Tribble Cosplays - A Little Inspiration as We Resume Away Missions
This is a photo from five years ago when Jay and I were preparing to embark on a very early morning drive to Star Trek: Mission New York. I made this meme for no one in particular. I just wanted to celebrate that we were attending our second ever Star Trek convention. I was thrilled to be a part of the celebration, and not even a cheek swollen from recent gum surgery was going to keep me home. Star Trek was 50 years old that year.
Last year, due to the pandemic, we lost the opportunity to attend conventions and celebrate our fandom together. We all missed out on the hugs, the camaraderie, and the incredible creativity that our community brings to those gatherings. And we missed out on a lot of great cosplay.
As places start opening back up and people start preparing to beam into convention centers again, I thought this would be a fun opportunity to share some of my favorite Tribble cosplays that Jay and I have put together over the past couple of years. We started doing these in 2019 to prepare for our first convention as a small licensed Star Trek business. We made the Tribbles of Vegas cosplay cards so that we would have something to pass out at STLV during the Tribble pre-sale. People loved them so much that upon returning home we immediately started brainstorming ideas for more Tribble cosplays. Soon the #TribblesInTrouble were reenacting all kinds of Star Trek scenes.
Here are a few of our favorites: