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Benny Watts from The Queen’s Gambit

In the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, Benny Watts (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) is a rival chess player to Beth Harmon who goes on to become one of her closest friends and ally. He’s confident, brash, and has a unique style — especially for a chess player in the 1960s — complete with cowboy hat, silver jewelry, and a knife on his belt.

Beth Harmon from The Queen’s Gambit

In the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) is chess prodigy troubled by an orphaned upbringing who rises to the highest ranks of the chess world while struggling with drug and dependency issues. As Beth grows and changes, her fashion style follows suit. But throughout, her gorgeous 1960s clothes keep a chess motif, including black and white palette and a chessboard pattern. By the end of the series, her outfit mirrors the white queen.

jonathan byers from stranger things

Jonathan Byers from Stranger Things

Jonathan Byers (played by Charlie Heaton) is the older brother of Will and son of Joyce.  In the first season, Jonathan is bullied and teased by Steve and his friends, though they later become tentative friends, even as Jonathan enters into a relationship with Steve’s ex-girlfriend Nancy.

moira rose from schitts creek

Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek

Moira Rose (played by Catherine O’Hara) is the wife of Johnny and mother of David and Alexis on the Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek.  Moira is an ex-soap star, and her fashion sense is as quirky and eccentric as her personality, making her a fun character to emulate.  To recrate some of Moira’s iconic looks, you’ll need to be bold in your layering to achieve the appearance of the high-end pieces she often sports.  For instance, a pair of cutout leggings over sheer black tights can evoke the same feel as the expensive Proenza Schouler tights she wears in the third picture.

ryuk from death note

Ryuk from Death Note

Ryuk is the shinigami who gives Light the notebook that allows him to kill people by simply writing their names in Death Note.  Ryuk is an intimidating figure.  As a god of death, it makes sense that his aesthetic relies heavily on dark colors and skull imagery.  If you have any chains or accessories leftover from your punk phase, this is a great time to reuse them.  If you want to go the extra mile, there are also plenty of makeup tutorials for recreating Ryuk’s terrifying face or you could purchase a latex Ryuk mask if the more subtle face covering options aren’t to your liking.

David Rose from Schitt's Creek

David Rose from Schitt’s Creek

In Schitt’s Creek, David Rose (Dan Levy) is the spoiled son of the Rose family. As the series goes on however, he grows as an adult and flourishes with his small business, Rose Apothecary. David is one of the first openly pansexual characters depicted on television. Aside from the Levy-brows, his most distinguishing characteristic is his fashion style. David wears only black and white, usually a black knit sweater with bold pattern on top, and a combination of skinny jeans and kilt on the bottom. All from the most expensive runway brands of course.

Nancy Green from Big City Greens

Nancy Green from Big City Greens

Nancy Green (voiced by Wendi McLendon-Covey) is the ex-wife of Bill Green and mother of Tilly and Cricket, the main characters of Big City Greens. She is a hardcore animal rights activist who has been arrested several times for releasing animals from their cages in factory farms.

Nancy has a very simple look even when she’s not in her pajamas like the picture above. She wears a leather biker jacket and leather boots (both of which are fake leather as Nancy likes to point out) along with a cropped purple tank top and jeans. A black leather belt with a large belt buckle finish her look while her curly red hair is her signature.

dani clayton from the haunting of bly manor

Dani Clayton from The Haunting of Bly Manor

Dani Clayton (played by Victoria Pedretti) is the protagonist of Mike Flanagan’s Netflix horror mini series The Haunting of Bly Manor.  Dani is a young American hired by a rich British businessman to care for his niece and nephew, Flora and Miles, at their family estate in the country.  The children have recently been orphaned and lost their last governess to suicide.  The framing of the story begins in 2007, but the events depicted in the series take place in 1987, allowing for lots of fun era-appropriate wardrobe choices in order to emulate Dani’s style.

Hiyori from Noragami

Hiyori Iki from Noragami

The life of Hiyori Iki (Bryn Apprill / Maaya Uchida) first intertwined with Yato’s and Yukine’s when she unwittingly “saved” Yato from being hit by a passing bus. Now, whenever she falls asleep, her soul can leave her body in the form of a half-Phantom with a pink “lifeline” tail. This state won’t last forever, but Hiyori uses the time she has to defend her supernatural friends from matters going on way over her head.

This costume guide combines elements from two Hiyori outfits: her school dress and her outerwear — the latter of which is much easier to recreate from items you’ll likely find in your own closet.

jamie from the haunting of bly manor

Jamie from The Haunting of Bly Manor

Jamie (played by Amelia Eve) is the groundskeeper of the lush country estate at the heart of Mike Flanagan’s Netflix mini series The Haunting of Bly Manor. Jamie is also Dani’s love interest.  Jamie’s attire consists primarily of functional clothing suited to her work life; she can often be found sporting oversized coveralls and muddy boots as she completes her duties.