Monday, 19 January 2009

Street Fighter Costumes

Street Fighter Akuma CostumeWith the Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li due film for release on 27th February 2009, I though it would be a good opportunity, not only to take a look at what fancy dress Street Fighter costumes are available, but perhaps also to go over the history of Street Fighter.

Street Fighter Halloween Costumes & Outfits

Akuma Costume
My favourite Streetfighter costume is the Akuma Costume, that comes with the gi pants, gi shirt, rope belt, fighting gloves and prayer bead necklace. Unfortunately to complete the look you will also have to buy Akuma wig which is sold separately. The adult mens Akuma Costume comes in small, medium and large sizes and is made of 100% polyester. I could only find adult sizes and am not sure if there are anychildrens Street Fighter costumes available anywhere?

Chun Li Costume
For the girls there is the sexy Chun Li Costume that includes silky blue cut off dress, white waist belt, white hair accessories and black spike wrist bracelets and is available only in Adult Sizes Small, Medium, and Large. This is an officially licensed Street Fighter costume as are all the other costumes in this range.

Street Fighter Ken Costume
The officially licensed Ken costume includes pants, shirt, belt, and gloves, but like the Akuma costume, the wig not included. The costume comes in small, medium and large aduld males sizes.

Street Fighter Ryu Costume
The officially licensed Ryu street fighter costume includes matching white pants and ripped vest with black belt and red head band and is available in Adult Sizes Small, Medium, and Large. The good thing with this costume is that you should not have to buy a wig.

Street Fighter Chun Li CostumeStreet Fighter as Group or Couples Costumes
I think that if you are going to a fancy dress party as part of a group or couple, the Street Fighter costumes are perfect and something you should definitely consider.

Where to Buy The Street Fighter Costumes

Street Fighter Halloween Costumes for Sale in the US

Street Fighter Costumes on have a whole range of Street Fighter Halloween outfits for sale with most of the main characters including the Ken, Ryu, Akuma and Chun-Li costumes and as with most things on Amazon they are selling them at pretty much the lowest price that you can get them.
Street Fighter Costumes on

Street Fighter Fancy Dress Costumes for Sale in the UK
At first I found it pretty difficult to find any Street Fighter costumes her in the UK, only seem to have Street Fighter Action figures. Jokers' Masquerade Halloween & Fancy Dress Costumes do have costumes for the main characters from Streetfighter, including the Ken, Ryu, Akuma and Chun-Li costumes, so I would try them first.

About Street Fighter

The original Street Fighter computer game began in 1987 when you would fight as martial arts expert Ryu. Ryu would then compete in a series of fights against the other Street Fighter characters in a martial arts tournament. Street Fighter could also be a two player game as a second player could take control of Ryu's rival, Ken.

The first streetfighter game was pretty basic and you could only use 3 types of punches and kicks as well as three special attacks: the fight fire, Hurricane Kick and Dragon Punch. Street Fighter is still available on the most modern game consoles available today, including the new Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360.

What I find incredible is that over the years there have been eighty characters involved in Street Fighter series including the original game, Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter 3, Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter EX. Some of the most popular and well known characters areRyu, Ken, Chun-Li, Edmond Honda, Blanka, Guile, Zangief and dhalsim. I have only managed to finf four of the 80 characters costumes for sale!

Street Fighter Films

The first Street Fighter film was released in 1994, directed by Steven E. de Souza that included Jean Claude Van Damme as the main character, Guile. It must be said that the film was probably not considered a success as they changed alot of the story line form the game and thus lost much of their core audience of the computer game fans.

The new film Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is due for relaease on February 27th 2009 and stars Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li. The hope is that this film will win over the fans of the Street fighter computer games by sticking closer to the "story lines" of the games.

Official Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Trailer

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