Star Trek Online offers a large amount of Captain and Ship customization. To make the most of these options, you will want to learn to use the NPCs available in several locations around the game for your customization needs. For example, Federation Captains can speak with Dirz Raxx on Earth Spacedock to change the look of their ships or Ghemik Telur to change their uniform.
Once you are at one of these Tailors you should strike up a conversation; one of their interaction options will open an entire costume User Interface.
Captain & Bridge Officer Uniforms/Appearance
At a clothing Tailor, you will be able to select your Captain’s uniform, your Captain’s Off Duty outfit, or the uniforms for any of your Bridge Officers. Once selected, you may rename that costume slot, wear it, or modify it. If there is not an existing uniform in an outfit slot, you will be prompted to create a uniform or Off-Duty outfit for that slot. If you are the member of a Fleet, you will also have a Fleet Outfit slot.
When you select the Modify option, you will be able to customize many costume and appearance options for your Captain or Bridge Officers. There are also advanced settings (just press the Advanced button) if you want to explore a wider variety of appearance and costume options. You may also save outfits that you like, but do not want to purchase; these saved outfits may be loaded later. Once you are happy with your selections, you can purchase the outfit/appearance that you have created. This will usually cost Energy Credits, however you may have free outfit changes due to achieving a new Grade or for some other reason. Once you have purchased the change, your Captain and Bridge Officers will appear as you designed them. If your captain has multiple outfits, you may right-click your captain’s portrait in any ground zone, and change your uniform to another of your created outfits.
At a Ship Tailor, you will see your ship as it currently appears. Once here, you may select from a few different styles that match your base ship type. You may also select the Advanced option, to mix and match parts from different ships of your base type and create your own design. Selecting colors and patterns will make the ship uniquely yours. You may also purchase one of your available bridge layouts through this same Tailor.
Once you are happy with your selections, you can Purchase the ship appearance that you have created. This will usually cost Energy Credits, however you may have a free customization, usually once per new ship. Once you have purchased the change, your ship will appear as you designed it. After you have purchased a bridge, you may visit it by selecting Visit the Bridge from your mini-map UI more dropdown.