A coat of the period of WAR OF THE WORLDS (family album).

Any character in WAR OF THE WORLDS of course wears contemporary clothing. In addition to other sources – like a compendium about fashion of the 1898 summer season, where my adaption takes place – I also used old photos from family photo albums as source material. I was particularly taken with this coat because it clearly shows a reform dress aspect and thus could bring more visual diversity into the otherwise very sensational fashion that was to be depicted (meaning, the usual fashion of the late 19th century, where the story is set, had many historical quotations such as ruffles and feathers) – and thus gave me the opportunity to bring a different visual effect into the crowd scenes and make them more diverse, depicting the time more realistically and thus more believable.