This came together fairly quickly (and done on the cheap with found items).
Around the end of September I came across a woman's gold sweater in a second hand store (for $7!). The material looked pretty close to Kirk's vest in "Mirror Mirror" so I had a brainstorm for this costume!
(Couldn't bring myself to do the actual Nazi salute. )
So I cut the sweater up the middle and folded the collar to look more vest like. Cut off the sleeves and hemmed the openings by hand. Added the gold trim along the edges and the shoulder epualettes.
I hand sewed the sash myself with material that I thought looked right (and happened to be on sale at $7/yrd).
Terran Empire symbol was from ebay.
Kirk's Medals- these were the most difficult to do with found objects. The large hanging medal and two small "fan" medals, were craft items from Michaels. The "wings" were a set of plastic wings I've had since childhood turned upsidedown, and a small silver model car engine part added to the middle.
Boots were off ebay and probably the most expensive part of this costume at $60 including International shipping (ouch... I really wanted to keep this costume under $50 ). But... they seemed to be pretty darn close to the screenused boots. Hard to take a pic of them to make out the details though.
The dagger was done very quick and dirty by cutting it out of foamcore board and spray painting it silver. Definitely nothing to write home about, but very bar/convention friendly. And should it get lost/destroyed or confiscated I'll just make another one.
So this whole costume cost me just over $100.
Looking forward to next year's convention circuit!