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Unread 07-23-2010, 11:47 PM   #31
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Here's two easy to access resources. For US uniform info check out www.atthefront.com ,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 (www.197thguard.com). 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
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Great resources! Thanks so much!
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excellent websites to use! I am planning to do one of the SS soldiers from Hellsing OVA later on.
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Actually, here's another site for Soviet stuff: http://rkkaww2.armchairgeneral.com/uniform/uniform1.htm
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.
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Unread 09-16-2010, 08:58 PM   #35
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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
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Unread 12-02-2010, 02:04 PM   #37
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due to Hetalia... I see more uniforms than ever....

Another source for WWII era gear is

http://www.tridentmilitary.com/Repro....uniforms.html

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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
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.

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http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8562/conneautww2.jpg

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1760/conneautww22.jpg

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.
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http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8562/conneautww2.jpg

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1760/conneautww22.jpg

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.
At some science fiction cons and Costume-Con, it would be wholly appropriate, though.
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Unread 02-16-2011, 05:38 AM   #41
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If you are in to WW2 uniforms, perhaps you should try historical re-enactment?

I personally do both, and I actually rolled into this cosplay stuff from historical re-enactment.

I wanted a 1940's civillian costume for a Canadian Sūrete de Quebec agent, so I decided to have Indiana Jones' three piece suit from Raiders of the Lost Ark made.

There are quite a few events out there and people can provide you with loads of information on historically accurate costumes.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 07:03 AM   #42
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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
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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)
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Unread 03-07-2011, 02:15 AM   #44
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(Also if you get a paying job the costume could be a tax write off lol)
Damn, I wish I thought of that years ago!

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




Any excuse to show people that picture again. I'm the guy with the Thompson.
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Unread 03-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #45
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Damn, I wish I thought of that years ago!

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




Any excuse to show people that picture again. I'm the guy with the Thompson.
Hey, I'm glad you found an excuse because it's an AWESOME picture.
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