Aliens are weird . . . or are they actually just like us? The idea that extra terrestrials might be just as goofy and loving as we humans are is baked into the most beloved alien characters from television and the movies, from the Yip Yips to E.T. to the fiercely empathic Queen Mother Xenomorph. Maybe we yearn to believe that aliens are people, too. Which is why dressing up as one is such a fun way to experience Halloween. Be yourself, but weirder.