Borg Costume | Part 1

The primary movie uniforms were always my favorite.

I was trying to think of a good Star Trek costume last week. I wanted to do either a Kirk (Shatner) movie-era Starfleet uniform or a Picard movie-era Starfleet uniform, but I would hope for screen ready quality. Then it occurred to me – I should be a Borg Drone.

I’ve done zombie costumes many times in the past, and what I like about them is that they’re sloppy and imperfect. That makes it easier for someone like me who doesn’t know what they’re doing. The Borg are similar to zombies in this way.

My gears started turning and, pretty quickly, I realized I could use a computer to control lights, sounds, and motors in the form of an Arduino UNO. It turns out I am not the first person to think of this. I have a Raspberry Pi 4, but I want to use it for other hobbies. I’ve already started purchasing hoses and stuff!