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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 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.

Cosplayers' Wishlists for Christmas 2019

Cosplayer Wishlists for Christmas 2019

We asked our favorite cosplayers what they were asking Santa for this holiday season. Whether a costume-making material or tool, […]

Gwart from Silicon Valley

Gwart from Silicon Valley

In Silicon Valley, Gwart (Nandini Bapat) is an up and coming programmer that Jared Dunn discovers at the Hacker Hostel. Gwart is eccentric to say the least, a woman of few words who has a taste for artichoke cooked rare, leaves and all. For Gwart’s costume, you can opt for the coke bottle glasses true to her character or the more screen accurate tortoise half-rims with ultra-strong prescription.

Jeanette Miller from Alvin and the Chipmunks

Jeanette Miller from Alvin and the Chipmunks

In Alvin and the Chipmunks, Jeanette Miller (voiced by Janice Karman) is the second of the Chipettes, younger than Brittany and older than Eleanor. She is the absent-minded professor type of the group, gifts with extraordinary intelligence that leaves her contemplating the universe while tripping over her own feet and knocking things over. In a sense she’s most similar to Theodore, but gets along best with Simon due to their shared interests. Jeanette has brown hair and green or blue eyes, and her signature color is purple.

Joker from Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

Joker from Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

In Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, it’s the year 2040 and Bruce Wayne has retired from crime-fighting, passing on the mantle of Batman to high schooler Terry McGinnis. This is when Joker (voiced by Mark Hamill) resurfaces in Neo-Gotham City, taking over the Jokerz gang and going on a crime spree.

Jared Dunn from Silicon Valley

Jared Dunn from Silicon Valley

In Silicon Valley, Donald “Jared” Dunn (Zach Woods) jumped ship from Hooli to join Richard Hendricks at his startup Pied Piper. He’s Richard’s right-hand man, keeping everything in order, although Jared’s outbursts now and then hint at a much more chaotic and darker past. Any fleece vest will do, but go with Patagonia if you want full authenticity.

Josh Wheeler from Daybreak

Josh Wheeler from Daybreak

In Daybreak, Josh Wheeler (Colin Ford) is the leader of the Daybreakers. He forms the group while searching for his girlfriend Sam in the months following the explosion, making the Glendale Mall their home base. Surviving the apocalypse teaches him that he’s not an ordinary kid, but rather the hero he’s always read about in his comic books.

Freddie Mercury from Live Aid

Freddie Mercury from Live Aid

In 1985, Queen performed at Live Aid, an event organised by Sir Bob Geldof to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine disaster. In front of 72,000 people in Wembley Stadium, London, frontman Freddie Mercury put on a legendary performance for all time.