Knitting The Rihanpeysa

I knitted the Festive Romulan Winter Sweater from Star Trek Online, or as I have termed it, the Rihanpeysa. My favorite part of the design is the quilted shoulder pad accents. And the D’deridex cruisers too, I guess.

Wearing the Rihanpeysa
Sitting on a bench
The Stranded Knitting portion of the design
The Festive Romulan Winter Sweater as appears in-game

TOS Romulan Uniform

A little something for the Romulan ladies

I finally finished the lorica squamata, the helmet, and drafted the patterns for the sash and trousers (capris? cargo pants? kilt?). I still need to make the braided cord trim for the front and back of the sash, though. And of course, upon scrutiny, it seems that the braid is DIFFERENT on the front and back. Oh well. We’ll get there.

Sash and trousers

I also just got a 3D print for the disruptor, because (between the helmet and lorica squamata) I honestly don’t want to build any more intricate things for this.

A Klingon disruptor is also a Romulan disruptor

(Tucking your lorica squamata into your trousers is…. well I admit it is interesting)

For the TNG uniform (also here), I was obsessed with everything looking exactly like on the show. But for the TOS one, they looked pretty cheap and costume-ey on the show. Like everything on that show, honestly. So I gave myself a bit more liberties for this one.

I really liked the *idea* of the helmets, but never quite liked the cast latex rubber shrink-wrapped look of them. I wanted to build a helmet that still was obviously the Romulan helmet but more robust and helmet-ier, and I guess… more elvish? I suppose more like how I imagine the “real” Romulan uniforms were supposed to look, and not just costumes.

So after I constructed the helmet it made me think that, if I just made some weird fake costume lorica squamata like they wore on the show, it could look out of place. I tried a BUNCH of different fabrics and things to try and fake it, but I wasn’t happy with any of them. So ultimately I thought… why not just buy metal scales and make an ACTUAL lorica squamata?

Maybe not the brightest idea I’ve ever had, but… I’m pretty pleased with the result. And it goes well with the helmet!

Also I love that I just wear the exact same Michael Kors knee-high boots with ALL my Romulan outfits. No Romulan would be caught dead without his blue eye shadow and knee-highs, please. What are we, BARBARIANS??