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« on: 01 19, 2005, 03:47: AM »

I do apologise to all forum memebers if I have offended anyone. No one seems interested in my posts. Please let me know.
I am 100% sincere. I have big ideas. But, I need to know where I may purchase Klingon uniforms and head gear? If someone could let me know

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« Reply #1 on: 01 19, 2005, 03:28: PM »

Based on past years, the period right after the holidays seems to be rather quiet time on the forums as people are slowly getting back into work & school and such...

Don't take it that people are purposely ignoring you. I know you are excited to be here since you are relatively new, but other members come and go and sometimes don't log in for weeks, and won't see your post until they come back and have a look around...

(I'm also going to move this message over to the Costuming area, as that is the most suitable place for it...)
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« Reply #2 on: 01 24, 2005, 02:23: PM »

You are not being ignored.  Super Moderator Kesvirit asked the same question back in September, and still has not gotten an answer.   And no one would dare ignore her Cheesy Klingon Grin.   The biggest problem is that there really isn't much of an answer to this question.

     It is very difficult to find someone who advertises making Klingon uniforms, because most costumers either are mostly interested in making costumes only for themselves and/or are afraid that Paramount's lawyers will come after them if they do.

    My recomendation is to check e-bay periodically, or better yet, go to a local Star Trek or general scifi convention and ask the Klingons there about thier uniforms.  Maybe you will find someone who would be willing to accept a commision to make a uniform for you, or maybe they know someone else who will.

    As it is my uniform is barely passible.   I barely have time to get that straightened out, much less start over and try to make one that doesn't look like crap for someone else...

    Could be more specific as to the type of head gear you are looking for?  To the best of my memory, we haven't seen any Klingons wearing head gear(unless you count thier wigs and forehead appliances).  Oh, what that what you meant?

 
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« Reply #3 on: 04 02, 2005, 05:07: PM »

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I found an officially licensed headpiece/makeup kit:
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Complete character headpiece and makeup kit. Contains headpiece with hair, double face tape, 1 oz. brown makeup tube, sponges & applicator. What you need for an authentic 'Klingon' makeup job!
I cannot vouch for its quality but am not optimistic. As with most things Klingon, females need not apply -- this includes a full beard and mustache -- but judging from the contents pictured on the front of the box there is no reason these could not be omitted.

I think that anyone buying this would do best to use it as a foundation, and then customize from there by using different makeup (brown??), styling the hair, perhaps reshaping the ridges with putty or Sculpey, etc.

Would anyone who goes this route report back with how you used the kit and what sorts of results you got?

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« Reply #4 on: 04 02, 2005, 07:15: PM »

If this is the Rubies costume kit I have seen it and known several people who attempted to wear it. As for quality, Rubbies is a good company in general, so it is durable. It is a soft latex, like any halloween mask, so customization isn't much of an option.

The best thing about it is that the skull cap portion fits around the whole head so very little spirit gum is needed. The Worst thing is that it is a one size fits none product. I know two people who wore these and they were snug on them, looking pretty good with the right make up work. I know of another who because he had a smaller head, look utterly ridiculous in it, with huge gaps over his sideburns.

Some size trouble could be fixed with relief cuts and a bit of elastic and glue in the back, I suppose. My feeling is that if you have to do a ton of customizing you might as well find someone to cast a custom one for you. Taht would also give the benefit of having a ridge patern in keeping with your house, not a generic one.
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« Reply #5 on: 04 05, 2005, 08:05: AM »

Thanks, I have downloaded articles from q'IDar. I currently have two westmore deluxe head gears, (may buy more) they are cheap and will work well for background klingons.
I have done one clay ridge ready for moulding, but will make about six different ones and cast them individually for each of the main characters. Buy the end of this month, I hope to have at least one basic uniform made, with badge ranks, grenades etc... to follow.
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« Reply #6 on: 04 11, 2005, 07:13: PM »

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My feeling is that if you have to do a ton of customizing you might as well find someone to cast a custom one for you. Taht would also give the benefit of having a ridge patern in keeping with your house, not a generic one.
Very true. But many Klinfolk are at a disadvantage when it comes to having custom costuming and prosthetics made in that they live in small towns or remote areas where such specialists are hard to find. For these enthusiasts, mail-order kits or pre-made pieces may be a necessary compromise unless and until they have the time and money to develop the skills necessary to make their own from scratch.

