Cosplay We Love: Best Star Trek 'Corbomite Maneuver' cosplay ever

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Aug 7, 2014, 10:23 AM EDT

The classic Star Trek episode "The Corbomite Maneuver" was about bluffing: Kirk lied to the alien Balok that he had a powerful corbomite-based weapon, and Balok presented himself as a ferocious-looking space invader rather than a puny man-child.

Here, this cosplayer, who appeared at the 2014 Star Trek Las Vegas convention, convinces us that he is both versions of Balok. At the same time.

First, for those whose memories need a little jogging, here are pics from the original episode, as well as the imfamous tranya scene. Then comes the money shot.

Well played, unnamed cosplayer. Well played.