First Look At Anovos Spock & Uhura Star Trek TOS Uniform Replicas

Today Anovos, makers of high-end costume replicas, have provided TrekMovie with the first looks at the two latest entries in their expanding Star Trek line. Just available for pre-order are an Uhura Red Dress and a Spock Blue Tunic. Get a closer look at both below, along with an overview of other Anovos costume replicas from both the original Star Trek and the 2009 Star Trek movie. 


First look at new Spock and Uhura costume replicas from Anovos

If you are a Star Trek collector or a costumer who demands perfection, Anovos may have just the thing for you. Anovos goes to great lengths to ensure their replicas are a highly precise match for the original costumes, with a lengthy R&D and test process. For the original Star Trek line, their designs are based on original patterns. Anovos uses the exact double-knit fabric and they carefully choose dyes to match original screen-used costumes.  One of the new replicas  being revealed this week Spock’s Blue Tunic, based on a season 3 design. 

Getting a closer look you can see the kind of attention to detail Anovos puts into these replicas, including the invisible plastic zipper at neckline.

The manufacturing for all Anovos products is done in the USA by the same team that Paramount used to make the costumes for the 2009 Star Trek movie. Pre-orders for the Spock tunic are available starting this week for a limited run of 200. Each tunic is available in five sizes with an adjustable hemline and you can contact Anovos for custom sizing. The cost of each tunic is $279.95 and they will be available in November. You can pre-order at

The second piece being revealed this week is a replica of Lieutenant Uhura’s Red Services Division Uniform Dress from Season 3 of the original Star Trek. This dress features the tri-cut pattern design.

Limited to 150 pieces, the Uhura dress features the same rank braid and divisions patch worn by Uhura on TOS, along with the same care and details as the Spock tunic. Here you can see details on the tri-cut pattern and the ribbed black jersey neck piece. 

The new Uhura dress was constructed using original patterns from the CBS archive, as well as a screen-used red uniform from the original Star Trek. Each dress is available in six sizes with an adjustable hemline and you can contact Anovos for custom sizing. The cost of each tunic is $325.95 and is available in November. You can pre-order at

More Star Trek replicas from Anovos

The new Spock and Uhura replicas join a growing line of Star Trek pieces from Anovos, including a blue (science) version of the tri-cut dress, a Kirk command tunic and a Engineer/Security red tunic. New stock for all will be available in September and you can pre-order each from Entertainment Earth. See below for pictures and pricing (click images to pre-order).

TriCut Science Blue Dress – $325 at Entertainment Earth

3rd Season Kirk Tunic – $279 at Entertainment Earth

3rd Season Red Tunic – $275.99 at Entertainment Earth

Anovos also has a growing line of costume replicas for the 2009 Star Trek movie, including men’s tunics in command gold, science blue and engineering red. They also have Women’s dresses in red and blue. All are based on the original designs and made by the same team who made the original costumes for Paramount. New stock for all will be available in September and you can pre-order each from Entertainment Earth. See below for pictures and pricing (click images to pre-order). Note: Replicas shown with QMX replica badge, which is not included.

Star Trek Movie Command Division Stunt Tunic – $290.99 at Entertainment Earth

Star Trek Movie Science Division Stunt Tunic – $290.99 at Entertainment Earth

Star Trek Movie Engineering Division Stunt Tunic – $290.99 at Entertainment Earth

Star Trek Movie Red Dress – $340.99 at Entertainment Earth

Star Trek Movie Blue Dress – $290.99 at Entertainment Earth

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I really hope they put rank on those female uniforms in the next movie. In fact, I hope they add the entire sleeves back. the originals look so much better.

They look oh so nice!!! But the cost is way out of my range…

I would love to save up for this! But I have to admit, the cost is… pretty dang high… Does anyone know what these exact colors are called?

The new outfits look like pajamas when you put ’em side by side with the original uniforms. No comparison at all.

Have to admit there was something about the third season uniforms I didn’t like as much as earlier versions. Still, would be cool to have.

Nice! But man, who’s got that kind of disposable income these days?

OR I can just wear my Halloween costume that only cost me $40.

C’mon. Too pricey!!! $$$
Drop the price a bit and we might have a deal. Sheesh

The TOS tri-cut dresses are lovely. Boy I wish I were rich. I love how great Kirk’s TOS tunic looks. Hmmm. Maybe if search the couch, I’ll find enough change.

Way to much money they want.

Those tunics should retail for about $89.

Even that amount would be tops for those tops!

I never cared much for the TOS Season 3 tunics. They looked a bit too polished for me.

Old-style tunics still look the best I think.

275 dollars for a replica uniform? I think not.

Why do people who make Trek merch think they can charge what they do? Honestly, it baffles the mind.


