Star Trek: The Next Generation had a huge legacy to live up to. Not just the thought-provoking storytelling of the original series — but also the amazing insane costumes. But TNG rose to the challenge. Here's our roundup of the most epic costumes in the Next Generation's first few seasons.
Some Truly Epic Belts
Up The Long Ladder
Better known as the one with the wacky Irish people:
When one of the Irish people wants to seduce Riker, she wears a crop-top that she crocheted specially for the occasion:
And then the Enterprise also travels to the planet where everybody dresses like David Byrne in Stop Making Sense:
Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.
This was THE look at RISD in 1977.
Amazing Starfleet Adventure Gear
Allegiance - Beverly has a romantic dinner with Faux Picard.
A Matter of Perspective - Amazing Ruffles!
Angel One - on the female-dominated planet, Riker wears his best ever outfit
Booby Trap - Amazing Futuristic Beachwear
Plus Dr. Leah's Great Shoulderpads
Picard can make anything look cool.
Captain's Holiday: A sexy alien. Sort of.
But Vash is always sassy
Code of Honor - the combat outfit is truly amazing
The Most Toys - Back before Artie joined Warehouse 13. Love the sash!
These Dessert servers pop up in 10 Forward wearing Romulan castoffs sometimes
Speaking of which, Guinan rocked some amazing hats...
Haven - this episode has so many great looks
Riker's Samurai combat outfit from Icarus
Justice - How did they keep these costumes attached?
Worf's Awesome Girlfriend K'Ehleyr
The Vengeance Factor
Again, great shoulderpads. And weird jewelry strap thing.
Riker sees something he likes. It's the V-collar.
NOW it's a party.
Who Watches the Watchers: Vulcans go Full Elfquest
Transfigurations. Love the Onesie. And the weird pattern collar thingy
The Famous TNG Skant
It's the less outrageous Okona.
And the gang of turtleneck bureaucrats.
The Ensigns of Command
It's the Jedi planet!
Peak Performance - this guy knows he's looking awesome.
Loud as a Whisper - nice empire-waist uniform!
Menage a Troi - love Riker's look of total dignity
The Naked Now - Yar's sexytime outfit
Penpals - Picard can ROCK ANYTHING.
Sarek - the many flavors of Vulcan fashion
Tin Man - you can't wear just one ruffle
The Emissary - Worf's Awesome Klingon Uniform
The High Ground - Genuinely love these uniforms
Samaritan Snare - Pulaski's great surgical costume, right out of Cronenberg
Symbiosis - awesome disco outfits
The Survivors - amazing buttons
The Dauphin - which Ninja Turtle is this?
The Outrageous Okona really is. He really is.
And finally, Beverly and Deanna's infamous workout clothes.
All screencaps via the amazing TrekCore.com