Ten fantasy Halloween costumes we'd love to see in Street Fighter 5

Elvira, Slender Man, Phantom of the Opera...

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • October 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. PDT | Comments: 24

Halloween costumes have become a fairly regular practice in fighting games like Street Fighter 5, and while Capcom hasn't announced any such new outfits of the sort here in 2019 (yet) we can still have a little fun with the idea.

We're continuing to get into the frightening, festive spirit and play a little fantasy dress up with 10 costume ideas for some of the characters on the current SF5 roster. So what're the criteria? Whatever seems to make sense in terms of a character's personality, physical appearance, and/or general nature as we imagine them dressing up for a spooky party.

We'd love to hear your feedback on these choices, including which were your favorites and which you think are downright crazy. We'd also love to hear your personal answers if you were to able to play dress-up DLC.

Some of the characters we're pulling from pop culture would probably have so much red tape surrounding them that it would not be feasible for Capcom to get the rights.

Now that you know we know that, you don't have to tell us so in the comments. Time saver!

Without any further adieu, let's get started in on our list of 10 Halloween costumes we think would be awesome for Street Fighter 5 characters. One last thing, these aren't in any particular order.

Poison as Indiana Jones

She has a whip and we felt like Wonder Woman was just too obvious. We could easily imagine the Metro City femme fatale swapping out her hat and jean shorts for a sable fedora and Indy's unmistakable adventurer outfit.

Also, did you know that they're making yet another Indiana Jones film with Harrison Ford (who is almost 80) that's slated for 2021? Can't (definitely can) wait.

Zeku as Jekyll and Hyde

While Zeku's two forms aren't exactly meant to represent the duality of human nature, it doesn't take too much imagination to see why this would be a clever choice.

Old Zeku could dress up in his 1800's English best while Young Zeku could don the ragged and ripped attire of the evil and mischevious Edward Hyde. Bonus points if Capcom made their transformation happen via a quick shot of elixir instead of a smoke bomb.

Birdie as Jacob Marley

Jacob Marley is the ex-partner and first ghost to visit Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve in Dickens' A Christmas Carol. A businessman who was profoundly greedy, he is forced to wear the chains he forged in life for all eternity.

Birdie is both greedy and covered in chains. Perhaps instead of coffers, though, he could have heavy, metal donuts to add that extra weight for maximum eternal punishment. (Also, the best Christmas Carol is unequivocally A Muppets Christmas Carol.)

Dhalsim as Elastigirl/Mrs. Incredible

Let's be real, Mr. Fantastic is kind of lame right now and in need of a big win (either via the big screen or TV). Elastigirl, on the other hand, is a badass who is lovable for multiple reasons.

We're not exactly sure how she'd get the fire breath, but one of her kids has seemingly every superpower ever, including fire manipulation, so the jump isn't all that large.

F.A.N.G as Slender Man

While Slender Man tends to be a little on the silent side and F.A.N.G is traditionally annoying everyone everywhere he goes with constant, high-pitched ramblings, these characters certainly line up when it comes to stature and sense of threatening evil.

Blur out F.A.N.G's face, give him that sharp, black suit, and turn his poison from purple to a dark sludge. Those long, menacing fingers are coming for you...

Image credit: Harem Malik

R. Mika as Harley Quinn

We know, Harley Quinn has been done before... a lot. But Mika's bubbly personality is only about one step away from insane, and the pigtails just lend themselves too well.

This isn't our most clever crossover, but you know you'd buy it... and even if you personally wouldn't buy it, you know Capcom would make a ton of money on it.

Juri as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman

Is it Spider-Gwen, Ghost-Spider, Spider-Woman, or just Gwen Stacy? At any point, you should know who we're talking about at this point: the 2014 Edge of Spider-Verse take on the Spidey girl who isn't Mary Jane.

While Juri is surely a bit more sinister than this Marvel heroine, they both are all about the acrobatic spider theme. We also considered Black Widow, but Miss Romanova has already had her time in the fighting game spotlight via Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and we're much more on the Into the Spider-Verse train at the moment.

Nash as Phantom of the Opera

Nash certainly as the Frankenstein's monster thing going on with his reconstructed body, but Capcom has already given him a Frank costume. One side of the Alpha character's face is stitched back together here in SF5, and we could easily see it replaced by that famous white half mask.

Of course, this would also work very well with Vega and so we'll include him as an honorable mention. Nash or Vega, either way.

Laura as Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

If we're doing Halloween, Elvira is one of those must-haves. Looking across the ladies of Street Fighter 5, Laura seemed most fit to slip into the Mistress' trademark black gown.

Also, boob jokes.

Abigail as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin

Perhaps Juggernaut feels a little more obvious, but we've seen the "big, dumb wrecking ball" version of Abigail plenty before. What about an approach where he's still a huge slab of meaty muscle, but with a gentlemanly touch?

Both Abby and Fisk thrive on that "larger than life" theme, albeit they approach that theme from different avenues.

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