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Roy Batty from Blade Runner

Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer) is a replicant – an android – built for the sole purpose of fighting in places seen as too dangerous for humans, much like Pris, Zhora, and Rachael. Unfortunately for him, soldier replicants only have a four-year lifespan. It is this injustice that brings him back to Earth and pushes him to try any means necessary to extend his life. He’s one of sci-fi’s most enduring antiheroes and is almost more a fan favorite than the the movie’s hero, Deckard.

Roy’s costume is simple but pulling it off takes a little bit of work. There are two iconic parts to his look: his white blonde hair and the dove her carries. You can either bleach your hair or opt for a wig. And there are many prop doves on Amazon, one of which is listed above.

For the rest of his costume you will need a leather trench coat, grey t-shirt, black tactical pants, and  – as odd as it might sound – a pair of black and white sneakers. If you want to try and get some of the detailing on Roy’s coat you can use leather tubing and a hot glue gun to try and recreate the specific style.

It’s a simple costume with parts that can be repurposed for other cosplays. But it’s still a costume with an impact and a shelf life of a lot more than four years!

Soji Asha from Star Trek: Picard

Soji Asha (played by Isa Briones who also played Soji’s twin sister Dahj as well as another android named Sutra) is one of two androids that were designed to look human. And, more impressive still, they were programmed to believe they are human. Their programming is descended from Data, a fan favorite on Star Trek: The Next Generation. While Data was unfortunately killed before the events of Star Trek: Picard, he lives on in his ‘daughters’.

Soji’s costume changes a few times throughout the show because, unlike most characters in previous Star Trek shows, she is not a Starfleet officer. Her costume when viewers first meet her, however, is very recognizable and makes for a great cosplay.

A grey jumpsuit forms the base. You can also use a grey shirt and matching pants but a jumpsuit would be easiest. Wear a black undershirt and black boots with it. Copy Soji’s hairstyle with a short wig and, as the final touch, add a necklace of two linked circles just like the one Soji and Dahj wear.

mother from raised by wolves

Mother from Raised by Wolves

Mother (played by Amanda Collin) is an android sent to the planet Kepler-22b in the HBO Max show Raised by Wolves.  Mother and Father, another android, are tasked with raising human children destined to repopulate their new planet, as the Earth has been plagued by war between atheists and followers of the Mithraic faith.  Some of these followers, including Marcus, eventually make their way to Kepler-22b as well, causing conflict in the world of Mother, Father, and Campion.  While Mother’s costume is relatively simple, her hairstyle truly makes her stand out.  If you aren’t quite ready to take the plunge and give yourself a buzzcut, a men’s wig in a strawberry-blonde color can help you achieve the utilitarian appearance of this futuristic android.

Officer K

Officer K (Ryan Gosling) is the protagonist of the 2017 sci-fi film Blade Runner 2049. He is a new Blade Runner, a hunter of Replicants that have gone rogue, that goes off the grid to locate former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who went off the grid years ago. Models of Blade Runner pistols exist in varying degrees of cost and quality, the one listed is one of the more economically safe choices.

2B

2B

In the Square Enix game NieR: Automata, YoRHa No.2 Type B, or simply 2B, is a battle android created by humans who’ve taken refuge from the Machines on the Moon. Calm, cool, and collected, her weapon of choice is the blade.

Seven of Nine

In Star Trek: Voyager, Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) serves on the USS Voyager. Born Annika Hansen, she was assimilated by the Borg at age 6, but the Doctor is able to remove most of her cybernetic implants and restore her humanity.

Rachael from Blade Runner

In Blade Runner, Rachael (Sean Young) is the latest replicant created by Dr. Eldon Tyrell. What sets Rachael apart from previous models is that she’s been implanted with the memories of Tyrell’s niece. She doesn’t realize she’s an android, although she might be beginning to suspect.

David 8

In Prometheus, David 8 (Michael Fassbender) is a next generation robot from Weyland Industries capable of simulating human emotion. On the upside, he enjoys the film Lawrence of the Arabia; on the downside, he develops an ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy.