Since a long time, I had
the wish to have an Imperial Officer-uniform.
As in Germany, these Uniforms offered by several STAR WARS- dealer
are a) to expensive or b) totally far away what is called "authentic",
I decided to build it for my own. Or better said: let build. Active
support I got from my mother-in-law, who bought with me a pattern
for a sportjacket and changed the pattern in that direction, that
a so called "Russian Smock" came out of it. Indeed these
pattern is the same pattern as the uniforms of the Red Army during
So, she tailored me the Jacket from wool fabric. The cap, I made
myself. But I had to make three caps until the third cap was so
as we know it from the movies. The first pant was a gift of Florian.
It was a former NVA-pant ("Nationale Volksarmee", a pant
from the former East German Military), blue coloured. which I tried
to repaint. But this was not good for the pant. Finally, we just
took the NVA-pant to get a pattern. My mother-in-law now made a
new pant in black. The uniform I completed with boots, rank-symbols,
codecylinder, belt, 2 officerdiscs for cap and belt. At the end,
the uniform was like in the movies, nevertheless, the pant frustrated
me and I thought the uniform will never be finished.
A very, very big
"Thank you!" therefore goes to my mother-in-law, without
her, the uniform still would have been a dream for me!