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Sunday, April 14, 2013

After 20 Years I am FINALLY Making a Borg Costume

I have wanted a Borg costume since I first saw The Borg on Star Trek: The Next Generation in the original run.
But I don't do my costumes halfway. I don't want them to look bad. Since the appearance of the costume is important to me I have put this one on hold for a LONG time because I knew that to do it correctly would be too expensive.

Until very recently, that is.

One of the perks of being a responsible adult is that you slowly crawl out of the financial hole that nearly everyone starts in. The initial hole is larger for some than others and the level of responsibility an individual has certainly can accelerate the speed of the ascent (or even turn it into a descent).
For me the first opportunity to actually make a Borg drone was, literally, NOW.

Which is PERFECT timing!
Why is it perfect timing, you might ask? Because of the blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
To celebrate the newest release of this set (they're doing them in quick succession, a season at a time) Fathom Events is playing The Best of Both Worlds in theatres across the country:!star-trek-best-of-both-worlds

I saw this, looked at my finances and decided I HAD to go. So I started planning and shopping.

All of the core parts are now in my possession. I will document how I made the outfit and make a post related specifically to that.

In case you are wondering: here are the Star Trek DVD, Blu-Ray and streaming sets that exist as of when I wrote this:

Just The Best of Both Worlds as a stand-along package:

Streaming through Amazon:


What is Currently Available on Blu-Ray: