Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is for Zotah Zhaan

Our final lady for this costume list is Pa'u Zotah Zhaan, a rebel priestess and healer for the zany crew of Moya on SciFi's Farscape.

Zhaan's costume is not for the faint of heart. I think it's pretty clear why:

Basically, I think if you wanted to really pull off Zhaan for a convention, you would have to plan on not sleeping for up to 36 hours.

Zhaan wears a number of costumes through her three-year tenure on the show, most of them in the blue/grey color spectrum (when she's meditating, she doesn't wear anything at all!) The simple robe with fancy collar shown below is probably the simplest from a construction perspective, but even getting the mottled effect of the fabric would be a challenge.

My favorite detail about Zhaan's dress aesthetic are the silver rings she wears on all ten digits.

But yeah, between the bald cap, full facial and hand/foot makeup, colored contacts, fabric dyeing, not to mention having to dedicate the hours just to don the thing... nope, I'm certainly not that dedicated!

Believe it or not, though, some people are. I tip my hat to them!

And with that, we are finished! Thank you all for following along. This has been a fun, enlightening, and at times exhausting exercise. I got a few new inspirations and I hoped maybe a helpful tip or two to anyone attempting these costumes.

Soon we will resume ordinary project-related posts. I have a lot of exciting stuff on the horizon!


  1. You've reminded me of how much I miss Farscape. I always felt so bad for the actress - all those hours in the makeup chair must have been torture!

    Congrats on completing the A to Z challenge!

  2. Hubby and I absolutely LOVE Farscape! We are Sci-Fi nerds completely! I have to say, as a romantic, the Peacekeeper Wars is my favorite because that's where Crichton and Aeryn get married :) Have watched that movie over and over and over and over! Great Z post :0


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