Star Trek DS9 - Rom Mirror costume - Hero

Since starting collecting costumes from DS9 Mirror Universe, which at first should have been only from the episode "Emperor's New Cloak", I got a kick seeing those on display.

Then my envy was always to get a Ferengi costume so I got the Nog one.

Well lately I had the opportunity to get my hands on the Rom costume and why not reunite father and son?

Rom presence in the Mirror Universe was short lived as he was the second Ferengi getting the death treatment and from that moment it looked like they had to kill one Ferengi per episode.

Rom was a Ferengi mercenary who fought with in the Terran Resistance Forces during the Terran Rebellion against the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, seeking revenge against the Alliance for the death of his elder brother, Quark. Compared to his primary universe counterpart, he was much more aggressive and devious.


As part of a plan to get Benjamin Sisko aboard Terok Nor, Rom pretended to defect to the Alliance and revealed that Sisko, who had been believed dead, was planning to come to the station.

The Alliance, using Rom's information, managed to capture Sisko and "Smiley" O'Brien, and bring them to the station, which was exactly what the rebels wanted. Rom was to pilot their escape ship once Sisko and Smiley had rescued Jennifer Sisko from the Alliance.

Unfortunately, Elim Garak was suspicious of Rom and ordered him tortured into revealing the true plan. Rom was then executed, and his body was left impaled upon an airlock door as a warning. (DS9: "Through the Looking Glass")
After his death, his late brother's bar on Terok Nor was inherited by his son Nog, who was killed by Intendant Kira Nerys in 2372. (DS9: "Shattered Mirror") 

Upon visiting the mirror universe in 2375, the Rom of the primary universe expressed sadness at the death of his counterpart. He told his brother Quark that he would have liked to have met himself. (DS9: "The Emperor's New Cloak")

The costume comes with 2 shirts, one before and one after Rom's death. The one "after" his death his some damage in the fabric to show a stab wound and some fake blood spread from the wound down to simulate him bleeding to death.

Interestingly enough, after 16 years the blood isn't dry still, the shirt feel sticky and the fake blood can still stain as you can see in the IAW certificate envelope below that was shipped with the costume.

1 comment:

  1. A really great costume! Congrats, Philippe!