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Lirael from the Abhorsen Trilogy

Lirael is the only young woman in her commune, the Clayr, who has not yet manifested her people’s ability of clairvoyance. As she gets older, she comes into her own as an assistant librarian, proudly wearing the red robes of her position. (The library, full of books on magic, empowers her with other skills.) Given the lack of acceptance from her peers, Lirael and her magical canine friend take a journey to learn the truth of her past.

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.

Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant is a living skeleton with an arsenal of elemental magical powers up his sleeve. How exactly he got to be this way remains a mystery, especially to his apprentice Valkyrie Cain, but there’s enough trust between this dynamic duo to embark on an ongoing series of supernatural adventures. Vampires, inflatable soldiers, and even a close friend’s evil alter ego are hardly obstacles to this powerful sorcerer.

Vin from Mistborn

Vin from Mistborn

Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy tells the story of a heroic female protagonist who overthrows thousands of years of oppression, social class divides, and magical foes. Set in a feudal, post-apocalyptic world, Vin is the illegitimate offspring of an oppressive nobleman and a ska (slave class) woman. Such unions are forbidden in Vin’s society, because the children are able to develop unearthly Allomantic superpowers (which they can access by ingesting certain metals). Usually, an Allomancer will have one unusual ability; but a Mistborn, like Vin, possesses them all. On the Mistborn trilogy book covers, Vin wears all-black underneath her signature gray mist-cloak, and carries two obsidian daggers.

Dothraki Daenerys Targaryen

After being sold to Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) to be his bride, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) integrated herself into the Dothraki people. As such, the new Khaleesi adapted her way of dress to match their rough, nomadic lifestyle. This included wearing roughspun clothing, skins, and putting her hair into braids. Finish the look by following this Daenerys Targaryen makeup tutorial.

Ringwraith

The Ringwraiths, often referred to as the Nazgûl, are Sauron’s ghastly indentured servants. Originally mortal men, they pledged their service to both Sauron and the One Ring in order to achieve immortality. With no visible physical forms, they are identified by their raggedy black robes.

Frodo Baggins

Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) is the protagonist and primary Ring Bearer in the Lord of the Rings book, video game, and film series. He is a meek Hobbit who is tasked with delivering the One Ring to Mount Doom, overcoming physical and mental struggle along the way. He eventually becomes one of Middle Earth’s greatest heroes.

Gandalf the Grey

In the Lord of the Rings, Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) is a wizard who leads the Fellowship of the Ring. He faces off against some of the biggest and baddest, including the Balrog, Sauron, and Saruman the White.

Arya Stark

In Game of Thrones, Arya (Maisie Williams) is the youngest daughter of House Stark. She’s the exact opposite of her older sister Sansa: carefree, resourceful, and a bit of a tomboy. A student of Syrio, she certainly knows how to use Needle.

Legolas

In The Lord of the Rings, Legolas is an elf and a member of the Fellowship of the Rings. He has superhuman speed and skills due to his elven heritage, which comes in handy when surfing and slinging arrows at the same time.