Use of the Volante jackets as new uniforms?

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by Danlav05, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Danlav05

    Danlav05 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    this may sounds liek a random one, but in the fan film guidelines CBS say they do prefer if you use proper licenced costumes.

    Has anyone else seen these? Jackets designed in the style of various Trek uniforms from through the years.

    https://www.volantedesign.us/pages/star-trek-collection

    They might be nice in a fan film if you want to do soemthing a bit different
     
  2. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Those jackets, especially the Voyager ones, looks better than the actual costumes from the TV show.
     
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  3. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    It claims they are licensed.
     
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  4. Captain Atkin

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    For the cost of these denim-style jackets ($330 to $560), you might as well just stick with Anovos costumes.

    Personally, I don't like the designs. I like the idea...but the quality is lacking in these designs.
     
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  5. Spaceship Jo

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    The designs look nice, but the end result looks super cheap. Like if you took a Party City trek costume but needed to sell it at REI. And shiny where it shouldn't be. A good reminder of why there's always someone on set to Picard maneuver the wrinkles before every take.

    I really do like the idea and the designs though. Could see them used in fan films, yes.
     
  6. USS Intrepid

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    To answer the initial question, yes, if people want to use these in a fanfilm there’s nothing stopping them. I wouldn’t personally, but that’s my own preference.

    A brief aside to your original statement though; I’d point out that is not exactly what CBS has said regarding costuming for fanfilms. That statement only applies if you are buying costumes. If you are making your own it is irrelevant. They have simply asked that we support licensees where possible. They couldn’t care less about people making their own costumes for their own use.
     
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  7. Maurice

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    Assuming you can wait forever and a day to get your order fulfilled. Or has that changed?
     
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    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    It has not. I'm still waiting for the Star Trek Beyond survival jacket, which I paid in full in 2016. And my patience is well past its expiration date.
     
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  9. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    Why do they still manage to hold onto a license if they are so unreliable?
     
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  10. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    Good question!
     
  11. Admiral Archer

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    Diamond Select and Anovos...two licensed companies who announce things they never release.
     
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  12. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    Does Diamond Select take preorders?
     
  13. Admiral Archer

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    Well, erm, no, not in the same way as Anovos. In that way Anovos is way worse, since they get your money.

    But Diamond Select is ALMOST as bad, since they get everybody's hopes up for some cool new item, then cancel it before release (not as maddening as losing your money, but still frustrating).
     
  14. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    Not in the same league.
     
  15. YJAGG

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    The nice thing about these are some of them can pass for RL outterwear. I used a hoodie pattern and made a DS9-ish minus the hood for something to wear outside that was not too costume-y, but could pull double duty as Halloween/ convention piece or background extra. For that kind of money I'd go to a tailor or possibly Anovos.
     
  16. Robert April

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    Anyone know of movie maroon costumes that are decent quality? The ones on Anovos look very realistic but are expensive and almost never in stock. The ones on eBay don't appear very accurate.
     
  17. Matthew Raymond

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    Sorta. My understanding is that they don't want you using unlicensed merch. They're fine with you making your own costumes. I'm not sure they said anything about paying someone to make costumes, but I'd be surprised if they seriously cracked down on it.
     
  18. Serveaux

    Serveaux Boomer American Premium Member

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    Because no one competes for the license?

    In the 80s and early 90s Trek merchandise licenses were golden tickets. In the early part of this century, some licensees rather famously sued Paramount for "letting the Franchise fall into disrepute" or some such thing, leading some observers to suggest that what they were looking for were outs or givebacks on licenses that they felt they'd paid too much for given the ROI they were really seeing. And now you have licensees apparently making product announcements for no more reason than to gauge interest in stuff they've no commitment to manufacturing at all.
     
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  19. Maurice

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    But they take preorders aka $$$ on things that take years to deliver...if ever. Some fleeced customers ought to report them to the FTC.
     
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  20. Kor

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    Whenever companies leave you waiting forever for a licensed product that you paid for, to me it just brings back that whole "Unobtainium" (what a name!) TOS Enterprise replica debacle of the early 2000s.

    On a separate note, looking at the Volante jackets posted above, I'm just not seeing $350 worth of jacket. If not for the Trek-like designs, these seem like something I could get at Target for $45... well, I'll be generous and say $60.

    Kor
     
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