Monday, March 10, 2008

Leeloo Dallas Multibrow

We love the Luc Besson sci-fi flick The Fifth Element. It's got
  • Bruce Willis, introducing us to a non-pornographic meaning of the phrase "meat popsicle"
  • the evil Zorg (Gary Oldman)
  • Ian Holm as a bumbling priest
  • an alien diva named Plavalaguna (with blue tentacle hair, and stones in her belly)
  • Luke Perry as an archeologist's assistant named Billy
  • Mondoshawans
  • Chris Tucker as Ruby Rhod (yep), and most of all
  • Milla Jovovich as Leeloo, the Fifth Element herself.
Fans of the film love the way Leeloo speaks her own language, the way she says moooltipass, and the white...outfit she wears when she escapes into New York at the start of the film (above). Cosplayers and Comic-con attendees have tried again and again to reproduce this crazy, sexy dress (it's not a dress, but I don't know what to call it). But they don't realize that to pull this off you need
  1. a smoking hot body like Milla (she's a supermodel, people!) and
  2. the ability to faithfully reproduce a garment designed and crafted by one of the world's most famous designers – Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Undaunted, they try. And fail. But we wanted to give props here to a few who tried. This lady has the eyebrows to make us forgive her feeble hair coloring (just go with a wig!), but she's wearing a bra! Did Leeloo wear a bra? No!

This one has the wig, sort of, and some brows to be proud of as well:

But honestly, this young woman is the only one we've seen (and trust us, we've reviewed hundreds) who has the physique to convince us. And the garment itself is about as good as they get. To top it all off, she's sucking Tecate from a can, and she even has a Multipass!

Scroll-down honorable mention: This Flickr subject has it down and looks awesome...except for the armpits. Do you think The Perfect Being has stubble?

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