Star Trek:TNG Data Redesign

25551905_1606678646052304_7721637567488278526_nA redesign of the uniforms for Star Trek: The Next Generation

I looked at the Abrams films and Discovery and even Alien, as well as modern uniforms and fashion for inspiration. While I like the TNG costumes, they don’t look like official uniforms that would be worn in any context, they look more like superheroes, especially in season 1. I wanted to achieve something that would have the presence and authority of a military uniform while being practical, like a uniform someone could wear every day, all without departing too much from the TNG look, so of course it still had to be a jumpsuit.

I gave Data a bit of an upgrade or perhaps downgrade, I gave him a more modern haircut and emphasised his robotic qualities. I like the idea that he is incomplete, it reflects his character, plus it’s more readily achievable with modern make-up and effects. Ideally he should appear to be a soft gold colour, which didn’t always translate in the TV series. I have a lot of ideas as to how this costume and make-up could be executed, so I may make this costume at some point.

Prometheus David8 Cosplay

 

Model and costumer: Courtney Coulson (Travian Designs)

Photographer: Zachary William (https://www.facebook.com/8bitandover/)

Make-up: Kat Winslade (https://www.facebook.com/katwinslademua/)

It’s been a long time since I’ve cosplayed, it’s good to be back. This will be the first of many David costumes, I am utterly obsessed with Prometheus and Alien:Covenant. I am so dedicated I even bleached my own hair, took me months to get right. This suit is deceptive in its complexity because it is so structured and tailored there was no room for the slightest imperfections. I made two toiles (prototypes) and still ended up having to make the jacket twice. I see some minor imperfections but overall I’m pretty happy with it. I really like David’s style, I could see myself wearing this every day.

Thank you to Zack and Kat for collaborating with me.