Introduction: Star Trek Command Badge

For halloween I want to be the red guy on the away mission, lol. It's sad cause I don't think a lot of people will get that joke.  Anyways as part of the costume I need a starfleet badge.  As I am a student my budget for this is zero.  So i had to improvise. 

Step 1: Materials

Tools:
-Scissors
-Printer

Materials:
-Glue Stick
-Aluminum Foil
-Card paper (I used business cards)
-badge template

Step 2: Template

Using the internet find an image of the starfleet or any badge you want to create.  I copied the image and pasted it into microsoft word where I adjusted the image size to my preference.  Print 3 images.  Take the three images and glue stick them onto the card paper.  Cut out the images so that one image is the whole badge, the second is just the middle, and the third is just the star. The image with the whole badge will become your template.

There's a word document with the templates on them, they should work for all windows ms office word 95 and up.  I used the smaller of the two sizes.  You can also change the size to your own preference.

Step 3: Building Thickness

-Take your template and trace it 6 to 8 times depending on how thick you want the badge to be. 
-Cut these trackings out and glue them together. 
-While the cuttings dried I placed them under some text books to ensure proper contact of the layers.  -Note that I also glue sticked the template on the top layer. We will later use that image to aline the other two parts of the badge.
-Once the layers have tried you'll notice that they may not be perfectly flush with each other.  Take your scissors and using one of the blades scrape the sides of the badge until they become flush.  It doesn't take too much effort or force.

Step 4: Adding the Detail

-Glue on the two other parts if the badge. Use the image to position them properly

Step 5: Foiling

-Cut a piece of aluminum foil. Decide on which side you want to use as one side is shiney and the other matte. 
-Glue stick the opposite side of the foil that you want. 
-Glently place the face of the badge against the glued side of the foil.
-Flip it over and with a cuetip gently rub the foil onto the badge.
-Cut the access foil around the badge leaving enough to fold over the endges.
-Apply glue to the sides and back of the padge and gently fold the foil over the edges of the badge.

Step 6: Fasten and Done

-Glue a safety pin or magnet to the back of the badge.

I did this in about 30 min.  Have fun and I hope this was helpful.

Comments

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PandaTVgaming made it!(author)2017-05-24

I get the joke at the begining

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PandaTVgaming made it!(author)2017-05-24

but dont be like ALMOST all red shirts, not going to spoil the joke

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NolanFinn made it!(author)2009-10-23

There are a few different kinds of badges.  I made a template with a few different kinds http://sites.google.com/site/nolanfinn/Startrek_Badges.pdf .  I hope this it helpful to someone.

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atomiclizard made it!(author)2009-10-24

Badges?! We don't need no stinking BADGES!

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willrandship made it!(author)2010-10-29

I love that show :P Weird Al rocks

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YOUTUBEFREEKYOYO made it!(author)2016-11-29

love weird al!

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debpix made it!(author)2010-08-21

Great templates.

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Julie9479 made it!(author)2009-10-29

This was exactly what I was looking for - thank you so much! 

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YOUTUBEFREEKYOYO made it!(author)2016-11-29

this is made of foil!?!?!?!?! mind blown! it looks super professional, and solid metal! great job!

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irunonblades. made it!(author)2016-10-03

I tried to make a different version, i.e the science insignia from the reboots. I kinda messed it up, but the result isn't that bad and with a bit of practice I'll manage to make a correct one !

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or_ford98 made it!(author)2012-02-10

what's the joke?
i made it in 10 mins and it looks epic!!!
uber cool 'ible :')))

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maurvz800 made it!(author)2016-09-26

If you are wearing a red shirt,don't count on a recurring role...lol

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Groover made it!(author)2012-03-29

Red guys frequently get wasted on missions?

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sail4sea made it!(author)2015-10-30

This is a nice new movie badge as the TOS badges were fabric. However, the logo isn't quite right. It should be a spiral. The logo here goes on the yellow shirt. However, the badge looks very nice and it would probably be hard to tell. I had to look it up when I made my red shirt and mine has other problems. Nice job.

