Amazon Prime’s Good Omens centers the 6,000-year love story between the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley. And while we watch them pretend to be on opposite sides despite growing ever closer, seeing them transform from era to era is also a treat.
Claire Anderson, who received an Emmy nomination for her work in Season 1 of Good Omens, worked closely with actors Michael Sheen and David Tennant in crafting the two leads’ modern-day looks. Where Crowley is known to miracle his own Goth-like, snake-inspired style, Aziraphale takes the time to buy and maintain his now-vintage clothes.
Let’s take a journey through time and appreciate 6,000 years of demonic and angelic style, including a few looks from planned Aziracrow eras that didn’t make it on screen.
Before the Beginning
We first meet Aziraphale and pre-Fall Crowley at a time before the beginning, just as the latter was creating the Horseshoe Nebula.
Here, they are both clad in matching Angel Basic White, with the only difference being the lining on their sleeves — Aziraphale’s robes have a gold lining right at the hem, while Crowley’s are a couple of inches off the hem. This might be linked to their different ranks, with Aziraphale being a cherub and Crowley being “a throne, a dominion, or above” — per Muriel.
Anderson was inspired by a mix of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and Al Pacino’s Serpico look for Aziraphale in the Garden of Eden, as seen in the flow of his rough-hewn robe, and the gold embroidery on his shoulders. It’s also the first time we see his golden ring.
Crowley, now fallen, is dressed in black with red detailing on his sleeves and an asymmetrical hem. His hair is curled like snakes.
In Mesopotamia, right before the Great Flood, we see Aziraphale and Crowley in simple tunics — though the angel’s look is more streamlined, with gold beads at the front, while Crowley’s has a rough-cut neckline.
We next see them in The Land of Uz 1500 years later, in a minisode that features some of the best moments from Good Omens Season 2. Here, Aziraphale’s robes are more ostentatious — particularly with its golden collar, shaped like the sun and adorned with pearls. There’s gold at the hem as well, partnered with pleating at the front and a sash on his shoulder.
Crowley, meanwhile, looks hella stylish as Bildad the Shuite, if you can get over the beard. The texture on him looks really great, combined with the red detailing on his shoulders.
At the time of Christ’s death, Aziraphale sports a turban and a soft leather coat over his tunic, while Crowley is clad in an abaya, the female attire of the region, with a head wrap to conceal his snake eyes.
By the time we see them again in Rome, Aziraphale and Crowley have switched out their tunics for togas, with decorative pins. Aziraphale has a pair of angel wings on his shoulder, while Crowley’s look features a serpent and staff, as well as hair styled for the times.
The Sasanid Dynasty
Here’s a look we never got to see.
One of the historical flashbacks planned for Season 2 was an Arabian Nights-inspired scene, written by a British-Sudanese author well-versed in the Sasanid Dynasty. COVID-related budget cuts meant that it was ultimately axed from the show, but showrunner Neil Gaiman says that it would’ve been faithful to the time and place.
Aziraphale and Crowley’s looks in the Kingdom of Wessex — where they unfortunately worked very hard in damp places just to cancel each other out— were created by armor specialist FBFX. They were designed for Aziraphale and Crowley to look ethereal and snakelike, respectively. A fur caplet was added to Aziraphale’s armor as a nod to angel wings.
Another era that the COVID-related budget cuts took from us was a 15th century papal era. It hasn’t stopped fans from imagining, though.
Both Crowley and Aziraphale look period-appropriate as they watch an early version of Hamlet at the Globe Threatre London, and it’s thanks to the theater’s vast archive of costumes. It’s the first time we see Aziraphale embrace blue as part of his color palette.
Wild West Years
The third lost era features Aziraphale and Crowley in the Wild West — a period that ranges from 1607 to 1912. Crowley as a badass cowboy can be a little funny, considering he hadn’t used a gun until 1941, so he could’ve easily been swinging one with no bullets around for the heck of it.
