Some of the most beloved science fiction series and movies have a tremendous number of alien races populating their backgrounds and planets. But, often because of real-world budget reasons, most of these aliens are humanoid, mostly defined by different heads or facial features. This means that the intrepid cosplayer that knows their way around makeup and a few other tools can bring a cosplay to another galaxy.
For most characters’ visuals, their costume defines them. It’s the thing we think of instantly when we hear their names. But, for a few characters, especially ones that have gone through many designs over the years, their weapons or tools more often define their look.