fantasy: the Centauri women of Babylon 5

Daggair, Mariel & Timov
Lady Ladira
Adira Tyree

Fantasy makeups: the Centauri women of Babylon 5

The Centauri inverted the ‘normal’ human pattern of adorment: the Centauri males cultivating elaborate and exotic hairstyles while Centauri females either shaved their heads completely or left just a top-knot.

The makeups were originally designed by John Vulich and Optic Nerve Studios who explicitly set out to lift the bar for Sci-Fi TV shows: ‘not just a forehead’. They largely succeeded – setting a standard which only Farscape has beaten.