TrekMovie was at The San Diego Comic-Con Museum for the screening of Star Trek: Picard, where CBS All Access generously provided costumes and props from the show for a temporary two-day exhibit. Free tickets to the screening went like hotcakes within minutes of being announced, but the exhibit was open to all, also at no charge.
The San Diego Science Fiction Coalition had a table with Star Trek memorabilia and collectibles on display, and plenty of cosplayers on hand to pose for pictures with the guests in front of their galaxy backdrop.
There were ten costumes on display (eleven if you count Number One’s collar) and a few props, some of which are being shown in public for the first time. Along with the costumes, there were photos of the actors wearing them, as well as some concept art by Greg Hopwood. Accompanying each piece was a placard describing the character and some notes on designer Christine Bieselin Clark’s costumes.
Picard’s (Patrick Stewart) costume that he wears at the vineyard is one we have seen before: A red turtleneck sweater with interesting texture, brown pants, and a long overcoat on which the Picard family crest pin is attached. He carries a cane and has overly complicated high boots, which are the main difference from the accompanying concept art.
In addition to the Vineyard costume, the outfit that Picard wears on La Sirena (Rios’ ship) was on display. Hints of previous Picard uniforms shine through the all black and gray uniform’s design. The shoulder yokes, similar to those of the Nemesis jacket, are made of embossed leather. The bulk of the jacket is a dark gray herringbone tweed fabric. Practicality prevails in the pocketed pants made of gray fabric with a tiny grid pattern, with slits in front of the ankles. The suede boots have an interesting strap across the instep that cosplayers will have a tough time duplicating.
The concept art for this piece is very close to the finished product; the main difference is the size of the leather yoke.
Dahj’s (Isa Briones) costume looks fantastic up close. It’s an emerald green hooded cloak with leather accents worn over a black tunic and leggings with strappy combat type boots. This is the cloak she wears when she seeks out Jean-Luc Picard at his vineyard.
Seven of Nine
The Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) costume is a more casual look that we’ve been used to seeing on her. She wears tight pants with zippered pockets, brown leather tall boots, and a gold mesh sweater. Around the waist are leather and metal belts, worn crisscrossed. Topping it all off is a detailed brown leather jacket with a custom Romulan-looking zipper pull.
Hugh (Jonathan Del Arco) wears a very textured shirt and pair of pants with random straps at the knees. Clark worked with textile artist Ivory Stanton on a multi-stepped process of texture and paint to achieve the look. The harness that he wears, which recalls textures and materials of Hugh’s Borg past, were made using laser-etched urethanes. Hugh’s lace-up boots are also highly textured in the same style, and he wears a hexagonal badge.
The concept art for Hugh differs in the detailing on the neck and some straps on the thigh, but otherwise is very close.
The Romulan Elnor (Evan Evagora) wears a warrior’s costume. Clark used a combination of silk shantung and tussah for the indigo blue jacket and trousers. The fabric was custom dyed by master dyer Tyra Youland; evidently that particular color is reserved only for Elnor and his people. Leather is used to accent the sleeves. The Romulan inscription on his belt was translated by linguist Trent Pehrson. Unfortunately, the signage at the exhibit did not provide an English translation. Elnor’s tall boots are also indigo, with straps winding around and up the lower legs.
The costume nearly duplicates the concept art here, and the result is beautiful.
Raffi Musiker’s (Michelle Hurd) costume is a jumpsuit that she wears when she joins the crew of La Sirena. Over the sleek jumpsuit is a large vest with huge pockets and a large waistband. There are seams at the shoulder to provide stylistic detail and a mandarin collar on the jumpsuit underneath. The boots are fairly simple leather workboots, worn with the pant legs over them.
Cristóbal “Chris” Rios (Santiago Cabrera) wears a rather casual, yet militaristic outfit of slim-fitting pocketed pants, a black henley top, and a sort of patchworked, yet monochrome vest. Surprisingly, the vest does not seem to have pockets, which would make it infinitely more functional. The textured pattern on the vest is the same as on the Picard costume. These elements of design are seen throughout his ship.
The concept art for Rios is similar to the final costume, but the vertical zippers on the front of the pants did not make it into the final version, and the vest in the concept art has cleaner lines and buttons instead of a zipper.
La Sirena insignia
Rios can be seen wearing the insignia of his private ship named La Sirena (which translates to the siren or mermaid). The insignia appears to be an abstract mermaid. Picard, Musiker, and Jurati can be seen wearing the same small insignia on their outfits once they join up with Rios.
Two costumes for Dr. Agnes Jurati (Alison Pill) were on display. One is the lab coat that she wears at the Daystrom Institute. It is wrinkled and well-worn around the edges. Notable is the lack of a back seam; the two sides are kept together by a thick metal ring. Beneath the lab coat are a simple pair of periwinkle pants and a feminine shell, and she wears matching flats on her feet. Cosplayers should be sure to finish this look with the ID badge worn around her neck on a silver chain.
Jurati’s La Sirena costume is in the same dark tones of her shipmates. She wears slim-fitting pants, a plain black shirt, and a zip-front jacket. She was smart enough to replicate pockets on her space travel clothing.
Props that were on display included cases of Chateau Picard wine, Number One’s leather collar and delta-shaped dog tag. Also displayed were a Romulan knife, Romulan dual barreled disrupter, and Romulan Black Ops Helmet.
Everyone in attendance for the screening Thursday was given a poster and a gift card for CBS All Access in order to continue watching the series at home. The hospitality shown by the Comic-Con Museum and CBS All Access was appreciated by all.
New episodes of Star Trek: Picard are released on CBS All Access in the USA Thursdays at 12:01 AM PT/3:01 AM ET. In Canada it airs Thursdays on CTV Sci-Fi Channel at 6PM PT /9PM ET and then is made available to stream on Crave. For the rest of the world it streams Fridays on Amazon Prime Video. Episodes are released weekly.
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