Star Trek Inspired Corset

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  1. Takuan says:

    not an economist?

  2. arkizzle says:

    Ivan, there are two significant differences between the picture on the right and the one on the left. Can you guess what they are?

  3. arkizzle says:

    Also, great comments! :D

  4. Amphigorey says:

    For those of you thinking of purchasing it – do take note that there is no busk. This means that you will have to lace it from scratch every time you want to wear it, which is a pain in the ass.

    I think not having a busk was the correct choice for this corset, since a busk would ruin the look. However, it does make it harder to wear.

  5. Ugly Canuck says:

    Not for money, Tak.
    But those mass fantasies are just so…common.

  6. akbar56 says:

    But does it’s nature as a corset prevent one from pulling off the Picard Maneuver?

  7. Modusoperandi says:

    Keep in mind that the average Trekkie waist is 54″. Corsetry loses some of its luster when squeezing the middle just leads to acres of flesh oozing out of the ends.

  8. ridl says:

    $200!? New stuff costs weird!

    But mmmm…. nothing sexier than a woman who can’t breathe properly…

  9. Phikus says:

    You can’t truss it! (PE fans in the house?)

  10. Takuan says:

    comes with the leggings?

  11. Takuan says:

    what WOULD a bOINGbOING orgy look like?

  12. mdh says:

    it’s a shame she’ll be dead by the end of the episode.

  13. Anonymous says:

    *sigh*
    Too bad it’s not an underbust… or else I would have bought it already. :(

  14. robulus says:

    STEAMPUNK!

    Ouch!

  15. minTphresh says:

    tak, that would be a FREEEEKY weekend.

  16. Ruth666 says:

    Kudos to AMPHIGOREY for pointing out there’s no busk, a big problem of both convenience and of structure.

    Another gaffe here is that this “corset” laces from top to bottom.

    A real corset laces to the middle so you can cinch the waist as you tighten.

  17. Chad says:

    #2, no, that’s TNG style, where red means that… shit.

    I’ve been nerdtrolled.

  18. Phikus says:

    Seems to actually provide incentive to use the Kirk jerk.

  19. Beca_is a geek says:

    hot!

  20. Lottabean says:

    Now I figured out why the front is asymmetrical, symmetry gets boring.

  21. Amphigorey says:

    $200 is on the low end for a custom corset. They are fairly labor-intensive, and if you are doing any kind of pattern adjustment, that adds significantly to the time spent building the corset.

    Just to give you some perspective, top corsetiers (like San Francisco’s Dark Garden, possibly the best in the world) charge about $800 for a custom corset. They are worth it; they give amazing shape, and they are very comfortable.

  22. Anonymous says:

    To boldly go where maybe not that many have gone before, I think.

  23. Lottabean says:

    So, is that to say you think I should by the more comfortable one when I get rich?

  24. Lottabean says:

    It’s not like I don’t have falsies.

  25. cowtown says:

    @1,

    No, but you can make your own from latex and be the most uncomfortable nerd at the convention.

  26. Alpinwolf says:

    @14- Well put, sir, well put.

    @46- “Please, miss, don’t trouble yourself. Allow me…”

    Dark Garden! Fabulous shop; cannot afford. It seems their costs have gone up, they used to be less. The folks at Stormy Leather gave me high marks on my cinching technique, but they’re mostly prêt-à-porter.

    I think the reading thing is somewhat dependent on gender identity. Wait, I’m into the boobies and also read past…

    Crap-tastic argument, Alpin, now I don’t know what I am!

    Shit, I’m over 30, that’s prolly it. How depressing. Oh well, back to the fapping. Wait, was that out-loud?

  27. pAULbOWEN says:

    Oh my good giddy God, what a woman. What. A. Woman.

  28. phillamb168 says:

    What convention is SHE gonna be at? Hubba hubba!

  29. Deidzoeb says:

    Hello, Nurse Chapel! Can we get some kind of cold-shower chaser? Hold the unicorn, because that’ll just keep me hot and bothered too.

  30. Idle Tuesday says:

    ZOMG! My nerd fantasies have been (almost) fulfilled. Now if that woman would just put on a gold Leia bikini, I could die happy.

    And where were these gorgeously stacked nerdettes when I was younger? The librarian helpers didn’t look like that!

  31. Teller says:

    “The boning used is European Steel…”

    I beg to differ.

  32. bbonyx says:

    Fantastic nuggage in the luggage there. No wonder she’s smiling.

  33. Variable Rush says:

    How much splooge is this picture of a Star Trek corset generating tonight?

  34. Ugly Canuck says:

    Ruth666: it may not be a corset but it may serve as a corset.

  35. Ugly Canuck says:

    perhaps “truss” is a better word for this.

  36. TEKNA2007 says:

    but the text does say

    There was text?

  37. GauchoAmigo says:

    HOLY MACKEREL! There are some happy nerds in the world today.

  38. Seg says:

    The nice thing about this corset is that besides the Pin, the corset can stand alone without being a Star Trek clothing. While the pattern is inspired by the ensign clothing design, you don’t have to use it for Star Trek themed events. Especially since the Pin isn’t included with the corset.

    The Pin seems to act like Clark Kent glasses. Pin on: Corseted Trekie woman. Pin off: Corseted woman.

  39. Anonymous says:

    I think I just beamed in my pants.

  40. Ministry says:

    I can understand people ‘reading’ no further than the images, but the text does say a busk can be added for those who prefer, and it can be relaced at the point of manufacture (i.e. longer laces can be provided).

  41. Ned613 says:

    You know how the star ship crew taps their com-badges when they want to hail the Enterprise? I would love to see her do that in this outfit.

  42. robulus says:

    Optional busk eh? OK. I’m listening.

  43. badmonkeynobanana says:

    Ruth666: Actually looks like the corset can be laced however you like. Doesn’t stop it from being a corset. Seems to be pushing things up in the right place :)

  44. cstatman says:

    i thought the ensign in red never survived the show.

  45. Jack says:

    Set phasers on stunning.

  46. Brainspore says:

    Why couldn’t they have come out with this thing back when Marina Sirtis was still in her thirties?

  47. robulus says:

    What? No busk? Forget it!

  48. sapph says:

    Both as a lover of Trek and a lover of redheads, I am in awe.

  49. BarelyFitz says:

    I like the one on the left…

  50. Ruth666 says:

    You can take out the laces and re-do to end in the center, provided the lace is long enough, which it usually isn’t when it’s presented like this.

  51. Ugly Canuck says:

    Great garment.
    I take this opportunity to post this link to a Star Trek/ Monty Python mash-up which some may find amusing:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luVjkTEIoJc

    I know that I did. Thanx to the DVD Savant for the heads-up.

  52. Takuan says:

    quite a portfolio she has on Etsy, the custom fantasy market must be huge if the price is reasonable.

  53. Anonymous says:

    Quote from Down Periscope… “Lt. Lake, you’re almost out of uniform.” I think this applies nicely.

  54. ivan256 says:

    @BarelyFitz:

    They’re the same… One’s just from the back..

    (Or were you making some statement that went right over my head?)

  55. Antinous / Moderator says:

    I’m pretty sure that Troi had one of those hanging in her closet.

  56. voivoed says:

    OMFG why didn’t you find this in time for Valentines day? Why? :-(

  57. Ugly Canuck says:

    Well Tak if a fantasy isn’t custom, I’ll have nothing to do with it.

  58. Anonymous says:

    Engage docking clamps!

  59. TEKNA2007 says:

    Scotty – you’ve just earned your pay for the week!

  60. Anonymous says:

    That is so awesome! Now all that’s left is to find a girl to privately model that for me:)

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