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Old May 3 2010, 08:01 PM   #16
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Re: Wearing Starfleet Uniform Out in Public - Help

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There are plenty of geek-chic trek t-shirts and stuff to pimp yourself out Trek style, with out wearing the full on uniform. But i say if it's something you want to try, then just do it, and let us know your experiences.

We all remember the woman featured in Trekkies who wears her uniform, and even wore it for Jury Duty.
You mean the woman who held a job, paid her taxes, was liked by her coworkers and believed that she should be doing good for others? Yeah, I remember her well.

Sorry for the back to back post. Couldn't help it.
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Old May 3 2010, 08:20 PM   #17
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Re: Wearing Starfleet Uniform Out in Public - Help

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The tattoo isn't even necessary. Google "Star Trek body paint".
Body paint comes off in the shower, even all-weather paint will come off after a few years, and it cracks in the underarm region after only a few days. The full body tattoo should last a good bit longer, and it has the bonus of killing any possibility of reproduction.

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An acquaintance of mine wore one a bit as a student at his community college. It went o.k. for him. Opened up discussions. Nobody came close to violence. He has a significant other, by the way, for those of you joking about that. She is a lovely person, not really into Trek, but she thought it was neat he wore something for a reason rather than being a mindless consumer sheep sporting some prominent clothing brand or sports team logo.
Yes, instead he bought a uniform from an overly commercialised television show which became so big that it stopped being a show and it became a franchise. A franchise full of overpriced merchandise, such as novelty mugs, Captain Picard mouse-mats, and fictional uniforms.
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Old May 3 2010, 08:30 PM   #18
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Re: Wearing Starfleet Uniform Out in Public - Help

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In the unlikely event that this is a real question, my advice is just to wear it in public in situations in which a costume would be appropriate, such as a Halloween party or something. The fact that you're talking about carrying a phaser to show you "mean business" tells me that the thread is a joke.
Well, the phaser part was an attempt at humor but I am serious about what a general public response would be to some nerd walking into a grocery store and such dressed like Picard.

My mental heath is functioning within normal parameters but I am seriously lacking a "social" life and for me Star Trek has filled that void.
You mention that Star Trek has filled the void of lacking a social life. Just a suggestion, but Star Trek could be used as a way to enhance a social life. For example, there are a lot of nice people here on the boards, and elsewhere who share the same interest. Perhaps a meet up, if there are others here in your city. There are fan clubs, conventions, etc. My best friend and I met in 1986 at a sci-fi convention. Just a thought.
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Old May 3 2010, 09:21 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone for your recommendations. I feel better and more confident about going out in public wearing my Starfleet uniform. It's a really nice one too. I paid around $300 for it and now I'm broke.

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In the unlikely event that this is a real question, my advice is just to wear it in public in situations in which a costume would be appropriate, such as a Halloween party or something. The fact that you're talking about carrying a phaser to show you "mean business" tells me that the thread is a joke.
Well, the phaser part was an attempt at humor but I am serious about what a general public response would be to some nerd walking into a grocery store and such dressed like Picard.

My mental heath is functioning within normal parameters but I am seriously lacking a "social" life and for me Star Trek has filled that void.
You mention that Star Trek has filled the void of lacking a social life. Just a suggestion, but Star Trek could be used as a way to enhance a social life. For example, there are a lot of nice people here on the boards, and elsewhere who share the same interest. Perhaps a meet up, if there are others here in your city. There are fan clubs, conventions, etc. My best friend and I met in 1986 at a sci-fi convention. Just a thought.

I once did go to a Sci Fi/Linux convention but I was so dorky and socially awkward that people like the dude in the Tux Starfleet costume were like "NERD!!!!!"





