Usually it’s Cardassian culture that I’m wondering about. But actually this has to do with some Ferengi culture/anatomy type headcanons. 😀 Yay.
I saw someone once comment something like ‘what is the evolutionary benefit of having your eyebrows attached to your ears?’ or something very close to that. But actually I think there is one. So these are my hc’s about that and a couple other things.
It’s all because of the rain. There are a zillion words for rain on Ferenginar. It is a very wet place. Naturally Ferengi would adapt to this environment.
The blue is rain! Ferengi heads, foreheads, and brows, are a gutter/umbrella system. The rain gets collected and drips down over the back of the ears… which keeps all that water out of their eyes. Tada! No water in the eyes is a big deal.
Next–the hat. Also a rain thing.
No rain running down the back of your neck or into your collar. This is why almost every male Ferengi we see wears one of these. It’s just practical.
Quark chooses not to wear one because he’s on an environmentally controlled station and obviously does not need it. Rom keeps wearing his even though he doesn’t need it on the station because it is a link to home, and home is where Moogie is, and Rom is a Moogie’s boy.
The last rain related headcanon thing is just about clothing. My headcanon is that Ferengi clothing (or at least the good kind) is made from water resistant material. Otherwise everyone would be constantly wet, wearing sour smelling clothing, and it would all mildew and be gross. Icky clothing is icky and bad for business.
what if quark DID wear a skin tight romper w thotty side cut outs for his love handles just all the time on the tv show star trek deep space nine. what then
so i was going through trekcore for a cap i could use for a new icon, when all of a sudden i found this beauty. .. .
it literally looks like they’re posing for some fashion magazine like don’t forget to check out the latest issue of garak’s deep space nine couture to see the latest fashion for this upcoming fall season
Oh, I had forgotten about this shot. Here’s some fashion from 1994 (x).
The Ascent is from 1996 so I guess this is cutting edge 90’s fashion.
Ds9 AU where everything is the same but Quark’s is a dinosaur themed restaurant and Quark is always dressed as a T-Rex
[Cut to Quark in a T-Rex costume trying to run, stumbling and falling flat on his face]
Better yet: every season Quark tries to open a new themed restaurant so he’s constantly showing up as a pirate, in a Hawaiian shirt, as a mermaid, a Klingon etc and no one comments on it.
Anna Sui RTW Spring ‘94
Star Trek and fashion:
Odo and Quark in The Ascent (November 1996)