Because it’s Halloween season. And because it’s one of the best costumes (and films) of all time. And because it’s playing tomorrow (Friday) night at the Museum of the Moving Image (in Astoria, Queens). That’s a Japanese poster of the Alien’s perceived anatomy, and the reality of the costume as inhabited by Bolaji Badejo, a 7’2″ Nigerian design student “discovered” in a SoHo pub – who supposedly committed suicide several years after the movie’s release (can only imagine why), and whose name has largely disappeared into obscurity.

Bolaji with HR Giger:

Bolaji taking a break between shoots: