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.
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.”
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.
Sedran Colonial Guard main characters.
Colonel Randall Aiken – played by veteran British actor Steven Waddington (Last of the Mohicans, The Imitation Game).
Private First Class Talitha Macer – played by British actress Christina Chong (Johnny English Reborn, Star Wars – Episode VII: The Force Awakens).
Sergeant Samantha Wisner – played by British actress Jennie Gruner (The Great Fire, Zero).
For more information about the story behind the action in ‘Halo: Nightfall’, and about the movie production, check out this article on Halopedia.
SCG Colonel Aiken and OSI Agent Locke during the mission on the Alpha Shard
For a closer look at the Einsatzhampfjacke from Leo Koehler, check out this review by Ripperkon (in German language).
For a closer look at the Combat Patrol Uniform (CPU) from Helikon-Tex, check out this review.