Star Trek DS9 - Brunt Mirror costume - Hero

For any fan of DS9 Brunt was the liquidator for the FCA (Ferengi Commerce Authority). In the DS9 storyline he would be considered as a bad guy but in the mirror universe he was a good guy... which was puzzling Rom quite a bit.

Brunt was also one of the nine characters played by Jeffrey Combs.

Jeffrey Alan Combs (born 9 September 1954; age 57) is an actor who has the distinction of portraying nine different characters on Star Trek, most notably those of Brunt and Weyoun on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the Andorian Shran on Star Trek: Enterprise. He is one of only five actors to play seven or more different characters in the Star Trek franchise, the others being Randy Oglesby, J.G. Hertzler, Vaughn Armstrong and Thomas Kopache. Coincidentally, Combs has appeared on Star Trek with all four of those actors.

Brunt being the partner of Ezri Tigan in "The Emperor's New Cloak" Episode, I always wanted to reunite those 2 costumes on display as much as I wanted the Leeta's one. Brunt is also the 4th Ferengi and the last one to be killed on screen, this time by the Intendant. I do wonder if they would come with another Mirror Universe which Ferengi they would have found to kill??? there wasn't many left.


Brunt was a Ferengi mercenary who along with Ezri Tigan frequently worked for the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, even though Brunt's sympathy was with the Terran Rebellion

In 2375, Brunt's ship was used to deliver a stolen cloaking device from the primary universe to the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. The cloaking device was later sabotaged, providing the Terran rebels with an opportunity to force the surrender of Regent Worf

Brunt was in love with Ezri Tigan. She did not return his feelings, but he thought she was his very close friend and she admired his skill as an engineer. 

During the incident, Brunt was murdered by Intendant Kira when she suspected him of betrayal. (DS9: "The Emperor's New Cloak")

Star Trek DS9 - Mirror Universe - Ezri Tigan armed and ready

Ezri Tigan Mirror Universe is my first costume from DS9 and it totally hooked me up collecting costumes.

I really love the way it display but sometimes I'm looking too much at details and if I'm very happy this costume comes with holsters, I'm also eager to fill them in with their proper weapon.

Did look a bit around for the type of knife she used on screen but it's not easy to find anything similar.

For the gun on the contrary I did know exactly what to look for... and found it but it wasn't the same paint scheme than the one used by Ezri in the "Emperor's New Cloak" episode.

Well short of repainting an original prop, I did the next best thing and find a way to have a replica of it.




Here is the end result. Very happy about, it has a nice weight in hand and could be used for fun as well not being a real prop.

  The gun fits the holster perfectly and at last I have the costume with all its equipment on display




                                                                                                                                This is the costume with the gun displayed, think it looks very neat.

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.