I combined @Enigma_the_Slimy_Boi and @ynes160515 's suggestions, and I think we're nearing something workable:
I still don't know about those boots, but it looks like an improvement so far. ^^
Hehe...backstory, eh? * cracks knuckles *
Well, first of all, these characters are for a game concept I'm developing called Lune Levant. It's supposed to be similar in tone to Cave Story: cute and funny but still kind of...somber.
Of course, after I dressed Dreadli up in all those rich greens, the idea of a limited color palette kinda went out the window. ^^; I suppose the story will just have to speak for itself.
As for the characters:
Dreadlilocks (based on Goldilocks): a girl adopted by a family of bears.
Lucid Fright (based on Sleeping Beauty): a princess who pricked her finger on a spindle on her 10th birthday, and was cursed to never sleep again.
Pitch Black (based on Snow White): a former princess whose evil stepmother, jealous of her beauty, tried to have her killed. She defeated her assassins and ran away to the mountains, where she lives with 7 golems.