One of the highlights of big Vegas Star Trek Convention over the weekend is the opportunity to see the great costumes fans have been working on all year. Some of them are humorous, some of them are technically challenging, but all of them are fantastic. This year’s contest, which favors high-skill, home made costumes, once again showcased hundreds of great fan-made costumes. Highlights of the event are below.
Costume Content at Creation Star Trek Con 2010
The costume contest seems to grow every year. This year, hundreds of costumed Trekkies paraded across the stage in groups allowing for photo opportunities in between each set of contestants. A big change to the event, however, was the judging. Traditionally, the costume contest winners were chosen by audience vote. Who ever got the loudest cheers won. This year, Creation brought in three guest judges to decide who got the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.
All the finalists on stage together
Winners, chosen by three guest judges, each received Creation Entertainment gift certificates. First place received $500, and second, third (and an added honorable mention) received creation gift certificates. But no one went home empty handed. Each participant in the contest received an 11×14” glossy print of this year’s convention flyer.
- Honorable Mention: Neelix and Kes
- 3rd Place: Pregnant tribble (with buns in the oven)
- 2nd Place: Klingon
- 1st Place: Romulan Couple
Honorable Mention: Neelix and Kes
3rd Place: Pregnant tribble (with buns in the oven)
2nd Place: Klingon
1st Place: Romulan Couple
Here are some photos of the contestants waiting in line for their turn on stage.
Risan cabana boy
Wesley Crusher and his infamous rainbow sweater
Pair of Orion slave girls
A trio of Orion slaves
A Piece of the Action
View of the audience from on stage
Even more photos
Costume contest Slideshow
More Vegas Star Con 2010
For more from the con see our full reports:
- Thursday: Takei, Koenig, deLancie + TOS guest stars
- Friday: DS9 Stars and Guest Stars
- Saturday: Costumed Trekkies Record Setting
- Saturday: CBS Consumer Products Panel
- Saturday: Shatner & Nimoy
- Saturday: Jeri Ryan & Voyager
- Saturday: Brannon Braga