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1750s Major's Uniform II by ColonelLiamRoss 1750s Major's Uniform II by ColonelLiamRoss
I took this series of pictures at the end of August after I got back from Victoria. "The End of the Day" was taken at the same time. I know that I've already submitted one of my 1750s kit but I couldn't resist sending this one in too since I feel it shows off more of the uniform. It's rather grainy - I've yet to figure out all the little details of my camera.

For a more complete description of my kit, see "1750s Major's Uniform."

Oh, and the handsome guy eating grass on my right is my 17 year old Arabian gelding, Spunky. (I didn't name him. :P)
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NightFury146 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
That's so cool!
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GraveyardRomance Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the most wonderful Uniform I've seen :)
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! Definitely appreciate it. :D
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SgtConnorFox Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness that is amazing! I am really into the American Revolution but I like the 7 years war as well. Where did you get all of that and how? I must know! <3
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah, it's a nifty period for sure. I made the uniform - hat, coat, and waistcoat. The extra stuff like the shirt, I got from Jas. Townshend - [link]
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SgtConnorFox Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Cool I got my tricorner from there. The only down side is I don't know how to make the uniform heh.
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PRFan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, I love those outfits, very manly. :typerhappy:
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Saelok Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is a handsome 17 year old! :D
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Erevanur Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
A lovely picture. Your horse looks very sweet. You should post some pictures of you riding him.
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olde-fashioned Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
An 18th century uniform, AND a horse?! :D Faving!
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL Yeah, it's a pretty lethal combination! Glad you like it! :D
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olde-fashioned Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
:D
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CheiroDePipoca Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Lovely pic! Must :+fav:
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Limey-Yankee Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Wonderful job! This photo contains my two favorite interests: a horse and a handsome colonial man! ;-)
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly! Glad you like it! I must say, the two are definitely a good combination. :D
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thenamespanic Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
I want your horse very, very badly! Ahh!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
rossy!!!! what should i buy? RN admiral circa 1785-1805 or Major of foot 1785-1805????
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL For what? Uniforms??
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
yeah, a guy in india can make them for $299 usd...
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JFVZ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Is it possible to have a copy of the patterns you used to make the British Uniform!? I want to make one for a roll playing game, I am to attend sometime next year.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, you can buy them from the Jas. Townsend Outfitters: [link] They're too bulky to scan/photocopy and I think there would be some copyright issues involved as well. Good luck with your uniform!
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JFVZ Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
Thank you. It really helps me out alot. ;-)
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem! Good luck! :D
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SizarieldoR Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Hmmm, that's how I imagine Nicholas Rostov from War and Peace you know... :D
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha, really, eh? That's cool! I've never read Tolstoy so you should tell me some more about Rostov!
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SizarieldoR Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Are you sure? I will spoil terribly and it (W&;P) is an interesting book, nevermind it's long.

Anyway, he's the young son of an aristocratic family that becomes a Pavlovgrad hussar during the Napoleonic Wars.
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RadiantGlyph Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*grabby hands* That is awesome. I love historical styles so much - I wish I had more era clothes to overpopulate my wardobe with. Thankfully I've been getting the hang of making my own clothes, so with some practice and patience I might be able to rectify that ^^

Did you make the pattern yourself? Regardless though the seamstry is amazing - I love the overall look to the set, you look like you've just stepped out of a history book :3
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Whoa, this is REALLY belated but thanks for the comment! Yeah, historical stuff is really nice. I think some of those styles should come back in today just because they're so nifty looking.

Yup, with a lot of this stuff, it just takes patience and time. Each time you try something slightly harder just to challenge yourself and it's amazing how fast you improve.

