Mirror, Mirror has always been my favourite episode of the original Star Trek, and I've always loved the concept of the Terran Empire. So, I was kind of bummed when DS9 showed us that the Empire had fallen, as I really wanted to see what it was like in that era.
Well, if the TNG episode Parallels taught us nothing else, it's that there are an infinite number of parallel universes, and in at least one of those universes, the Empire must have survived.
This costume has been years in the making - from original concept, to the gathering of the various pieces, and making some that couldn't be found (the communicator badge). I still have to acquire the dagger, and an agonizer (and get new rank pips, as I can't seem to find mine), but it's pretty close to being finished, and I wanted to show it off a little.
A friend of mine scratch made a spot on Enterprise era Terran Empire uniform. I'm thinking I'll debut this at the Star Trek con in Vancouver this summer, alongside her Mirror T'Pol
I haven't decided if I want to wear the jacket more casual and open:
Or zipped up and tucked in:
In my concept - the sash is no longer gold, but instead, displays your departmental colour. Command: Red/maroon Sciences: Blue Engineering: Gold
Here's a close-up of the communicator badge. It was made using a resin earth/dagger symbol I bought from an RPF member 5 years ago named Charlie. I then used cardstock to build the "wings", had a friend of mine do a casting of it for me, then I sanded and painted it.
The casting of the badge was rougher than I had hoped, so didn't come out quite as nicely as I had expected, but hey...it was free, and looks good enough
Hope ya like it