I'm only a junior in high school so i'm not super talented at this stuff yet but i have an idea for a chess set modeled after Doctor Who characters.
What I have so far is:
White King (only one I have done right now) - 11th doctor (Matt Smith)
White Queen - River Song
Black King - Davros
Black Queen - Madame Kovarian
Pawns could be Silurians, Sontarans, Daleks, or Cybermen.
If anyone has any other suggestions for other pieces or changes of the ones listed please leave a comment.