Monday, August 15, 2016

Play is the mother of invention.

Yesterday at the Star Trek con, I asked some fans how they made their costumes.
"Shana" (below, from the episode "Gamesters of Triskelion") made the discs on her collar by cutting up flip-flops:


"Mara" (below, with Kang, from "Day of the Dove") made the fabric of the TOS Klingon's arms & legs by crocheting black and gold yarns and lining them with shimmery fabrics.

"I'm never using this see-through gold fabric again," she said. "I had no idea how hard it would be to work with."

"Well, you two look perfect," I said. "Thanks for dressing up--it's a gift to us all."

One day I want to make a costume to wear too.

This time I just wore the gold felt Star Trek pin Art Sparker made me in 2009 to wear to the Las Vegas con.
Marz wore her "The Real McCoy" T-shirt.
We bought a bunch of toys.

I bought a board game, Star Trek Panic. 
I never play games, but since I've been interviewing gamers, I've met some tabletop gamers, and I think it might be fun to try. 


deanna said...

Looks like you've been having fun! You know just how to wear your Star Trek pin; cool.

Fresca said...

Hi, Deanna!
Yeah---on a Spock-blue shirt, eh?

Morgan Dawn said...

I read your interview at the OTW and would love to chat about vids. My name is Morgan Dawn and I can be reached at mdawn6 @