Counselor Deanna Troi
Star Trek: The Next Generation
DescriptionColor of the dress:
On screen and on promotional pictures the dress always looks turquoise. But at the catalogue of the Chrisite’s auction “40 Years of Star Trek: The collection” in 2005 the dress is described as “an emerald green long-sleeved dress”. The explanation of these different interpretations of the color of the dress is that there’re existing two versions of the dress: one in turquoise and one in emerald green. You can read about that in the description of the pattern of Deanna Troi’s dress licensed by Paramount.
The dress is made of emerald green jersey. The long-sleeved dress has an asymmetric neckline, princess seams and a asymmetric waist seam. The fake belt is set directly on the dress just above the waist line. It’s quilted just as the neckline and the edge of the sleeves. The communicator is licensed merchandise.
Tights and shoes:
We also made the tights out of the emerald green jersey. This was the first time ever that we’ve made tights. We took ordinary tights as template and it worked quite well.
The shoes were ready-made pumps. The outer layer of the shoes is a woven fabric which was painted in the matching color with acrylic paint.
Hair circlet and hairstyle:
I took a ready-made plastic hair circlet and covered it with the green jersey. I used sequin bands in emerald green and dark blue to decorate the circlet. To make the circles, I first sew emerald green band spirally onto a piece of loose fabric. Then I cut out the circle created by the sequin band and sew the overlaying fabric beneath the circle. And finally I sewed the circle of sequin band onto the hair circlet. In the end, I sew sequin band in dark blue wavelike around them.
I use a curled wig to create the typical head of curls of Deanna Troi.
yosoyplei Wow nice job on your costume! This is my fav of Troi's wardrobe. I've started to make it. But I'm having trouble with the 'quilted' neckline, sleave edges, and belt. How did you do that? I would really appreciate any tips!
Ranma 1-2 Well done. It is a tricky design to make. Wonderfull colour. I always assumed it was turquoise. I asked Marina about this dress at an Expo. She said it was "like a leotard with a skirt."
Errowyn Your dress is really pretty. :)
chakotay nice dress miss, hope to hear from you in the future, larga vida y prosperidad :-)