Buy a Star Trek The Next Generation costume to join the new generation of Starfleet officers as the crew of the USS Enterprise and Captain Jean-Luc Picard travel through space in the 24th century. This Star Trek television series ran between 1987 and 1994 on CBS and won a total of 19 Emmy Awards during its seven season run. Shop this selection of Star Trek TNG costumes to become part of the Enterprise crew on Halloween:
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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (TNG) is the second live-action series in the Star Trek franchise, airing from 1987 to 1994. As a follow-up to the original Star Trek series, TNG continues to explore themes of exploration, diplomacy, and philosophical dilemmas, but with a fresh cast and in a new time period. Set in the 24th century, about a century after the original series, TNG centers around the crew of the USS Enterprise-D as they journey through space under the United Federation of Planets. Throughout its seven seasons, TNG gained critical acclaim for its narrative complexity, character development, and innovative storytelling, which pushed the boundaries of what could be addressed in a mainstream television series.
The major characters of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" include Captain Jean-Luc Picard, a thoughtful and diplomatic leader; Commander William Riker, the loyal first officer; Lieutenant Commander Data, an android striving to understand humanity; Doctor Beverly Crusher, the ship's chief medical officer; Counselor Deanna Troi, a half-Betazoid officer who provides psychological insight; Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, the ingenious chief engineer; Lieutenant Worf, a Klingon serving in Starfleet; and Wesley Crusher, Beverly's prodigiously intelligent son. These characters, among others, form a diverse and dynamic crew that navigates numerous challenges and moral quandaries in their exploration of space.
Costume ideas from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" could certainly involve the recognizable Starfleet uniforms, which in TNG feature a color scheme that differs from the original series. In TNG, red signifies command, gold represents operations, and blue is for science and medical personnel. One could also choose to dress up as specific characters, from Captain Picard's red uniform and bald head, to Data's yellow uniform and distinctive android makeup, or Worf's unique blend of Starfleet attire and Klingon accessories. Additionally, dressing as an alien species represented in TNG, like the Ferengi, Romulans, or Borg, offers plenty of creative possibilities.
As for group and couples costume ideas involving "Star Trek: The Next Generation," a group could decide to represent the Enterprise's senior staff, with each person taking on a character that fits their preferences. For couples, options could include pairings from the show, such as Riker and Troi, Picard and Crusher, or even Data and his cat Spot for a quirky touch. A couple could also choose to represent characters from opposing factions, like a Starfleet officer and a Borg drone, to symbolize the frequent encounters and conflicts between the Federation and the Borg.
When creating a "Star Trek: The Next Generation" costume, specific accessories can greatly enhance its authenticity. For a Starfleet uniform, a communicator badge and rank pips are essential. If dressing as Geordi La Forge, one would need his visor, or as Worf, a Klingon baldric would be necessary. For Data, yellow contact lenses and a cat accessory for Spot could be fun additions. As for alien species, makeup, prosthetics, and specialized costume pieces would be needed to recreate their distinctive appearances. Whether dressing as a Starfleet officer, a beloved android, or a formidable Borg drone, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" provides a rich source of inspiration for costumes.