I made one Star Trek costume – one time – and from then on I had a niche demand for my costumes and decided to start a hobby business. While in business I:
- Designed premium costumes ranging $350 – $850
- Made screen accurate costumes using only film and images as reference
- Creating a costume included: drafting patterns, grading for various sized customers from S to 3XL, making prototypes, fitting, sewing the final garment and trims
- Sourced and sewed on a range of fabrics including gabardine, leather, pleather, vinyl, cotton, polyester, rayon, silk, wool, and more
- Created the website and e-commerce store, filed local taxes, and managed accounting
- Maintained 100% positive feedback on eBay
- Praised by clients for high-quality costumes and customer experience globally
When I was accepted to Cornell in 2012, I put the business on hold to focus on my studies. It was a fun fan project but I have no plans to restart this business at this time.
Fans in costumes:
Detailed photos of costumes:
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Note: I am not and was never affiliated with FOX, CBS, or Lucas Films.