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Friday, October 14, 2016

Sci Fi Saturday: Halloween Costumes from Star Trek's Mirror Universe

Every year I look forward to the Halloween season for many reasons: candy, classic horror movies, pumpkins, gorgeous weather etc, but maybe my favorite aspect of October is the opportunity to dress up my dogs (I'm not so sure they love it, but they love the treats that come along with the dressing up.) In the past they have been the Three Musketeers:

 flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz:

and Teen Wolf Pug and Puggie Krueger

to name just a few.

This year I had no problem deciding on a costume theme.  As ever Star Trek fan knows it's our favorite franchises 50th anniversary.

So Star Trek costumes where a must, but I didn't just want plain old Star Trek uniforms for the dogs, being a crazy die hard trekkie I wanted something a little more special.  I decided I wanted the costumes to  be a tribute to one of my favorite episodes of the Original Series: Mirror, Mirror.

In this iconic episode the crew gets accidentally transported into an alternate universe, where everything is a bit different.  Instead of a peace loving ship of exploration, the Enterprise is a war ship and the Federation is working to take over the galaxy.  Characters who where friends are now mortal enemies and you move up the ranks by assassinating your superiors. So none of that is great,  BUT the uniforms in the Mirror universe are fab!  I'm in love with the gold lame

I decided it would be fun to dress Weasley, Fry, Ping and Mr. Tuvok up as Star Trek Mirror Universe characters.  (Note: Bob will have none of this costume nonsense.) Since I can't sew I turned to Deb of Pug Possessed to make the costumes and despite never having watched Star Trek she did an amazing job. Here posing alongside the Star Trek Book of Costumes are the pups in their stellar costumes:

Weasley, looking manly as Mirror Universe Captain Kirk:

Fry oozing intelligence as Mirror Universe Commander Spock:

seductive Ping as Mirror Universe Lieutenant  Uhura:

and finally,  Mr. Tuvok is dressed as a personal guard.  Personal guard's are the crewman in the episode who run around trying to stop their employer from being assassinated.  Perhaps part of Tuvok's confusion and discomfort in this costume stemmed from the fact that I didn't whether he was working for Weasley or Fry.  

The whole crew:

Aren't they adorable?  Deb did such a wonderful job on these costumes I just can't get over it.   The tragedy is that the pet Halloween event we usually attend was rained out and I have yet to find an alternative event in Jersey City.  We used to go to the party at our favorite pet store Canis Minor, but it's gone out of business.  So sadly the only place the pups have to wear these fabulous uniforms is in  our home!    I guess we will have to use the costumes again next year.   Live Long and Prosper!


  1. Wonderful costumes, Deb does such a great job. She is in the planning stages of two new dresses for Mabel right now!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  2. Hahaha that is awesome! I hope you're going to a costume contest because this crew will take top honors!

  3. Aww they are so cute! The costumes look really well made and your babies wear them like top models :-) I hope you can find the Halloween event for them to attend!

  4. Oh wow, those have got to be the best dog costumes EVER!
    Lynne x

  5. Those costumes are so adorable!

  6. I'm loving the dogs' costumes, they are looking so cute in them! xxx

  7. They're all ace costumes, but Fry's is my favourite. THOSE EARS!

  8. Hehe, I love how Weasley is looking at the pictures in the book! I also LOVE those Three Musketeers costumes, so cute!

  9. So cute! The costumes came out so well and I love Spock Fry! He's even got the ears and with his coloring the beard and mustache! :D Great costumes Katherine!

  10. WHOA! You all look AMAZING! Those costumes are wonderful and look just like the read ones from Star Trek. Love those Spock ears! I think you're gonna get LOTS OF TREATS when you go trick-or-treating wearing those costumes (be sure to share some with Bob!).


  11. Wow - amazing costumes! We affens get to dress up for the Affenpinscher Garden Party each year although I was too young to go this year. My Mum and sister and Crybbe had Three Musketeers costumes one year and Trilby ( mini schnauzer) was Cardinal Richelieu BOL. Thank you for dropping by my blog too - nose licks and love from Moth xx


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