Yes, especially when you consider that they could sell a million of them at $89 apiece……but, no, they’re aiming for selling 378 of them for $290 a pop. Go figure!

OUTRAGEOUS! And the shipping charges range from $20.00 to over $80.00!
For one non-fragile item. In a box.
Let’s see at a limited run of 200 at $280.00 ($56,000) and $80.00 in shipping charges ($16,000) that’s $72,000 gross with overhead of 50%, hmmmm, netting a profit of $36,000. Highly illogical!

Beautiful work and professionalism; you don’t have to go through all the craziness associated with Star Trek costumers. ANOVOS sets the vanguard on high quality and exacting uniform replicas.

How about a female gold tunic? Not everybody’s life dream is maintenance section.
Thumbs up for TOS blue female.
Will there be a male shirtsleeves blue one, Bones TOS?

Yeah, those TOS dresses have a touch of style and elegance severely lacking in the 2009 versions. Very nice all around but I don’t dress up anymore and probably won’t start at these prices. They should include the pants for that.

Simple logic explains the high price. These are virtually exact duplicates of costumes that were custom made in small quantities for TV and movie production. If they were redesigned for mass production to lower the price through economies of scale in workmanship and materials, they would no longer be exact duplicates.

I’d love to see a replica of the STII-VI uniforms…but I could just imagine how much those would be.

Charging those prices in this economy is highly illogical.

21 – There are many great people making the II-VI uniforms on ebay. Good prices too!

I’ll buy one. I think the prices are fair, considering the level of workmanship.

To expensive!

I had made costumes and props as a hobby with plenty of people asking to make items for them. The pay expectation by the fan is extremely low for the hard work I would have to put into the project expected to be done, and in the time frame they want. Which is why I don’t accept comissions. No one wants to work for only $2.00 an hour.

I have seen other sites like this where they become overwelmed with orders and fall behind. Resulting in getting a bad reputation and eventually shutting down. So I can understand setting a limited amout of items at a time.

Jeez, those “TOS” uniform replicas look great. The costume fabric was changed from velour to double-knit (IIRC) mid-second season, as the velour shrank too much. Every time it was cleaned, in fact. And, the actors’ contracts mandated that the costumes be cleaned daily. There’s a less-than-complimentary drawing in the book “Inside Star Trek” of Shatner, done on the set, showing his gut starting to stick out from a shrunken shirt. For a Halloween party my then-wife wasted her bonus money on, I could have bought a decent-looking replica “Trek” shirt for less than the price of the costume I rented – a dumb-looking “Coors” beer can. Which came off very quickly, as it was way too hot.

Also, in regards to the price, the licensing fee Paramount gets for this kind of thing isn’t chickenfeed.

For all the people biching about the price: Yes, its expensive. But the type of material used and how it’s made costs a lot of money. Its not like making t-shirts out of polyester. Each tunic/skirt is hand made, not sewn together on some mass production line. It’s very labor intensive. $89 would not even come close to covering the cost to make them. Plus the folks who make these deserve to be paid fairly for their labor.

The limited numbers are due to the relatively low number of people who’d pay for these uniforms. Anovos is a small company, just like how Art Asylum is. AA makes nice Trek toys and collectibles, but because of the size of the company, they don’t/can’t make a whole lot of products. And their figures are better quality than Playmates, and are more expensive as a result.

The truth is, even if these uniforms were cheaper doesn’t mean more people would buy them. Only a small portion of fans buy replica uniforms, fewer than those who buy other types of “Star Trek” merchandise.

I rather not order the red one! ;)

The gold uniform looks so cool!

Then there’s the cost of the mannequin(s) to hang this on as you would not actually wear it for fear of stains, tears etc.

The price is more than fair considering that they’ve duplicated the patterns and workmanship of the original 60’s garments.

I actually didn’t think they would do that considering that ready-to-wear garments manufactured in the 60s were of much higher quality than most of the stuff made today, just in terms of finishing the seams, pressing, complexity of the patterns, etc. The tri-cut dress in particular is a garment that is fairly difficult to sew and fit especially using a stretchy knit/jersey fabric. And obviously the Star Trek costumes were made to order by Theiss — he wouldn’t have been very concerned about the labour costs involved in the patterns as he was making them himself.

It wouldn’t be possible to sell this stuff at a lower price, I think, especially given that the garments are being made in the USA. I doubt it would be financially feasible to mass-manufacture the dress in that quality. Even with the price as it is, the profit margins are likely quite low.

Go to their website and check out their ‘Galactica’ uniforms; they’re awesome!

I have to say that the TOS uniforms do seem a little neater than the new ones–partly due to the cooler rank cuffs and the smaller seam for the shoulder. They also look a little less fitted, but I really like that they are two-piece.

