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Street Fighter Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite Street Fighter Characters

There’s no need to fight on the idea of your next cosplay idea! All you need to do it browse through these costume guides, choose your favorite Street Fighter character, and follow the steps to put your chosen look together! Street Fighter has been a video game hit since it came out years ago, and now you can bring your favorite fighter to life for you next Halloween or cosplay costume. Follow the suggested tips and items to get all of the items you need for a Street Fighter approved look!


Chun-Li Costume

Chun-Li’s look is quite the opposite with its elaborate design and colors. She may seem too into her looks, but Chun-Li is more concerned with avenging her father’s death and destroying anyone who gets in her way! She was the first female fighter in the game series, but that doesn’t stop Chun-Li from backing down and makes her even more willing to fight.

Chun-Li Costume
Chun-Li Costume Guide
Ryu Costume

Ryu Costume

Ryu’s style is just like his fighting skills: simple and effective. Ryu doesn’t need to do much trash talking because he is a confident fighter without anything too extra. He always fights in a white karate outfit, but you can tell by the distress of his attire that he has been in more fights than he can probably keep up with.

Ryu Costume
Ryu Costume Guide

Street Fighter Cosplay Costumes

Choosing a cosplay option from the Street Fighter character list gives you so many choices! Choose from simple costumes or more elaborate ones- either way your costume will match what the character looks like if you follow the step-by-step instructions from the costume guides. The tips and tricks in the guides will help you bring the classic fighters to life!

You can even grab a friend to dress as another fighter so you can role play a fight when you are in costume! Bring along a couple of friends to trade out fake fighting, and you will catch the eye of everyone with your kick-butt Street Fighter costumes!

Street Fighter Costume Tips & FAQs

Get ready to unleash your special moves with these epic Street Fighter FAQs. Whether you’re a disciplined martial artist like Ryu or an electrifying fighter like Blanka, we’re here to answer your questions about creating costumes, exploring trivia, and celebrating the action-packed and competitive world of the Street Fighter video game series.

Some recognizable costumes for Street Fighter characters include Ryu’s white gi and red headband, Chun-Li’s blue qipao dress and spiked bracelets, Ken’s red gi and blonde hair, Guile’s military uniform and flat-top hairstyle, and Dhalsim’s skull necklace and yoga attire. Don’t forget to add character-specific accessories, such as Ryu’s gloves, Chun-Li’s hair buns, or Blanka’s green skin and orange hair.

Some lesser-known facts about Street Fighter include that the original Street Fighter game was released in 1987 as an arcade game developed by Capcom. The game’s sequel, Street Fighter II, released in 1991, revolutionized the fighting game genre and became a global phenomenon. The series is known for its diverse roster of characters, each with their own unique fighting style and special moves. Street Fighter has inspired numerous sequels, spin-offs, adaptations, and crossover games, and it remains one of the most popular and influential fighting game franchises in history.

To create a Ryu costume, start with a white martial arts gi (uniform) with the sleeves torn off. Wear a red headband tied around your forehead and a pair of red gloves or hand wraps. Add a black martial arts belt tied around your waist. Wear barefoot sandals or go barefoot to complete the outfit. Style your hair to resemble Ryu’s spiky black hairstyle. Practice Ryu’s disciplined and focused mannerisms, as well as his iconic moves like the Hadoken and Shoryuken.

Some memorable stages or scenes from Street Fighter that can inspire a costume or party theme include Ryu’s Suzaku Castle stage with its traditional Japanese architecture, Chun-Li’s bustling Chinese marketplace stage, Guile’s airbase stage with military aircraft, and Blanka’s Amazon River Basin stage with lush jungle foliage. Recreate elements from these stages, such as traditional lanterns, market stalls, or jungle props, for a fun and immersive experience. A Street Fighter party theme could also include activities based on martial arts training or a tournament-style competition with video game setups for guests to challenge each other.

Incorporating memorable quotes from Street Fighter into your costume or interactions can add an extra layer of authenticity and fun. Some fan-favorite quotes include:

  • “Hadoken!” – Ryu
  • “Shoryuken!” – Ryu and Ken
  • “Sonic Boom!” – Guile
  • “Spinning Bird Kick!” – Chun-Li
  • “Yoga Fire!” – Dhalsim
  • “Tiger Uppercut!” – Sagat
  • “The answer lies in the heart of battle.” – Ryu

About Street Fighter

The original Street Fighter was first released in 1987 as an arcade game. While it was a big hit in the arcades, Street Fighter only got more popular with the more versions that were released. Now you can play this game on your own consoles at home, and the fight moves just get better and better.

Street Fighter V is the newest version of the game, and with every release there are new characters and moves to learn. The game has grown from being a simple arcade game to a much more detailed one-on-one game, but it still has the same idea: knockout your opponent in 30 seconds, and the best out of three wins it all.

Street Fighter Costumes