So maybe video games aren't your thing? Well then, this post will be keeping it classy with literary and historical themed costumes. Classical costumes are obviously very popular in Lolita, so I tried my best to avoid things like "18th century vampire" or "victorian widow".
If crime-solving and logic are to your fancy, here we have the honorable Sherlock Holmes!
The trademark double-brimmed hat would be ideal, but Polyvore didn't seem to have one. The newsboy cap fits nicely, though. Elementary!
Next is another character from literature, Eric, the Phantom of the Opera!
Please refrain from stealing away aspiring opera singers. Also, with a few tweaks, this could become a Dracula costume as well.
Now moving onto some history!
Enjoy the historical fashion that isn't Rococo or Victorian? How about Elizabeth I?
I chose AATP's Queen's Coach because it seemed rather appropriate, but it could be easily swapped for another JSK or OP in a heavy fabric (like gobelin) and bold all-over print.
For a ghoulier take on history, what about post-mortem Marie Antoinette?