There's a lot of great and terrible outfits in the history of gaming. These days, a game can't come out without a dozen different alternate costumes to customize your character with. So who are the best—and worst dressed people in our favorite #VideoGames?
Hot Or Not: The Best And Worst Outfits In Your Favorite Game Series
From sci-fi chic to skimpy fanservice, video game fashion runs the gamut. The style possibilities are almost endless when you don't have to worry about things like 'sewing' and 'sweating your ass off'. Just ask these awesome real life cosplayers.
Those guys might have to deal with the actual practicalities of video game outfits, but the characters don't. What they do have to deal with though, is the fashion police.
Evie Frye - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
It's hard to pick a best outfit for Evie. While her brother starts #AssassinsCreed looking like he plays in a Mumford and Sons cover band somewhere in Bristol, Evie is consistently styling on the competition with a selection of soft butch ensembles that say "I know I look good and I know I can kill you". Honorable mention goes to Duleep Singh, who somehow makes pearl chokers look kinda badass.
Edward Kenway - Assassin's Creed: Black Flag
If it wasn't bad enough that Kenway essentially starts the game wearing the nasty, unwashed, blood-soaked clothes of a dude he kills, his alternate outfits are frankly embarrassing. At least your grungy corpse clothes weren't a bunch of stitched together rags and murdered animal skins dude.
Marcus Holloway - Watch_Dogs 2
Kanye's feeling pangs of jealousy at Marcus's slick streetwear ensemble in #WatchDogs2. The careful layering and casual-chic assemblage of accessories sits just on the line of preppy and shabby. Like any good outfit, Marcus's look is perfect for a wide variety of occasions. All he has to do is replace the sunglasses, hat and bandana with his reading glasses and he goes from fly-as-hell cyber-saboteur to a boy you could bring home to mom.
Aiden Pearce - Watch_Dogs
I don't know what's worse, those dirty-boy bootcut jeans or the sloppy ribbed sweater that says "I hang out at bars where the drinks cost twenty dollars". I'd say it was a blessing that it's mostly covered up by his jacket, but that thing looks like he chose it mostly for its ability to not show mustard stains. Dude looks like he'd cut in line at Starbucks because he's got 'places to be'.
I'm normally opposed to heels on ladies in action games, but there's something about Ada Wong that just seems to say she'd make it work. It takes a lot of guts and a whole lot of style to wear an ankle length split seam dress to an espionage mission, but if anyone can pull it off, it's Ada.
Jill Valentine/Billy Coen
Has any look aged as poorly as the sweater around the waist? Jill's RE3 outfit looks like she'd be hanging out at the food court of a mall Somewhere in Southern California.
The only character to rival her in sheer late '90s embarrassment is Billy Coen. The tank top tucked into distressed jeans is bad enough, but at least he could conceivably come to his senses and change his wardrobe up. One thing that's never going away though is that terrible sleeve, it looks like a cross between tribal tats and the kind of script you use to get 'Carpe Diem' tattooed across your pecs.
'Final Fantasy XV'
Regis Lucis Caelum
Regis redefines DILF in #FinalFantasyXV, surrounded by J-Pop twinks, Regis manages to throw in a touch of class with his slim fitted suit and rugged-yet-handsome beard. He even manages to make a leg brace look like the height of fashion.
Oof, Ardyn didn't even need to do anything villainous to make me wanna fight him. Dude looks like he'd corner you at a bar and tell you all about how the Mystery Method changed his life. He probably owns all eight seasons of Entourage on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Dudley - Street Fighter 3
Speaking of classy dudes, it's hard to top Dudley's dedication to old school flair. Pulling off a frilly shirt, a centre part and a waxed mustache while still looking badass is a hell of a feat, but Dudley manages to pull it off.
Sakura - Street Fighter IV
Listen Sakura, you are at least 20 years old at this point, please stop wearing a sailor-suit schoolgirl uniform around, especially in the middle of brutal street fights. It's getting a little creepy frankly, especially since you appear to own at least a dozen different kinds.
There's not many people who can claim to be able to pull off any outfit, but the titular character of #Hitman can. Not only does Agent 47 look amazing in his signature black suit, he apparently looks so intimidatingly good in the various outfits he steals that no one questions why a six foot, bald adonis they've never seen before is suddenly walking around their workplace.
Okay, maybe he can't pull off every outfit.
Who do you think is the best and worst dressed characters in gaming? Got an awesome cosplay you've done? Let us know in the comments.