TrekCore traveled to the 2013 Chicago Official Star Trek Convention at the beginning of this month - hosted May 30-June 1 by Creation Entertainment - and we wanted to take time to showcase the wide variety of fan-designed costumes we enjoyed in person at the event!
One of the best things about any Star Trek convention is the dedication and creativity fans put into their costume creations - some try to match costumes seen on screen, while others take a more speculative route, putting their own twists on classic wardrobe designs.
Star Trek Chicago 2013: The Costumes
This year's convention featured a whole range of creative costumes, from a life-sized Tribble to a visitors from the Borg Collective, covering common and rarely-seen outfits all of the television series and most of the Trek films. Click any of our images below to see full views of each fan's costume!
The most impressive example - and the winner of the weekend's costume contest - came from this young woman, dressed as Data in his 19th Century naval uniform, from Star Trek Generations. We learned that it putting the costume together took her nearly 18 months, as she build it all from scratch.
We also saw some men willing to bare their fair share of skin to make an impression on the crowds - these two represented the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation by wearing outfits from the Edo civilization and the rarely-seen "skant" Starfleet uniform on the convention floor.
Stay tuned to TrekCore for more exclusive features and interviews coming soon!