Interestingly, Wild West Aziracrow has been a subject of fan art from as far back as 2019.
The year 1793 in Paris was not a time and place to be dressed like an aristocrat, but Aziraphale isn’t an angel that could resist the fashion — and so his lace collar and gold brocade land him in jail. Crowley, at this point, is far more mindful of human fashion, and thus dons a deep red jacket.
The Edinburgh minisode is set entirely at night, which makes it a little hard to make out the specifics of Crowley’s look. The top hat, pronounced shoulders, ruffled sleeves, tie, and checkered fabric beneath his coat are more than enough to delight us, of course.
Aziraphale, meanwhile, is clad in blues and tans, complete with a silk cravat and a patterned detailing reminiscent of wings.
This Aziracrow has, thankfully, less facial hair than their 1827 counterparts.
Here, Aziraphale comes into his own fashion-wise, and wears an outfit that’ll be his staple for the next 180 years. Period-specific pieces include his feathery velvet top hat (a nod to angel wings) and tartan cravat, which are paired with his signet ring and pocket watch.
Meanwhile, Crowley is in elegantly cut trousers and black gloves with red lining. He’s also holding a cane shaped a little like a snake.
In World War II, Aziraphale sticks to most of his Victorian Era pieces, but swaps out his tartan cravat for a bow tie. He’s wearing a coat with a spear-point collar reminiscent of his wings.
Crowley, meanwhile, looks super stylish as he saves the day in his double-breasted suit and bright red tie.
The fourth and final missing era that COVID-related budget cuts took from us was a 1960s female-presenting Aziracrow in America. It’s easy to see why this one is the missing era most fans went feral about, and it’s a lot of fun seeing what could’ve been through fan art.
The female-presenting Crowley of the 1960s wouldn’t have lasted too long, as by 1967, he had this whole John Lennon look. He’s paired his Victorian trousers with a black velvet jacket with contrasting lapels.
Meanwhile, the cravat makes a comeback on Aziraphale, styled to match the times, and he’s wearing his familiar spear-point collar and beige topcoat.
There’s a deleted scene in Good Omens Season 1 where Crowley makes an appearance as a pest control specialist, wearing the skinniest pants we ever did see and a hazard jacket as a disguise.
The day after the antichrist is born, we see Aziraphale and Crowley in what would be the main outfits they’d wear throughout Season 1: Aziraphale in his well-worn vest, tartan bow tie, gold pocket watch, and angel wing signet ring; and Crowley with his snake-head belt, snake-like necklace, and signature blacks and grays.
In 2013, we meet Crowley as Nanny Ashtoreth, who wears a fitted coat reminiscent of the 1827 look, a little hat, and a shade of lipstick that manages to look so stylish despite clashing with both her hair and bow tie. She also carries an umbrella that looks a bit like a snake.
Hired on the same day as her is a nearly unrecognizable Aziraphale as Mr. Francis, who is clad in tans and blues.
When they report to their respective head offices, Crowley styles his hair in a gorgeous man-bun. 10/10, no notes.
By the time Armageddon (tries) to roll around, Aziraphale’s signature Victorian coat is 180 years old. The rest of his ensemble is likely the same age or even older (as in the case of his signet ring).
Crowley, meanwhile, has a very Rolling Stones look. The snakeskin boots are there, alongside the snake-like necklace and belt buckle. His wristwatch is also really cool.
The one time we see Crowley in white post-Fall is during Warlock’s birthday party — where Aziraphale is dressed in black and gold.
The Good Omens Season 2 iteration of Aziraphale and Crowley aren’t too different from their Season 1 counterparts. The only difference with Aziraphale is the hat he’s got on during his journalist side quest, while Crowley has switched out his double-breasted vest for a single-breasted one, and got himself a new wristwatch.
On his brief trip to Heaven, Crowley has a grayish beige tracksuit on — complete with golden teeth, golden nails, and a golden snake tattoo.
What’s your favorite look? Let us know in the comments!