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I found the Klingons in 1990. If t was a wonderful discovery, because I found that I could use all of my art background to make costumes.  I enjoyed the mini-vacations from the mundane that Klingon events were for me.  It was cosplay before cosplay was cool!  Over the years, I have dressed hundreds of Klingons, and have also branched out into other regions of the Star Trek Universe:  Romulan, Borg, Ferengi, Vulcan, Starfleet.  Some of my Klingon customers wanted costumes for characters from other sci-fi universes, and I happily obliged!  I have also stepped into other fantasy realms, both in media, such as anime', and faerie and period wear. I approach costume design as sculpture first:  How do you make two dimensional media, such as fabric, leather and vinyl, fit on a rounded three dimensional body?  How do you attach unlike materials together to make the proper look, and not fall apart?  How do you create an unique design for a custom client, and still keep it recognizable as a Klingon, Minbari, etc.?  How do you make the construction sturdy enough that it will survive repeated long term wear without much maintenance? Am I a fan?  Yes, I am!  Do I make these for money?  Yes, I do!  Am I a manufacturer?  Definitely not!  I approach each project as an unique work of costume art, custom made to my client's measurements.  While I try to be true to the source, if any, I consider my work to be an interpretation, not a replication.  The needs of fans are more stringent than those on the set. It's hard to wear a uniform for 18 hours at a con if it needs constant fixing.  Fans don't have the luxury of wardrobe folks buzzing around them with hot glue and duck tape between takes.  I don't make set quality outfits, I make fan quality outfits!    

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Bud

If you’re looking for the absolute best in Klingon uniforms and costuming, you’ve found her. q’IDar is without equal. I commissioned a uniform and what she did was amazing.
I’ve seen some of the actual costumes up close and they do not hold up to close inspection.
q’IDar’s however are impecable. To put it simply, her costumes look like you THINK they look in the TV shows and movies.
I have also commissioned her with other things, and she has not only ALWAYS come through, she has gone above and beyond.
I HIGHLY recommend her without reservation.

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Calvin Exum

Can you contact me about a costume quote?

Thank you

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    Thanks for checking out my website! Please go to the contact page. There is a form you can fill out

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      Calvin Exum

      I do not see the form.

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