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Best President Laura Roslin Halloween Costume Guide
President Laura Roslin, played by Mary McDonnell, is a character from the widely popular TV series, Battlestar Galactica. Starting as the Secretary for Education, Laura Roslin became President of the United Colonies of Kobol after the Fall of The Twelve Colonies, an epic battle with the Cylons. Due to her diagnosis of terminal cancer, some believed her to be a key part of the Pythian prophecy, which spoke of a dying leader who would take the people to a promised land, but not live to see it herself. Get the look of the Battlestar Galactica political leader with this President Laura Roslin costume guide.
If you want to cosplay President Laura Roslin, you’ll need a Purple Sleeveless Tank Top, Women’s Black Suit, Auburn Wig, Whiteboard and Marker, Rectangle Glasses, and Black Heels.
President Laura Roslin Cosplay Costumes
Battlestar Galactica garnered a huge following from its 2004 re-boot. The popular sci-fi show is originally based on a TV series and movie from the 1970’s. Die-hard science fiction fans are well aware of the importance of Laura Roslin in the Battlestar Galactica universe and should love the opportunity to dress as this prophesied leader.
Along with President Laura Roslin, there is a wide range of characters you can incorporate into a group cosplay. Grab some friends to also dress up as William Adama, Lee Adama, or even some Cylon warriors. The series is widely popular among sci-fi fans, making this costume a hit at any comic-con event. If you and your friends are among the many fans of this hit series, put together a Battlestar Galactica cosplay party.
About President Laura Roslin
Laura Roslin begins the series as the Secretary of Education under President Richard Adar. Following an unprecedented Cylon attack and the ensuing battle which became known as the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, Laura Roslin was made President by virtue of being the highest ranking officer to survive the battle.
While not technically elected to the role, many believed her to be the leader who was spoken of in the Pythian prophecy – a dying leader who would lead them to a promised land but never live to see it. She was a popular leader but had a complicated relationship with the commander of the Galactica, William Adama.
President Roslin had been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer on the day of the Cylon attack, and throughout the series, she took to using an experimental drug which ultimately saw her arrested. Following her escape, however, she is able to return to the fleet and sees the remains of humanity arrive on a planet called Earth. She dies soon after.