So, James does WWII in addition to Rev War and Civil War, and he has been hinting at me putting a kit together and coming out with him to various events. He also works aboard the USS Yorktown
and helps plan their living history and special events.
Here he is in his USMC kit:
Check out those awesome spats!
Anyway, I've been resisting. For one thing, I don't want to be one of those reenactors who does 10,000 time periods. I would much rather devote all of my time to putting together one incredible impression that I can back up with research and a great kit. And second, I just don't have the interest. I don't know much about WWII, I don't have much desire to learn more about it. It's just meh.
Until I read this
post. Everyone looks so fabulous!! How can't you not want to do 1940s after you see them? How did I manage to go so long without understanding the wonderousness that is this time period? The hats! The hair!! The jewelery!! The ability to machine sew clothes that are accurate!!! This is all I've been thinking about for days. I've absolutely got to do it.
So, for those of you out there that do this period, can you point me to any good websites where I can start my research?