In Character

In Character Randy Taylor

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Roster of nineties Tiger Beat heartthrobs: Joey Lawrence, Luke Perry, Devon Sawa, and little, chubby-cheeked Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who, on Home Improvement, played the middle son of a man who grunted to express emotion. Still got a soft spot for JTT? Well, then, you can hang this in your locker cubicle. —erica

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A sleeveless plaid shirt—from Thom Browne—worn like a jacket for reasons still unknown.

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Frame overalls that Brad probably made fun of.

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Diemme boots ready to hang on the set of Tool Time with Al.

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In Character Mrs. Euphengenia Doubtfire

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Mrs. Doubtfire is a hilarious and wonderful movie—and not just when you watch it (over and over on VHS) as a 10 year old. Here, how to follow Kim K.’s lead and mimic the namesake character’s look. —erica

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A shirt, by MSGM, that might catch fire when she leans over the stove.

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A Sophie Hulme bag that is decidedly grown-up and dependable—just like this dad in drag.

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Suno's loud floral blazer, worn with a matching dress, that looks even kookier next to Pierce Brosnan in his swim trunks.

It’s “In Character” madness over here!

In Character Jessica Rabbit

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Jessica Rabbit = one of the most confusing characters you encounter as a child of the eighties. So vampy! So sensual! And married to a kind-of-doofy rabbit who wears frumpy overalls and a huge bow tie? There’s really no explaining love. —erica

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A very va-va-voom dress from Mason by Michelle Mason.

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Satin gloves, by Agent Provocateur, for playing patty-cake with Marvin Acme.

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Shashi earrings—pretty fancy for a toon.

Welcome to “In Character” heaven.

In Character Harriet the Spy

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Before Veronica Mars, there was Harriet M. Welsch, mystery-solving girl wonder. Here’s how to celebrate her look (and her 50th anniversary!), with the help of a very young Michelle Trachtenberg and a 1996 movie. Oh, and PSA: If you’re looking for a deeper read re: Harriet, dive into this goodness. —erica

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A double-breasted jacket from Tibi—worn at least two sizes too big for her 11-year-old frame.

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A Monserat de Luca binocular necklace, so she can always be sleuthing. STAY AWAY, Spy-Catcher Club.

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Mismatched Sleepy Jones PJs that her nanny Golly (Rosie O’Donnell!) absolutely approves of.

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In Character Kathryn Merteuil

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Confession: I saw Cruel Intentions for the first time just recently. I know, I know. In case you’re wondering, it doesn’t really hold up, but I can imagine just how scandalized I would have been had I watched it at a slumber party when it came out. And Kathryn Merteuil, evil stepsister and prep-school princess who makes Blair Waldorf look like a real sweetheart, is at the heart of that. (Side note: I did still appreciate this monologue about slut-shaming, in case you’re wondering.) —erica

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A Eugenia Kim sun hat, for teaching her young apprentice rival how to kiss.

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A Vanessa Mooney cross necklace ready for some real bad-girl behavior.

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A crimson silk robe from Zinke—for seducing Sebastian, Ronald, or anyone, really. 

It’s “In Character” heaven around here.

In Character Catherine Boyd

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So get this: Not only was Albert Einstein a groundbreaking theoretical physicist, but he was also a matchmaker (equally impressive, no?). At least that’s what the 1994 movie I.Q. would have you believe. And you know what? I’m sold. Not just because his niece (played by Meg Ryan) looks freaking adorable—and smart!—in every scene, either. —ericaimage

A Mansur Gavriel bag, for carrying around her own mathematics research.

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A dress from Lela Rose, for watching Boyd’s comet from a convertible.

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Marais USA shoes that are sensible but chic—Nathan Liebknecht, Boris Podolsky, and Kurt Godel would love them.

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In Character Gina Linetti

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You know what sent me into a rage cage over the last few weeks? The fact that there’s not new T.V. to watch (if you lost access to your friend’s HBO GO account, at least). So I decided to fall down the Brooklyn Nine-Nine rabbit hole where I encountered the hilarious and truly bizarre Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti. I was gonna say that she’d love for you to give her a shot, too, but honestly, I’m pretty sure she doesn’t give a rat’s ass. —erica

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A horsey shirt from Equipment that makes her seem far sweeter and cheerier than she is.

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Because when Holt says to wear a tie, you wear a (Hill-Side) tie.

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Prismsport leggings ready for a real serious Floorgasm routine.

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In Character Dr. Emma Russell

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I’ve got Russia on the brain—yah, for really obvious reasons—which made me think of re-watch the 1997 movie The Saint. It might not be a classic exactly, but Wikipedia says it has a cult following…which is good enough for me. And who says no to Elisabeth Shue, like, ever? —erica

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A soon-to-be-bloodied Equipment shirt, to explain all of that cold fusion mumbo-jumbo.

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Jeffrey Campbell boots for running away from the sort of mafia-type who wields a silver-handled cane.

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A Thakoon Addition coat, for tracking down Simon Templar, Thomas More, or whoever he is.

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