10+ Hidden Costume Details In 'The Witcher' Fans Didn't Catch

It's often been said that the clothes make the person. This holds especially true when talking about The Witcher. The costumes don't just serve an aesthetic purpose, they also foreshadow events to come.

See what I mean and take a look at these 10+ hidden costume details in The Witcher that fans didn't notice. You'll be asking yourself how these ever managed to slip by unnoticed in the first place!

1. The color of a character's clothing reveals a lot.

For example, whenever you see a character wearing black — watch out. They're someone not to be trifled with.

Gold represents royalty, and blue signifies that a character needs help or is in danger.

Finally red is a color that signifies uncertainty. It means either something very good or very bad is about to happen.


Put the color wheel to the test your next time watching.

You'll be shocked to see how well the theory aligns with how the show plays out.

2. Costume designer, Tim Aslam, was inspired by a variety of different time periods.


During an interview that Tim gave with Turkish magazine Episode, he stated that he "examined both gothic and Renaissance clothes and clothes that were influenced by gothic movements in all periods of history."

3. Queen Calanthe is always armed to the teeth.

Queen Calanthe is one of the most dangerous characters in the series.

Regardless of the setting or scenario, whether it's on the battlefield or hosting supper in the great hall, she is always carrying a blade at her side.

4. Borch Three Jackdaws true identity is foreshadowed by his jacket.


In the episode "Rare Species," we come to learn that dragons aren't as rare as we had originally been led to believe.

If you look closely at Borch's jacket, you'll see how closely it resembles a dragon's scales.

5. Yennefer's costume transformation is the exact opposite of Ciri's

If Ciri represents a fall from grace, then Yennefer is the Phoenix who rose from the ashes!

She begins the series wearing nothing more than a plain sack. By the time the first season concludes, she's draped in all the class and elegance that befits her new held position of power.

6. Ciri's costume represents her gradual transformation over the series.

Ciri is one of the few characters who never changes her costume.

If you watch the slow degradation, it's easy to make a connection between the physical garment and the figurative fall from grace Ciri has undergone.

7. Sir Lazlo wears his loyalty on his sleeve!


Queen Calanthe is affectionately known as "The Lion of Cintra." She embraces this and wears the signet of a lion on much of her clothing.

Sir Lazlo has the exact same emblem, which he wears to symbolize his loyalty to the Queen.

8. Triss' flower power is revealed in her dress!


In the final battle at Nilfgaard, take a close look at the dress that Triss is wearing. It may just appear to be a normal auburn color, but a careful eye reveals a floral decal winding throughout the dress.

A clear sign of her ability to create poison mushrooms and magical vines!

9. Princess Renfri's broach is a token from her past.


Talk about a character that was taken too soon! I wish that Renfri could have stuck around a little longer.

If you look at the gold broach, hidden just beneath her cloak, you'll see that it's the symbol for Creydon — the kingdom she was banished from.

10. A high dress means a high position.


Take a look at the dresses Tissaia de Vries wears. Almost all of her garments contain some type of strange, almost architectural element to them: i.e. a high frock or a collar.

This more than likely was done as an attempt to visualize her status and power

11. The Dryads are all about being organic.


As inhabitants of the Brokilon forest, they don't have much choice! It's even reflected in their armor.

If you look closely, the pieces are made of tree bark, leaves, and vines, as well as human bones!

12 There were a ton of costumes sewn for the series.


When all was said and done, there were more than 250 total costumes sewn.

Each principal cast member had between 7-10 each, and the minor cast members had a total of roughly 150.

13. Jaskier is one fashionable bard.


He does manage to keep a slick appearance! If you watch carefully, you'll notice that Jaskier's clothing is always complimenting whatever kingdom he happens to be performing in.

His color coordination is on an entirely different level.