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.

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Random Aliens

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Deanna Troi

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Wesley Crusher

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Lwaxana Troi

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Some Truly Epic Belts

Up The Long Ladder

Better known as the one with the wacky Irish people:

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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:

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Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.

This was THE look at RISD in 1977.

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Amazing Starfleet Adventure Gear

Allegiance - Beverly has a romantic dinner with Faux Picard.

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A Matter of Perspective - Amazing Ruffles!

Angel One - on the female-dominated planet, Riker wears his best ever outfit

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Booby Trap - Amazing Futuristic Beachwear

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Plus Dr. Leah's Great Shoulderpads

Picard can make anything look cool.

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Captain's Holiday: A sexy alien. Sort of.

But Vash is always sassy

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Code of Honor - the combat outfit is truly amazing

The Most Toys - Back before Artie joined Warehouse 13. Love the sash!

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These Dessert servers pop up in 10 Forward wearing Romulan castoffs sometimes

Speaking of which, Guinan rocked some amazing hats...

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Haven - this episode has so many great looks

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Riker's Samurai combat outfit from Icarus

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Justice - How did they keep these costumes attached?

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Worf's Awesome Girlfriend K'Ehleyr

The Vengeance Factor

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Again, great shoulderpads. And weird jewelry strap thing.

Riker sees something he likes. It's the V-collar.

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NOW it's a party.

Who Watches the Watchers: Vulcans go Full Elfquest

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Transfigurations. Love the Onesie. And the weird pattern collar thingy

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The Famous TNG Skant

The Hunted

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It's the less outrageous Okona.

And the gang of turtleneck bureaucrats.

The Ensigns of Command

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It's the Jedi planet!

Peak Performance - this guy knows he's looking awesome.

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Loud as a Whisper - nice empire-waist uniform!

Menage a Troi - love Riker's look of total dignity

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The Naked Now - Yar's sexytime outfit

Penpals - Picard can ROCK ANYTHING.

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Sarek - the many flavors of Vulcan fashion

Tin Man - you can't wear just one ruffle

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The Emissary - Worf's Awesome Klingon Uniform

The High Ground - Genuinely love these uniforms

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Samaritan Snare - Pulaski's great surgical costume, right out of Cronenberg

Symbiosis - awesome disco outfits

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The Survivors - amazing buttons

The Dauphin - which Ninja Turtle is this?

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The Outrageous Okona really is. He really is.

The Price

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And finally, Beverly and Deanna's infamous workout clothes.

All screencaps via the amazing TrekCore.com

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