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« on: November 05, 2008 08:02:55 PM »

So, this year I made my most involved Halloween costumes to date.  My boyfriend, who looks eerily like the Captain, decided he wanted to be James Tiberius Kirk for Halloween.  Not to be outdone, I decided to go as his green-haired alien love.  Below are some shots of us, as well as lists of what I bought and made.


Purchased or Repurposed: second-hand yellow turtleneck, second-hand black dress pants (women's), black boot toppers (from an old Santa suit), black dress shoes.

Made: I removed the collar from the turtleneck and used scraps of an old black t-shirt to create a black collar with a v-insert.  I embroidered the Federation insignia onto a scrap of gold pleather, cut it out, and stitched it to the shirt.  Then I cut other scraps of the gold pleather into rick-rack and stitched three just above the cuff of each shirt sleeve (for Kirk's ranking stripes).  I tucked in the furry tops of the boots and stitched a short piece of elastic to the bottom of each one, creating a stirrup for my boyfriend's black shoe to fit in.  This made sure that the boot toppers would remain looking like boots during wear (and not ride up, exposing the top of the shoe underneath).

BONUS: The phaser is completely hand-made from a styrofoam block, acrylic paint, aluminum foil, a plastic nose-spray topper, scraps of gold pleather, a silver gel pen, a sharpie, and super glue.  It is a faithful reproduction of the deluxe handheld phaser Kirk carries in several TOS episodes.


Purchased or Repurposed: Silver sequined tank top, green rhinestone necklace, strappy silver sandals (only the base), silver earrings, second-hand slip, green hair spray.

Made:  I bought a yard of silver pleather and cut the entire yard into strips about a foot wide and long enough to cover the area between my waist and just above my knee.  I folded a few inches of each strip (lengthwise), and duct taped the folded portion to the back of the strip.  When I had enough strips to create "pleats" all around my body, I whip-stitched them to the top of the slip and cut off the excess.  Then a sewed a much thinner strip into a collar and sewed a snap backing to it.  I made the pleather "flowers" on the shoes the same way I made the skirt, only in miniature.  Then I put on the rhinestone necklace and earrings, did crazy eye make-up, and sprayed the bejeezus out of my blond hair.

Hope you guys like our outfits!  They were a lot of work, but I was happy with them in the end, and I'm a major Star Trek geek. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 08:16:52 PM »

WOW!!  Shocked Awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008 06:48:23 AM »

Yay!  Captain Kirk! he looks great.   I love your dress, too.  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008 07:38:27 AM »

At first glance, I thought that was the real Captain Kirk you were using for reference  Shocked
Does he *pause* talk *pause* like (strong emphasis) Shatner too?  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008 12:44:53 PM »

You both look so foxy!

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008 08:56:39 PM »

i had been a generic yeoman for halloween every year for the past.. i don't know.. 5 years? it had been fun, but as much as i wanted to pull that costume out of the closet again this year i resisted.
i'm glad to see such an accurate costume on your honey Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008 10:43:14 PM »

Umm, Wow.  He looks UNCANNILY like Shatner.

« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2008 09:35:22 AM »

Wow he really DOES look like Kirk! How cool! Great costumes!

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2008 01:23:13 PM »

Wow - your boyfriend does look a lot like Captain Kirk - thats gotto be his perfect costume.  Nice job with the "alien love interest".   Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2008 06:36:04 AM »

Yay! You guys look amazing! and he really does look like Kirk!!
I am also a huge star trek geek and went as Uhura. The good thing about a Star Trek uniform is that you could wear it to a convention later and get more than one night's use out of it! I've never been to one myself, but maybe now that I have the nifty uniform....

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