Friday, March 20, 2009

Battlestar Galactica Tribute: The Many Fashions of Six

I love Battlestar Galactica. There I said it. I'm a geek. Actually, I say it all the time. I LOVE this show! Sadly, tonight is the culmination of the series, the end of my favorite show on television. I wanted to mark the occasion with post on my blog. But how do you celebrate a show about the end of the human race and make it relevant to a fashion and beauty blog? There are no more shopping malls, no more textiles, no more trips to the MAC counter, no more new shoes. So what do you do? You talk about the fashion of the enemy! Most notably, supermodel Tricia Helfer as Number Six.

Let me preface this by saying none of these images are my images - I sort of blitzed Google Image Search. I can't remember where I got them all. I really do apologize.

Without going into too much detail, we first get to know six through promotional images of her wearing this gorgeous red dress:

Obviously, love handles are a no-no for this ensemble. However, just this week I saw a dress on Hautelook by Lauren Conrad that vaguely reminded me of said dress:

Lauren Conrad on Hautelook

I would have been very tempted to purchase this similar style - halter dresses usually look pretty good on me and do wonderful things to "the girls". It was not available in my size and sold out very fast. However I was concerned about this problem:

This is where I have to note that I am probably NOT the prime audience for such promo images. Poor Tricia. Then again, she posed in Playboy (I would have too if I were here). Incidentally, this dress went up for auction and apparently sold for $13,000.

I however, far more loved this outfit on Six:
It was also up for auction
See The Suit in Action

According to the auction this outfit was custom made for Six. I love the vaguely asian influence and the powerful red color. I just wish I knew where to get her boots.

Look at this, she even has a matching bikini!

This bikini only existed, to the best of our knowledge, in the mind of Gaius Baltar, also pictured. Baltar imagined Six in a lot of different outfits. Like this one:

I'm really not sure if that's a dress or a sexy silver nightgown. We'll go with dress.

She wore all kinds of funny things when in Baltar's Head.

Six, being a relatively strange character, existed in many incarnations - all with their own choice in wardrobe.

Creepy "I'm going to dissect you after I mate with you" Six

Caprica Six, pictured here with the awesome Lucy Lawless as D'Anna

Gina, the tragically abused lesbian saboteur

Shelly Godfrey, Image From Battlestar (Nearly) Revealed

Shelly Godfrey had a thing for Turquoise and accessorized with glasses.

I don't remember where Six wore this dress in the show (probably in Baltar's Head) but it was also pretty cool:

Sadly, I could not find a picture of my favorite outfit of Six's, a blue suit with a see-through shirt she wore on Caprica. Yes, Six had a thing for see through clothing. If you looked like Tricia Helfer, wouldn't you?

And so I bid a fond farewell to Six and to Battlestar Galactica. I will miss you, but you will live on in my DVD collection. Goodbye.

(someone pass me a kleenex, I'm going to cry)