Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan doesn’t get nearly enough screen time in Marvel’s latest box office behemoth Guardians of the Galaxy, but she’s awesome when she shows up. Painted blue with a shaved head that caused quite the uproar among fans of her trademark red locks, she plays Nebula, adopted daughter of the villain Thanos (Josh Brolin). Between make up, prosthetics, and costumes, she creates an imposing figure—it doesn’t hurt matters at all that she is a total badass—but as you can see in this piece of concept art, she almost sported a different look.
In real world terms, this is really just a difference of outfit; the actual make up, applications, and whatnot still appear the same. The biggest change is really the that the clothes in this unused imagining of the character expose her belly to the world, showing not only her navel, but some more of the technological additions that have been made to her body over the years. Aside from that, the cuff around her neck is much higher, which is in line with some of her looks in the comics.