Get the look: Your 6 favourite TV characters

By Bree Duwyn

With the rise of Netflix original shows, Canada has finally earned its way into the popular television industry. Three of the company’s most popular original series, Riverdale, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and A Series of Unfortunate Events, were filmed in Vancouver, placing Canada one step closer into the TV limelight.

These shows have more in common than just the filming location. Their combination of mystery and adventure, their dark and alluring plots with moments of heart and humour, all create the unique dynamic of each show.

In Riverdale, the main characters often hang out at the Whyte Wyrm, known in the real word as Gabby’s Country Cabaret, in Langley, B.C. This spot and Langley itself has grown in popularity lately, primarily because of the show’s success.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina films mostly in Cloverdale, Surrey, a suburb in Metro Vancouver. A staple location in the series is a bookstore, Cerberus Books. In real life it was known as Dann’s Electronics, but is currently empty for filming.

A Series of Unfortunate Events was filmed at Whites Ironwood Studios, with locations is both, the north and south parts of Vancouver.

These popular shows feature creative sets, props and fashion. You can get the look of your favourite characters at popular stores such as H&M, Forever 21 and Aritzia.


Feature image courtesy thecwriverdale on Instagram

Riverdale is a hit Netflix original series, that also airs on The CW Television Network. Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge are reinvented on screen from the original Archie Comics as the dynamic best friend duo. They’re solving the mysteries of their town, Riverdale, alongside Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones.

Just like vanilla and chocolate, sugar and spice, the styles of these two complement their friendship and personalities.

Betty’s style is cute and playful, while maintaining maturity and vibrant colours. For instance in season 2 episode 6, she pulls off a cute pair of denim overalls, a piece she’s been spotted in throughout the series. You can get a similar pair of overalls online at ModCloth and to complete the look, a similar white long-sleeve shirt from Aritzia.

Photo courtesy thecwriverdale on Instagram

Throughout the show, Betty pairs the overalls with an abundance of colours and styles. Solid colours and patterns such as stripes look well against the denim, and fitted shirts complement the fit of the overalls.

Betty shows off her quirky personality in colourful prints on sweaters, such as hearts, flowers and stripes.

Betty is most often seen in a simple pair of jeans and a sweater. This pink pullover can be paired with high-waisted denim jeans, to recreate her casual look.

These items can be found at Free People (sweater) and ModCloth (jeans).

To add a twist to Betty’s denim overall style, check out this cute overall skirt from Forever 21.

Photo courtesy forever21canada on Instagram

Veronica’s style is bold and confident, with a breath of sophistication. Her style consists of collared dresses. They vary from black with pure white collars to ones with a pop of colour.

Both dresses are from ModCloth.             

For a more daring look, check out this cape dress, similar to the ones Veronica wears. For a preppy look, Veronica often wears fitted polo tops, like this one. It’s both casual and bold.

Veronica also often wears vibrant and youthful crop tops, as well as sweaters with a bow.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina details the life of a teenage witch named Sabrina Spellman. This show is also derived from the world of Archie Comics.

The story follows Sabrina as she copes with having a life in both, the mortal and the magical worlds. The show features numerous unique characters from both spectrums of the world.

Sabrina’s signature colour is dark red. She wears an array of clothing pieces in this colour, such as this buttoned coat.

She often wears knit turtleneck sweaters, ranging in colours and styles. This classic grey knit, this ruffle-trimmed knit and a bold ribbed yellow sweater, are similar to those she wears in the show.

These tops are often paired with black jeans and can also be paired with vintage skirts such as this, or plaid skirts like this one, available at H&M.

Another dazzling character from the show is Prudence Night, an empowered witch with a daring and wicked style.

Photo courtesy sabrinanetflix on Instagram

Prudence’s style is sharp, bold and mature. Her boarding school-esque attire is perfect for any occasion.

To make the ensemble pop, add chunky rings, tights and a pair of heavy black boots to complete the look.

When Prudence is not attending her witchcraft classes, she has a sleek and modern style.

You can find all the essential pieces of her outfit, including this skirt, shirt and jacket at H&M.

Photo courtesy hm on Instagram

Photo courtesy hm on Instagram

Harvey Kinkle, the beloved mortal boy and Sabrina’s on-again and off-again love interest, has pile-lined denim jacket as his statement piece. H&M sells mens denim jackets in both light and dark wash.

Photo courtesy sabrinanetflix on Instagram

A Series of Unfortunate Events

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A Series of Unfortunate Events is a spinoff of a book series by Daniel Handler, under the pen name Lemony Snicket. This series airs on Netflix and has been a big hit for its mystery and alluring appeal of wonder and adventure.

Esmé Squalor is the villain of the show. Her fashion is very bold and outspoken. She rocks patterned pantsuits and has a dynamic power behind her personality.

Photo courtesy unfortunate on Instagram

NA-KD has a similar pink striped pantsuit in a modern and fun style.

Esmé also loves to wear leather. If you’re looking for an edgier look, these pants, this shirt, and this jacket is your way to go.

If you’re looking to change it up a bit this year, getting the look of these expressive characters can be a fun way to try new things and explore your style.