|Star Trek uniform (TOS)!
||[Oct. 22nd, 2010|03:13 am]
This year's Halloween costume is something I've been wanting to dress as since I was nine years old. Something so amazing, so neat, so fearsomely cool that only now, 17 years later, have I mustered sufficient courage and steely reserve to attempt the look. What could be so screamingly, scarily superb?
A Star Trek: The Original Series female officer, of course.
( Lieutenant Doyle, reporting for duty!Collapse )
The dress was pre-made and purchased online (outrageously on sale!), but I think it does a fairly good job for what it is. I picked up the insignia patch, phaser, and earrings in stores as well, but I gave them all their own custom paint jobs to amp up the authenticity.
Here's a before/after shot, for those interested.
( Customized phaser closeups.Collapse )
The boots were a full price splurge, but since I found them in the little girls' section of Target for $20, I can't feel that bad. A US women's size 6 1/2 is about a girl's size 5, by the way! Neat discovery.
I'm going to wear this costume to Youmacon, an anime convention in Detroit that takes place Halloween weekend. The Lemon Demon/Potter Puppet Pals crew goes every year. This'll be their fourth year as guests, I believe, and my third time around. It's always a fun time, and I'm looking forward to seeing trapezzoid as a Starfleet science officer. :)
Neil and I bought the official uniform patterns from Roddenberry.com, so hopefully someday I'll have an even better looking spacefaring red dress. For now, happy Halloween, friends! Hope you all dress up and have fun. :)