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03 November 2009 @ 03:01 pm
Amestrian Military Rank Insignia  
So, I've been contemplating making an Amestrian Military Uniform for cosplay (still not decided on who exactly). Does anyone have a good source for the rank/insignia on the uniform?

I read that Arakawa was using the insignia and ranks of the Imperial Japanese Army (that's from pre-WWII), but that was third-hand information and I haven't found another source (interview, etc.) that confirms that, either. (If that is indeed true, this site has some very nice information, just sub blue for red.)

Thanks, all.

x-posted to hagaren_manga
 
 
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drich on November 3rd, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Here you go. I tend to use all of these and cross-reference as necessary. You may also need to do an anime/manga cross-reference depending on which you prefer. Apologies if these links don't post correctly.

http://toukakoukan.com/archive_php/resources/research.html

http://www.scimitarsmile.com/alchemy/03_military.php

http://patriot.net/~jstevens/Isiu-Island/ranks.html

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/State-Military-characters-of-the-Fullmetal-Alchemist-manga
friedbrain on November 3rd, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
::runs to go read::

Thanks! These look like they have lots of nice information :D
This Bison Be Jammin': Kickin' it Prairie Style: hawkeye- eye on the prizejamminbison on November 4th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that she uses the USMC ranks. I remember doing some research for it at one point for a fanfic. :]
Izzu: Miniskirthonou_no_izumi on November 4th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
I guess the link you had (just replace the red and use gold stars) and the ones drich provided should do. I used to have a whole pic of the rankings for the epaulettes one time in the past (taken from fullmetal-alchemist.com or some other)... but it's been 4 years since I've cosplayed fma the pic was long gone.

Not sure if the old site (that we used to refer from) would still be around so the links already posted should be helpful enough.
The Terror that Flaps in the Nightjalf on November 4th, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
I think this might be usefull. :)

http://i34.tinypic.com/9aqnlz.jpg

priestess_grrrl: olivia colorpriestess_grrrl on November 5th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Also, FYI, when you go to get the stars, get the type that have five prongs on the back, or the type you can sew on, not the kind with only three prongs. I've lost multiple stars at cons, especially because I cosplay Olivia and I have to wear my Briggs coat over my military jacket. A little bit of glue helps, too.