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7 “fictional” characters based off real people

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When we think fictional we think completely made up…. right?

Well, that is NOT always the case. Check out these famous “fictional” characters who were based off real life people!

1.) Ursula was inspired by a drag queen named Divine!

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Don’t worry, Divine wasn’t into witchcraft BUT her bold makeup and curvaceous figure inspired the famous Ursula from The Little Mermaid !

2.) Hazel from Fault in Our Stars was inspired by a YouTuber on her cancer journey.

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The heart breaking story of Hazel from Fault in Our Stars was inspired by a young lady named Esther Earl. Esther was friends with author John Green while battling her cancer. She would vlog about her health journey on YouTube until she unfortunately lost her battle at the age of 16. John Green then wrote Fault in Our Stars as a tribute to Esther.

3.) Norman Bates from Psycho was based off a real killer

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Norman Bates was actually inspired by a man named Edward Gein. Brainwashed by his mother’s radical religious beliefs, Gein became quite the extreme person. When his mother passed away, he began performing heinous crimes and murdering several women.

4.) Piper Chapman from Orange is the New Black is a REAL

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Yes, Piper Kerman is a real woman who plead guilty to a few crimes. Kerman (in real life) was involved in a drug-trafficking ring with her ex girlfriend Cleary Wolters as well as money laundering.

5.) Miss Piggy was based off a woman named Peggy Lee

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The original Miss Piggy was ACTUALLY named Miss Piggy Lee, based off a famous singer named Peggy Lee. Unfortunately, Peggy Lee was slightly offended by the “copying” of her name and threatened to sue. The muppets creators then decided to drop the LEE at the end of Miss Piggy’s name to avoid any issues.

6.) Don Draper is based off a man named Matthew Weiner

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Draper Daniels was a real-life ad man from the 1950s and apparently inspired the famous character of Don Draper from Mad Men.

7.) Ari Gold was based off Ari Emanuel

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This one is the most obvious fictional characters based off a real life human. Ari Emanuel is a famous Hollywood agent that worked for Mark Wahlberg (just like in Entourage). Emmanuel is also great friends with one of the main executive producers of Entourage, who made sure the character of “Ari Gold” had very similar qualities to Emanuel.

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Stars who became famous from reality TV

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Success doesn’t come instantly, (usually). Check out some of Hollywood’s most successful stars who appeared on reality TV before reaching fame.

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Adorable Halloween costume ideas for your “fur baby”

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Pups deserve to dress up for the Holidays too! Check out these adorable Halloween costume ideas that will make your dog the best dressed trick-or-treater.

1.) Grandma Pooch

chewy.com/$14.99

This Grandma Halloween costume is the happiness 2020 needs.

2.) Panda Pup

amazon.com/$35.00

#CRYING! This panda costume is the cutest thing we have ever seen.

3.) Rex from Toy Story

Hot Topic/$21.59

Incorporate some Pixar into your dogs life and dress him/her up in your favorite Toy Story character!

4.) Princess Belle!

Chewy/$25.99

5.) Slice-o-Pup

Pet Costume Center/$14.82

What better way to dress your dog up for Halloween then a slice of America’s favorite food?

6.) Cup of corn!

Party City/$16.99

This is so cute it almost hurts!

7.) Doggy Pennywise

Party City/$24.99

Horror meets cuteness in this Pennywise pup costume!

8.) Go Grease Lightning

Halloween Costumes/$19.99

For any Grease fans, this Pink Ladies jacket is the perfect Halloween ensamble for your pooch,

9.) Sushi puppy

Amazon/$15-21

Excuse me *WOOF* would you like some wasabi with your Sushi?

10.) Pup-o-ccino

Amazon/ $18.99

Look at this little sweet treat! Absolutely adorable.

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Halloween makeup ideas inspired by Disney characters

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It’s amazing how makeup can transform you into a different person, (even if they are a fictional character). Check out these jaw dropping Disney inspired “Halloween” looks.

1.) Sally from Nightmare Before Chritmas

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One of the few looks that’s actually worth painting your entire face blue.

2.) Scar from Lion King

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This makeup is so crazy detailed we almost feel like we are looking at Scar. That is to say if Scar were a beautiful woman with a killer blowout.

3.) Cruella Deville

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Um…can we take a second to appreciate the details of this Cruella’s eyelids? #Onpoint

4.) Alice in Wonderland

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Alice is that you? This look is on point! All that’s missing is her white rabbit companion.

5.) Princess Jasmine

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Don’t know how easy it is to replicate this hair but damn it looks good.

6.) Pinocchio

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Lying never looked so good!

7.) Pocahontas

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We swear if Pocahontas came out of the screen, this is what she would look like IRL.

8.) Coco

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Yes with those cheekbones!

9.) Disney Channel Vibes

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Glitz, glam, Disney – #loveit!

10.) Sully From Monsters Inc

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Even though Sully is a monster, this girl managed to find a way to glam him up.

11.) Genie from Aladdin

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Remember when we said painting your face blue for Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas was worth it? Well this genie is worth painting your ENTIRE body blue.

12.) Evil Queen Snow White

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This one is so amazing that it actually is a little scary.

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