Real-Life Research

Various pictures

Various pictures from my London stay Temptation Alley This was probably the coolest and most crammed trims store I’ve ever seen from the inside. Just in case you’re interested, they’re located at the end of Portobello Road; and, yes, they do have a website: http://www.temptationalley.com/ – they’re worth visiting, and their name has a reason… […]

Necro Various

Necromonger VariousBesides the armor the Necromongers are wearing, there are also some glimpses at more or less ‘civil’ clothing of the Necromonger society, which shall be analyzed on this page Lensor While the Lensor’s clothes are definitely not civilian clothing, they are still interesting. All starts with the almost typical body suit, which, according to […]

Imam

The Imam is wearing a knee length, striped red tunic, a floor length brown vest (fine linen or rough cotton) with sari trims at the front edges, sand-colored pants and a burgundy scarf decorated with a metal belt. His cap seems to be made of cut leather. This is the same original outfit, as offered […]

Aereon

Aereon’s dress is described in the ‘Riddick insider’ as being made from ‘crushed Swarowsky (not *my* typo – sic!) crystal’.I will prove in this costume study that this description is wrong as it can be. First, as you can perfectly see here, we have at least two layers in the costume: First, an underdress, A-shaped, […]

Purifier

The Purifier’s outfit seems to consist of a floor length leather coat, which is cut with gores at the bottom back side to allow for maximum movement. And while he seems to wear black trousers with it, he doesn’t seem to wear a shirt. This can be seen in the Director’s Cut, when he tears […]

Riddick

General costume Hah! I searched long for an excuse to analyze such a ‘simple’ costume… until I took a closer look and found that it’s not exactly *that* simple at all. Let me tell you why… Alright. Close your eyes after reading the following question and try to come up with an image in your […]

Dame Vaako

LightI have no idea if this is one or two dresses, but it’s shown with different accessories in the movie. First, it’s worn with a ‘smaller’ necklace and a belt… and then it’s worn with a wider necklace, without the belt. The seams seem to be pretty much in the same places on those both […]

Helion Various

Various Helion Prime costumesLajjun and Ziza; Lajjun’s bathrobe and Ziza’s nightgown: The bathrobe seems to be made from doubled, gold stripe woven organza. Note the enormous stuffed collar on this one. Lajjun is wearing another sleeveless shirt under this robe. Ziza’s nightgown is made from a patterned cotton, I guess; and as you can see […]