Capcom's Street Fighter 5 costume design contest shows fans only want one thing

Street Fighter 5 costume design contest
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Capcom is currently running a Street Fighter 5 costume design contest where the community can vote for their favorite outfit. Perhaps unsurprisingly, though, the most racy option is in pole position. 

12 costume designs have been submitted for a selection of Street Fighter 5 characters, including Alex, Balrog, E. Honda, Guile, Juri, Laura, Menat, R. Mika (and Nadeshiko), Sakura, Vega and Zangief. The submissions are certainly impressive, covering a range of art styles and interesting interpretations of certain characters’ personalities. 

We see Zangief dressed as a biker, an admittedly bizarre-looking American family man version of Guile, and a chibi-style version of R. Mika and Nadeshiko. 

While each design has garnered its fair share of votes, which can be done by liking the original tweet of each character outfit, entry number nine is the one that’s really captured the community’s attention.

Entry number nine is an outfit for Juri, which you can see in the gallery below, currently has over 15,000 likes, dwarfing the closet competitor, Sakura, who has around 11,700 likes. A variety of colorful sashes just about cover Juri’s modesty in this fan-made outfit, although her military hat gives her that air of authority that one would hope to strive for on the battlefield. When you compare the design to Juri’s original outfit, the difference is stark to say the least, but shows what a brand new wardrobe can do.

In comparison, a beach-ready outfit for Vega hasn’t gained nearly half as many votes, despite showing a healthy amount of skin and some equally toned thighs. Poor Vega.

Here comes an old challenger

Street Fighter V continues to draw in fighting game enthusiasts after being released back in 2016 exclusively on PS4 and PC. Two more versions have followed, with Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition bundling in previously released characters, updates and new modes. The latter is part of the PlayStation Summer Sale, which ends today (August 18), and can be yours for under $20/£20.

Adam Vjestica

Adam was formerly TRG's Hardware Editor. A law graduate with an exceptional track record in content creation and online engagement, Adam has penned scintillating copy for various technology sites and also established his very own award-nominated video games website. He’s previously worked at Nintendo of Europe as a Content Marketing Editor and once played Halo 5: Guardians for over 51 hours for charity. He is now an editor at The Shortcut.