Like the Old Ones
Before there was Worf, or Kruge, or “zipper-head” Klingons rushing off
to fight V’Ger, there were the TOS Klingons.
TOS? The Original Series?
Maybe. I prefer TOUGH ON STARFLEET.
Want that simple uniform “look”? Want a nice lightweight
Toughest to acquire has usually been the VEST/TUNIC. ‘Til
now. Contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org $50,
includes shipping. Let him know your size. Telling
Dan your address will help too! Great fabric--Dan’s told me it’s
getting “hard to get”, so don’t wait too long!
SPARKLY PANTS? That’d be swell, but I’ve found that black
pants do the job, AND have pockets. Go buy some.
BLACK TURTLENECK SWEATER. These you should be able to find,
but if not, try JCPENNEY CATALOG (1-800-222-6161). Here’s an
item number: R515-6796. That’s for Regular
sizes. $20.00 each, or $14.99 for 2 or more.
Big/Tall: R515-6992. $28.00 each, or 20.99 for 2 or
SASH. Do you need it? Probably not.
However, if you’re REALLY after that basketweave fabric “look”, talk to
DAN again at email@example.com Price is $35.00,
Your movie/TNG/DS9/Voyager (?!!) sash might work here. Those
old show Klingon leaders wore their sashes from left shoulder to right
That makes the left hip free to carry around a SONIC DISRUPTOR PISTOL.
Most have dried up. ICONS, MASTERS
REPLICAS, a couple of others--gone. On occasion you can find
these delightful disruptor pistols on eBay, where they usually sell for
$200--$400. These have swell sound effects, the same kind of warble
that Kor’s soldiers used to mow down a courtyard of Organian prisoners
(“Errand of Mercy”).
BUT ... there is MARCO ENTERPRISES. I bought my first
disruptor pistol from Marco in 1981, and it still works, and
is still my favorite. Marco’s still in business, and sells
Klingon disruptor pistols for $50. Best thing is to
send off for the Marco catalog. Send Five Dollars
to Marco Enterprises, 293 N Spruce Drive, Anaheim CA
92805. Marco also handles Klingon shackles, communicators,
belt buckles, lots of Star Wars blasters....lots of cool
stuff. Tell ‘em John Halvorson sent you!
I mentioned BELT
BUCKLES. TOS Klingons had that
oddball angled job. There are a few sources for these, but
the best price and best size seems to come from SHADOW DALE CREATIONS.
http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/klingon.htm They have two
versions of the belt buckle, one with a velcro backing, and the other
with a regular belt-buckle post and what-not.
One element I don’t have sources for? That great-looking
Klingon woman’s uniform. I find the thigh-high boots really
sexy...on Klingon women.
If you know of a costumer that has TOS Klingon women’s uniforms
available, let me know. Hey, if you know of a TOS
Klingon woman who’s available, let me know!
TOS Klingons. They were so cool and memorable--simple,
determined, with a drive to expand the Empire that’s never
been matched, or seen again.
Worth emulating, and worth the cost of the costuming! Perfect
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