I can't make my own patterns to save my life so I used J.P. Ryan's 1750s men's coat pattern - it's sold by this vender: [link]
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lacecravat Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
I am in love with the ensemble. I wish I had something like that instead of my almost Commodore Norrington outfit.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly! But you shouldn't be ashamed of your Norrington stuff either! We've all got to start some place, I think. I know my first outfits were absolutely hideous. :D
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lacecravat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
It's fine, excepting the frock coat is black, not navy blue, and is obviously from a costume store, while I have breeches and a blouse from Hot Topic, I don't have a proper waist coat, you see. *le sigh*
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SwordOfScotland Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Your enemble is very well put together. Very realistic.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly! Glad to hear I got the realism down since that was the main goal. :)
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szmoon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Such a realistic costume. n_n
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly! :)
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well done, very nice outfit :)
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :)
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
ohmigod!!!!! i love you!!!! lol. i want the horse and the uniform now!!!!! lol, seriously, where do i buy one and how much!!!!! :D
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks so much! I actually make most of my stuff myself (except for the obvious things like hats and boots). I'd rather much buy it but there's really no place I've found that offered a decent replica. All in all, I would say it cost about $140 for all of the materials. And about 60+ hours of work (SO long). I could send you the link for the pattern, if you'd like.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
hahaha, you could but i could never make it, and i dont know anyone who would do it for me! there is [link] but they're very very expensive...
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmmm... yeah, the sewing factor is a problem. Let's see... I can't think of anyone off the top of my head who could do it, do a good job, and do it within some sort of reasonable cost. Probably because there isn't anyone like that! That being said, I've been toying with the idea of opening costume commissions myself so I could possibly do it for you. But this would be quite far in the future... like this spring or summer. But first I need to figure out whether I'm bold enough to attempt making things for other peeps. It's hard enough making it for myself sometimes!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
well that would be great, but there are the costs and mailing things over seas too, ive bought things from abroad already but it takes a long time. you would do very well doing commisions, in fact there's a lot of money in it!!! you should be in hollywood with skills like that!!!

as a side, how much do you think it would cost? and as im sure you know, buttons are everything, where'd you get yours?
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha ha, well, thank you kindly! I'm flattered. You know, I honestly wouldn't mind doing costuming for movies. But I'd probably have issues with directors over the importance of historical accuracy. :roll:

Actually... heh... I kind of cheated on the buttons with my 1750s regimentals. They're just a kind I found at the local fabric shop that did the trick - I was in a bit of a hurry to finish it off so I skimped out a bit. I'll probably replace them at one point but they look right so I'm not too worried (and they're made of some sort of cast metal so it's still kind of historically correct).

Hmmm...as far as entire cost? Well, for materials it would probably be around CAN $180 - that's for the outer fabric, lining, lapel facing, lace, buttons. Of course it depends how accurate you want it too. Doeskin was commonly used for officer's uniforms, especially regimentals. For the work, perhaps around $250/$300 - just because all of the lace needs to be sewn by hand. It depends how complicated you want it too - what style of cuffs, what style of lapels, etc. A total of $430, then. That's... let's see... around 190 pounds? Pretty good, I'd say! Here's a place in the US that makes uniforms but most of their stuff is American Rev.: [link] They do nice work but their coats don't look right to me. Here's another: [link] Looks like they don't do lace, though. Hmph. Weaklings. Hope this helps! Opens up the playing field a little, anyways...
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
sure does! :D buttons are sooooo hard! i know what you mean about accuracy; "thats a 1796 patt sword, this is set in december 1795!!!!" lol

theres a place in the uk but they're extortionate; sutlersstores.com! you must be amazingly skilled to sew all that! i have trouble enough repairing my own uniforms, i have tried making leather bits though, bayonet frogs and spur webs, but nothing complicated!!!
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha ha, I hear you. I'm sure this has happened to you but do you ever watch an otherwise good movie and rip it apart because of a few tiny historical inaccuracies? I'm horrible for that.

Heh, as far as skillz go... I think it just takes practise. And a LOT of patience (like absolute freaking tonnes of patience - when I was sewing the lace on the lapels of my 1750s kit I realized AFTER I finished it that I had put the lapels together totally backwards, therefore making the lacing job backwards too) *rips hair out* I can imagine a bayonet frog would be sufficiently complicated if you didn't have a decent ref. photo!
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MissCassidy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
Wonderful Photo! And awesome kit!
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! The photo actually came together quite well - I'm really happy with it - apart from the grainy-ness, which probably only I can see.
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MissCassidy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Well the horse is handsome, what saddle do you ride on? Looks a bit english but also something else (that's on the tip of my tongue here)
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :) I ride English actually. Hmmm... were you going to suggest Australian, perhaps?
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