There’s method to our madness and here’s your official primer to the Galactic Union uniforms!
CAPTAIN: Red, with a uniform designed to convey more heroic qualities of a leader. With Star Trek everyone is more or less presented equally among officers, and I wanted to push that just a bit out of balance giving Suntrike (and consequently all Captains) a bit more of a hero feel.
SCIENCE & MEDICAL: Light blue.
OFFICERS: Purple. The standard outfit for the Galactic Union.
ENGINEERING: “Hazard” Orange. Their outfit is also rougher and not as shiny because they’re always getting it dirty. They also don’t have the arm stripes.
MARINES: Green. Like with the Navy, Space Marines are the fighting troops on board a Galactic Union space vessel.
ADMIRAL: Similar to the Captain’s outfit, they’re a touch more regal and statesman, with gold and black being the main colors.
And lastly, there’s also differences between the male and female versions of the uniforms. When we (Costumer Designer Arlette Parra and I; her actually making them, me making little decisions that made her life an endless hastle) redesigned the outfits we started with Logan’s Blackwell Commander Powell uniform.
We liked the spacey reflective sheen of the colored taffeta mixed with the firmer, more uniform feel of the other fabric, but it didn’t look very flattering on the girls.
So we made versions for both genders with the female one being a little more, ahem, complimentary to the female form.