Somehow I manage to turn any social situation into something unbearably awkward.
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Old May 3 2010, 09:52 PM   #20
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^Unfortunately, wearing a Star Trek costume in public will not improve your overall social acceptance. JUST BE YOURSELF. Eventually you will find others who like you FOR YOURSELF, rather than because you do or do not wear a costume every day.
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Old May 3 2010, 10:55 PM   #21
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^Unfortunately, wearing a Star Trek costume in public will not improve your overall social acceptance. JUST BE YOURSELF. Eventually you will find others who like you FOR YOURSELF, rather than because you do or do not wear a costume every day.
Now now, I'm trying to convince him not to wear the costume too, but there's no need to lie to the man. Some people are doomed not to be liked, I number amongst them, and the best way for us to be liked is to be something we're not. I mean, if I had it my way everything I'd say would be a direct quote from Star Trek, Monty Python and Terry Pratchett novels, but when I do that people look at me as though I were a nutter, so I conform and attempt to talk like a normal person.
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Old May 4 2010, 03:33 AM   #22
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Why would anybody wear a Starfleet uniform out in public?
I wore a Zoe Saldana/Uhura style uniform mini (with and without insignia) a lot last summer, in public, to clubs and even to class, got a lot of compliment on it.

Sweetness, dress like you want.
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Old May 4 2010, 04:01 PM   #23
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There's a big difference between the female TOS uniform and the Voyager unisex jumpsuit. For one thing, the TOS uniform is sexy and form-fitting, the Voyager uniform is a jumpsuit. There's a reason they kept Seven out of it. Another big difference is that it is very easy to fornicate while wearing the TOS uniform, it would be rather more complicated attempting same with the Voyager jumpsuit.
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Old May 4 2010, 05:24 PM   #24
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I picked up and wore the TNG grey style uniform when playing the TNG role playing game inside the house with my buddies once. However, I would never go out into public with it, though. I'm just fine with letting my normal physical attractiveness and the way I dress in order to get the necessary attention when I need it to.

In other words: I take pride in looking good when I go out into public.

A Starfleet Uniform would kind of detract from that attractiveness. At least that is my opinion for us guys, anyways.

As for well formed women... thats another matter entirely. They can wear whatever sexy Trek outfit they want and get away with it. Cause guys are not really going to be looking at the uniform to begin with. Cause well... They're guys.
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Old May 4 2010, 06:30 PM   #25
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There are plenty of geek-chic trek t-shirts and stuff to pimp yourself out Trek style, with out wearing the full on uniform. But i say if it's something you want to try, then just do it, and let us know your experiences.

We all remember the woman featured in Trekkies who wears her uniform, and even wore it for Jury Duty.
You mean the woman who held a job, paid her taxes, was liked by her coworkers and believed that she should be doing good for others? Yeah, I remember her well.

Sorry for the back to back post. Couldn't help it.
Ya, that's her. I wasn't casting aspersions, just citing an example of someone who we know has done the very same thing as featured in that documentary. You read snark where there was none.
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Old May 4 2010, 06:44 PM   #26
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Well, the phaser part was an attempt at humor but I am serious about what a general public response would be to some nerd walking into a grocery store and such dressed like Picard.

My mental heath is functioning within normal parameters but I am seriously lacking a "social" life and for me Star Trek has filled that void.

A grocery store? What, is your replicator busted?
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Old May 4 2010, 07:26 PM   #27
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ST-TNG-FAN91 just be yourself. Most people probably wouldn't bother you. Maybe some will be interested because they are star trek fans. If you are very self-conscious it might be a problem since you would probably get some weird looks and some people might laugh. Overall, though, I think most people would ignore the costume and and treat you normally. If muslims can walk around in public wearing traditional clothing without a riot breaking out then so can you!

I would suggest attending more conventions where this sort of dress is deemed more appropriate and interacting with other fans if you are trying to enhance your social life. Also, start posting here on the BBS more. You can make lots of trek friends here. Welcome aboard!
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Old May 4 2010, 09:31 PM   #28
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I've quite safely travelled in public in a Starfleet uniform - and even as an Andorian - and even on public transport including trains, buses and even a plane. Most times I was on my way to a media photoshoot, a movie premiere or a ST convention. A few times no one has even blinked, but most times people will smile or comment, or give a Vulcan salute. Never been threatened with physical violence while in costume.
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Old May 4 2010, 10:46 PM   #29
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Sports fans are wearing jerseys, too. The thing is, a football team is something real, Starfleet is fictional. Get a life.
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Old May 4 2010, 11:03 PM   #30
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My mental heath is functioning within normal parameters but I am seriously lacking a "social" life and for me Star Trek has filled that void.
A tv show is no substitute for a social life. Hobbies and common interests can, however, help you to create one.
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