Saturday, November 6, 2010

Deep Space Nine: Rom

This is a great Rom costume. It was first presented in the season 4 episode 'The House Of Quark' and was used in a total of 15 episodes, including 'A Call To Arms' and 'Sacrifice Of Angels'.
In fact, the final time we see Rom is in the episode 'Dogs Of War' where he becomes the Grand Nagus and is wearing this outfit.

This Particular ferengi costume was sought after by me for a couple of years before the owner agreed to part with it. I am very lucky in that this costume is complete with all components including the original boots. All of the components say 'Max G' and have no other names indicating reuse. Two jackets were made for this Rom costume, and both say 'Max G'. After some use, one of the jackets was demoted to 'stunt' status as there is an additional marking on the tag in red pen added at a later date noting 'stunt'.

During the Phoenix Star Trek Convention in 2011, I brought with me one of Max's Rom jackets. He held it up and allowed a few fans to take pics of him with it. Great stuff to be sure!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Deep Space Nine: Rom

This costume was worn by Rom in just 6 episodes. It made it's first appearance in the Deep Space Nine episode 'Little Green Men' ( as seen below),and lastly in 'Under A Paper Moon', and is one of his best looking Ferengi costumes.

Proving some versatility, Rom wore just the jumpsuit and shirt during baseball training in 'Take Me Out To The Holosuite'.

This particular Ferengi costume is incomplete. It is missing the coat, boots, and headwrap. It appears two of this costume was made, as a complete one had been sold at the 2006 Christie's Star Trek auction. Unfortunately, the fate of the costume is as of yet unknown. For me, this presents a small mystery as all of my costume components say Max Groedenchik. What did the buyer actually get? Is it a hero coat with the rest being stunt? We may never know, but one day I will find out.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Next Generation: Season One

This Ferengi costume is from Star Trek: The Next Generation, season one. When the Ferengi were introduced, they were slated to be the reoccuring enemy of the Federation instead of the Klingons. The results were so bad, they became the butt of jokes for viewers everywhere. For this reason largely, this costume gets little respect.

Throughout Star Trek, we see Ferengi military, doctors, businessmen, and marauders. This is the earliest known Ferengi military uniform shown in the entire Star Trek universe.

This style costume was seen in such episodes as 'The Last Outpost' and 'The Battle'. Perhaps in an attempt to reinvent the Ferengi, these are the only times this version was seen, as they were changed from season 2 and on.

Six of these Ferengi costumes were made, and mine was used in 'The Last Outpost' as the boots had a lot of sand in them when I received it. This particular one was worn by veteran stuntman Richard 'Dick' Hancock...'D. Hancock' as identified by the inside tag. Sadly, this costume is missing it's fur vest and belt. However, mine is the only one that has the ultra rare and unique headwrap.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Deep Space Nine: Grand Nagus Zek

The Grand Nagus is the head of all things financial on Ferenginar. Accordingly, his wardrobe left nothing to spare. Grand Nagus Zek had four different outfits in just 7 episodes that he appeared. They have to be some of the finest examples of costuming in the whole of Star Trek. This version of his costume was first seen in the Deep Space Nine episode 'Prophet Motive' then lastly in 'Ferengi Love Songs'.

This particular costume is the stunt version worn by Dennis Madalone and was used only once in Deep Space Nine. It is seen in the episode 'Prophet Motive', where Quark has a vision from the Prophets and sees Zek jump from the upper level of the Promenade.

It's original jumpsuit was used for another Ferengi costume (I know which one), so I don't have it. With the advantage of owning so many Ferengi costumes, I was able to examine, pattern, and fabricate a darker velvet jumper for it. It came out very well for my first attempt. Also, the stunt costume was devoid of any metal detailing so there was nothing to harm the stuntman. It is virtually impossible to locate the exact type of metal greeblies, as I have tried. I have attached some approximations in an attempt to make it more presentable.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Deep Space Nine: Grand Nagus Zek

Grand Nagus Zek appeared in just 7 episodes, beginning with the Deep Space Nine episode 'The Nagus' and ending in 'The Dogs Of War'. His corrupt business practices and chauvenistic view of women were contrary to the staff of DS9, but critical to his enormous charm.

Wallace Shawn's magical portrayal of Zek made him a fan favorite. It is a known fact that he did not like to wear these facial appliances, so he averaged one episode per season. For this fact, I am lucky to have these unused hand and facial prostetics in my collection.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Deep Space Nine: Grand Nagus Staff

The Grand Nagus carries with him a staff that is traditional for an individual to kiss the head of after receiving advice from the Ferengi leader. The Grand Nagus possesses the ability to appoint a Grand Proxy to act in matters in which he is unwilling or unable, and he might also travel with the cane as proof of authority given from the Grand Nagus. The staff can be seen in several Deep Space Nine episodes, such as 'Rules of Accuisition', 'Profit and Lace', and Voyager 'False Profits'. There were many staffs made during the the production of the show (perhaps as many as 15), and this is one of them.

I realize this is not a costume, but I feel it is an important part of the Grand Nagus character and costume, so I have included it here.