Can I confess something? I absolutely, positively hate the word “cosplay”. I prefer calling it just plain “costuming”, since that’s what it is. Call me old-fashioned, but I like actually using the full word, and it’s not right to call it “play” when it involves this much work! Now having said that, I’ll still use the word “cosplay” since at least then everyone knows what I’m talking about. But thanks for letting me get that off my chest.
Anyway, I’ve got a few costumes in my closet…. I’ve done stuff from Ghostbusters, and DC comics, and even a little Mario here and there. But I have the most fun doing Star Trek uniforms. Here are two of the ones of which I’m most proud.
Here’s a TOS uniform. Tunic by Anovos, pants by J. Kerezman, and boots by Caboots. What I love about this is that everything in it is completely screen-authentic. Short of figuring out what underwear Starfleet issues, this is 100%
On the other side of the aisle is my Enterprise uniform, and other J. Kerezman creation. Rank pips obtained on eBay. The pattern and colors are also screen-authentic, which means nearly every visible part of this costume is perfect. I would like to find a screen-perfect undershirt. The boots are my TOS boots, sadly. Perhaps one day I’ll be able to track down the Enterprise boots. But it’s close!