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Space Girls
Oddly enough (or perhaps not so oddly), my husband provided the intial spark for this idea. We were brainstorming Masquerade skits while driving home one night after Comic-Con 2007, and he suggested a Spice Girls parody, maybe with Battlestar Galactica characters. I mentioned this to my partner-in-masquerade-crime Cordelia, and she said, "Hey, what if we did it with Star Trek characters? There are five Star Trek series, and five Spice Girls, so we could do one from each series, and call it the Space Girls." She started reeling off which character should be which Spice, and we were sold.

We decided to do the skit at the SciFi/Fantasy Masquerade at Costume-Con 26 in San Jose, which was in April 2008. We weren't really sure how it would be received, since Costume-Cons tend to focus more on construction; but a bunch of us were already planning on going, so we decided we'd just go for it. We each worked out how to meld our Star Trek character and Spice Girl into one costume, and Cordelia wrote a parody of "Wannabe" and choreographed a 90-second routine for us. The full cast:

Yeoman Rand (Original Series) as Baby Space
Dr. Crusher (Next Generation) as Ginger Space
Jadzia Dax (Deep Space 9) as Sporty Space
B'Elanna Torres (Voyager) as Scary Space
T'Pol (Enterprise) as Posh Space

We had *SO* much fun with this skit, I can't even begin to tell you. The second we got off the stage, we wanted to get right back up and do it again. We were shocked and completely thrilled to win Best In Show for Presentation! You can see a video of our skit on YouTube here. We're hoping to perform the skit again someday, because we just love it so much. Stay tuned!


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