In a month or so, my sister and brother-in-law will be hosting a Sci-fi TV Party and dress up and decoration plans are getting underway... I designed the invites (below) which Kell is making woodgrain-envelopes for, to match the vintage tv feel. I've taken a few details off the invite to show it here - address, phone number - but you get the general idea ;)
And here is my character inspiration... which will mean nothing to you unless you've seen episode 4 of the current Doctor Who series ;)
Firefly (Ben's favourite show EVER but he is not the one representing it...), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Jetsons and Doctor Who accounted for... now for the op-shopping and haphazard stitching to begin!