Ridiculous Female Video Game Outfits

By Taylor | May 4, 2012 | 0 Comment

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Video game characters come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. They reflect the most realistic facets of our world and the most fanciful characteristics of our imagination. This inverse relationship is what I love about video games. They can combine realism with fantasy, with the ability to switch back and forth with the blink of an eye. The heightened freedom of creativity flows into every aspect of design and development. Sometimes in places that leave us scratching our heads. Here are some of the most nonsensical, ridiculous, and down right uncomfortable outfits in the gaming world…female edition.

Shahdee (Prince of Persia: Warrior Within)

Shadee Prince of PersiaHmmm. Metal…armor…bikini? It’s hard to imagine this providing any protection from swords and daggers when it can’t even defend against the rain.



Cammy (Street Fighter)

Cammy Street FighterIs it me or does her leotard disappear down yonder. Atomic wedgie is an understatement in this instance.







Felicia (Marvel Vs. Capcom)

Felicia Marvel vs CapcomI don’t know what she’s wearing or how it stays on but she definitely looks too comfortable with all her doo-dads hanging out.







Ivy (SoulCalibur)

Ivy SoulCaliburIf she can swing around a whip-sword effectively with that outfit more power to her. From personal experience, high heels, sharp objects, and too few clothes are a recipe for disaster or possibly a…FATALITY.






Nariko (Heavenly Sword)

nariko heavenly swordHow she manages to fight with hair down to her feet is beyond me. Add white, see-through cloth and a nifty belt and she’s ready to hit the town. Don’t worry that her underwear is showing, it’s all part of the plan.






Sheva (Resident Evil 5)

Sheva Tribal CostumeWhy does the black one have to be called “Tribal”. She even gets an unlockable bow and arrow. Wow that’s exactly what I want to use when fighting a horde of zombies.







Kitana (Mortal Kombat)

Kitana showcases the nonsensical category. A ninja who fights with giant fans seems as harmless as her revealing bathing suit, battle armor combo. I wouldn’t say that to her face though.







Tyrus (Golden Axe)

Tyrus Golden AxeMost woman appreciate the esthetics of a well groomed appearance plus a matching outfit. When your bra matches your eye shadow you know you have a good thing going.






An overstated, purposeful lack of clothing seems like a common theme for female video game characters. Why don’t we see Master Chief running around in a banana hammock or Solid Snake sporting a bowtie and man-thong? At least Kratos wears a loin cloth, but the overtly sexualized nature of women in video games is just too much.


Taylor Stein is a recent college graduate and freelance games writer. You can find her work on Destructoid, G4, Bitmob, 1UP, Pure Nintendo, Honest Gamers, and more. Beyond the arena of geekdom. she is a fitness freak and lover of sushi. Don't judge this book by its cover, let's talk games! Google