Submit by Alex Haugen
I don’t know really where to start. I needed to have a good TNG uniform to go as Will Riker to Trek Fest by June 28th. I was in a panic because I am a bigger guy (kind of like Will) and was unable to find a place easily that would offer a ready made uniform in XXXL sizing. I stumbled across Cosplaysky.com and was amazed to find they offered a full line of Star Trek uniforms. I contacted them on the 11th saying that I needed this uniform ASAP, and that I would require a bit of custom tailoring to get it right. I was addressed by Sophie, and she assured me that it would be not a problem at all. I than placed my order and just yesterday, the 22nd only 11 days later I had a what I would consider screen accurate Star Trek The Next Generation, Commander William Riker uniform that FIT! Actually I was worried that I would need extra room in it so to my mistake I asked for an extra inch all around in it. They did just that, I should have trusted them and just went with exact measurements because I have to pin an inch back, but that is my fault. Everything about the uniform is amazing. The collar, the piping, the material. I feel like a real Star Fleet commander!
The pips and the communicator that come with the uniform are nice, and would sure the purpose for 99% of what I would do with it. In fact the communicator is velcroed on just like on the show. However, I prefer slightly more screen accurate so I ordered an exact replica set from another website. The pips, are sewn on, but I asked them to leave them off so I could install my own set of metal pips that install with the military clasp.
I put my uniform right up next to pictures from the movies / original TV shows and everything is in place. The piping is screen accurate, the zippers are in the correct locations, badge, collar, everything matches very very well. IT seems that this team of tailors and seamstresses really knows their stuff. Heck, even the material matches in color and feel. That brings up another amazing point. The stitching. EVERYTHING is reinforced! I mean like ready to go rounds with it against an alien race. They built this to last, really last! I am so happy!
All and all I am overly pleased with this order! I plan to order again very very soon for Comic Con!