Star Trek Costumes
“To boldly go where no one has gone before.” Pretty simple premise, pretty epic results! Star Trek has been entertaining fans for decades, and with a plethora of shows and movies in the franchise, there’s plenty for fans to love. So, we wouldn’t be surprised, not one bit, if you happen to have a Star Trek costume on your mind! Whether to relive your favorite era for Halloween or for a quick costume to hit the Star Trek convention, we have costumes that will let you suit up in authentic Starfleet style. So, if you’re looking for Star Trek costume ideas, look no further. We’ve got everything covered from Kirk to Picard, and we’ve also got the know-how to bring these Star Trek styles to life. Read on to learn some costume tidbits about this ever-popular franchise, and for some extra help in choosing the right Trek character for you. From top sellers to timeless classics, our Trekkie costumes will have you ready to join the Federation!
Star Trek Uniforms
Star Trek first hit the broadcast television airwaves on September 8, 1966. It took two pilots to get NBC to air the first episode, “The Man Trap,” and, well, science fiction would never be the same. William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk boldly captained the USS Enterprise over 79 regular episodes through the show’s three seasons. The ensemble cast included Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock, James Doohan as chief engineer Scotty, George Takei as helmsman Sulu, Deforest Kelley as ship’s surgeon and Nichelle Nichols as communications officer Uhura. (Navigator Pavel Chekov would be introduced in season two.) Not exactly a smashing success in its initial run, the show was cancelled after three seasons due to poor ratings. But it did garner some serious attention from science fiction fans. Building on that, it was during subsequent syndication that the show truly made its mark on pop culture. The “five year mission” became a smashing success and garnered new fans around the globe. Gene Roddenberry’s stories connected to his broad vision of “committed to a liberalism that believed in prosperity, technological progress, and universal humanity” and ultimately his idealized future would spawn Star Trek into the expansive franchise that we know today. Of course, the original Star Trek series is still revered nowadays due its incredible storytelling, but also for the retro, albeit campy, appeal of what seemed futuristic in the 1960s. The iconic Starfleet uniforms remain a stalwart of the show’s imagery, which is why it’s no surprise to us that Star Trek Halloween costumes are still a big deal. And we have the styles from the Original Series that will let you portray any of your favorite characters. Check out these styles to see if any of them make you want to say, “Beam me up, Scotty!”
Captain Kirk Costume
The one. The only. Captain James T. Kirk! He boldly went where no men
While shirt-and-pant combinations were featured for the men of the USS Enterprise, the Star Trek women’s costume was a dress with a miniskirt cut. Actress Nichelle Nichols didn’t mind one bit. “I was wearing them on the street. What's wrong with wearing them on the air? I wore 'em on airplanes. It was the era of the miniskirt. Everybody wore miniskirts.” You can recreate her character’s iconic communications officer style with this Classic Uhura Costume. With spandex stretch for just the right fit, this style features the signature details that will have you opening hailing frequencies in no time!
“Live long and prosper.” The iconic blessing of the Vulcans is as well-known as their most famous individual, Mr. Spock, science officer and first officer of the USS Enterprise. You can easily become the ever-logical Spock with this Deluxe Classic Spock Shirt. The blue shirt will look great with your Vulcan wig when you add it to your costume. Just remember that Spock is indeed half-human too, so you may still have to wrestle with some emotions when you embark on your Star Trek adventure.
Star Trek The Next Generation Costumes
What the original Star Trek did for the fans of the 70s and 80s, Star Trek: The Next Generation did for, quite literally, the next generation! These syndicated adventures started in 1987 with Patrick Stewart helming a new cast as the crew of the Enterprise NCC-1701-D. Set in the 24th century, he had a new, diverse crew, with memorable characters such as first officer Will Riker, tactical officer Worf, engineer Geordi LaForge, doctor Beverly Crusher, and counselor Deanna Troi. Updated Starfleet costumes made their debut as a modern take on the classics, having been updated for 24th century sensibilities. Initially one piece spandex jumpsuit costumes, the majority of them were replaced from the third season onward as the real life cast found a new redesigned uniform style to be much more comfortable. Black shoulders and pants coordinated with colored sleeves and chest and back panels. Similar to the Original Series, colors corresponded to an officer’s division assignment, with the colors for command and operations having switched after the “Monster Maroon” movie era of the Star Trek timeline. Our Star Trek uniform shirts are made in the signature style of the series. You’ll have to supply your own black pants, but the most important part is still included: the rank pips! 4 pips are included with butterfly pin backs, so you can choose your own rank and position on the ship. And that means you’ll be able to portray any of your favorite characters. “Engage” as your favorite member of the Enterprise-D crew and you’ll be ready to boldly go where no one has gone before!
Captain Picard Costume
Maybe you’re ready to put up your feet in the ready room. Or play your Ressikan flute while you sip some tea (Earl Grey, hot!). Or maybe you’d like to go full-on Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra! Whatever kind of adventure you’d like to suit up for, you’ll be ready to command the bridge of the USS Enterprise as Captain Picard with this Deluxe Commander Uniform. Of course, this costume also affords you the opportunity to become Riker, Q, or any command division officer. Choose your rank and you’ll be ready for the Enterprise or any other ship you’d like to serve on!
Few TNG performances are as iconic and memorable as Brent Spiner as Lieutenant Commander Data in the series. You might need to practice not using contractions (which even hung Spiner up in real life) but we’re sure you’ll have a blast as this aspirational android. Since the gold Star Trek uniforms denote service in operations divisions, this Deluxe Operations Uniform also works great for Geordi LaForge or Worf. You could even portray Reginald Barkley if you’re not too worried about transporter psychosis!
Star Trek Costume Accessories
Whatever kind of Trek you’re tackling this Halloween, we do have one important piece of advice. You don’t want to take it on without the right gear! Whether you need a trusty phaser at your side or you need to make sure you have a functioning communicator to get ahold of the captain on the bridge, we have accessories that will let you complete any of our Star Trek Halloween costumes. Check out these top selling props to see if any of them will add the perfect touch to your uniform!
Star Trek Phaser Gun
Setting your phaser to maximum might vaporize your target, but even shooting off a phaser set to stun is more than enough to get you in trouble. So, we advise just carrying around a prop phaser to go along with your Star Trek uniform. It’s much safer than carrying around the real thing! This TNG Phaser accessory is officially licensed, and it even makes realistic sounds to complement your theme.
Star Trek Communicator Badge
Whereas Kirk and company had to carry around handheld communicators, by the time of The Next Generation, every officer was equipped with a handy dandy combadge right on their chest! A simple tap on the chest was all it took to say “Beam me up!” and get transported out of a sticky situation. This The Next Generation Replica Communicator is for decoration only, so it won’t help you get in touch with Chief O’Brien. But it will still be a very important upgrade to your Next Generation costume style!
Yeah, Spock’s got those ears. But so does every other Vulcan too! The also seem to have a pretty signature hairstyle, too, which Spock always sports, and this accessory Spock Wig with Ears has them both. The black wig has the helmet-like bangs and signature black hair strands. And the latex ears are attached so it’s a no fuss way to become the Mr. Spock himself. “Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end,” as Spock would say, and we’d have to conclude that adding this wig to your Spock costume is pretty doggone smart!