For months now I’ve been saying that the new Star Trek movie opens on May 10th. I’m on a countdown. Today I noticed a billboard for The Great Gatsby and it’s opening date is …. gasp … May 10th. I was horrified. WHAT IS A GIRL TO DO? What do I stay loyal to? My love for Ray Bradbury and his fabulous Star Trek franchise or my fascination with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s emotionally twisted novel with gorgeous costumes? I really was torn. I’m not embarrassed to say I’ve attended Star Trek conventions and have reserved “Daisy” as my unborn daughters name. It’s like Sophie’s Choice … but worse!
Of course on my drive home I made the only decision I could. I would go to both back to back opening night. Double up on popcorn and soda and have a blast. My next thought was what do I wear? I’ve already threatened to dress up themed to The Great Gatsby. I can’t go back on that, but how do I show Paramount that I appreciate their bringing Star Trek back to the big screen while in a flapper dress? My mind was already on high-speed thinking of costume mash-ups.
Once home I immediately had to get my ideas down and looked up both movies on IMDB. Turns out Star Trek opens on the 17th a week after The Great Gatsby. Whew. Crisis averted. Even with this new information my mind could not grind to a halt. I was already planning my costume. So here you go … my Star Trek/Great Gatsby mash-ups. Let me know which one you think is the best. (BTW … a phaser/flask is the most genius thing I’ve ever thought of. I demand these go into production immediately so I can start using it. Click on the small images to blow them up. I’m kinda in love with all of them.)