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Klingon, "Star Trek: The Experience" at the Las Vegas Hilton

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Klingon, "Star Trek:  The Experience" at the Las Vegas Hilton
One of Paramount Parks/Paramount Production Services' mainstay projects was creating Star Trek costumes and props for various Paramount properties, including "Star Trek: The Experience" at the Las Vegas Hilton. The Experience featured well-known characters from the Star Trek universe such as the Klingons, and it was my job to re-create many of the insignia and accessories that went with the Klingon costume. Many of the items pictured here were molded of thermal plastic and painted before being attached to the costume; the hilt of the disruptor (gun) was molded of Alumalite, and was only half a prop (the rest of the "gun" was securely stitched into the leather holster). The sash was built of several different types of industrial floor matting cut/glued to shape, with additional thermal plastic insignia stitched to it. The boots were leather English riding boots, with the platform added by an off-site shoe repair professional; I then created the additions (cuff, "horn," tubing, etc) of leather and glued/stitched them directly to the boot.
Posted by Cher Lambeth on July 1, 2014 Full Size|

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