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18 Jan 2013 - 19:2396103
Thank you all for helping me with this.

I think the main reason I wanted to be a Nazi is because of Kroenen, and other films like Iron Sky and Inglourious Basterds.


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19 Jan 2013 - 16:2596142
“Hans, have you looked at our caps recently? The badges on our caps… have you looked at them? They’ve got skulls on them! …Hans… are we the baddies?”

This thread just reminded me of this old Mitchell and Webb sketch.

The costume is looking good and I agree that the coat looks best over the shoulders. You don’t need the other insignia as you are creating your own character as other people have pointed out.


20 Jan 2013 - 15:4696178
I know exactly the sketch!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVEIlObp22s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLJUocaDYw0
(sorry, the Live version is the only good quality one)

I've been thinking, that maybe it'd be better if I went as Kroenen himself. After all, it'd be a lot more fun being a well-known character.

I know the masks cost a lot, and so would a lot of leather clothing. Maybe I could keep the costume and trench coat I have already got, and construct a mask from Papier-mâché?

Would all these inaccuracies look tacky?


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20 Jan 2013 - 15:5996180
Being Jewish, I can relate to people who get sensitive about seeing a swastika walking around a con. However, it is part of a character and a part of history. If anyone gives you trouble, it's not difficult to assure them that you yourself are not a Nazi.


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20 Jan 2013 - 21:2996196
I guess I could tell them that. If I decided to go instead as Kroenen, rather than my character, I'm pretty sure people will understand better.

Kroenen masks are really expensive, does anybody have any ideas how to make one cheap?


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21 Jan 2013 - 19:3296248
As I'm going as Kroenen now, the actual character, does this mean I require the accurate hat? Or do you think it will still offend people?


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22 Jan 2013 - 14:4496285
Bump


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23 Jan 2013 - 14:4696336
A bit late to the discussion but I don't think you go for it 100%.

My partner is a military re-enactor/living historian of WWI British and WWII Russian.

His best friend who is absolutely, DEFINITELY in NO WAY a Nazi collects Nazi memorabilia/uniforms/weapons.

He personally doesn't reenact as a WWII German but we go to a lot of military fairs/reenactments where 100's of people do. I have never met ANY of them who I would think supported the Nazi party of anything close to it!

If anything, in my experience, its the people who skulk about with skin heads at military fairs picking up memorabilia with Adolf Hitler t-shirts on that are the people to worry about.

you are recreating a character and i know so many Nazi/SS insignia are loaded and can understandably cause a lot of upset and controversy but despite this...i wouldn't let it hold you back.


23 Jan 2013 - 19:2596346
What a good idea

So, just go for it? At the end of the day I'm just cosplaying a character!


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23 Jan 2013 - 20:0896349
My comment wasn't so much a "you shouldn't cosplay it" it's mroe that you have to be wary that there will always be someone who's easily offended, and being that it's Nazi inspired it's much more likely to occur.


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24 Jan 2013 - 17:4096399
Okie dokie

Well, I have until May which gives me plenty of time to build a mask and then to figure out if I want to buy the real hat.

Is there a build section on the forum?


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