Category Archives: Costuming

What The Spock shall I wear?

For us, this week will be like watching Data watching a kettle boil. If we had an internal chronometer, we’d turn it off. If we had a Delorean, we’d be 88mph into Friday.

 
We talk a lot about costuming (or cosplaying for the trendy greeks). But if it’s not your thing, don’t dispair. There will be lots of people in ‘civilians’.
 
However as we have mentioned in some of our previous post such as Trek Fashion Beams Down To London and Colour Blocking Federation Style there are many highstreet stores that are selling garments ‘in the style’ of Star Trek. So if you want to wear something ‘inbetween’, these items make good tributes to Trek Style. We’re sure Garak would approve. For the Ladies:

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Costuming on a Budget?

The economics of the future may be somewhat different but for those of living pre WW3, when going to a Star Trek event we have to watch our income. 
We’ll cover more details in regards to accommodation and travel for Destination Star Trek London in a later post but for those of you wanting to dabble in dressing up, as well as our previous posts, this may help.

Choosing to dress up is a big step. But it can be pricey. I (Sam) made my first costume when I was about 14. I got a red T-Shirt and Black felt-tipped pen and coloured in the TNG costume. Then I covered my head with a pink swimming hat and went to school dressed as Captain Picard! I even gelled my brothers hair back, pasted his face in talcum powder and called him Data. It is a mystery I how survived the day! 
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When I got older, I got fussier but without the means to pay for my newly acquired expensive taste. So my stepdad destroyed his favourite red T-Shirt to make me this:

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How to Survive a Star Trek Convention. Part Two

You spoke, we listened. You want to hear about Cosplaying so here is everything we know. British sci-fi fans are no longer the reserved stereotype. Once we put on our com badge and ridges we become as overt as a Dabo Girl on the Venus drug.
When it comes to picking what you want to wear. Decide now. Don’t leave it until two weeks before to decide that you want to dress up as some sort of Nausicaan/vedek hybrid. Dressing up needs planning, planning, planning. Check out our video blog about Cosplaying:

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Colour Blocking, Federation Style

We just had to share this with you. Whilst spending our newly paid Latinum, look what we found at Karen Millen:
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 www.karenmillen.com

How fabulously Starfleet! We have noticed that the UK fashion scene is becoming more and more Trek influenced as we reported from London Fashion week where Jasper Conran plagiarised Spocks outfit from The Voyage Home. 
We’re heading to Karen Millen now with our Comm badges and pips!
Not too sure about their shoes, but this pair oozes fabulous Captain with Starfleet colours and a tribute to Qo’noS:


Now the tough choice. Which one do we buy first? Which one do we leave until next months pay check? (not including the Louboutins, to afford them we’d have to commit to horrid acts that would make a Jem’Hadar cry.)

 

Make it Sew, Part Two

Captains log, supplementary.

Continuing the mission of making a TNG skant. I decided to cheat a little, Kirk style. Rather than make the skant I adapted the pattern to make the shell of the dress. This would have the greater chance of success….