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The Driving Crooner

This costume is from I Think You Should Leave, a sketch comedy show created by Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin. Its third season debuted on Netflix this year. Robinson’s character offers his number to colleagues to be their designated driver. When a co-worker takes him up on the offer, he announces himself as The Driving Crooner. He has car decals of a fedora and cigar so onlookers can understand his persona. Yet the speed traffic and other drivers cause him anxiety – they’re trying to make it look fake. He wonders how he’s ever going to make any money off of this.

Zoro from One Piece (Live Action)

Zoro is a character in One Piece. His full name is Roronoa Zoro. He is a part of Monkey D. Luffy’s crew. is an accomplished bounty hunter and master swordsman. His goal is to become the world’s greatest swordsman. His signature sword fighting style is the “Three Swords Style” which involves a sword in each hand and the third in his mouth. In the 2023 live action Netflix adaptation, Mackenyu Maeda portrays Zoro.

Erika from Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper

Erika is one of the two main characters in the 2004 animated Barbie movie, Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper. Both roles are played by Barbie. Erika is the “pauper” character in contrast to Princess Anneliese. Although she works to pay off her parents’ debt at the dress supplier for the palace, Erika dreams of becoming a singer and traveling the world. Upon a chance meeting, Anneliese and Erika learn that they are identical, and impersonate each other to fulfill their wishes. After falling in love and marrying King Dominick, she becomes Queen Erika.

Sammi Sweetheart from Jersey Shore

Sammi Sweetheart, whose real name is Samantha Giancola, is a reality TV star and personality. She appeared in the MTV reality series Jersey Shore in 2009 as one of the eight original cast members. During that time, she dated fellow cast member, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.

Damian in Mean Girls (2024)

Damian is a character in Mean Girls. Witty and outspoken, Damian is a social “outcast” alongside his best friend, Janis. They take pity on Cady and show her the ropes of high school. He plays a major role in the revenge plan against Regina George. Jaquel Spivey will portray Damian in the 2024 remake, based on the original movie and Broadway musical of the same name with a Gen Z twist. Fortunately, they kept his iconic sunglasses and blue hoodie – “she doesn’t even go here!”

Regina George in Mean Girls (2024)

Regina George is the main antagonist of Mean Girls. As the most popular girl in school, Regina reigns supreme as the leader of the Plastics. She wrote the Burn Book, a journal of snide comments and secrets about fellow classmates. She invites Cady to join the Plastics, and at first she seems nice. Yet she reveals herself as evil and manipulative when she gets back with Aaron Samuels – who she knows Cady was crushing on. This sets the wheels in motion for revenge against Regina. Renee Rapp will portray Regina in the 2024 remake, based on the original movie and Brodway musical of the same name with a Gen Z twist. Renee Rapp previously portrayed Regina on Broadway in 2019.

The 15th Doctor

The 15th Doctor is the current iteration of the Doctor in Doctor Who. You may recognize his actor, Ncuti Gatwa, from his role in Sex Education as Eric Effiong. He is the product of the first ever bi-generation, splitting from the 14th Doctor. With bright colors – mainly browns and oranges – the 15th Doctor is all about flamboyant fashion. This is his official outfit, but we’ve already received sneak peeks of his future stylings. We’ve also gotten a look at his new sonic screwdriver!

Cady Heron from Mean Girls (2024)

Cady Heron is the main character in Mean Girls. When Cady attends public school for the first time, she quickly learns the harsh truth about popularity and cliques. The #1 rule is beware of “The Plastics” – a trio of the most popular, antagonistic girls in school. Although when their leader, Regina, takes an interest in Cady, her new friends, Janis and Damian, devise a plan to ruin Regina’s reputation. Angourie Rice will portray Cady in the 2024 remake, based on the original movie and Broadway musical of the same name with a Gen Z twist.

Donna Noble from Doctor Who (2023)

Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) is a character in Doctor Who. She was a former companion of the 10th doctor. Sassy and defiant, Donna was his best friend. After absorbing the meta crisis, she became DoctorDonna, a human with the mind of a Time Lord. Yet knowing this would kill her, the Doctor erased her memories of their adventures. Later, the 14th doctor meets Donna again, along with her new husband and daughter, Rose. In passing some of the meta crisis onto her daughter, she’s able to survive and befriend the Doctor again. Now they’re traveling together like old times.

The 14th Doctor

The 14th Doctor is the current iteration of the Doctor. When the 13th Doctor regenerated at Durdle Door, the next incarnation took on a familiar face – aka David Tennant, who previously portrayed the 10th Doctor. Both fans and the Time Lord alike were baffled. The three episode special for the 60th anniversary features the 14th Doctor and another familiar face – Donna Noble, a former companion of the 10th doctor. Ncuti Gatwa will portray the 15th Doctor, but as Riversong says – spoilers!

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