Hello, I've (finally) come to the realization that I have undeveloped character description skills. I've been working on doing better with that, but still run into problems sometimes. Like when I need to make a character stand out somehow. Say that someone is looking in a newspaper and sees the photo of a character who has a certain recognizable feature. What is that feature? A birthmark? That's already very cliche. A scar? Also cliche, and possibly too dramatic. Unusual piercings, maybe? Hair color and eye color variations can be distinctive, but risk either not being distinctive enough (eg. blond highlights), or too far into "Mary Sue" territory... color-changing rainbow eyes, anyone? What kinds of features can be used to make a character more recognizable, but not too outrageous? What have you found that works best? What wouldn't you suggest?