For the last of the SM cosplay competitions Evan and I played British sergeants past and present - He played modern SAS and I played a Gordon Highlander circa 1815.
Yes I know... I need a REAL Gordon Tartan, sigh... I've been trying to muster up the courage to ask the school girls of Greenhills Christian Fellowship where they get their skirt material - it's pretty close to Black Watch. Now if only that didn't make me look like a dirty old perv..
That of course did not stop us from having a bit of fun with it!
Aye! All I need is a Scots Grey cavalryman with a stirrup to grab on to and we'll make short work of Boney's 45th Ligne.
I've wanted to get the uniform of the 92nd Gordons since seeing Bondarchuk's Waterloo and before I went to NOLA last year I finished most of it - recent additions are the sergeant's sash, haversack and a PROPER sporran. The uniform's based on the Dutch 92nd Light Coy reenactment information as well as stuff in Osprey.
Sigh, sadly, the anime dominated contests seem to award those with the biggest costumes but, oh well, we looked bloody good.
I'm hoping to get Evan a Mameluke cavalry costume/Roustam costume so we can have a fight sequence hehehe! Maybe even an Eagle.
Other planned Nappy projects include:
Royal Horse Artillery Rocket Troop (for New Years!) 95th Rifles Officer (yes I'm a Sharpe fan) Gendarmerie d'Elite of the Imperial Guard (I was an MP in college in UP and that was my nickname) Chasseurs a pied de la Garde (because they look so darn cool) Emperor Napoleon in Chasseur undress uniform (sayang di ko na tapos in time for the Night at the Museum premiere)
and (not Napoleonic but pretty close - and about 30% done)...
11th Prince Albert Victor's Own Hussars (Lord Cardigan's) in the Crimea 1854 and 11th Kievski Hussars OR Count Leo Tolstoy OR Russian Don Cossack Horse artilleryman (basically the opforce) in the Crimea 1854 For a Battle of Balaclava/Charge of the Light Brigade/Florence Nightingale impression.
Post by insurrectomad on Jun 27, 2009 0:12:10 GMT -5
Gordon Highlander kilts-- Go to source Laddie! Brit. Army surplus stores or E-bay. lots of old Vets still have theirs. Have you thought about the Austro-Hungarian Grenzers 1804 uniform for "swank" (I'm in the 6th Regt.) Black leather helmet with yellow crested comb, white tunic with red cuffs & collar and a red cloak to match, with peacock blue, tight Hungarian trousers embroidered with yellow and black piping loops on the thighs and down the seams. The Duke of Wellington said on once seeing them march past, " Now that's the smartness of a uniformed force I wish I had under my command"! or some thing like it. The down side was that chalk was used as 'Blanco" and left a trail behind them in the rain! "Hoozaar"! David
Ah, Napoleonic uniforms - I love em all. I feel they combined just the perfect level of functionality/practicality and splendour, quite unlike the Georgian and early Victorian uniforms which had sartorial splendour WELL outweighing practicality and field conditions. Would you have a pic of the Grenzer uniform? I've actually been wanting to do an Austro-Hungarian hussar uniform for a while since my family (we believe) is Croatian/Serbian in origin - our last name ends in "-ic" like Drabic or Miloslevic so I have the romantic and utterly unproven theory that our ancestor was a Croatian soldier of fortune that somehow found his way into Spanish service and settled here.
I'm NEARLY done with the Coldstream Guards uniform. Kinda botched bits of it but hopefully they can be remedied. Did up a fake - and attachable - bayonet out of illustration board and old airsoft gun parts which hopefully does the trick. I should have pics up pretty soon as I'm flying out to LA this weekend - hopefully I'll see all the PS and Span-Am war guys again on the 11th!
The funny thing though is I enjoyed doing the Coldstream Guards uniform so much that Evan and I hope to get ANOTHER one together for him and then two British style desert camo uniforms with the shoulder flashes and 3rd Division (desert) patches to recreate the Coldstream Guards fighting in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2009 3:24:00 GMT -5 by 79thfoot
Och, laddie. So ye've been a-marchin' wi' th' Gordons, now, have ye? Them kilts might be a-right fer walking in the wet heather but ye wouldn't want to expose yer crown jewels and th' smoothness of yer inner thighs to our tropical mosquitoes, now, would ye?
It's a good thing them Scotsmen weren't much for ridin' horses or they'd not be fatherin' lovely bairns in the damsels. Och, oy can't bear to think of th' itchin' and th' scratchin' thet would've happened. Pewr bloody arses!