The Mister started watching (TNG) The Next Generation as a Pre-teen (what they know call tweens) and was inspiration for him to become an Electrical Engineer.
Despite this Star Trek love before this past weekend we had only been to one convention about 5 years ago. However as Star Trek Missions was coming up on the 50th anniversary of TOS we figured we had to get there even if only for one of the 3 days.
We made the decision to go to the event two weeks prior which didn’t leave a lot of time for costume and accessory prep but with the help of a great seamstress on Etsy (The Apocalypse Project) who whipped up a custom authentic looking Uhura skant for me complete with lieutenant ranking on the arms and a Communications patch.
The Mr. (HikingCampingTrails.com) decided to buy one from Amazon as he couldn’t find the hos Spock shirt from our previous Star Trek convention.
Oddly he chose a Spock shirt from the current movies instead of from ST Classic but there you have it 😁.
We made our way to the Javits Center in NYC and joined fellow Trekkies in enjoying all there was on offer.
The day was great. There were so many highlights and wonderful people. I tried to get as close to Uhura’s costume as possible and it seemed to make people smile. I even got a hug from one lady at the end of the day who told me that I was her favorite all day. A man in his car driving down the street yelled “I love you Uhura.” Making people happy is the best part of Cosplay! I met a cool cosplay Will Riker, Data and an Andorian! A long with many more people like There and Vee that made the day special.
We took photos with William (Bill) Shatner and LeVar Burton! I even had LeVar sign my Reading Rainbow T-Shirt! I’d wanted to meet him and since I was a kid and I finally did. All in all it was an awesome day!
Hope to see you at a future Star Trek convention!