Star Trek: Discovery: Mirror Universe exhibit
At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, we got an early look at many of the costumes worn by the Mirror Universe versions of the Star Trek: Discovery's cast, the design for which was spearheaded by costume designer Gersha Phillips. (Disclosure: Star Trek: Discovery airs on CBS All Access; CBS is CNET's parent company.)
Emperor Georgiou's Regal Garb
When you're Emperor, you get to wear what you want, so why wouldn't Georgiou opt for something like this?
Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe Georgiou boots
Emperor Georgiou's regal portrait
Emperor Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) looks every bit the sovereign of the Terran Empire with both a sword and a ostentatious shoulder-padded cloak.
Always on guard
Emperor Georgiou's handheld weapons.
Emperor Georgiou's fancy abode
Because if you're the Emperor, why not live in style?
Seriously, just keep looking at that costume.
Star Trek: Discovery ship concept art
Terran Empire Weaponry
You can't have an Empire without the equipment to rule it. From the top in reverse-clockwise order, there's a Phaser Rifle, a Hand Phaser, a pair of standard-issue daggers and a hand agonizer. It's pretty safe to say you're the bad guys if you're walking around with daggers and agonizers.
The Discovery vs. The I.S.S Charon
The familiar-looking Discovery stares down the Terran Empire's flagship I.S.S Charon.
James T. Kirk Whiskey
Beyond Star Trek Discover, we also got a look at Star Trek-themed liquor. This is a straight bourbon whiskey, named in honor of Captain James T. Kirk.
We'll let this card's description speak for itself.
"Upon arriving back to Earth, this grain spirit will be carefully protected and blended into the stocks of Ten-Forward Vodka insuring that a portion of every bottle will contain vodka from space."
You read that right. Space vodka.
Captain Lorca's Terran Armor, Jacket
As worn by Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) as he attempted to take control of the Terran Empire to "make the empire glorious again."
Ash Tyler's Terran Empire Uniform
"The copper-colored piping and trim details on the armor pieces signify a senior security officer in the Empire." And the fabric was even hand-dyed in Switzerland.
Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe Stamets uniform
Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe intricacies
Michael Burnham's Terran Empire Captain Uniform
This is the two-piece uniform worm by Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in the Mirror Universe, where she's a captain of the I.S.S. Shenzhou.
Mirror Universe Sarek
Mirror Universe Sarek (James Frain), is a leader among the Terran-Resistance, and is more commonly referred to as "the Prophet."
"His traditional dress reflects the Vulcan culture and expresses his devotion to a way of life different from that of the Empire."
Mirror Universe Sarek
A closer look at that Vulcan "traditional dress."
More Mirror Universe concept art
Captain Lorca, subdued
By none other than Captain Michael Burnham during the first season of Discovery.
Mirror Universe torture chambers
Think a handheld agonizer device, but scaled to a size that can fit an entire person within. Yikes.
Killy Tilly's Terran Empire Captain Uniform
The normal universe's Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman) poses as her evil Mirror Universe counterpart, looking the part in this gold-chested, shoulder-armored captain's uniform.
Emperor Georgiou Undercover Attire
Fine. If you've had enough of Georgiou's golden Emperor robes, here's her uniform as she was working undercover on the Klingon homeworld. The costume designer Gersha Phillips aimed for a "space pirate" look for this particular outfit.