Pride Parade Edition of Star Trek TNG Uniform

Each summer in recent years, I have participated in parades with Hal-Con, Halifax’s sci-fi,fantasy & gaming convention run completely by much-too-dedicated volunteers. One of these parades is our Pride Parade, and I always come up with some special edition cosplay for it.

A few years back, I got the idea for a pink Star Trek: The Next Generation uniform, with each pip representing a colour in the rainbow flag. I made the buttons large so it would be visible from a little far away, given this was a parade and not intimate convention settings where people are constantly close to you to see the details. I did it despite not having a neck big enough fo hold them all on the front right side. And while six pips is more than the Star Trek rank and file would allow, I believe, let me make it clear the six was not meant as superiority. I just couldn’t go around choosing 4 of the 6 colours on the flag, ya know???

My idea wasn’t executed in the best of fashion a few years back, but I got a better version this time around. Fortunately for me, a professional photographer name Shaun Simpson in Halifax was able to get a couple of great shots of it. Even more fortunately, I didn’t look bad in the photos, either. Thanks so much, Shaun! Check out the fabulous entire album Shaun got of the Pride Parade and associated events to see how fun things were this year!

I should find out how I can get this to George Takei so he can see it. I wonder if he would approve. 🙂

 

Careful, FIFA… Karma is Watching You!

FIFA is intent to get Brazil as far as they can in this World Cup because without Brazil, there would be so much revenue potentially lost from a disinterested nation! The officiating in games where Brazil faced any sort of a threat has been horrendous in Brazil’s favour. Where anything has been done to make things a little fairer, like the Columbian penalty given today, it was of no immediate consequence. Brazil had a two goal lead with ten minutes to go. One kick wasn’t going to do much.

But FIFA seemed to have forgotten there is such a thing as karma, and karma sent a little reminder today by removing Neymar from the rest of the World Cup with a broken vertebrae. FIFA is going to have to step up its refereeing favoritism to help Brazil now. Let’s see if FIFA has got that audacity to make the refereeing of Brazil’s games even more blatant, knowing karma will be a little less kind next time as the cheating get more flagrant.

Here’s hoping Neymar recovers well, though. It ain’t his fault Brazil is getting the favoured treatment.

How’s About Some Tennistainment?

Rain breaks at this year’s French Open tennis tournament have seen some of the best moments of the tournament so far! And it has nothing to do with tennis. However, it’s definitely entertaining, and that’s why I’m calling it tennistainment.

Start with this dance battle between Gael Monfils and Laurent Lokoli!

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