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has made its way into theaters worldwide and it has expanded onto the ginormous universe by adding many more iconic characters. Star Wars is famous for its characters' unique personalities and appearances. In fact, many costumes in the Star Wars saga are as iconic as the films themselves. For example, look no further from the menacing black costume of Darth Vader. However, some of the fashion choices in a galaxy far, far away have left legions of fans scratching their heads.

Let's take a look at the oddest costumes characters have worn anywhere in the Star Wars canon, which includes the movies, TV series, comics, and video games. Also, while they're are many outlandish aliens featured in Star Wars, this list will focus more on humanoids rather than the alien species — that's a whole different conversation.

20. Kin Robb

Starting off this list is the honorable Kin Robb, who served as a senator to the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. The character was featured in the hit cartoon series Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 14 different episodes, even though she had little impact on the story and usually served as a background character. Nevertheless, Kin is still a strange-looking character.

I'm not exactly sure what's "stylish" in the Galactic Senate — but I'm sure Kin Robb's purple robe is far from it! In any of the episodes of The Clone Wars where Kin Robb appeared, she looked extremely out of place with her very purple outfit. On top of that, she dons a pinkish color that goes around her arms that simply does not match with her dress. She also decides to wrap a purple cloth on her head, covering most of her hair besides the peculiar-looking curl placed on her forehead.

19. Jira

Jira is a poor yet jolly old lady who lived in the market place of Mos Espa on Tatooine near the childhood home of Anakin Skywalker. She sold fruits at her small fruit stand and was seen in The Phantom Menace conversing with her young friend Anakin Skywalker. Sounds weird? Her outfit is even stranger.

Jira was poor and was probably short on supplies, which of course includes clothing. Even so, when you watch The Phantom Menace, you can't stop to look at how strange Jira looks. Maybe it's because she tied up her gray hair into loose braids and wore such odd, felted clothing. However, I believe it's her white-filled eyes that almost make her look possessed that really throws all of us off.

18. Sidon Ithano

Sidon Ithano, nicknamed the "Crimson Corsair," is not just a Delphidian pirate but is the most well-known pirate of the Outer Rim Territories. We briefly saw Sidon in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Maz Kanata's cantina where he and his partner, Quiggold, bargained a deal with Finn to get him to safety out of the First Order's reach in exchange for his membership of Ithano's crew. Ithano's character was moved into the spotlight in the novel The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku.

While Sidon Ithano's character may look pretty awesome at first, his costume eventually looks pretty odd when fully examined. Sidon's most awkward feature is his red Kaleesh mask along with his quilted cape and red outfit. It looks like J.J. Abrams inserted a cosplayer dressing up as a character from another sci-fi franchise right into Maz's cantina.

17. Quinlan Vos

Quinlin Vos is a Jedi Knight who served during the Clone Wars. He usually disobeyed the rules set by the Jedi and had an extraordinary ability to see the memories of others when they come into contact with him. He had a padawan named Aayla Secura and almost fell to the dark side on a mission trying to unveil the mystery of the Emperor but was saved by a Clone Wars favorite character, Asajj Ventress, due to the love he had for her.

Vos is such a weird looking character not because of his black hair, brown eyes, and tan skin or even the yellow tattoos on his face and left arm. It is because his costume is vastly different from the typical Jedi, therefore giving him a spot on this list. Quinlan wore a sleeveless Jedi tunic along with armor on his shoulder and lower arms. He also had braided hair and a unique Jedi ponytail.

16. Janus Greejatus

Janus Greejatus was an emissary for Chancellor Palpatine during the Clone Wars and stayed one of the Emperor's closest advisers all the way up to the destruction of the Empire in Return of The Jedi, where the character made his first appearance. In the novels Tarkin and Catalyst, Greejatus' character also appeared, showing Star Wars fans he has always been around. Janus still has a lot of history in the air that I have a feeling either a spin-off movie, Star Wars: Rebels, or even another novel will touch upon in the future.

Just like the rest of the characters on this list, Janus Greejatus is an odd-looking character. To his pale, puffy face to his extremely thick eyebrows and dark, sunken eyes, Janus is already strange enough. On top of that, he wore a baggy robe of garish color and a silly floppy hat. Overall, he looks like a royal version of the original Jabba the Hutt when he was a human in A New Hope before he became a giant alien slug.

15. Tion Medon

Tion Medon is apart of the Pau'an species and served as the Port Administrator of Pau City on the planet Utapau during the Clone Wars and during the war's final weeks, he was forced to hide General Grievous. Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi went to go looking for Grievous and Medon revealed to the Jedi the location of the four-armed menace.

