I use to make these stand up characters as game pieces using students pictures. They always turned out cute. We needed some characters for our newly made castle.
I cut out these out of her birthday wrapping paper then glued them to cardboard to make them sturdy. Then cut them out again. If you use a photograph, you don't need the cardboard.
I even found a picture of my daughter riding a horse, then added a crown.
For storage, they can be folded flat and put in the castle box.