I checked out this book from Powell's the other day. It's got some serious CRAFTERS inside! And evidently they don't always need a convention to don their home-made Star Trek costumes. Some of them wear the costumes out and about, enjoying the attention they get.
"When I'm in a Klingon uniform I rule the school. I'm the king, that's it." explains Paul, Klingon Warrior.
Most go for the ultra-aggressive Klingon look, but I
puffy silver Romulan guy wins.
One of the enthusiasts tells how she knows the Klingon language fluently and teaches it at a summer camp in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota.
The caption for the picture on the left reads:
"Mike points his pain stick."