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Starfleet Uniform
Short Straight Black Hair
Black Handle Phaser
Women's Black Boots
Insignia Badge

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Michael Burnham is a human female character on Star Trek: Discovery, played by actor Sonequa Martin-Green. She was the first lead character in a Star Trek series to not actually be a Starfleet captain. Formerly an officer on the USS Shenzhou, she was stripped of rank and imprisoned for life but later recruited to work as a science specialist on the USS Discovery where Starfleet Captain Gabriel Lorca sees her risk-taking behavior and scientific aptitude as a valuable resource in the war against the Klingons.

After Klingons killed her parents, Burnham was adopted by Vulcan Ambassador Sarek and his wife Amanda, who were also Spock’s parents – making the two adopted siblings. If you want to set off to distant lands as Michael Burnham, you’ll be needing a Starfleet Uniform, Short Straight Black Hair, Black Handle Phaser, Women’s Black Boots, and Insignia Badge.

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Unless you’ve never looked at the television, seen the internet, or watched a movie, then we’re pretty sure you’re familiar with Star Trek. The Star Trek: Discovery series debuted in 2017 and further expands on one of history’s most popular stories. If you’re thinking about attending an event dressed in Michael Burnham’s familiar Starfleet costume, you’re guaranteed to be recognized. Especially if your next event is a Star Trek convention, then this is the costume for you if you want to branch out away from the classic characters.

If you do have some friends who refuse to acknowledge anything but the characters from the older Star Trek installments, that’s fine too. Some people are set in their ways, and that’s totally cool with us – we’ve got stacks of Star Trek costume ideas here on Costume Wall, spanning generations of the show!

About Michael Burnham

Michael Burnham is a fictional character who serves as the lead in the Star Trek: Discovery series created by Bryan Fuller. Burnham is played by actor Sonequa Martin-Green in this recent installment of the Star Trek franchise. Burnham’s parents were killed by Klingons when she was young, leading to her being shipped off to Vulcan where she was raised by Ambassador Sarek and his wife, Amanda. Fans of the show would recognize them as Spock’s parents, making Burnham an adopted sibling of the legendary captain.

When older, she worked as an Officer on the USS Shenzhou but committed mutiny and was stripped of rank, before Captain Gabriel Lorca of the USS Discovery recruited her as a scientist – initially on a short-term contract, but quickly realizing her value as a member of the Discovery team. In a mirror universe, Burnham also discovers that if she had made different choices, she would have become Captain of the USS Shenzhou.

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