What The Femme: Costuming the Final Frontier - Virtual Class

Join the hosts of the Women at Warp podcast for an exploration of the good to the god-awful in costuming the women of Star Trek!

January 26, 2021


Science Fiction can provide a venue for the liberation of female characters from societal norms, but that doesn't always translate into the costume department. The various incarnations of "Star Trek" provide a stellar canvas to examine over 50 years of Federation women and what insight their costumes affords their characters. How appropriate is a catsuit in the workplace? Who were those miniskirts designed for, anyway? What would a truly practical costume for women engaged in space exploration look like? Join the hosts of the Women at Warp podcast to address these questions and more in a fun conversation from a feminist Trekkie perspective. 

Zoom meeting details will be emailed to ticket purchasers shortly before the scheduled event.

Miss this class or want to take it all in again? This class is now available on-demand via the SIFF Channel beginning March 4, 2021.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PT
Presented via Zoom Webinar
$25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 Reduced / SIFF Member
Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructors and SIFF Education programming.


All are welcome! There are a quintet of recommended episodes to view in advance if there is an opportunity (links to streaming sites below), but this exploration of costuming will be accessible to die hard Trekkies and Science Fiction newbies alike. Video clips and images of the various costumes will be part of the presentation.


What The Femme is a SIFF Education series exploring female-representing character archetypes in cinema through analyzing the roles of women in horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. Each session will explore one character or archetype through several primary films, though likely more will be referenced. This education extension of SIFF's WTF Festival programming is curated by Colleen O'Holleran.


Women at Warp is a groundbreaking bi-weekly podcast committed to examining Star Trek from a feminist perspective, exploring Intersectional Diversity in Infinite Combinations with a rotating crew of seven hosts. Tune in for everything from episode and character analysis, to the history of women behind the scenes and in fan culture, to discussion of larger themes and messages throughout the franchise.