I love the idea of dancer Grantaire. He never took formal lessons and is self-taught by staring in a mirror for hours and replaying YouTube videos a hundred times over.
He never even tried informal lessons until college where he joined almost every single dance club. He didn’t commit to all of them, of course, but he knows basic salsa, belly dancing, swing, ballroom, and even bhangra among others.
His niche is a mixture of street, hip hop, and break dance, which he performs in the subway’s for money. He met Eponine through his school’s break dance club, and she joins him more often than not, trying to make anything at all to help them scrape by.
Even with all this going on, some members of the Amis (Enjolras, mostly) don’t even know he dances until a video of him and Eponine goes viral.
Eponine and Cosette both have insanely popular instagram makeup pages and youtube channels where they post tutorials and different looks. Eponine’s looks are more grunge and glamour while Cosette’s are more natural and cutesy. Their styles differ drastically, but they have a similar fan base.
A lot of their fans keep requesting they do a video together. They live on opposite ends of the country, Cosette in San Diego and Eponine in Atlanta, so it takes awhile, but they finally get in touch and meet up to make a collab.
Their first video together is swapping makeup styles where they try to mimic one another.
A couple of months later, their second video is titled “My Girlfriend Does My Makeup”