L to R: Genesis 1 wearing G1 Skating Dress, Genesis Tights, G1 Thigh Boots, gloves from Genesis Winter Outfit Accessories, Morphing Wide Belt, Fantasy Collar V4, and weapon/head gear from Rock-It V4. M4 and V4 wearing the M4 T-2 / V4 T-2 without the armor, weapon/head gear from Rock-It V4 and hoses from Breathless. Lee 7 wearing Super Hero Suit G2M, shoulder wings and arm gauntlets from Evilson M4, belt from Golden Age M4, helmet from Paranoia V4, and weapon from Classic Rayguns. G2F wearing G2F Bodysuit, G2F Stap Boots (socks hidden), Little Dyvil V4, gloves from V4 Bodysuit Expansion Pack, and helmet made from primitives.
Dusk is wearing the Flyboy top and SciFi head cowl from Golden Age M4, pants and boots from Desert Pathfinders G2M, gloves from Western Outlaw G2M, and head gear from Midnight Rocketeer V4. Dawn is wearing the V4 Mach Bodysuit, boots from Dawn’s Free Style, skirt, top, and headpiece from Gothic Muse V4, one of the props from Neck Allure V4, and two ear pieces from XO SWAT Weapons Unit A3.
Most of the clothing references I found for women looked modest even when tight-fitting. Maybe these looks were considered racy for their time? There are no bare butt cheeks, high-cut legs, bare midriffs, and not as much bare cleavage as I’d expected. The torpedo boob effect was de rigueur though. Triangular elements and wings/fins also popular.
Commercial clothing I own:
01. M4 Bodysuit; 02. V4 Bodysuit; 03. Toolboi M4; 04. Space Dweller M4; 05. Evilson M4; 06. Space Dweller V4; 07. Space Defenders: Commander M4; 08. Space Defenders: Security Officer M4; 09: Space Defenders Bundle V4; 10. Paranoia V4; 11. Kamrat G1 (M4 / V4); 12. Future Wilderness G1; 13. Super Hero Suit G2M; 14. Super Hero Suit G2F; 15. Force Field G2F; 16. Doctor Outfit G2M; 17. Cyber Chic V4; 18. Pin-Up Gynoid Phase 8 G3F; 19. Gothic Muse V4; 20. Callie Outfit V4; 21. Club Dress V4; 22. Denim Jacket Outfit G3F; 23. AeroDoll A3 (no longer available)
Going for a genuine retro effect? A bodysuit, leotard, or swimsuit with multiple material zones is a must.
Space Dweller for M4 has triangular details; the shoulder parts of Evilson M4 similar.
Want to add that clear plastic baggie wear look to retro space suits? The Force Field G2F should do the trick. Same for the Paranoid outfit, if worn over a second skin.
Short flared skirts with a second skin or bodysuit is another typical retro pulp look (finally a use for all those skimpy dresses acquired in various bundles over the years!) Any old-timers who have AeroDoll for A3, the outfit is nicely retro as well.
Clay version of Future Wildnerness for G1 better shows the head gear. Clay version of the Force Field outfit; it doesn’t have separate material zones. AeroDoll A3 material zones.
Commercial clothing I don’t own (yet):
01. Retro Space Suit G2M; 02. Starlight G2F; 03. Leather Bodysuit G2F & G3F; 04. Space Heroine G3F; 05. Space Hero G3M (requires Android Phase 1 G3M); 06. Retro SciFi Bodysuit G2F; 07. Eclipse Outfit G3F; 08. Retro Future G2M; 09. Space Corps G3M; 10. Super Bodysuit G3F; 11. Super Bodysuit G3M; 12. Superhero Add-On for G3F Super Bodysuit; 13. Stylized Helmet, Airboard for G3 Super Bodysuits; 14. Genesis Supersuit; 15. Galactic Force Bundle G2; 16. G-Suit 2 HD G2F; 17. Anti Gravity G2F; 18. Galaxy G1; 19. Space Suit Outfit G8F; 20. Space Dock Bundle; 21. Starship Crew Uniform G2M; 22. G.I.S. Genesis; 23. G.I.S. Empress Genesis; 24. Space Welder G3F; 25. Weldergirl V4; 26. Astrid V4; 27. Suzi Moonbeam V4; 28. Galacta Kiss V4; 29. Silicon Planet V4; 30. Sci-Fi Outfit V4; 31. Roboserver_3000; 32. Gynoid Nextgen Four G3F; 33. Spaced G3F; 34. Kitbashers Tops 12 G3M; 35. Kitbashers 6 G3M; 36. Goon Squad 03 G3; 37. Space Goddess G8F
A few of these are deliberately retro. Others would look more pulp-like if their helmet or headgear were replaced by a bubble/fishbowl helmet or at least a helmet with fins of some sort. The “Kitbashers” vendor has a whole bunch of products of this sort; worth checking out for more options or ideas. Same goes for EdArt3D, though his products are primarily pinup style and sexier than their historical inspirations.
Commercial Accessories I own:
01. Head gear from Midnight Rocketeer V4; 02. Fairy Needs V4 Genesis 1; 03. Finishing Touches: Headpieces Vol 1 V4; 04. Rock-It V4; 05. Technophilia Retro – Halon V4; 06. The Dress Headpiece V3; 07/08. V4 Bodysuit Expansion Pack; 09. Fantasy Collar V4
The fairy head prop set includes several styles of antennae for those green girls and boys. The Technophelia Retro Halon head props are all separate; apply to head gear as desired. The Fantasy Collar — available for a few other figures too — is good for covering open necks and/or adding a helmet base to an outfit.
Commercial Accessories I don’t own (yet):
01. SciFi Adventure Expansion V4; 02. SciFi Adventure Set V4; 03. Mobile Mental Enhancer M4; 04. Kitbashers Mask 5 G3M; 05. Steampunk Helmet M4; 06. Morphing SciFi Helmet G3F; 07. Crown Circlets for Any Figure ; 08. Martian Princess Accessory Set V4; 09. Classic Fantasy Warrior Princess V4; 10. Fantasy Headwear V3; 11. Celestal – HelmetHair V4; 12. Devonic – HornHair V4; 13. Morphing Wings Earrings G3F; 14. Go Go Boots for Dawn; 15. Gatling + Rocket Bra V4
The steampunk elements on the steampunk helmet are separate; leave them off and add a nice gold or chrome shader and it’s Rocketeer retro. Some of these are more fantasy than scifi, but included them anyway — there are ear wings/fins!
And yes, I included a gun bra. Just chrome it up and shoot laser beams instead.
The M4 bodysuit works fine in DS after surface adjustments. Genesis 1 can wear M4 textures and later later versions of Genesis can do so with UV swapping utilities. The silver skin textures are nice; tint them to suit. (Lots of alien character and texture sets available but didn’t feel this needed a listing.)
Quick reminder: a bubble/fishbowl helmet can be cobbled together with primitives:
Sphere, cylinder, and torus — scaled along the various X, Y, and Z axis to make the neck rim, helmet, antenna, and earpiece. Parent all the primitive parts to a null or group, then parent that to the figure’s neck or chest (whichever works best) and good to go.