Pics: Max Vertua
Location: Reggia di Colorno (Parma)
The colonel uniform of my beloved Oscar it’s simply the natural evolution of the white one: in fact, I realized it in order to suggest a kind of union and similarity between the two.
The braid I used for the golden borders, sleeves and collar, are the same used for the white uniform. The sash, even if it’s a brighter and shiny tone of Bordeaux, it’s always satin cut in the same way. The jacket is made of a beautiful piece of red cotton, and the only novelty are the shoulders.
This time, as the original drawings shows, they must be white, so I couldn’t use the golden, metal ones I had. Then, thanks to grandma Betty’s patience, they have been realized in white satin, braid and bands, attached to a stiff base and directly sewed on the jacket.
Another novelty is the sword, which I finally found almost equal to the one showed in the anime, and that I showed off in those photos!
As for the other jacket, a tailor made it, and I settled it. I padded the jacket’s shoulders, and I changed the pink band, because the ribbon used was very poor quality. Then, since we needed white shoulder-pads, not golden, I realized them by myself.