Prussia is a character in the series Axis Powers Hetalia/Hetalia: Axis Powers. In 2008, Himaruya gave human names to some of the characters and he received the name Gilbert Beilschmidt. Prussia has light-colored hair and red eyes, though he first appeared in color images (circa 2007) with dark blond hair. His hair varies between platinum blond, white, or silver, while his eyes have also been depicted as pink or a dark red hue. He wears a deep blue (Prussian blue) military uniform, akin to a Luftwaffen Fliegerbluse with a Knights Cross of the Iron Cross on his tie. In the WWII-set Buon San Valentino, he is shown to wear a Waffen SS uniform like his brother. This character is popular among cosplayers. It can be portrayed by wearing cosplay Gilbert Bailshumit costume and cosplay Gilbert Bailshumit wig. This character is always present in an Axis Powers cosplay.