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”, […]

Chronicles of Riddick

Costumes of and thoughts and studies on the ‘Chronicles of Riddick’ Note: This is a work in progress. Almost all images I wanted to have here *are* already here, but some of the costume descriptions are still missing my descriptions, which I will have to copy to the appropriate places. This takes some time… as […]

Titanic – a letter to James Cameron

An open letter to James Cameron Dear Mr. Cameron, while I appreciate your movie ‘Titanic’ from 1997 a lot (otherwise I would not have seen it approximately – and without exaggeration – 200 times, eight of those times in the cinema!) from cinematographic, historical and personal view, I have one question for you. Why, for […]


When I started studying Ramirez’ (Sean Connery’s) wonderful outfit from “Highlander”, I soon found that there are surprisingly few pictures on the net of this really, really great suit and especially the beautiful Peacock cloak. Well, here’s my will to help people out of the dilemma where to get pictures of that outfit…

Brotherhood o.t. Wolf

The costumes from ‘Le Pacte Des Loups’ (Brotherhood of the Wolf) This movie has so many beautiful costumes which, in my opinion, never got the attention they should have. Here’s my tribute to some of them, sorted by the actor wearing the costume in question. A short note in advance: Looking at the movie one […]

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love There are very, very few movies out there of which I would say that I’d like to reproduce almost *all* costumes from. Shakespeare in Love is one of them. All the costumes in this movie are *mostly* historical – *mostly*, because they include a vast mix over almost 50 years of Elizabethan […]

Asterix: Mission Cleopatra

While this movie’s costumes are probably not by far historically correct, I find them rather inspiring and am particularly in love with the beautiful black, pearl embroidered corset gown Monica Belluci is wearing as ‘Cleopatra’ in that particular movie in the very last scene. As I’ve been planning to make that particular gown for myself […]