World War II Cosplay

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#31 Tsumanne on 9 years ago

Here's two easy to access resources. For US uniform info check out [url]www.atthefront.com[/url] ,it's basically the Walmart of WWII US & German reenacting. Check out the photo references in the US section and they're usually pretty good about giving a basic history and construction information about each uniform product. Plus it'll give you a chance to learn the proper terms for each uniform item which will make it easier to research further. Also check their Materials section. After they finish a production run they usually sell their left over fabrics by the yard. They're the only place I'm aware of that does. And check their Links page. Atthefront has links to all kinds of resources and reenactment groups.

For WWII era Soviet stuff, I'd recommend getting in contact with the 197th Guard ([url]www.197thguard.com)[/url]. They are a WWII Soviet reenactment group that I've worked with many times in the past. They know their stuff. They might have a link or two on their website that might be helpful.

Sorry that's about all I can offer. Have fun at Costume-con, WWII stuff ought to fit in just fine there :)

#32 supergeekgirl on 9 years ago

Great resources! Thanks so much!

#33 FLIPINOMAD on 9 years ago

excellent websites to use! I am planning to do one of the SS soldiers from Hellsing OVA later on.

#34 supergeekgirl on 9 years ago

Actually, here's another site for Soviet stuff: [url]http://rkkaww2.armchairgeneral.com/uniform/uniform1.htm[/url]
I had been there before to do research for a presentation, but I found it again tonight.

I've decided to do the NKVD M1945 Parade Dress Uniform for the Soviet one. The American one hasn't been decided yet. I think I'll probably combine a women's uniform with a men's uniform in the end both because it's in character for what I'm doing, and I like getting to do a LITTLE designing for my big stage costumes.

#35 tamachan247 on 8 years ago

does anyone know a good place where I can find something close to the black SS uniform's the Germans wore. I'm trying to find a pattern but I'm stuck

#36 Man of Mystery on 8 years ago

Deleted picture, sorry.

#37 Jet_Texas on 8 years ago

due to Hetalia... I see more uniforms than ever....

Another source for WWII era gear is

[url]http://www.tridentmilitary.com/Reproduction.uniforms.html[/url]

#38 Zexion_Nobody on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=tamachan247;3638951]does anyone know a good place where I can find something close to the black SS uniform's the Germans wore. I'm trying to find a pattern but I'm stuck[/QUOTE]

Other than reenactment stores, such as achtungblitzkrieg, or ioffer where replicas of the uniforms are sold, I'm not entirely sure. You could go with an Imperial Officer's outfit from Star Wars, as the uniforms were based and cut according to German Officer uniform specifications. You could also purchase an SS Officer's uniform without any patches or badges sewn in too.

#39 Spetsnaz on 8 years ago

:wave:

[url]http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8562/conneautww2.jpg[/url]

[url]http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1760/conneautww22.jpg[/url]

World War 2 Reenactor here. :)

Although, I would never wear my stuff to a convention. In my opinion, it's not the place for it.

#40 supergeekgirl on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=Spetsnaz;3757866]:wave:

[url]http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8562/conneautww2.jpg[/url]

[url]http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1760/conneautww22.jpg[/url]

World War 2 Reenactor here. :)

Although, I would never wear my stuff to a convention. In my opinion, it's not the place for it.[/QUOTE]

At some science fiction cons and Costume-Con, it would be wholly appropriate, though. :)

#41 ten_again on 8 years ago

#42 Revelio on 8 years ago

I'm German and I have an OC who would require a Nazi outfit, but I could never get away with actually cosplaying him. He's a good guy, but you couldn't tell from his outfit. XD

#43 vampricyoda on 8 years ago

Well it depends. I think this sort of costume is best used for historial purposes and not convention based cosplay. Same thing boils down to any military based costume that's meant to be a prefect reinactment. I feel like that sort of costume and the time and effort it takes to do well would be better used for historical reinactment and/or tours.

You could do your costumeing, and be helpful and historically informative. (Also if you get a paying job the costume could be a tax write off lol)

#44 ten_again on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=vampricyoda;3832827](Also if you get a paying job the costume could be a tax write off lol)[/QUOTE]

Damn, I wish I thought of that years ago! :waaaah:

Somtimes photo opportunities at re-enactment events cam seem like Cosplay photo shoots though.


[IMG]http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5577/pathfinders.jpg[/IMG]

Any excuse to show people that picture again. I'm the guy with the Thompson.

#45 supergeekgirl on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=ten_again;3834030]Damn, I wish I thought of that years ago! :waaaah:

Somtimes photo opportunities at re-enactment events cam seem like Cosplay photo shoots though.


[IMG]http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5577/pathfinders.jpg[/IMG]

Any excuse to show people that picture again. I'm the guy with the Thompson.[/QUOTE]

Hey, I'm glad you found an excuse because it's an AWESOME picture.

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