The #WhatsInMyBag trend has been going strong for a few years now. In it, celebrities, influencers and fashionistas dump out their purse or bag to display its contents for their fans to see.
They usually include items like lipstick, perfumes, books and other carefully chosen products to project a certain image or advertise certain brands. While it’s certainly interesting to see what’s in these people’s bags, we thought it might be a little more exciting if they were characters from our favorite television shows.
We put a twist on #WhatsInMyBag to align with our industry and imagined what different TV celebrities might pack for a move or put into storage. Whether they’re live action or cartoon or from the distant past or a dystopian future, these six illustrations are sure to get you thinking.
1. Game of Thrones | Daenerys Targaryen:
Fans of the HBO show Game of Thrones know that the Mother of Dragons would never go anywhere without her dragon eggs, iconic jewelry and dresses and a memento of her lost love—Khal Drogo. She shows her where her loyalties lie with a House Targaryen banner and comes prepared with her map of the seven kingdoms. Ready to conquer the world!
2. Stranger Things | Eleven “Elle”:
Hawkin’s resident force to be reckoned with, Eleven “Elle”, really grew into herself in the second season of Netflix’s popular Stranger Things. If she were to move, we imagine she would take her iconic outfit from Season 1, complete with sneakers, socks and dress. She would definitely be in possession of some Eggo waffles, her student ID card and accessories.
3. The Walking Dead | Negan:
AMC’s cult classic The Walking Dead features a world overrun with infectious Zombies, but they are far from the scariest thing in season eight. Resident newcomer Negan has already become infamous for his ruthlessness and wit, leading a group of roughly 500 survivors called the Saviors.
His ever-present glass of whiskey would have to make the move, as well as his beloved barbed-wire bat, Lucille. Combat boots, his leather jacket and his red bandanna round out his list of must-haves.
4. Westworld | Maeve:
HBO’s Westworld takes place in a simulated, wild-west theme park inhabited by humanoid robots. Maeve Millay was a breakout character in season one (figuratively and literally), garnering a following for her tenacity, wit, intuition and ultimate sentience. If she were to move, she would inevitably pack her host costume (western attire) and cigar. She also carries with her a picture of her and her daughter and a fly swatter.
5. Rick and Morty | Rick:
Beloved Adult Swim character Rick, from the show Rick and Morty, is a time-traveling mad scientist, loosely based on Doc from Back to the Future. There are several things he would pack in the event of a move, including packets of McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce, pickles and a portal gun. He also wouldn’t forget a Plumbus, an Interdimensional Cable Remote and, of course, his flask!
6. Broad City | Abbi:
MTV’s Broad City is about two Millennial New York gals just trying to make it in the world, and causing hilarity while they do. Abbi is known for her love of Oprah and her best friend Illana and her fondness for her stuffed Bingo Bronson. Fans of the show will know that she wouldn’t move without bringing the Drew Barrymore bag that she loves, her “People’s History of the United States” and Illana’s EPI pen—just in case!
Every character, even fictional ones, have to move at some point. It’s fun to imagine what they might bring! There are some items that only true fans of each show will recognize, which was your favorite?