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Ali Mills from The Karate Kid

Ali Mills (played by Elisabeth Shue) is a main character in the 1984 movie The Karate Kid.  Ali befriends Daniel LaRusso as he trains for the All-Valley Karate Championships under Mr. Miyagi.  A popular and stylish girl, Ali wears a number of 80s-inspired outfits throughout the film.  If you can’t find the exact pieces to match her costuming, be sure to focus on the colors and silhouettes; she often wears bold colors but in more pastel shades than many might associate with the decade’s fashions.

Brittany S. Pierce from Glee

Brittany S. Pierce (played by Heather Morris) is a cheerleader and member of the New Directions on Glee.  Often portrayed as typical “dumb blonde,” Brittany is emotionally intelligent and openly bisexual.  Eventually, she marries her longtime friend and on-and-off love interest Santana Lopez.  Especially in the early season, Brittany is typically seen wearing her William McKinley High School cheer uniform, possibly with a slushie in hand to throw at glee club members like Rachel Berry, Kurt Hummel, or Artie Abrams before they become friends.

Angela Hayes from American Beauty

In American Beauty, Angela Hayes (Mena Suvari) is a high school cheerleader. She is the object of infatuation from her friend’s dad Lester Burnham, who is experiencing a midlife crisis. In his fantasy, she reveals what she’s got underneath her cheerleading uniform, and it’s a whole lot of roes petals.