At San Diego Comic Con this week, high-end costume maker Anovos is going to be showing off a prototype of their first replica from the 2009 Star Trek movie. And as we are doing all week long, we are bringing Comic Con to you with a first look at their Starfleet Blue Science Uniform Tunic. We have details and pictures below.
Anovos’ Science Uniform Replica
Anovos’ first Star Trek 2009 costume replica is a Blue Science Uniform Tunic. Their first offering is what they are calling an "Ensign Edition" which is a screen accurate replica of the stunt costumes used for the Star Trek movie. The tunic is created using accurate fabric, dye formulation and correct print pattern to recreate the look, weight and feel of the original screen used pieces. The "Ensign Edition" tunic is created with costumers and cosplayers in mind. Like the stunt tunics used for the film, the Anovos tunic is engineered to be a one piece ensuring maximal wearing comfort.
The Ensign edition Starfleet tunic is meant to be customized. It comes in a number of sizes (S, M, L, XL). They will even do other custom sizes for an additional fee. Tunics are sold with extra long sleeves to allow for alterations and a custom fit. Rank stripes are provided separately to allow costumers to choose their own rank.
Although these tunics are meant to be worn, Anovos CEO Joe Salcedo tells TrekMovie that they have been working closely with CBS, Paramount and Bad Robot to ensure the replica costumes are as close to the originals used for the film as possible. Anovos has been running tests for months on dyes, patterns and fabrics to ensure they are making replicas that are just like the real thing. Salcedo notes that compared to traditional costumes "there is a clear distinction in terms of the pattern, the color and the weight of the fabric. These are made to be a 100% match to those used on set. We are really proud of the finished product."
Pricing has not yet been finalized on the tunic, but it should range from $400-$440 (with small additional fee for rank stripes). Each tunic will also come with a science pin (made by QMx). The Star Trek 2009 Starfleet Blue Tunic Replica will be available Dec 2010/Jan 2011, and you will be able to place a reservation at the Anovos site ( http://anovos.com/star-trek-xi/).
Anovos is also hoping to have a short-sleeve women’s blue Starfleet dress replica available shortly after the men’s blue tunics are released. Later in 2011 Anovos will release red and gold versions of the tunics along with replica Starfleet uniform pants. They are also working on limited edition costume replicas that are more suited for display. Also on tap for the future are original series Star Trek uniforms, and Anovos has brought in Star Trek Phase II’s James Cawley to help with that effort.
Prototypes of the Star Trek 2009 blue tunic and pants replicas will be on display at San Diego Comic Con. They will also have a prototype of an original series costume made by James Cawley. Anovos is sharing a booth with replica prop maker eFX (Booth 2913E).