I really don't like turquoise or teal on me, so I really wasn't wanting to get new turqouis dress for a convention, in which I'd have to send my measurements to makes sure it's not too long for me, if I get to one again. So when a young friend of mine, who gets costume contacts (she says they are comfortable) turned me onto a website that she says is reputable, I bought some black contacts. If they work for me, I no longer have to be a Betazoid with blue-grey eyes. (happy dance).
I was looking at pictures/screen shots of Deanna's hair and clothing because I didn't want the turquoise dress due to the colour. Never wanted it. She's gone from curly to straight with bangs and everything in between. The only constant was the Betazoid dark eyes. Clothing, she went from that skimpy female uniform, which was Nichelle Nichols idea (thanks Nichelle, two step forward, one back for women. Still love you though, RIP), to beautiful dresses (not just turquiose, but red, royal blue), jumpsuites, and then the uniform, which I hated because it felt too uptight/formal for a counselor, IMO. The constant- the black eyes. Lwaxana Troi, black eyes. Kestra, black eyes. Suder Black eyes. Tam, black eyes. You see where I'm going here or do I have to list more Betazoids? lol I don't need that stupid bun head either, though I don't need a wig for that, unless I really want darker hair than my dark brown hair.
That's when I realized just like the ears for Vulcans, the black eyes for Betazoids are the same. I can basically wear anything I want and style my hair any way I want, and as long as I have the black eyes, I am Betazoid. I don't have to be a Deanna mini me to be a Betazoid, if the black contacts work for me and not cause me problems (have to be careful about that, my young friend seems to do well. Hopefully it's not youth.) I can get a blue science uniform, a red or royal blue dress, or even leotards and tights (Second Chances with Gates in the gym) and be Betazoid, just because of the eyes being like the ears for Vulcans. I can be my own Betazoid, though I'd probably still be a cross between Lwaxana and Deanna. So cool! I love it! Though even with the blue science uniform, I'd probably still end up being a Deanna mini me, especially at 4' 11". Marina is what? 5' 5" at most? Yeah, Deanna mini me. I don't have to spend a lot of money on a costume any more, given the eyes of a Betazoid are just like that of the ears of a Vulcan. 😁