It was my uncle's birthday and we had a photoshoot opportunity with our cousins in Las Vegas this past weekend. There was time enough only for a night photo session, but it didn't look so bad after all.
Presenting.....the Malolos Street Guard!
We insure that the streets of Malolos are peaceful and quiet during the night, or at least "cleaned up" before sunrise.
MABUHAY ANG REPUBLICA FILIPINAS!
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2008 4:42:33 GMT -5 by RayAdillO
Ha, ha, yes Rudy.........I too felt Ted needed to look more "warlike", being an "officer" and all. Let's just say his impression is more of a Lieutenant Fuzz than a Georgie Patton .
We ordered the rayadillo uniforms which Ted and I wore, plus the leather webbings from the Buhay na Kasaysayan reenactment organization in Manila.
The uniforms are of real nice quaility and painstakingly researched. Unfortunately, the supply of authentic cotton blue-white stripe fabric is somewhat limited for now. Tragically, the source of suitable cloth was bought in bulk by some manufacturer to make ladies handbags. Hopefully, a shipment of new reams will come soon.
The other rayadillo uniforms (the ones used by my cousins) were the ones I had tailored here in L.A., these are made of thin shirt-grade cloth which we were using in our earlier reenactments.
Did you notice the new e-bay aquisition?.....It's a genuine Span-Am War period Spanish artillery officer's "Toledo" sword. I'll post close up pictures of it and post em' next time. ;D
Last Edit: Sept 28, 2008 5:00:25 GMT -5 by RayAdillO