Tion Medon was a tall, gaunt humanoid as he was over seven feet tall. Unlike the other Pau'an's seen in Revenge of the Sith, Tion had lined, gray skin and was a lot thinner than the rest of his species. He also had very sharp teeth and bloodshot-red eyes that matched his strangely designed robe, which has two flaps on his torso.

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14. Luminara Unduli

Luminara Unduli was a Jedi master during the height and fall of the Jedi Order. She served as a powerful ally all the way up to the Battle of Kashyyyk, where she was captured by Palpatine. While we aren't exactly sure what happened to her after he arrest, we do know she perished in the hands of the Empire thanks to Star Wars: Rebels, where the Grand Inquisitor used her remaining bones to trap Kanan and the rest of his crew. Pretty dark for a "kid's show," right?

This Mirialan Jedi doesn't exactly look as amazing as some of the other Jedi do. She has green skin with black tattoos along with a stubby nose and large lips. The black robe Luminara dons is the oddest part of her appearance as it features a peculiar headpiece and saggy sleeves. Of course, this is a part of her species' culture but her image never failed to question fans.

13. Zuvio

Zuvio is the the constable of Niima Outpost on Jakku. He also ran the Niima Outpost Militia and the Office of the Constable and was never shy of spreading justice, especially towards bribery, on the lawless planet of Jakku.

Zuvio's skin is very wrinkly and choppy and he also has big yellow eyes that look very similar to General Grievous. He also wears a dome-shaped helmet that looks like he placed a spray painted garbage can lid on his head. Overall, Zuvio is one of those characters that takes a while to get used to due to his "bold" and "odd" appearance. Personally, the biggest question I have about Zuvio's appearance is if he celebrates Christmas or not with his red and green pattern? No? Maybe he celebrates Life Day then!

12. Ubert "Sticks" Quaril

Ubert Quaril, otherwise known as "Sticks," is primarily known in the Star Wars universe as a musician in Maz Kanata's cantina who plays the Xyloxan in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Honestly, it isn't a stretch to say that Sticks looks like a bum with his long and greasy hair, his scruffy-looking goatee, the horrific cap sitting upon his head, and of course, an outfit that looks like he grabbed it from the dumpster behind the cantina.

11. Sudswater Dillifay Glon

If we were ranking the oddest names in the Star Wars galaxy, Sudswater would list much higher. However, even though we are looking at appearances, Sudswater Glon (they have to be making these names up as they go, right?) still has a spot on my list. He was also a musician alongside Sticks in Maz Kanata's band at her castle.

He has orange, wrinkled skin and tries to rock those very bulky goggles but in the end, they end up making him look weird. Glon's red cape makes him look similar to Little Red Riding Hood with the Big Bad Wolf's big, meaty fingers. Can someone get a nail clipper for Sudswater over here?

10. Volzang Li-Thrull

Volzang Li-Thrull served as a member of the criminal Kanjiklub gang under the leadership of Tasu Leech. In The Force Awakens, Volzang makes his first on-screen appearance alongside his fellow Kanjiklub members when they track down the smuggler Han Solo, who owns Kanjiklub money. Rey accidentally released three rathtars that eventually devoured Volzang and many of his crew members.

Volzang is just a regular humanoid with tan skin and black hair, but it's his costume that he dons in the feature film that really makes Star Wars fans scratch their heads. He wore a flame-retardant uniform that includes tubes and a bulky helmet that ultimately makes him look completely out of place, even when compared to his other questionable crew members. It's a shame Volzang's fire-resistant costume couldn't defend himself from the wrath of the rathars!

9. Jawas

The Jawas are a group of sentient humanoids who like to cause raucous and scavenge in the Outer Rim. We have seen them in multiple Star Wars movies, most prominently in A New Hope where we see them capture R2-D2 and C-3PO and board them upon their Sandcrawler. Eventually, Owen Lars and his nephew, Luke Skywalker, purchased the pair of droids from the Jawas.

Whether or not they are human or a completely different creature, all we know is that Jawas are humanoids. They hide under robes where their whole faces are covered besides their glowing yellow eyes. Jawas are extremely creepy and bizarre and their short height and mysterious look doesn't help their case.

8. Oppo Rancisis

Oppo Rancisis is a Jedi who served on the Jedi council during the Clone Wars. Out of all the members sitting on the council, Oppo is by far the strangest-looking representative. He has green skin along with very long fingernails and fingers. His beard makes him look like a homeless Santa Claus and he wraps his hair up in a messy, uneven bun — and don't even get me started about his slimy tail!

At the end of the day, Oppo Rancisis doesn't do a good job representing the Jedi with his ugly appearance. Perhaps the Jedi order should have kicked off Oppo and given his spot to Anakin Skywalker.

7. Saw Gerrera

Saw Gerrera appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but he originally showed up in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Even though Saw Gerrera's extreme war tactics and cooky personality was similar between the two interpretations of the character, he definitely changed in the many decades since we last saw him including his appearance.