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Marc+-+FR made it!(author)2015-01-18

Easy to do and the render is beautifull! The link for the template is broken =(

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MicioGatta made it!(author)2014-09-18

That's great, good details and great idea!

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Pluk made it!(author)2013-11-22

I also can't download the template, the same problem as SuperScourge :
403 Forbidden
Request forbidden by administrative rules.

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CatTrampoline made it!(author)2013-07-03

We make redshirt jokes all the time at our house.

Nice instructable - I;ve got it bookmarked for when I finally do a Star Trek themed Halloween costumes (the cats will all be tribbles)

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EmilyXD made it!(author)2013-06-21

I get the joke!

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SuperScourge made it!(author)2013-02-10

I cannot download the Template because of a 403 error it says

403 Forbidden

Request forbidden by administrative rules.

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DanYHKim made it!(author)2012-05-16

Now modify a Bluetooth headset to clip to your shirt with the comm badge covering it.

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hossweightlifter made it!(author)2011-08-26

I seem to recall a little keyring flashlight resemblign this....

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avocadoman made it!(author)2009-12-09

nice pin it looks really authentic and i get the joke

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cannonwashburn made it!(author)2009-12-16

The ironic thing is that, that night I hurt my hand.

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Chirpoff made it!(author)2011-08-01

Heh heh, I'd have worn blue. (Not one to tempt fate :) (Hope your hand's ok, BTW) Aluminum foil and cardboard is AWEsome- especially with Star Trek!!!

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Kia.S made it!(author)2011-07-21

I GOT THE JOKE!!!! Very cool!!!

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splazem made it!(author)2011-07-21

Awesome!

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barry_allen7 made it!(author)2011-07-20

This looks awesome! And it is so simple! Thanks for the Instructable!

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miked2001 made it!(author)2009-10-26

But Scotty always wore red and he never died.

Cool Job.

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jsaucedo made it!(author)2011-04-11

Scotty did die. He died in the episode "The Changeling" of the original series. It's just that he got better.

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ultralegomaster5096 made it!(author)2011-06-06

Scotty was killed by a space probe called Nomad, but the probe returned him to life.

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Gracie+Ann made it!(author)2011-07-20

how ironic

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rawknexstuff made it!(author)2010-10-24

He was verrrrry lucky.

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willrandship made it!(author)2010-10-29

But he never went on any missions :P he had experience as an expendable

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rawknexstuff made it!(author)2010-10-30

That's true... :P Wait, how can you have experience as an expendable? You would practice "expending" and die... hahaha :)

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slowbass made it!(author)2011-07-20

COOL!!!!

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aocampo made it!(author)2011-06-17

Grossssso! Hasta ahora el badge (de bajo costo) con mejor terminación que veo en la net.

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hermionegranger made it!(author)2011-03-29

I'm so disappointed I don't get the joke. Great badge! My first one came out amazing, a little rough on the edges. Really good instructions.

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sonofspikerr made it!(author)2011-02-17

ThinkGeek.com has a shirt and its redlike taht and it says expendable on it :) awesome

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cad97 made it!(author)2010-12-22

5* for the awesome joke dude :D

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Iam4NUru made it!(author)2010-12-09

You are going to die my friend...

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red-king made it!(author)2009-10-21

 red guy on an away mission... you're going to die =P

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cannonwashburn made it!(author)2009-10-21

Yes I'm aware of that.  That's what makes this costume funny and the reason I want to be the guy in the red shirt as opposed to kirk, sulu, or spock.

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JAGGIE made it!(author)2010-10-31

Capt Picard wore red on TNG.

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tinkerC made it!(author)2010-11-14

TNG onward used Red as command, 1701 era, however, had Red as security.

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cannonwashburn made it!(author)2009-10-21

I also considered the idea of creating burn marks or scars with blood on my face, lol.

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red-king made it!(author)2009-10-23

 nice... haha.

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rawknexstuff made it!(author)2010-10-24

I get the joke!! By the way, 5* and now your average is 5*.

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Fantfant made it!(author)2010-10-02

Haha lol, the red guy- who always dies lol!

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TFElite made it!(author)2010-09-29

I think this instructable has one of the highest ratings I've ever seen. Nice job!

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