They decided months ago to be Star Trek officers. In fact, when the movie was released at the beginning of the summer Kellogg's had an offer on the back of cereal boxes that if you sent in nine symbols off the box you could get a free shirt. We consumed a whole lot of cereal here this summer. Only Kelloggs sent us a message a few weeks ago that the offer was such a success they ran out of shirts and they're on backorder. How couldn't they expect this? It's Star Trek. So I bought some shirts and will make a patch.
I satin stitched the edges and then sewed the insignia in the middle. Science officers get the circle; engineering gets a swirl. (Command crew gets a star--but I'm not making one of those--couldn't find a gold shirt). Yes, I know all this...without even having to look it up. Hanging over my sewing table off the lamp is a small USS Enterprise.
Black pants--check. Shirt with insignia--check. Spock ears--check. We're ready.