I was thrilled on Sunday morning at Arisia when, while ambling through the lobby, I spotted a zouave. I walked a little past, wondering if I’d been mistaken – maybe it was just a similar uniform, and he was busy chatting with someone – but then I couldn’t resist, and went back to request a picture. There’s a French zouave in The Moonlight Mistress, in a bit part, simply because I think they were pretty cool. (My zouave is riding a motorbike.)
These guys were dressed as American zouaves, American Civil War vintage, from a volunteer guard unit. You can learn more about them here.