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Jane Kano from Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Jane Kano (played by Ella Balinska) was the youngest recruit to ever join MI-6.  Jane now serves as a member of Charlie’s Angels in the 2019 reboot and continuation of the franchise.  Jane works closely with fellow Angels Sabina and newly-recruited Elena to stop the implementation of Elena’s program Calisto.  Jane’s clothing is often utilitarian and even militaristic.  However, as is the case for every Angel, she often dons disguises and costumes in order to complete her mission, offering a lot of different options when emulating the character’s style.

Erin Quinn from Derry Girls

Erin Quinn (played by Saoirse-Monica Jackson) is the main protagonist of the Netflix show Derry Girls.  Erin lives in Derry with her rather large family during the 1990s.  She attends Our Lady Immaculate College with her friends Orla (who is also her cousin), James, Michelle, and Clare.  Erin’s most recognizable costume is her green school uniform, though she also dons plenty of fun 90s-inspired outfits throughout the series.

elena houghlin from charlies angels

Elena Houghlin from Charlie’s Angels (2019)

In the latest entry into the Charlie’s Angels franchise, Elena Houghlin (played by Naomi Scott) is a programmer and engineer who joins forces with the Angels to stop the energy conservation device Calisto from being implemented.  Elena is smart and an MIT graduate.  Throughout the course of the film, Elena discovers an entirely new set of skills as she bonds with fellow Angels Sabina and Jane.  Elena wears a plethora of colorful and diverse outfits in the movie, leaving plenty of room for you to find an outfit that speaks to your own personal sense of style.

gabrielle from xena warrior princess

Gabrielle from Xena: Warrior Princess

Gabrielle (played by Renee O’Connor) is a main character in the TV show Xena: Warrior Princess.  She begins as a quiet Greek farm girl seeking protection and a new adventure, but she eventually becomes Xena‘s most trusted ally and soulmate.  While her initial weapon of choice is a staff, she learns to wield a set of sais to exceptional effect.  Gabrielle’s costume changes throughout the series, but she typically wears small crop tops throughout.

jibran from the lovebirds

Jibran from The Lovebirds

Jibran (played by Kumail Nanjiani) is the boyfriend of Leilani in the Netflix romantic comedy The Lovebirds.  Jibran and Leilani’s relationship seems to have run its course at the beginning of the movie, but they then find themselves on the run after a deadly encounter with a bicyclist and a mysterious man with a mustache.  Jibran wears several costumes throughout the film, but by far the most fun is the gold metallic jacket and “Professional Bead Hunter” t-shirt he dons in the middle.  While finding the exact shirt may not be possible, look for a fun Mardi Gras-themed t-shirt to fit the bill.  If you’re looking for something more sophisticated, Jibran’s colorful borrowed tux and gold mask are a great choice.

leilani from the lovebirds

Leilani from The Lovebirds

In the Netflix romantic comedy The Lovebirds, Leilani (played by Issa Rae) is the girlfriend of Jibran.  The couple decides to end their relationship early in the film, but they then become embroiled in a complicated conspiracy involving a sex cult and cold-blooded murder.  You have a few choices when it comes to emulating Leilani’s costuming, from the stylish dress and leather jacket she begins with, to the outlandish unicorn outfit she wears, and the formal dress and masquerade mask she dons while infiltrating a secret society.  It is difficult to find a unicorn hoodie made for adults that matches the look of Leilani’s from the film, but with a little hot glue or a sewing kit, you could easily attach a unicorn headband to the hood of a galaxy print hoodie.  Otherwise, a unicorn Halloween costume might also do the trick.

nile from the old guard

Nile from The Old Guard

Nile Freeman (played by KiKi Layne) is a former United States Marine who fought in Afghanistan.  In the Netflix movie The Old Guard, Nile is the newest addition to an immortal band of soldiers led by Andy.  Along with Booker, Joe, and Nicky, Nile learns to understand her new purpose as an immortal soldier.  Recreations of Nile’s iconic jacket can be found online through a variety of websites, though the price and quality may range.  You can achieve a similar look with a simple green letterman jacket and some blue fabric paint.

andy from the old guard

Andy from The Old Guard

Andromache of Scythia, better known as Andy (played by Charlize Theron), is the leader of an immortal mercenary force in Netflix’s The Old Guard.  At 6,000 years old, Andy has seen her fair share of conflict.  Andy is protective of her comrades Booker, Joe, Nicky, and their newest member Nile.  Andy’s look consists of dark colors and practical pieces designed to protect her in combat, as well a short-cropped haircut.

xavier riddle from xavier riddle and the secret museum

Xavier Riddle from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Xavier Riddle (voiced by Aidan Vissers) is the main character on the PBS Kids show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.  He is the older brother of Yadina and a friend of Brad Metzler.  Xavier is an energetic kid who loves to learn and meet historical figures by traveling back in time.  He has many interests, and particularly loves art and basketball.

To make Xavier’s unique hoodie, you can start with a red pullover and then add details.  The antennae can be made by gluing pipe cleaners and yellow pom poms together, and you can paint the “X” on with black fabric markers.  Red behind-the-head ear muffs will evoke the helmet-like look of Xavier’s sweatshirt.

dry eye from the gentlemen

Dry Eye from The Gentlemen

In Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, Dry Eye (played by Henry Golding) is a gangster who works for Lord George, though he soon deviates from his boss’ plans in order to secure his own fortune and place in the world.  Dry Eye makes an offer to Mickey Pearson for his cannabis business in order to drive the price down for another man, but this soon proves to be a mistake.  Dry Eye’s most striking clothing choice are his leopard print loafers that he wears when confronting Mickey’s wife Rosalind toward the end of the film.