"First the rules, in case anyone is unaware of them:
The contest begins on Wednesday (or as soon as the winner can start a new thread) and ends on Tuesday, at which point voting begins, ending when Tuesday ends in all time zones. As a rule, voting before Tuesday is frowned upon, though exceptions are made if you've got a good reason.
Suggesting avatar ideas for others is also frowned upon. By suggesting, you are basically removing that idea from consideration.
If you want to be eligible to win the "contest" then you must keep your entered avatar for the entire week. Changing your avatar before the week is up will disqualify you, unless you're changing it to something else that fits the contest theme and announce your change in the thread."
So my first thought was something related to the current U.S. holiday, but that's today. So carrying it forward for the next week would be sort of stale.
So I thought of something else that's tied into current events. At least in geekland. Which reminded me that it was the very first avatar contest I entered. So it's all cosmic and stuff. And just overflowing with possibility.
Ladies and gentlemen:
Edit: Androids and cyborgs count.