When you boldly venture into the unknown, you have to show some skin to prove your total bravery. So skimpy, ultra-revealing outfits are a major part of science fiction in film and television, and the genre world would be nothing without these inexplicably tiny outfits.

So here are the 10 most amazingly teeny costumes that our heroes have worn in science fiction movies.

Who: Leeloo
Actor: Milla Jovovich
Movie: The Fifth Element (1997)
Wearing: Thermal Bandages.

Who: The Spartans
Actors: Gerard Butler and friends.
Movie: 300 (2006)
Wearing: The flesh the Gods gave them.

Who: Saint-Exmin
Actor: Sybil Danning
Movie: Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Wearing: Intergalactic Norse breast holders that look like alien fingers.

Who: Humungus
Actor: Kjell Nilsson
Movie: Mad Max 2 (1981)
Wearing: S&M Wear, in the desert.

Who: Catwoman
Actor: Halle Berry
Movie: Catwoman (2004)
Wearing: A bra and kitty-ripped leathers.

Who: Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen
Actor: Sting
Movie: Dune (1984)
Wearing: A plastic speedo.

Who: Lisle Von Rhuman
Actor: Isabella Rossellini
Movie: Death Becomes Her (1992)
Wearing: A necklace.

Who: Prince Vultan
Actor: Brian Blessed
Movie: Flash Gordon (1980)
Wearing: Short shorts and Wings.

Who: Julie Walker
Actor: Mindy Clarke
Movie: Return Of The Living Dead Part III (1993)
Wearing: Zombie Flesh and not much else.

Who: Zed
Actor: Sean Connery
Movie: Zardoz (1974)
Wearing: Thigh high boots and a lot of sass.


Feel free to add your own greatest and most inexplicable tiny outfits in the comments below!

Hat tip to Den of Geek for the Battle Beyond The Stars suggestion.