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Unread 11-02-2011, 06:59 PM   #121
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Specifically, I can see that the gear is not WWII accurate. If that doesn't matter, carry on. If it does, yes, the canteen is much later and in the wrong cover. The pouch on the side looks to be a U.S. pouch, but I don't think that's a U.S. uniform of any era. Anyone know more about it?

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I already broke it down for him in another thread he ask about.

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=251367&page=4
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Unread 11-03-2011, 02:33 PM   #122
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I already broke it down for him in another thread he ask about.

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=251367&page=4
Good! I'm glad he got an answer. I hate seeing people's costuming questions go unanswered.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 09:51 PM   #123
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Just like civil war reancting there are huge reanctment communitys for both world wars somebody has to play the bad guys and you can't do that without wearing a swastika. The uniforms these groups use are by and large 100 percent accurate reproductions. Anything less and you are called a Farb for Far be it for me to buy a real uniform. You need at least 1000 dollars dollars to get into civil war reancting for example and that's assuming you are buying used equipment. Hetalia has nothing to do with any kind of real history and yes I don't get the attraction other than female bishi porn. For cosplay something less would do but I don't want to see anything like the skit that won at anime usa that was complmented for historlcal accuracy for cosplaying the Revolution. The uniforms didnt look very made of wool to me.
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Unread 11-25-2011, 05:29 AM   #124
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Just like civil war reancting there are huge reanctment communitys for both world wars somebody has to play the bad guys and you can't do that without wearing a swastika. The uniforms these groups use are by and large 100 percent accurate reproductions. Anything less and you are called a Farb for Far be it for me to buy a real uniform. You need at least 1000 dollars dollars to get into civil war reancting for example and that's assuming you are buying used equipment. Hetalia has nothing to do with any kind of real history and yes I don't get the attraction other than female bishi porn. For cosplay something less would do but I don't want to see anything like the skit that won at anime usa that was complmented for historlcal accuracy for cosplaying the Revolution. The uniforms didnt look very made of wool to me.
Not sure were your getting your $1000 for Civil War to get a total Rep Uniform will set you back between 300 to 500 and that includes all of your leather and brass. Now if you want to add a rifle/sword and pistol then your looking at around 5 grand. As far as WWII German reactors wearing the Armband not sure your know your history please show me outside of certain SA Units and SS Units no other German Military Unit wore the Armband.

As for the Rev. stuff I think the reason they complemented. was because unlike other folks I've seen wear Rev period stuff they had the actual correct colors/markings and over uniform, I could ask one of the judges about it if you like.
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Unread 11-25-2011, 08:04 AM   #125
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You have to include the cost of the rifle which start at about 500 bucks. so yes a basic civil war outfit is over 1000. The weremacht had swastikas on there helmets and field caps. The Luftwaffe did also. Maybe you should learn your history a little better there were no good guys in germany the weremacht commited attrocities without the help of the ss. It really blew my mind when the french girl said it is very old wine it is vintage 1812!.
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Unread 11-25-2011, 10:41 AM   #126
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You have to include the cost of the rifle which start at about 500 bucks. so yes a basic civil war outfit is over 1000. The weremacht had swastikas on there helmets and field caps. The Luftwaffe did also. Maybe you should learn your history a little better there were no good guys in germany the weremacht commited attrocities without the help of the ss. It really blew my mind when the french girl said it is very old wine it is vintage 1812!.
First off I think you better go back and read some of my post if anyone in this thread know about German Uniforms it would be me I've been doing Living History of German Units for 30 Years so yea when I say that only certain SA and SS Units wore the Arm bane you bet I know what I'm talking about.

As for the Civil War Rifle not sure were your getting your price but I just purchase a non working 1863 Sharps Repeater for $2100 the cheapest working Civil War Rifle starts at $1500 and goes up from their.
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Unread 11-26-2011, 10:56 AM   #127
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When I was looking at getting into the Civil War reenacting back in the early 90's, the group I talked to said it would cost around $1000-$1200 for all the uniforms and the weapon. I couldn't afford it at the time so I never got involved. I'm sure the price has gone up now.
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Unread 11-26-2011, 10:29 PM   #128
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First off I think you better go back and read some of my post if anyone in this thread know about German Uniforms it would be me I've been doing Living History of German Units for 30 Years so yea when I say that only certain SA and SS Units wore the Arm bane you bet I know what I'm talking about.

As for the Civil War Rifle not sure were your getting your price but I just purchase a non working 1863 Sharps Repeater for $2100 the cheapest working Civil War Rifle starts at $1500 and goes up from their.
Ok nowhere in any of my posts did I mention a swastika armband thats all you but the german army as i said all had swastikas on their head gear. Only a complete retard would bring a real civil war rifle to a reanactment. http://fcsutler.com/fcweapons.asp check out this link most of them are made in Italy or india.

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Unread 11-27-2011, 10:36 AM   #129
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Ok nowhere in any of my posts did I mention a swastika armband thats all you but the german army as i said all had swastikas on their head gear. Only a complete retard would bring a real civil war rifle to a reanactment. http://fcsutler.com/fcweapons.asp check out this link most of them are made in Italy or india.
Really huh did I say it was an original Civil War Sharp no I said I just purchase a non working one for that price as for the link I'm very aware of Fall Creek stuff if you actually had read what the website say on each weapon it give a price for Jan but it also states to call none of their guns go from less then 1500. I actually own one of their Fremount which I purchase a few years back and checking the bill of sale for it was 957.67 that included tax and shipping.

