The troop of squires, dressed in traditional costumes of this region, keeping step marches boldly to the beat of the march.
The giants, often moustached, heeding neither left nor right, carry flintlock rifles on their shoulders; firelocks and yataghans are tucked into the richly decorated waistband, called “the snake’s nest”. On the right shoulder is a jacket edged and decorated with red silk ribbon; the waistcoat is decorated with silver buttons, trousers are made of dark blue cloth and the shirt of white cotton fabric.
There is a red girdle and a waistband around his waist. A yataghan and two firelocks are tucked into the waistband, a flintlock rifle over the left shoulder. The drummers, the alka setter and his assistant are dressed in simpler folk costumes.
Light peasant shoes are on the feet and in them embroidered oversocks.
The armour bearer carries a shield of Persian origin (from the end of 17th century) which is, after a legend, the loot of the Sinj battle in 1715.
“Arambaša”, i.e. the chieftain or the leader of the alkars’ squires, wears similar garment like squires, but more lavish. Filigree cufflinks are on the collar band, the waistcoat is covered with gilded tiles with six gold collets. The jacket is made of red baize and thrown over his shoulder, there is a many-coloured silk girdle, in the waistband there are decorated firelocks, a yataghan and a stem with iron tongs. “Arambaša” marches at the head of Alka procession, totally concentrated, dressed in his sumptuous costume and with his old ornamented firelock on the shoulder.