We’ve seen T-Rex faux gauge earrings in the past, but this Xenomorph-inspired version takes the concept to a creepy new level.

Xenomorph Faux Gauge Earrings ($13.50-$25.75)

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This cosplay by ver1sa is a spot on version of Ellen Ripley in Alien. You know, the Ripley who didn’t know what a xenomorph or a facehugger was until Kane came back onboard the Nostromo after his little walkabout on LV-426.

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As part of the Alien Day festivities yesterday, Mondo has released a new Facehugger ski mask and Chestburster sweater. Because of course they did. They’re Mondo and they’re awesome.

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April 26th has been dubbed Alien Day and 20th Century Fox is going all out in a 24-hour social media event, complete with prizes and special events. First and foremost, Alien & Aliens will return to theaters in over 20 cities at participating Alamo Drafthouse locations and other partnering theaters. They’re also releasing lots of new Alien merchandise made by companies like NECA, Dark Horse, Medicom, Sideshow, and more.

But one item, in particular, jumped out at me and while they’re going to releasing a lot of cool stuff, I want these so bad I could spit acid.

These Reebok Alien Stomper Sneakers are an exact replica of the Alien High-Top Stompers worn by Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley. They’re also releasing a mid-top version as worn by Lance Henrikson aka Bishop. Both pairs will be available in limited quantities on April 26th at and select Reebok stores worldwide.

You can check out the full press release below for all the details. (I love the giveaways every 42.6 minutes).

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These leather padded leggings are just so unique I had to share. It reminds me of the Xenomorph in the Alien series or some cool futuristic armor. Etsy shop owner Aakasha says these leggings are made for comfort combing 95% viscose, 5% spandex, and 100% genuine leather ribbing.

Check out more views and imagine the cosplay possibilities after the break.

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If you’ve been reading our sister site Nerd Approved, you know we’ve been geeking out anything to do with Neill Blomkamp’s Alien concept art.

Hollywood effects artist David Woodruff took this dream of ours a bit further with the help of his father, Tom Woodruff Jr. who worked on both the Alien and Terminator franchises.

The photos were shot using part of the set from Alien: Resurrection and Michael Biehn’s actual armor. Woodruff said the make up took approximately 2 1/2 hours to apply. I’m thinking Biehn wouldn’t mind the chance to bring Hicks back to life.

Head after the break to see more pictures from the make up test.

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More good stuff out of ShoeFury. This design by Orlando Aracena is titled “Alien Rage”. You may have seen it in this Alien 35th Anniversary poster round up. It definitely looks cool in this new iteration.

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The queen in Aliens 2 is absolutely terrifying, but this one is simply beautiful. It was made by animation director Ashley J. Long and features a headpiece made from 50-60 pieces of cardstock that were carefully arranged and glued together over the course of two months. Jewels were added for a little creepy sparkle and the whole thing sits atop a bike helmet that secures it to her head.

There’s also a paper mache egg and a spine made from aluminum. Add a very elegant black dress and you have a seriously stunning outfit.

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Sometimes a mask is all you need for a great Halloween costume. This alien mind control mask from The Horror Dome definitely fits the bill. It’s filled with foam so it’s lightweight but will still retain its shape as you go to parties and hand out candy. Add blood and a dirty costume to make it even more frightening.

See more shots of the creepy mask after the break.

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Adam Savage has made it a habit to walk around conventions in costumes that disguise his identity while being totally awesome. This year he went big and dressed in an exact replica of a space suit from Alien. Savage told Tested he’s been working on the ensemble for ten years, and it’s a lot of fun to watch him talk about the project because he’s clearly excited about it.

Get a look at the costume in the video after the break.

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