Whether you’re a fan of HALO or not, there is a lot to enjoy in ‘HALO: Nightfall’. Of particular interest for us is that the Sedran Colonial Guard force in the movie wear battle dress uniforms in PenCott-BadLands™ camouflage pattern. So we did some research and made some screen-grabs to give you a closer look.
Insignia of the Sedra Colonial Guard. Image created by Sal of halofanforlife.com
The Sedran Colonial Guard is the primary military force of the remote Outer Colony of Sedra and is led by Colonel Randall Aiken, a former elite SPARTAN-II super-soldier. Many soldiers in the Sedran Colonial Guard are well-motivated and dedicated to the defense of their homeworld – as Private First Class Talitha Macer explains at one point; “We’ve lived in a state of perpetual war, surrounded by enemies. We were born fighting.”
Considering the temperate forested terrain of Sedra however, perhaps GreenZone™ would have been a more appropriate choice of camouflage…
Forested terrain around Sedra City on planet Sedra. (source: Halopedia)
The ‘HALO: Nightfall’ costume department created a distinctive look for the Sedran Colonial Guard troops by using BadLands™ Combat Patrol Uuniforms (CPUs) from Helikon-Tex, with a few cosmetic alterations. For Colonel Aiken’s uniform, and also for his close protection team, they used BadLands™ CPU trousers from Helikon-Tex paired with BadLands™ ‘Einsatzkampfjacken’ (‘Operational Battle Jackets’) from Leo Koehler. Besides some minor cosmetic changes, it also looks like the costume department ‘aged’ the uniforms with some sort of over-wash as well.