Jean Olds, Colonial Warrior (Tans)

Jean Olds, Colonial Warrior (Tans)

Jean Olds is wearing a replica the common on-board Colonial Warrior uniform from the 1978 television series, Battlestar Galactica. This form of the uniform is commonly referred to as "tans" and differs from the more recognizable viper pilot uniform only in that the jacket is missing. Although there are replicas of these uniforms available for sale, Jean’s husband Eric Olds made this uniform by hand. Like the jacket that also complements this uniform, the fabric is a faux-suede. The black and gold check is difficult to locate and is very expensive. The quilted padding on the front of the tunic is an area where replicas tend to vary, but this uniform was designed so that the width of the stitching and the amount of padding down the front to match photos of the original hero costumes. For the folks who are really into costuming, it’s important to note that Anne Lockhart’s character (Sheba) wore a uniform that was quite different from other Colonial Warriors.

Jen is an energy efficiency consultant who works with public agencies in implementing energy saving retrofit projects for their facilities. She has been a dancer her entire life and has studied ballet, Latin ballroom dancing, and salsa. She also spent time in Spain studying flamenco dancing and currently dances the argentine tango. To help put her relationship with her husband in perspective, Eric asked Jen to listen to a song that he suggested they play for their grand entrance at their 2013 wedding reception. Jen obliged and agreed that the song was great. It was only later that she discovered that the song Eric suggested was the theme song to the original Battlestar Galactica TV series!

Location: Pasadena, California.

1/160; f/11.0; ISO 100; 200.0 mm.