Yes, Space Day is a thing! It’s observed on the first Friday of May: “Originally started to get America’s youth interested in math and science, Space Day focuses upon creating an interest and awareness of all kinds of topics and issues related to space. […] On this day all kinds of space relate organizations, groups and agencies hold celebrations, demonstrations, and educational programs.”
In the spirit of supporting such a worthy goal, this freebie list offers up resources to create your very own Space Opera. First up, figure-related freebies:
Stand-Alone Figures: Cyborgs, Robots, Aliens, Etc
Humanoid BCO-Ver 2 || Android Body || Cyb-H.E.R. || EM-EAA Mech Suit || Cute Drossel || Momo Bot ||
Mausbot || Tin Toy Robot || The Eye || Grey Alien Queen || Greyling (extra texture) || Sluggians || Sam-Anime || Toony Alien || Fairy Alien || Universal Brain Squid || Gruggle Monk || S. Cargo || Waffling Shruggle || Reipus (click on “free stuff”) || Lil’ Martian (now here; click on “Faerie Dreams”) || Gruggle T-Shirt || Free expansion for Andromeda || Party Dress and Props for Evo Girl
Notes: All with posable parts! Andromeda and Evo Girl are not free (well, I got Evo Girl free ages ago at DAZ), but if you already have them, these add-ons are worth picking up. Also, the props from Evo Girl Party Dress can be used on other robot figures. Sam-Anime comes with the ray gun.
Build-Your-Own Humanoids, Aliens, and Cyborgs
Headless Cyborg || Neural Implant ||
Cyber Hands || Cyber Eye || Electric Eyes || Posable Antennae || Plane Legs A3 || Alien Force Omnibus || Faces of Fantasy M4 || Antimony and Lucida M4 || Atlantis M4 || Comic Hero M4 || Rythen Moonwhisper M4 (two-part download) || Makeup PSDs M4 || Vorg M3 || Vorg V3 || Duniyalis V3 || Insectilia V3 || Antimony V3 || Neon Blue V3, Neon Geisha V3, Sekusu V3, and Lusyydia V3 are all here (zips no longer download) || Antimony V4 || Atlantis V4 || Lucida V4 || Moreen V4
Notes: The cyber props can be fitted to various characters. The Alien Force Omnibus includes all the M4 and K4 morphs, plus the Evil Overbrain and its outfit props. The V3 textures by Ecstasy, located on the web archive of the old AerySoul freebie page, are a little tricky to get to, but the zips were OK last time I checked (edited to add: looks like the zip files have been disabled; sorry.) Duniyalis and Insectilia come with props and Insectilia has a second skin as well. The Gen3 figures can all wear the same textures, although there can be some funky results with the breast and genital areas. Also, A3 and H3 have an extra leg surface, which requires adding in the texture manually.
Put Clothes and Shoes on ‘Em!
M4 SciFi Armor (update) || T2 M4 || Alien Force Suit M4 || Mach 1 Bodysuit M4 || Golden Age Suit M4 || Kireta 5 M4 (site contains adult content) || Mountie M4 || X-Wing Suit M4 || V4 SciFi Armor || T2 V4 || Fantastic Bodysuit V4 || X-14 V4 || Existenze V4 || V4 NHS Nurse Uniform || Captain Vic V4 || Metal Dress III V4 || Metal Pumps II V4 || Alien Force Suit K4
(helmet) (removed) || A3 Space Suit || A3 Space Suit 2 || A3 Solar Federation || A3H3 Space Suit || H3 Solar Federation || H3 School Uniform || M3 School Uniform || M3 Uniform 2 || Jumpsuit M3 || V3 Super Hero Suit (site gone) || Military Coat V3 || Bossy Boots, multi-figure || A3H3 EG Boots || M4 Flame Bootz
Notes: The school uniforms and/or Mountie outfit can be turned into space military uniforms. I’m avoiding fan-related stuff (Star Trek, Star Wars, etc), but some can function in a more generic setting, or parts of them can — for example, the props from the X-Wing flight suit. The NHS set is only the dress/tunic. The metal dress is kinda fun on V4 androids.
Steampunk Sith for T2 V4/M4 || Alien for My Vest V4 || Cloth Textures Vol 6 (has a military-ish gold braid border) || CoffeeShop’s Ric-Rack and Trim 1 ||
Haberdashery Piping Pack and Zai’s Piping Pack || FS Buttons
Notes: Military uniforms can always use a little bling.
And Some Hair Too!
Notes: Mostly military-ish or a more retro look. High and Tight Hair is part of larger clothing package. Boy Hair and Gab Hair can work for males; the latter even has a heroic swoosh to the bangs. Akashi Hair could also work for male characters in a more anime/toony setting — the SWAM website’s either been deleted or it’s undergoing technical difficulties, but there’s a link at the waybackmachine (edited to add 8/15/14 that the site is back up and working, though I’ll leave the archive link up.)
Credits: Okay, not a lot of freebies in that image on the top, but I used Maturing V4 Morph Pack;
Dystopian Soda Can; Star Fields, and a texture from Texture Pack 26. Non-freebies include Spaceship Cockpit; Razor Rider Universal Props: Akaste Hair; V3 Natural Skin #5 (converted to V4), Air Crew V4; Beach Hair; Falcon M4, Air Crew M4, Elite Ethnic Faces M4, and Morphs++ for M4 and V4.
Next up: Ships, terrains, weapons, service bots, electronics, etc.