Real-Life Research

Star Wars Identities – Infrared & Color photos

Infrared and color photos of the costumes shown at the „Star Wars Identities“ exhibit, Cologne, Germany Let me start by explaining what an „infrared photo“ is, because many explanations – even those spread by the media – are wrong. An infrared photo – which, namely, is a photo which is taken using a camera which […]

Name of „Padmé Amidala“?

~Please also have a look at my Star Wars costume reproductions (which is basically what my website is all about – costumes.) ~ Padmé or Amidala or Padmé Amidala or Queen Amidala or…? Naming problems in Star Wars‘ Naboo world When going over my website’s statistics, I often find „weird“ search terms. Like, „Queen Padme“, […]

Tutankhamun Exhibit

Tutankhamun Replica Exhibit, Cologne, Germany; June 2011 The website for the exhibit,  which travels from Cologne to Brussels and Dublin, can be found here. I’ve visited the exhibit with my son and found it very interesting. Despite the fact that all the things in the exhibit are replicas, they do look very realistic. Also, it’s kind of an advantage to not just be able […]


Costume in the movies I guess this is where a lot of people got into first contact with costumes: a movie. The costumes shown in such a movie might be more or less accurate… but basically, they are – for some people – the chance to fall in love with the period with which the […]