elves

Linh Song from Keeper of the Lost Cities

Linh Song is a character from Susan Messenger’s Keeper of the Lost Cities book series.  Linh is an elf with hydrokinetic powers and an ally of Sophie Foster.  She also has a twin brother named Tam.  When recreating Linh’s look, it’s important to remember you may not be able to find exact replicas of her costume.  Instead, focus on similar color palettes and silhouettes.  You can layer a turtleneck under a sleeveless piece, or opt for a darker color or shorter-sleeved tunic instead, depending on your preference and which you think is closest.  Pinning the wig’s bangs to the side will make it look more like Linh’s side-swept hair, or if you have long black hair already, you can dye the tips with temporary silver spray.  If you’re crafty, you might be able to replicate Linh’s crest-shaped brooch with a little DIY.  Otherwise, a pin with two wolves can serve in its place.

Sophie Foster from Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar

Sophie Foster returns in Shannon Messenger’s fifth entry into the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.  In Lodestar, Sophie finds herself fighting against dark forces as she questions whether she can trust the people around her.  As always, Sophie is shown on the cover wearing dark tights and with a short Renaissance-inspired dress and cloak.  To recreate her look, you may have to be a little flexible, as finding an exact replica of her costume can be difficult.  Focus on similar silhouettes such as a pinafore dress that will mimic the fitted bodice of the one she’s depicted wearing, or a handkerchief hem if you’re more interested in replicating the movement of her skirt.

sophie foster from keeper of the lost cities

Sophie Foster from Keeper of the Lost Cities

Sophie Foster is the main character of Shannon Messenger’s fantasy book series Keeper of the Lost Cities.  Sophie was raised by human parents, but her birth was the result of Project Moonlark, whereby her DNA was altered to imbue her with a wide range of powerful abilities including telepathy, polyglotism, and teleportation.  Sophie is described as being very beautiful, with brown eyes that have gold flecks in them, and long blonde hair.  Her outfits often consist of a tailcoat or top layered over leggings and boots, so you may be able to mix and match some of your own wardrobe staples with new pieces to recreate her look.