And no most of the stuff is made right here in the USA, Euroarms has a plant in Penn that they are closing at the end of the Year Armi Guns are made in Germany and England the company has it HQ in Rome but operated all over Europe. This is not a discussion you really want to get into like I said you can't get a working Civil War Rifle for under 1500 Dollars period.

Oh and I know quite allot of Reactors who bring real Civil War Rifles to many events why not they still are in working order, I take it you have never been involved in this type of Living History so here is some advise go and look up US Civil War 150t Anv events find one near you go out and talk with us who do this you will get a very large eye opener on how much stuff really cost and you might actually learn something.

As for the German stuff the original discussion was about the SA and SS Arm bands only a complete moron would know that all German Patches and Insignia had the Swastikas in them. The discussion was about what not to wear to a Con not what we who do living History wear, maybe if you had spent the time in going back and reading the thread you would have got that instead of walking into a discussion half blind.

So inclusion if you want to get into doing US Civil War reacting it will set you back around 5 Grand, if you decide to do WWII Era Cosplay don't do any SA or SS German Units since you would have to wear the Arm Band.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 05:53 AM   #130
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Really huh did I say it was an original Civil War Sharp no I said I just purchase a non working one for that price as for the link I'm very aware of Fall Creek stuff if you actually had read what the website say on each weapon it give a price for Jan but it also states to call none of their guns go from less then 1500. I actually own one of their Fremount which I purchase a few years back and checking the bill of sale for it was 957.67 that included tax and shipping.

And no most of the stuff is made right here in the USA, Euroarms has a plant in Penn that they are closing at the end of the Year Armi Guns are made in Germany and England the company has it HQ in Rome but operated all over Europe. This is not a discussion you really want to get into like I said you can't get a working Civil War Rifle for under 1500 Dollars period.

Oh and I know quite allot of Reactors who bring real Civil War Rifles to many events why not they still are in working order, I take it you have never been involved in this type of Living History so here is some advise go and look up US Civil War 150t Anv events find one near you go out and talk with us who do this you will get a very large eye opener on how much stuff really cost and you might actually learn something.

As for the German stuff the original discussion was about the SA and SS Arm bands only a complete moron would know that all German Patches and Insignia had the Swastikas in them. The discussion was about what not to wear to a Con not what we who do living History wear, maybe if you had spent the time in going back and reading the thread you would have got that instead of walking into a discussion half blind.

So inclusion if you want to get into doing US Civil War reacting it will set you back around 5 Grand, if you decide to do WWII Era Cosplay don't do any SA or SS German Units since you would have to wear the Arm Band.
You are the man!!!! I must not have any experience in anything to question you so you go!
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Unread 06-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #132
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Any buffs be willing to answer a question?

I'm doing a cosplay of Peggy Carter from Captain America. Can anybody tell me what the pins on her lapel would be? They're not the ones I've seen on WAC uniforms. They may just be something the costume department put there to look good, and if so what would be similar? I need something to go off of when I start shopping around.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #133
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I am currently working on a 101st Division Easy company reenacting kit. I have a lot of stuff to buy, and a long way to go. But so far, a M1 Helmet, and an airsoft 1911.

Also just a general note for everyone here, keep three things in mind.

A: You are going to be wearing/acting in the same garb that many people fight in and died in. Just keep that in mind, and play/show the part with respect (for whoever you reenact as).

B: Be careful what medals and stuff you wear. There are some medals (at least in the US) that are illegal for non recipients to own/wear.

I realize this is a WW2 related thread, but just keep this in mind.

C: Don't take credit for any military action unless you are an actual vet. I have met people who "reenacted" in modern US military gear, and claimed to be vets. Even though they weren't. Its a stupid thing to do, a dishonorable thing to do, possibly illegal, and it might get your ass beat.
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Any buffs be willing to answer a question?

I'm doing a cosplay of Peggy Carter from Captain America. Can anybody tell me what the pins on her lapel would be? They're not the ones I've seen on WAC uniforms. They may just be something the costume department put there to look good, and if so what would be similar? I need something to go off of when I start shopping around.
They are Strategic Scientific Reserve insignia designed and made for the movie.

They are similar to the "ruptured duck" pins given to honorably discharged service men and women after WWII, but not quite the same.

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I was wondering if anyone else here on the forums wears uniforms of the era to cons, either Axis or Allied, and not just for reasons such as cosplaying Hellsing.
Personally i would go for Allied uniforms to avoid those people who get offended easily. Go for a 101st airborne Look. They tend to get a lot of attention. But remember that when you are cosplaying is a historical era uniform to make sure that what you are wearing is correct to the time period.

The only Axis uniform you could have without offending people would be a Japanese uniform. Which I don't understand why when they killed more civilians in WWII than the Nazis did. But, stuff to make a Japanese wwII uniform is very hard to find do to the fact its not as big in the Re-enacting community as US VS Germany types.
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