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12 August 2005 @ 01:08 am
Cosplay reference?  
Hullo there~

I was just wondering if anyone here knows where I can get my hands on some official images of Ed in the military uniform, if they exist? I've seen some fan images about, I just would appreciate an official one, if it's at all possible, preferably one that has a clear shot of the color bars that would be on the left side of his coat.

I need it for reference for a costume I'm going to be making to emcee a masquerade this spring, so any help would be muchly appreciated!
 
 
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Feria: [Hagaren] w00twithout_reason on August 12th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/waterlilly/fma/11055906576777se.jpg

That's the only official image of him in a uniform... and that's Armstrong's. xD;
TK: Ed: Chibi Complexvulchu on August 12th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
X3 hmm...this makes me wonder if the color bars are a denotation of rank...because, if they were, Ed and Armstrong's bars would technically be the same...
Official Stalker of the FIRE NATION!!1!robowolf on August 12th, 2005 07:59 am (UTC)
I hereby declare Ed the Cutest Li'l Cosplayer of Them All.
slovak vampire: leftynumisma on August 12th, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)
He looks like a kid playing dress-up ^ ^
Rappydappydappy McTappyraptorix on August 12th, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
The only official art of Edward wearing any form of military uniform is the trading card artwork of Edward wearing Armstrong's oversized uniform top and saluting, looking cute.

But 90% of Edward-in-Uniform artwork is from Blue Bird's Illusion, or fanart.
TK: Ed: Chibi Complexvulchu on August 12th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
Do you, by chance, have a link to any of the Blue Bird's Illusion art? I'm just wondering if they've paid attention to little details like the color bars >.>
love sonnet XVIzodiacstargazer on August 12th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
If you look here, you can find screencaps for Ed's uniform. The creators have NOT given him a visible colorbar, even though he has been promoted to Colonel in the video game.

Oh, and it seems that the post if friend's-locked. >.> You're going to have to join blubrdsillusion to see most of the screenshots in their memories.
love sonnet XVIzodiacstargazer on August 12th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
*is, of course. Not if.
Rappydappydappy McTappyraptorix on August 12th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)
Errrrrrrrr, no I don't... all I know is from what people post in icons or screencaps from Bluebirds Illusoion.

FACTOID: Bluebird's Illusion is a CHINESE FANGAME. It is not official canon in any form!... Just felt like pointing it out... cuz then it'd get messy if you started arguing that it was canon when it's really fanon... x.x;;;
TK: Ed: Chibi Complexvulchu on August 12th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know it'd be a bit hard to find official images of him in the uniform, but if the fan-stuffs is pretty accurate in terms of details and stuff, then I'd be willing to use it.
Marron Kuririn: Hagaren - Ed/Al - Shoulderkuririnchan on August 12th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)
No...what she's saying is that there aren't any official images of him in the uniform. All we've got are him dressing up in Armstrong's, because Bluebird's Illusion is a fangame. So there's no way for the fanstuffs to be "accurate" - they're doing as much guessing as you are.

His rank, of course, would be Major - so Armstrong's epaulettes (shoulder ranks) will be the same. However the colorbar is a mystery; in real militaries those are often awarded based on your training/department/awards (depending on a few factors) so Ed's wouldn't necessarily be the same. Best way to find out would be to compare Armstrong's colorbar to other Majors.
hagane_no_mame on August 12th, 2005 06:53 am (UTC)
I always wanted to know too, I don't know the right decorations to give him for the colorbar thing when drawing him in uniform :(
Caveat Lectormidnightbanshee on August 12th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
Even if you're interested in how Bluebird's Illusion dresses Ed up, it wouldn't be "accurate" because they chose to gave him an ordinary white colour bar for convenience.
Karensian_silverhair on August 12th, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC)
You might already know what I'm about to link, but...

http://fullmetalalchemist.info/military.html

Contains large images of color bars for each rank. All you need to know from here is his official ranking. According to the factbook at http://www.fullmetal-alchemist.com/ Ed (and most other alchemists) is ranked as a Major.
Jiah Pet: Just Add Water!jiah on August 12th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
And -I'm- going to link http://www.storms-end.com/cosplay/hagaren_uniforms/

They have the bars there and everything. Ed would be a major, same as Armstrong :)