You don’t need to wait for Halloween, Comic-Con, or any other occasion to start putting together the best video game-inspired outfits. Throughout gaming history, there are more than a handful of stylish characters to take inspiration from.
Here are some of the best video game outfits.
Agent 47 – Hitman
Agent 47’s style is the perfect excuse to look dapper and dangerous for any occasion. Any of Agent 47’s formal outfits can look stylish whether on the floor at Comic-Con or in a business meeting in a boardroom. You can also choose to wear any of the uniforms the character has donned to blend into the crowd – just don’t forget the iconic barcode at the back of your neck as a clue to your true identity.
Lara Croft – Tomb Raider
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Apart from being one of the most recognizable costumes ever, this is a comfortable outfit that you can actually wear for basically any casual occasion – although you might want to lose the guns and holsters for the latter. Lara Croft is such an iconic character that practically all gaming generations are familiar with her look. From the Core Design fans of ‘90s Tomb Raider games to the mobile players of the cult hit Lara Croft Go, the franchise bridges fandoms in console, mobile, and recently even in online digital casino gaming. Popular online platform Foxy Games has several titles inspired by the Tomb Raider franchise, including an officially-licensed game that features the classic Lara Croft outfit. This simply means that the outfit is easily recognizable to almost every generation of gamers. And to top it all off, you might already have the short shorts, blue tank top, hiking boots, and even gun holsters to start putting this outfit together.
YoRHa No.2 Type B – Nier Automata
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Without a doubt the deadliest character on this list, YoRHa No.2 Type B – also known as 2B – is an android that’s been designed to look doll-like and harmless. The purpose of this is to hide her immense power and destructive capabilities. The different outfits that 2B dons, channel a combination of modern Japanese style and Western Victorian clothing – a fashion sub-genre known as ‘lolita.’ The different blindfolds she wears can also be used to convey mystery. If you’re looking to wear something racy while still radiating deadly power, check out more of 2B’s wardrobe.
Noctis Lucis Caelum – Final Fantasy XV
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Although the franchise Final Fantasy has had several titles that inspired real fashion lines, Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis Lucis Caelum sported arguably the best street wear in the series. In a nutshell, the aesthetic is a minimalist take on Neo-Tokyo gothic-punk. At the same time, it’s as comfortable and practical for moving around in the city, as it is edgy. Although you may want to skip the epic swords if you’re wearing the outfit to a date – unless you’re dating a Final Fantasy fan, that is.
These are just some of the top choices for your next video game-inspired outfit. The wardrobes of these aforementioned characters all provide great foundations for a variety of outfits, costumes, and aesthetic styles.