popularity of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon_mask wearing president masks as Halloween costumes]].
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[[folder:Jokes]]
* Those tongue-in-cheek internet lists on "Why it's Great to be a Guy" usually include this subversive chestnut: If another guy shows up at a party wearing the same outfit as you, the two of you just might become best friends for life. As one comedian put it, if a guy sees someone else wearing the same as him, he just figures "hey, I got it right!"
** Demonstrated by the story accompanying [[http://imgur.com/TcePvU0 this image]].
* Les Dawson used to complain of having to wear hand-me-downs from his ''older sisters''. One day he went to school in the same dress as the teacher.
--> I couldn't tell who was more embarrassed - him or me.

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* Those tongue-in-cheek internet lists on "Why it's Great Defied to be a Guy" usually include this subversive chestnut: If another guy shows up at a party wearing her chagrin by AnneHathaway [[http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/anne-hathaway-oscar-dress-switch-why-she-ditched-a-stunning-valentino-gown-last-minute-2013262 during the same outfit as you, the two of you just might become best friends for life. As one comedian put it, if 2013 Oscars]]. She nearly wore a guy sees someone else wearing the same as him, he just figures "hey, I got it right!"
** Demonstrated by the story accompanying [[http://imgur.com/TcePvU0 this image]].
* Les Dawson used to complain of having to wear hand-me-downs from his ''older sisters''. One day he went to school in the same
dress as that looked so similar to the teacher.
--> I couldn't tell who
one worn by her co-star, Amanda Seyfried, and thus decided to change her dress to the one that got her criticized left and right.
* Played for laughs during the MTV Video Music Awards one year. Music/WhitneyHouston and Music/MariahCarey (who were believed to have disliked each other,) emerged from opposite sides of the stage to present an award together, in identical [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9iJco5PFEc brown silk gowns.]] There
was more embarrassed - him or me.an awkward silence as a cat fight was anticipated, until Mariah and Whiteny revealed it was all a gag, and each ripped their gowns (actually just removed the extra fabric) to make them different by altering the hemlines.
* The source of the "Who Wore it Better" articles in several tabloid magazines.



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* One of HoylesRulesOfDragonPoker rule changes makes players wearing the same clothes duel against each other.
-->99. If two players arrive wearing the same clothes, the next hand will be played just between them. They will have to share the same cards up cards, but their hole cards will be there own.
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* Defied to her chagrin by AnneHathaway [[http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/anne-hathaway-oscar-dress-switch-why-she-ditched-a-stunning-valentino-gown-last-minute-2013262 during the 2013 Oscars]]. She nearly wore a dress that looked so similar to the one worn by her co-star, Amanda Seyfried, and thus decided to change her dress to the one that got her criticized left and right.
* Played for laughs during the MTV Video Music Awards one year. Music/WhitneyHouston and Music/MariahCarey (who were believed to have disliked each other,) emerged from opposite sides of the stage to present an award together, in identical [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9iJco5PFEc brown silk gowns.]] There was an awkward silence as a cat fight was anticipated, until Mariah and Whiteny revealed it was all a gag, and each ripped their gowns (actually just removed the extra fabric) to make them different by altering the hemlines.
* The source of the "Who Wore it Better" articles in several tabloid magazines.
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