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Elijah Price from Glass

In Unbreakable and Glass, Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) is the alter ego assumed by Elijah Price, an intelligent comic book enthusiast with Type I osteogenesis imperfecta who is revealed to be a mass murderer and the mastermind behind the train crash involving David Dunn. Mr. Glass uses purple prominently as his supervillain color.

Howard Ratner from Uncut Gems

In Uncut Gems, Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) is a New York City jewelry dealer and gambling addict. Ratner gets in over his head with loan sharks, and is forced to retrieve a rare and valuable black opal he purchased in order to pay back his debts. As you might expect from someone from the Diamond District, gold and diamonds feature heavily in Ratner’s outfit, including a fully iced out Furby necklace.

Roz from Monsters, Inc.

Roz from Monsters, Inc.

In Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., Roz is a slug-like monster that is in charge of the CDA, and as such, holds all the keys to the children’s closet doors at Monsters, Inc. Roz is ever the bureaucrat, always grumpy and blasé that someone has not submitted the proper paperwork, although she reveals a softer side when she lets Sulley say his goodbyes to Boo.

Leanne from Servant

Leanne Grayson from Servant

In M. Night Shyamalan’s AppleTV+ series Servant, Leanne Grayson (Nell Tiger Free) is a mysterious young woman who is hired by Dorothy and Sean Turner to move in and take care of Baby Jericho. However all is not as it seems, as Leanne is actually responsible for caring for a reborn doll after the Turners’ tragic loss, and strange happenings occur in their Philadelphia home.

Phoenix Buchanan from Paddington 2

Phoenix Buchanan

In Paddington 2, Phoenix Buchanan (Hugh Grant) is an egostical ex-actor on the West End who now resorts to dog food commercials to make ends meet. Using one of his many disguises and his acting chops, Phoenix steals a special pop-up book of London from an antique shop that Paddington Brown has been saving up as a 100th birthday present for his Aunt Lucy.

Pajama Sam

Pajama Sam

Pajama Sam is a point and click adventure and puzzle game released in 1996. It features a young boy (voiced by Pamela Adlon) with an active imagination who befriends many anthropomorphic inanimate objects on his adventures.

Rin from Shelter

Rin from Shelter

In the music video for the Porter Robinson single Shelter, Rin is a teenage girl who finds herself alone in the world. It’s revealed that a planetary object was on a collision course with planet Earth, and her scientist father labored for years to build a spacecraft for her to survive, forever plugged into the spacecraft’s simulation to experience life.

Lee Scoresby from His Dark Materials

Lee Scoresby from His Dark Materials

In His Dark Materials, Lee Scoresby (Lin-Manuel Miranda) is a skilled aëronaut balloonist. He’s hired by the Gyptians to safely transport Lyra Belacqua to Svalbard. Lee’s dæmon is an arctic hare named Hester.

General Leia Organa from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

General Leia Organa from The Last Jedi

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) is on the deck of her flagship Raddus when the crew is expelled into deep space. Using the Force, Leia makes her way back to the ship and suppresses Poe Dameron. With the help of her brother Luke Skywalker, who distracts Kylo Ren, she makes her escape aboard the Millennium Falcon. For this costume, the star pieces are definitely the dazzling jewelry Leia wears, which stands out even more against her simple clothing.

Young Michael Scott Shaking Hands Photo from The Office

Young Michael Scott Shaking Hands from The Office

In The Office episode “The Carpet”, Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) reflects on being a friendly boss with his staff, and then reminisces about his old boss Ed Truck who was no-nonsense and no fun. The camera flashes to an old Dunder Mifflin staff newsletter photo where a young Michael Scott — mullet, fanny pack, and all — is shaking hands with Ed after receiving top sales honors.