The day of the anime festival approaches, and you’re still debating your outfit options. To help you plan your costume, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular and memorable anime outfits.
One of the most well-known tropes in anime is that characters wear the same costume every day. These clothes have become as recognizable as the characters that wear them thanks to their frequent appearances. Some characters defy this stereotype and appear in a variety of clothes, but the one that stands out the most is the one that is most recognized to the audience.
1. Goku’s Gi from Dragon Ball Z
Master Roshi gave Goku his first orange gi, which he wore in every major battle of the series. The kanji on this clothing was originally the sign of Master Roshi’s Turtle School, but it has evolved over time as Goku has trained with other masters, like as the Kais.
2. Sailor Soldier uniforms from Sailor Moon
Each girl’s Sailor Soldier uniform has a unique color scheme to help distinguish it from the others, but the overall style is the same for all of them. When a person dresses up as one of the five Sailor Moon characters, they’re readily recognisable to the general public.
3. Ash’s (Satoshi’s) hat from Pokemon
Ash’s hat has evolved throughout the years to match his various outfits, but the original is his most recognizable. Pokémon League emblem on one of the most unique accessories ever awarded in a competition. Ash’s headgear is sideways when he does this, and things are about to get a lot more serious.
4. Haruhi Suzumiya’s school uniform from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu)
There are a number of adjustments made to Haruhi’s dress code, the most notable of which is a yellow hair ribbon that she wears to cap it all off. As much as Haruhi likes to switch things up, her school uniform is probably her most recognizable look.
5. Amestris military uniform from Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Almost every Amestris military member may be seen wearing their uniform in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Even the smallest details, like Hawkeye’s gun or Mustang’s gloves, can provide a little variety to their ensembles.
6. Kisuke Urahara’s hat from Bleach
The hat and clogs Urahara wears are so well-known that he is referred to as Mr. Hat and Clogs by other characters. When he becomes very serious about a battle, he takes off his hat, which obscures his eyes and the majority of his face.
7. Lelouch Lamperouge’s Zero costume from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Hangyaku no Lelouch)
In order for Lelouch’s revenge campaign against his family to succeed, he had to disguise himself. When he took on the identity of Zero, head of a resistance movement battling against the world’s most powerful military, he wore this new outfit.
8. Inuyasha’s robe from InuYasha
The robe that InuYasha wears is a magical artifact constructed from the fire rat’s hair, which makes it impervious to fire. Considering how often he is slashed and stabbed, the suit is of little use as protection, although it always appears to have been fixed in-between encounters.
9. Naruto Uzumaki’s tracksuit from Naruto
The orange tracksuit worn by Naruto the first started it all for many characters in the Naruto series. As a ninja, you’d expect them to wear a darker color when they’re seen in this signature clothing for the whole pre-Shippuden portion of a series.
10. L’s jeans and shirt from Death Note
In terms of solving crimes, L is the best in the business. Not so much when it comes to picking out his clothes. L never wears anything but a basic shirt and jeans in the show, with the exception of one flashback to his boyhood. This suit, however simple, became an iconic aspect of his look – and it’s also a great costume for cosplayers!
11. Luffy Monkey D.’s straw hat from One Piece
While Luffy’s wardrobe fluctuates, one thing is for certain: he will never leave the house without his cherished straw hat. Because of his most prized head-warming possession, Luffy has earned the nickname “Straw Hat,” named his crew the Straw Hat pirates, and even made a pirate flag featuring the hat.
12. Evangelion pilot plugsuits from Neon Genesis Evangelion
An garment called a plugsuit is required for piloting the massive monster-fighting mechas known as Evangelions, or Evas for short. Plugsuits are custom-built for their users and monitor the pilot’s vitals during combat while providing a heads-up display linked to the pilot’s Eva.
13. Arsene Lupin III’s suits from Lupin III
Lupin’s distinctive suit, slacks, and tie have changed over the years, but he rarely goes without them. The color of Lupin’s outfit changes a lot during the series, and some fans are able to tell exactly where an episode is in the tale only by looking at Lupin’s clothing.
14. Yuusuke Urameshi’s school uniform from Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho
Green school uniforms are Yuusuke’s most recognizable outfit, even if they only appear in the first of the series’ four storylines. Yuusuke’s school requires blue uniforms, but he chooses to wear green since he enjoys being a troublemaker.
15. Humans Who Don’t Want to be Food 3D Maneuver Gear from Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
You’ll need 3D Maneuver Gear, which transforms you into Spider-Man with swords, to take on a Titan. In the short time since the anime began three years ago, the jacket has become an instantly recognizable, incredibly iconic ensemble. However, just because the future is bleak doesn’t mean it can’t be exciting!