The women’s uniforms are definitely worse.

Oh well. I’d rather have an Enterprise redesign than new uniforms :)

I read that some of the cast of TOS had to be literally sewn into the uniforms.

#17 John, You are so right, I know a bit of the development of these. A third season version of the three costumes from a professional vs. the problems encountered with the various people making them at home, with the absence of the detail necessary, make these very collectable items. And they are of a limited quantity.

I have the first and second season versions of the three uniforms from a very respectable and esteemed fan and I enjoy having them with the regard to the accurate detail they were crafted. I’m looking forward to adding these to the collection.

These are great uniforms that are done so well. And I have to agree with # 29 that these costumes deserve the price that they are. Go to a tailor and see how it costs to replicate these using patterns and materials to match these here, it would not be that much less than what you see here, I know, I tried it for my wife to get her a red Uhura dress ( I wanted her to wear gold but…) and I was quoted $300.

They will offer a Kirk casual green wrap that I have to own, according to their website, they will only make 50 of those. The currently published Star Trek magazine had an article about Avonos’ schedule and they will offer ST II to VI maroon tunics later this year or so they claim. I hope they also make the trousers for those tunics as well.

Yes it is expensive, but if you want to look your best, it will cost you. Sure, we all would like to have these at a cheaper price but it does not always work out that way in life.

One solution to this is what one of my active duty soldiers did when he was in Korea a few years ago. He found a local tailor in town and got a Gold shirt made in a custom fit, material is a little off but very well done for $100. The only problem was the rank braid which Korea did not have so he bought the rank from Roddenberry and had it sewn on in the US when his duty in Korea was over.

For those prices, I’d expect it would come with pants and boots.

Quit complaining about the prices – you are paying this (if you get one) for the same reason you pay a lot for a formal dress or a tux. It’s a garment with limited use, and are not mass produced. Eighty-nine bucks, really? A cheap kids costume for Halloween runs forty, and those are mass produced by foreign slave labor.

They pretty good! I want one so bad, but the price! geez no way I could afford that.

& i really hope for the next movie (if there is one) that they design Uhura’s dress a bit more like the TOS Uhura dress…it looks so much more classy. In my opinion.

I like the new uniforms. I don’t think they look like pyjamas or is it that much of our nightwear are made to look like day wear? My daughter wears what are meant to be pyjamas as day wear (one of her favourite outfits) and nobody can tell the difference.

I don’t know if those replica uniforms are overpriced or not, but I do know that people like knitters and seamstresses can be underpaid for the time, effort and skill they often put into making garments. My mother was a knitter who was given wool or other and a pattern and paid to knit an entire one-off garment just from the pattern. The wool/materials would have probably cost $100 at the most. Often the patterns were wrong as in they did not produce the picture of what the garment was supposed to look like if followed, which meant she had to unpick everything and make up the pattern herself to fit the picture. She would spend many many hours getting everything right. She went into a souvenir shop one day and saw what she had knitted herself going for NZ$500 on one occasion. She was just paid NZ$50!

Actually, I hope in the next movie they get the women out of the go-go dresses all together, and into the same threads as the guys. Micro-mini skirts never struck me as all that practical for a military/service organization, and since the ladies (in theory, at least) are treated as more then eye candy, it just makes sense to dress them appropiately.

The costs of these uniforms are not out of whack when you consider the only logical comparison, a professional authentic sports jersey. The price of that product retails for a similar price for the high end product. Trek fans sometimes get mocked for wearing costumes, but in the end is it really any different from going to a ballgame in a team jersey?

43. Phil – July 7, 2011

They can keep the TOS micro skirts, even make them shorter, just add pants to the uniform.
And add women to the security team and engineering.

Cool …:-) :-)

Keep the women in TOS like uniforms. Women are not men and men are not women. Anyway, who says that some of the guys are not seen as eye candy…:), despite wearing those threads? Depends on who is doing the looking.

@45. Okay, as long as the guys do the same.

@47. When I was a horny teen-ager I didn’t have an issue with women in service being as naked as possible, and TOS didn’t dissapoint. For all the chatter that goes on on this site about Trek being more science fiction the fantasy, suggesting that the best possible duty uniform for a 23rd century female space explorer is the go-go dancer outfit stretches credibility quite a bit. Either lose the dresses, or start dressing the guys like Zap Brannigan…. :-)

Following naval tradition, the braid around the cuffs indicates rank, which is why Kirk’s tunic has more braid that Spock’s.

Just noticed that the ST.09 versions have one band around the wrist of the gold and blue tunics.

Speaking from experience, for TOS the fabric alone cost more than $89. It’s custom ordered and dyed for these uniforms.