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Fifteen Million Merits

“Fifteen Million Merits” is the second episode of the dystopian thriller, Black Mirror. The plot revolves around a group of people who ride stationary bikes to earn merits that pay for their daily activities. Bing (Daniel Kaluuya) inherits fifteen million merits from his deceased brother, which he uses to buy Abi (Jessica Brown Findlay) a ticket for the televised talent show, Hot Shot. She sings “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand),” a song that’s used throughout the series.

Patrick Jane from The Mentalist

In his old life, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) made a name for himself as a psychic. After messing with the wrong serial killer, Jane reinvents himself as a mentalist (master manipulator of thoughts and behavior) and consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation, much to the chagrin of Agent Teresa Lisbon.  His true motive is exacting revenge on the murderer of his wife and daughter. Jane’s blunt mannerisms, penchant for herbal teas, and three-piece suits make him an iconic character, to say the least.

Love from Kuu Kuu Harajuku

Love from Kuu Kuu Harajuku

As the brains behind HJ5, Love (voiced by Daisy Masterman) is usually getting herself into trouble with some new gizmo or other. Whether it’s new tech, potions, or crazy schemes she is the one pushing the envelope to try and make things go off without a hitch for her and her band.

Cosplaying as Love is all about details. A long black wig can be pinned up for the volume of her hair and then decorated with heart clips, then topped with a blue bow headband. A red undershirt is cuffed at the elbows then covered with a grey pullover so only the cuffs and collar stick out. You can sew a white lace ruffle around the hem of your black and grey plaid skirt to get her exact look. And then finish off the costume with red over-the-knee socks and calf-high red high tops.

Claudia from The Dragon Prince

Claudia from The Dragon Prince

Claudia (Racquel Belmonte) is an eccentric dark magic sorceress in training, known for her off-beat sense of humor and general take on things. It is she who gives Callum the mysterious orb known as the Primal Stone, which comes to use during his quest to bring peace between the kingdoms of Xadia and Katolis.

In the first season of The Dragon Prince, Claudia wears a full black gown underneath what’s later revealed to be a black and gold tunic. Once she begins adventuring on her own, she loses the hem length and opts for the tunic and breeches she continues to wear for most of the second and third seasons.

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Allison Hargreeves from The Umbrella Academy Season 2

Allison Hargreeves is a character from the Darkhorse comic series, The Umbrella Academy. In the Netflix adaptation of the same name, she is portrayed by Emmy Raver-Lampman. Known as Number Three or “The Rumor,” Allison can persuade anyone to do anything simply by saying “I heard a rumor.” In the second season, she ends up in the 1960s and starts working at a hair salon. She gets married to Ray Chestnut, changing her surname from Hargreeves to Chestnut. She has to deal with the racism of the era as well as hiding her powers from her husband. When the Hargreeves siblings reunite, she’s forced to tell him the truth. Compared to Allison’s original subdued look, new sense of style fits with the decade, opting for bangs and trading black leather for vibrant colors.

Tristan Duffy from American Horror Story

Tristan Duffy from American Horror Story

Tristan Duffy (played by Finn Wittrock) is a male model tired of the limelight. His final performance is in a fashion show held at Hotel Cortez. While his manager and a few other attendees find less happy fates in the Cortez, Tristan ultimately finds love. As with all things in American Horror Story, his love story gets a little tangled. But it works out in the end.

True to his career in fashion, Tristan likes bold fabrics and wears things that many would not. He is partial to an embroidered silk robe, semi-sheer button-up shirt that he leaves unbuttoned, black leather pants, and black boots. He wears his dark hair short with a shock of red through it that will be most easily achieved with clip-in extension that are trimmed to fit the length of the wig.

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Ben Hargreeves from The Umbrella Academy

Ben Hargreeves is a character from the Darkhorse comic series, The Umbrella Academy. In the Netflix adaptation of the same name, he is portrayed by Justin H. Min. Known as Number Six or “The Horror,” Ben was able to unleash monsters from other dimensions to attack his enemies. We only see Ben as a ghost through Klaus’ clairvoyance because he died prior to the events of season one. He acts as the voice of reason for Klaus, coaxing him away from drugs and alcohol. In the second season, Ben plays a much larger role. He learns how to possess others, which saves Vanya from causing another apocalypse. He has a heart to heart moment with her before going towards the light and crossing over for good. When the Hargreeves siblings jump forward in time, they end up back in the academy, and see a portrait of Ben over the mantel. The cliffhanger is Ben being alive in this timeline and not recognizing his siblings in the new Sparrow Academy.

Haru from Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited

Haru Kato works as a Detective for the Metropolitan Police Department as a member of the Modern Crime Prevention Task Force. Haru has strong values, and can have a temper when seeing things that are against his values. He is not afraid to sacrifice himself to solve a case or save civilians. Haru is very passionate about is detective work in Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited.

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King George III from Hamilton

King George III is the main antagonist of the musical Hamilton, opposite Alexander Hamilton. Neurotic and menacing, the monarch threatens the revolution. After the war, he teases the colonies, questioning their ability to lead and mocking John Adams as president. He sings “You’ll Be Back,” “What Comes Next,” and “I Know Him.” Jonathan Groff, who you may recognize as the voice of Kristoff from Frozen, originated the role on Broadway.

Gretchen from Camp Lakebottom

Gretchen from Camp Lakebottom

Gretchen (voiced by Melissa Altro) is one of three campers mistakenly sent to Camp Lakebottom. Not that she minds! Though the food is gross the the groundskeeper is literally a zombie, she feels much more at home around Camp Lakebottom than she does at the ritzy camp across the lake. With her no-nonsense attitude and fierce loyalty, she is as stalwart a camper as any counselor could ask for! Even if she is afraid of chipmunks.

Gretchen is someone who values comfort over appearance. Her usual costume consists of an orange t-shirt over a brown long sleeve shirt, a white skirt over blue and black leggings, and brown shoes with white soles that look like low-rose Converse. She wears her black hair in pig tails tied back with orange hair ties and often wears large black earrings.