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Star Trek Costumes And Techniques To Buy When Creating Yours
by: Carla Wise

Star Trek costumes hold appeal for fans of all ages. With all the different shows and movies, there are more possibilities than ever. Whether you are a die hard Trekkie looking for the perfect thing to wear to a convention or just a casual fan going to a party, there is something for everyone.

The first thing to do is decide which Star Trek era you are going for. Is it the original series that you love the best? Or maybe you prefer Deep Space 9, The Next Generation, Enterprise or Voyager? Or maybe it is one of the movies that really sparks your creativity?

Obviously, whichever you prefer is going to affect what costume you wear, in more ways than just the style of uniform. In the first series, for example, no one liked the Klingons. In later years, the Klingons worked along with the Federation. The make-up used for them changed quite a bit as well.

Your choice is also going to depend on your budget. If you are willing to spend the money, you can purchase your entire costume. If you do, you can be whatever character you can find the clothes, accessories and make-up for. If you do not want to purchase your entire costume, it is probably best to stick with being a Starfleet character and a more human looking character than a Klingon.

A Starfleet uniform is fairly simple in terms of getting together the pants and shirt. You just need to make sure the design and colors are right for your time period. There are plenty of images online to help you there. The simplest types of uniforms are from the first series, of course. If you have the time and ability, you can also find patterns to make your own uniform. You will get the most realistic looking costume doing that.

Regarding makeup, if you prefer not to be a human, you can go for the Vulcan look and make or buy prosthetic ears. A Bajoran is also fairly easy to do with just a bit of make-up. Keep in mind that more make-up is also going to mean more expense and the more elaborate it is, the more difficult it is going to be to make it look right.

To help with an authentic look, the place to spend a little extra money is in accessories. For example, you can buy the right communicator, weapons or badges to fit your particular character. Even if your uniform is not exact, the right phaser is going to more than make up for that.

Props can also be added to fit with your favorite movie scene or television episode. Fans of the original series, for example, can make their own tribbles. Little touches like these will really make your costume noticeable.

Star Trek costumes are perfect for all types of science fiction fans. Just take the time to research your outfit and some props. Add on one or two accessories and you will look like the Starfleet material you are. So get creative and get busy! Halloween is coming sooner than you think! Do you want to have a popular costume or something more creative? Take a look at the list above and make your decision.

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Carla has been writing articles online for nearly 4 years now. Not only does this author specialize in fashion, you can also check out her latest website on clever Halloween costumes and seeing great family costume ideas.
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