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Your Favorite Childhood Sci-Fi Costume?

1690878138_7c80f2555a_oA larval parasite embedded within swaddling layers of musculature. It bides its time, a gooey and amorphous parcel of flesh. It siphons off nutrients, growing within the belly of its host, biding its time until it is fully grown. And then, with a starburst of gore, it rips its way out of its agonized host, to lie in a puddle of blood and blindly scream at the world through which it will soon chew its way to adulthood.

Yes, when you think about it, a baby has a lot in common with a Xenomorph chesthugger. Which is why I love the ironic juxtaposition of this (probably Photoshopped costume): an adorable toddler dressed as a little ducky, utterly befuddled as a razor-toothed alien bursts out of her soft, bulbous belly.

This may, in fact, be, the best sci-fi themed children’s costume I’ve ever seen. It’s certainly more ingenious than any of the sci-fi costumes I put on as a small child. These were usually cheap vinyl jumpsuits and a constricting plastic mask that was roughly homuncular to the visage of Luke Skywalker.

I’m using this image as an excuse to ask you, my sci-fi droogies, to reminisce about the sci-fi costumes of your youth. The cheap Spider-Man costumes with "Spider-Man" actually written on the breast. The plastic ears and blue pajama Spock combos.

What was your favorite costume as a kid? Let us know in the comments.

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