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Best Commander William Riker Costume Guide
William Thomas “Will” Riker, played by actor Jonathan Frakes, is one of the main characters in Star Trek: The Next Generation television show. His main role has been as the First Officer of the Star Trek Enterprise, serving as Captain Picard’s right-hand man. A bit of a ladies man, Riker is extremely dedicated to the Enterprise, often turning his back on opportunities to captain his own ship. Riker briefly serves as captain, until he accepts command of the USS Titan. Get the look of the arrogant, yet ambitious young officer with this Commander William Riker costume guide.
To cosplay Commander William Riker from Star Trek, you’ll first need an Adhesive Bail Beard. Then, wear a Star Trek Deluxe Costume, 5 Ranking PIPS, Chelsea Boots, Flat Front Dress Pants, and a Beginner Trumpet. It’s an instant Commander William Riker look!
Commander William Riker Cosplay Costumes
William Riker, or as he is frequently referred to by Captain Jean-Luc Picard, “Number One,” really needs no introduction. A popular character for decades who appeared on the hit television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Riker would be instantly recognized as the Enterprise’s First Officer by any Star Trek fan. Do you really need advice for Star Trek cosplay? Probably not. Getting the standard Star Trek uniform is the most essential part. For Commander Riker, you’ll also need a fake beard if you don’t already have one.
There are so many popular Star Trek characters that can cosplay along with you! Accompany a few original Star Trek characters by going with friends dressed up as Spock and James T. Kirk. Jump into your Star Trek costume today and be a proud fan of one of history’s most popular TV shows!
About Commander William Riker
Commander William Thomas “Will” Riker is the First Officer of the Star Trek Enterprise, a trusty sidekick toCaptain Jean-Luc Picard. In early episodes of the show, we see Riker as a confident and sometimes arrogant officer who is in a hurry to make a name for himself. Over time though, he finds his place on The Enterprise and grows into a more reliable, serious character. So much so, that when he finally gets to captain the Enterprise in Picard’s absence, we see a more reserved man hesitant to make critical decisions.
By the time the Star Trek story comes to an end, Riker says farewell to his beloved cohorts on The Enterprise to take up the role of captain on his own ship, the USS Titan. Did you know that Riker also started the show clean shaven? By season 2 he had grown the beard we all know and love, and we’re glad he did!