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.)
When you're Emperor, you get to wear what you want, so why wouldn't Georgiou opt for something like this?
Emperor Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) looks every bit the sovereign of the Terran Empire with both a sword and a ostentatious shoulder-padded cloak.
Emperor Georgiou's handheld weapons.
Because if you're the Emperor, why not live in style?
Seriously, just keep looking at that costume.
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 familiar-looking Discovery stares down the Terran Empire's flagship I.S.S Charon.
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.
As worn by Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) as he attempted to take control of the Terran Empire to "make the empire glorious again."
"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.
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 (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."
A closer look at that Vulcan "traditional dress."
By none other than Captain Michael Burnham during the first season of Discovery.
Think a handheld agonizer device, but scaled to a size that can fit an entire person within. Yikes.
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.
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.