warrioress

Make Your Own: Ciri from The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

“For Cirilla is also a highly-skilled witcher, heiress to several thrones, the last bearer of the Elder Blood, a powerful […]

Éowyn from the Lord of the Rings

Éowyn (played by Miranda Otto) is the sister of Éomer in The Lord of the Rings.  She is a minor character introduced late in the series.  She is at first enamored of Aragorn, though she eventually goes on to marry Faramir.  Éowyn is incredibly strong-willed and eventually impersonates a man in order to fight with her fellow countryman.  She saves King Théodon’s life and kills the Witch-King of the Nazgul, who a prophesy had said could be killed by no man.  If you’re willing to really commit to your costume, feel free to dirty up your outfit and tatter your cloak for a more authentically used look.

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Gabrielle from Xena: Warrior Princess

Gabrielle (played by Renee O’Connor) is a main character in the TV show Xena: Warrior Princess.  She begins as a quiet Greek farm girl seeking protection and a new adventure, but she eventually becomes Xena‘s most trusted ally and soulmate.  While her initial weapon of choice is a staff, she learns to wield a set of sais to exceptional effect.  Gabrielle’s costume changes throughout the series, but she typically wears small crop tops throughout.

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Xena from Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena (played by Lucy Lawless on Xena: Warrior Princess) is a reformed villain originally introduced in the TV show Hercules who fights for the greater good in pursuit of redemption.  Xena is a formidable warrior who takes the villager Gabrielle under her wing, eventually training her falling in love.  Replica armor for Xena can be prohibitively expensive, so the easiest way to recreate her look is to find studded leather pieces that evoke the same warrior feel as many of Xena’s outfits from the show.

Commander Lexa

In The 100, Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is commander of the 12 Clans, uniting the Coalition in a fight against Mount Weather. She commands respect and wields authority as a visionary. At the same time, she is merciful and trusts in the Sky Peoples. You can watch a video tutorial for how to style your hair like hers here.

Lady Lisa

In Pixels, Lady Lisa (Ashley Benson) may be the main character of the video game Dojo Quest, but that doesn’t stop the weird but brilliant Ludlow Lamonsoff from falling in love with the beautiful pixellated warrioress.

Lagertha

In Vikings, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) is wife to Ragnar Lothbrok and mother to Bjorn. But she is not defined by the men around her — as a shieldmaiden, she will make a name for herself through her courage and cunning.

Ygritte

In Game of Thrones, Ygritte (Rose Leslie) is a wildling from the north with fiery red hair and an even more fiery personality. She never passes up an opportunity to needle Jon Snow, constantly reminding him how he knows nothing.

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.