One of the best things about sci-fi movies is their ability to create and transport us to whole new worlds and realities, and that’s certainly the case with Star Trek. Over the years the franchise has designed an entire universe of planets and species, and a huge part of its effectiveness is the costume design. Today, thanks to the talented costume department artist Christan Cordella we can have a look at the work behind last year’s Star Trek Beyond.
Cordella has shared some images of different costume designs for the movie for Captain Kirk, Jaylah, Spock, Krall and others. Needless to say, the artwork looks amazing. You can see some of the pics below.
One very interesting fact about the new designs was that the women in Starfleet would now have ranks in their uniforms. This was pointed out at a press junket last year by Karl Urban, who plays Doctor McCoy in the movie.
Sanja [Milkovic Hays] did an extraordinary job, our costume designer. Unlike the previous two films that we got to do with J.J., for whatever reason — I don’t know the reason — but the women in Starfleet uniforms in Star Trek Beyond have ranks on the uniforms which I think is a fantastic thing. A fan pointed that out to me. I was shocked that wasn’t the case [earlier]. One of the first things I did when I got to Vancouver was going to go and talk to Sanja about that, and she said, ‘Oh, don’t you worry, women will have ranks.’ It was a ‘60s throwback to the costumes, but also making them slightly new. I had massive envy for Chris Pine’s survival suit.
What do you think of the designs? If you want to have a look at the rest of the images click here.