Star Trek Into Darkness
Have you see the latest Star Trek Into Darkness movie? For us, missing any Star Trek movie is completely unthinkable. We bought our advanced tickets in the reserved VIP seating section and made a party of it with several friends. We are Star Trek fan-addicts.
After waiting for the new movie for over a year, excitement built and I even dressed up in a Star Trek uniform! Each year, I make plans to go to a con and, each year, something prevents us from going. Just once, I wanted the opportunity to live out my fantasy and don the famous powder blue science officer uniform. I picked this one out from the Costume SuperCenter, paired it with a pair of black knee boots, and styled my hair in a high ponytail like the young Uhura in Star Trek Into Darkness. While I love the entire Star Trek franchise, the 1960’s female costumes are my favorite of all the uniforms. I am thrilled that they brought back an updated version with the Into Darkness movie.
I have lost quite a bit of weight since January and ordered the medium size designed to fit a size 8-10. As you can see, it’s just a tad big on me, but I am only 4 foot 10 inches. I’m a short thing. Figuring it would shrink, I washed it in hot water and dried it on high heat. Not only did it survive the tumble intact unlike some other costumes I have tried to wash, but it also did not shrink at all. I half-way expected the Star Fleet communicator (which is actually sewn into the dress and not a pin) or the trim on the wrist to fray a bit, but both endured the wash just fine. I probably should have ordered the smaller size, but think it still looks great! On a side note, my husband did, too – and I get the feeling he would enjoy seeing me wear it around the house more often.
Since the Star Trek emblem is actually sewn in, and a friend had given me a Star Fleet pin for Christmas, I pinned the emblem directly over the dress’ sewn-in patch. Since both the dress and the pin are officially licensed Star Trek items, the pin perfectly fit the emblem. However, should some tragedy befall me and I lose my pin, the emblem on the dress does look very nice.
Most costumes are made for short-term wear and eventually become quite uncomfortable, but I didn’t have that problem with this dress. I was able to wear it all night without any bunching or binding. I plan on wearing it again for Halloween. I already have the Vulcan ears. Now, I just need to find a tricorder to complete this entire look.
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