When Saw first stumbled out of shadows in Rogue One, it was almost frightening due to his creepy appearance. He is a large man with a gray afro and beard and scars across his face. He wears very heavy armor with a breathing mask and tubes running across his torso. He has a metal right foot and when he walks, he needs his walking stick to guide him. Saw Gerrera is not only one of the oddest characters in Rogue One but in the whole Star Wars galaxy. In summary, Saw did not age well at all!

6. Emperor Palpatine

Darth Sidious is the cynical leader of the Empire and ruled for decades using his evil methods. He served as the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic for many years while secretly being a Sith right under the Jedi's noses. He raised many apprentices from Darth Maul to Count Dooku to the menacing Darth Vader, who ended up betraying him in Return of the Jedi by killing him and redeeming the prophecy that Anakin Skywalker would destroy the Sith.

While we are all used to the iconic black-hooded character that is Sheev Palpatine, some people who aren't exactly familiar with the Star Wars franchise may be shocked by Palpatine's disturbing appearance. From his wrinkled, pale face to his rotting teeth, Emperor Palpatine is one disturbing character to look at.

5. Elan Sleazbaggano

"You wanna buy some death sticks?" Elan Sleazebaggano is the name of the guy who tried to sell death sticks to Obi-Wan Kenobi in Attack of the Clones. Elan is a prestige death sticks dealer who primarily dealt in the Outlander Club and other popular spots in the undercity of Coruscant during the Clone Wars. He has become a joke to Star Wars fans everywhere because of his name, occupation, and of course, his appearance.

Our friend Elan is most likely the "sketchiest" character we have seen in any of the eight Star Wars movies — granted, he is a drug dealer! He wears a very long coat and a buttoned-down shirt. Sleazebaggano also dons a very odd hairstyle and has two alien-like antennas. All in all, I would never buy death sticks from this guy.

4. Dengar

Coming in at number four is the ruthless bounty hunter named Dengar, who worked alongside many other bounty hunters such as Boba Fett, Bossk, IG-88, and Asajj Ventress just to name a few. He started working during the early stages of the Clone Wars all the way through the Galactic Civil War where he performed many noteworthy missions such as attempting to capture the smuggler Han Solo, but was beaten to the punch by his competition, Boba Fett.

Even though Dengar is a true badass, he still has a very strange image. He wears an odd-looking brown armored uniform that looks like it was left outside in the rain to rust. He also wears a white cloth around his head that makes him look very odd and quite different from any other Star Wars character. Why he wears that bib is beyond me because it obviously doesn't protect his head from bullets or lightsabers and in reality, it makes him look like a big baby getting ready to eat a giant meal with that bib of his.

3. Princess Leia (Slave Outfit)

Princess Leia has had some pretty unique outfits and hairstyles in the past from her iconic buns to her Endor and Hoth outfits. However, her most controversial outfit that made every fanboy drool was her slave outfit. When Leia was taken hostage by Jabba the Hutt in the first act of Return of the Jedi, she was fitted into a bikini that exposed most of her body.

This was a big WTF to female Star Wars fans as Princess Leia was one of the best female characters that was strong and smart rather than eye candy. To some, Return of the Jedi contradicted that by fitting Leia into a slave outfit that has Leia 90% naked. Story-wise, this did make sense given her predicament, and she does wind up choking out her captor. However, at the end of the day, this is one of the oddest costumes Star Wars has ever presented.

2. Bib Fortuna

Bib Fortuna lived on the planet of Tatooine, where he served Jabba the Hutt as a majordomo (assistant) and right-hand man for decades. He was in charge of handling Jabba's schedule, projects, and managing his priorities. He is one creepy-looking dude who I could never exclude from this list! Just his facial features alone never fail to creep me out.

Nevertheless, he doesn't have the best outfit choices with his ugly scarf and raggy robe with puffy sleeves that goes over his blue-ish outfit that looks extremely out of place. To top it off, he wears a plate of armor over his torso that has Star Wars fans questioning why it is even there in the first place.

1. Malakili

Was there ever any doubt? Malakili for sure has to be the weirdest looking Star Wars character in the entire galaxy! Malakili served as a beastmaster for Jabba the Hutt, specifically for Jabba's rancor, Pateesa, who Malakili grew very fond of. Eventually, we saw him in Return of the Jedi when Luke Skywalker slayed and killed the Rancor, which made Malakili burst into tears.

Malakili is a fat, shirtless man who wears rugged pants and a cloth over his head. Overall, he is definitely an odd-ball when it comes to his personality and his appearance. I'm not exactly sure what George Lucas was thinking about when including this beastmaster into Return of the Jedi, but it was for sure a very odd decision itself!


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