And sending one's head Priority Mail to have a cast made from it comes with its own set of problems. Believe me, I've tried. }}; )

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« Reply #7 on: 06 02, 2005, 05:44: PM »

This has Become an Ongoing and Difficult Topic, (Finding Good Ridges)... The Rubies are VERY Darkly Pigmented so they Look More Awkward on Light Complected Klin, as the Amount of Dark Make up required to Blend is "Outrageous"...(To Quote a Certain Klingon Ambassador)... They are also So Small that Any Klingon of "Stature" may find it difficult to wear Their Headpieces in Comfort...

That having Been Said, it Sounds Like You (tilk), have Gone the Route that Many of our Brothers and Sisters have, which is to Build Your Own... I Would be VERY interested in Seeing your Results... Qapla'!!!
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« Reply #8 on: 11 05, 2005, 11:01: PM »

I've noticed that the Officially Licensed Headgear Kit referred to previously is Out of Stock, has been ever since I began looking for a piece myself. 

I got one somewhere else on the web, I wish I could remember who sent it, it was from some fly-by-night company as well as I remember and is only the forehead prosthetic, no nose piece, no eyebrows, no wig, and is somewhat difficult to keep in place but looks ok if I wear a lot of orangey makeup.  See my pics at

www.geocities.com/mktxsis/klingon

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« Reply #9 on: 11 06, 2005, 07:17: AM »

Zural,

You have Done a Good Job of Assembling your Gear from Scratch... I Particularly Like the Boots...
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« Reply #10 on: 11 09, 2005, 04:46: AM »

you can still buy the head gear if you want it. Tim vittoue http://www.costumesandprops.com/
I bought 2 from him.(deluxe)
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« Reply #11 on: 11 12, 2005, 07:19: AM »

How do You Like them?
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« Reply #12 on: 09 09, 2006, 04:12: AM »

     In the Seattle area, there is Tim Vittletoe prop designs.  As well as one time forum member chonbey's site http://www.polyphoto.com/prosthetics/prosthetics.html
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« Reply #13 on: 09 10, 2006, 08:00: AM »

Polyphoto has been showing up all over the place in recent weeks... I hope he does not get so well advertised that he gets hit with a cease and desist... Although they are all listed as "Alien" pieces rather than the obvioius... Still, a member of our group contacted him about Six months ago, and had been asked to not post links to the site on our forums... (K.L.A.W. 4th Fleet), because he wanted to keep a low profile...

That said, they are very reasonable options for sure, as long as you have the skill to color the piece and attach the Hair and Eye brows... I am also a bit curious about how they fit? Anyone purchase one yet?

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« Reply #14 on: 09 10, 2006, 04:05: PM »

    Yes, I purchased one.  I haven't tried any others, but it did seem to work quite well when used with medical adheseive or pros-aid.
Although I haven't worn it since I was asked to resign from their group over club politics.
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« Reply #15 on: 03 13, 2007, 03:56: PM »

Hello all I'm KvinKel from IKV Stormrunner from Navarre Florida    http://home.mchsi.com/~blkwolf/   I was looking for information on headpieces its nice to know the Klingon haven't dropped off the face of this planet I found a lot of info just waiting for them to get back to me on $ . OK stupid question number one how do I put a avatar up here? and stupid question number two the head pieces anyone tried them with great results?
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« Reply #16 on: 03 13, 2007, 09:30: PM »

Welcome to the Forums, KvinKel.

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Which headpieces? Polyphoto’s alien headpieces? There are several different brands under discussion in this thread.

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« Reply #17 on: 03 30, 2007, 05:08: PM »

On headpieces any kind I need some for new members plus to retire my old one ( it looks rather ratty from all the uses)
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« Reply #18 on: 04 06, 2007, 12:17: PM »

Is Polyphoto still in business? I've sent him a couple of e-mails in the past week asking about his foreheads, but have not gotten any response.

Does anyone know of anybody else that makes/sells "Alien foreheads". This is my first Klingon, and I'm not quite ready for the molding/sculpting process yet.
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