How to Make a Woman’s Star Trek Costume
Star Trek movies are one of the most popular film franchises in the world. Whether it’s the story or the characters or even the dialogues; every minute details attract its fan base. So, when it comes to dressing up many people are ready to show off their Trekkie side to the world by opting for costumes from this movie. That’s the reason why both male and female Star Trek costumes are so popular in Halloween or any type of costume parties. In this OneHowTo article we will know how to make woman’s star trek costume.
Uhura is the most prominent female character in the Star Trek franchise. We are going to learn how to make Lieutenant Uhura’s costume in this OneHowTo article.
Her full name is Nyota Uhura , Uhura meaning freedom in Swahili. This character was portrayed by Nichelle Nicholas from the year 1966 to 1991. The costume she wore is still quite famous. It can even be brought from clothing stores. However, from the year 2009 the character of Uhura is being played by Zoe Saldana.
Here we will tell how to make a women's Star Trek costume which was donned by Zoe Saldana while portraying the younger Uhura.
The Red Dress
The striking red dress of Uhura is a simple A-line dress. It can be bought from any clothing store. Make sure that the red dress has short sleeves with a round neck.
The length of the dress worn by Zoe Saldana is not too short as opposed to the extremely short dress worn by Nichelle Nicholas while playing Uhura. So, a mid-thigh length A-line red dress will work fine.
If you can’t find a red A-line dress then you can opt for a plain red men’s t-shirt which is at least twice as big as your size. This will ensure that its length is not too short. For a better fit you can sew the sides of the t-shirt around the waist region.
In the Star Trek movie the neck of Zoe Saldana’s dress had a turtleneck feature in black. So, the next item to buy would be a thin, black, sleeveless, turtleneck crop top. Wear this crop top underneath the red dress to get the Uhura look.
In the movie Uhura wore black boots. If you want to increase your height then opt for black boots with block heels.
Star Trek Badge
The most striking thing in Uhura’s simple red dress was the inverted V shaped badge.
To make the badge, buy some shiny silver fabric. Then cut the fabric in the shape of badge. With a black marker draw the Science and Engineering mark in it. Finally glue the badge on the red dress with some glue.
That’s it. Your Star Trek’s Uhura costume is now complete.
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