35 Anime Character Outfits That Are Both Cool And Stylish

shirayuki from snow white with the red hair

What makes an anime character’s outfit stylish, cool, or beautiful to look at?

We could argue that it comes down to:

  • Design (a big factor).
  • Colours.
  • How unique it is compared to other anime character outfits.
  • How well the outfit blends with each characters hair style and colour.
  • How simple it looks (simplicity works).
  • Or how much attention to detail each outfit has.

And you wouldn’t be wrong to think that. But one thing’s for sure: there’s too many reasons to boil it down to just 1.

So with that said, I’ll cover a wide range of characters with simple, unique, flashy and colourful outfits. The kinds of outfits that don’t show up often in your everyday anime series.


Here Are The Best Anime Character Outfits Worth Seeing:


1. Eureka (Eureka Seven)

Eureka From Eureka Seven

Eureka’s outfit is one of the most interesting I’ve seen. Blending with her blue hair colour, not to mention her strange but unique personality.

Those purple eyes make Eureka even more aesthetically pleasing to look at.


2. Maki Shido (Katana Maidens)

Maki Shido From Katana Maidens

Maki Shido is a newcomer from 2018 anime: Katana Maidens (Toji No Miko).

Out of all the toji characters, Maki’s my favorite in terms of outfit design. She has a strong “warrior” vibe going on.


3. Owari No Seraph character outfits

Yuichiro Hyakuya From Owari No SeraphShinoa Hiiragi Swinging Her Sword

Yuichiro Hyakuya and Shinoa Hiiragi’s outfits are from the moon demon company. An organization that’s intent on destroying the vampire race in Owari No Seraph.

The blend of green and dark blue makes these military outfits some of the best I’ve seen.


4. Byakuya Kuchiki And Shunsui Kyoraku (Bleach)

Byakuya Kuchiki Using His BankaiShunsui Kyoraku

There are a LOT of soul reapers in the anime: Bleach. But many of them aren’t “unique” when it comes to clothing style.

Byakuya is one of the few who has a unique “swag” compared to most other Soul Reaper captains. Shunsui is another character with an interesting outfit, in addition to the usual “Captain” swag.


5. Erza Scarlet’s “Heavens Wheel” (Fairy Tail)

Erza Scarlet Heavens Wheel Armor

No matter how you look at it, Heavens Wheel is one of the most gorgeous anime character outfits ever seen. Not to mention Erza’s design in this form.

It’s stunning, breath-taking, unique and incomparable. You’ll get to witness it in the early stages of watching Fairy Tail.


6. Sword Art Online character outfits

Sword Art Online Character Outfits

Konno Yuuki

Sword Art Online has some pretty good character outfits in general. And that’s true even if you compare season 1, season 2 and Ordinal Scale (movie).

Kirito’s is the simplest and that’s what makes it different.


7. Rider of Black Astolfo (Fate Apocrypha)

Rider Of Black Astolfo Smiling

Out of all the outfits seen in Fate Apocrypha, Rider Astolfo’s stands out for me.

And her (or his) personality makes a difference, too.


8. Laughing Under The Clouds character outfits

Laughing Under The Clouds Tenka Brothers

Nishiki Anime

Tenka’s outfits the most interesting. Matching both his black and red hair colours, along with his earrings, accessories and cloak.

Nishiki’s outfit also compliments her eyes and hair colours.


9. Asterisk War character outfits

Ayato Amagiri From Asterisk War

Camilla Pareto From Asterisk War Anime

Asterisk War is an action series with a futuristic setting. So it’s no surprise the outfits look like they’re from another world.

And it’s not too over the top to not be likable.


10. Sesshomaru (Inuyasha)

Sesshomaru From Inuyasha Anime

Sesshomaru is tall, so there’s more to his outfit in terms of detail, colours and style. It’s one of the most unique, especially compared to the average anime these days.


11. Mumei (Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress)

Mumei Smiling Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress

There’s a lot going on with Mumei’s look. Lots of wrapped pieces of clothing around her ankles, neck, arms and torso.

It makes you wonder what the exact “meaning” is behind her whole outfit, since it has so many different elements to it.


12. Heine Wittgenstein (The Royal Tutor)

Hiene Wittgenstein From The Royal Tutor Anime

Elegant, prestigious and easy to remember. Heine is a royal tutor, and his simple black outfit represents that.


13. Baccano character outfits

Baccano Anime CharactersBaccano Characters

Baccano Characters Anime

Source: Deviant Art

Baccano is a special case for outfits and designs. Almost every character feels unique and different. Each with their own style.


14. Magic Knight Rayearth character outfits

Umi Ryuuzaki With Her Sword 1

Fuu Hououji From Magic Knight Rayearth 1

Hikaru Shidou From Magic Knight Rayearth

Hikaru Shidou’s magic knight outfit is one of the most original of any magical girl show. After all Magic Knight Rayearth was made in the 1990’s.

Credit goes to Umi Ryuuzaki and Fuu Hououji as well.


15. In Another World With My Smartphone character outfits

Mochizuki Touya White Coat

Yumina Smiling

Yae From In Another World With My Smartphone

In Another World With My Smartphone has an outfit for everybody’s tastes.

You have Mochizuki Touya’s stylish white coat. Yae’s samurai/kimono style outfit. And a couple of others.


16. Violet Evergarden character outfits

Violet Evergarden Blue Dress

Erika Violet Evergarden Character

Violet Evergarden Character

Iris Cannary From Violet Evergarden

Katalea Violet Evergarden

I don’t know how they did it, but Violet Evergarden has one of the most gorgeous characters, animation, and even character outfits. It’s in a league of its own.


18. Code Geass character outfits

Suzaku Kururugi And His Cat

Lelouch Lamperouge Zero Outfit

C2 Code Geass Outfit

Code Geass has a nice set of character outfits, unique to anime shows in comparison. You can tell the designers made an effort, instead of lazily slapping it all together without a care in the world.


19. Bakugou Katsuki (My Hero Academia)

Bakugou Katsuki 1

Bakugou’s “hero” outfit is another one that’s incomparable. 

You won’t see anything like it. And that’s true for MHA in general as an anime. Seeing as it’s so unique and the designers pay close attention to help even support characters stand out.


Honorable Mentions:

  • The Ambition Of Oda Nobuna.
  • Granblue Fantasy: The Animation.
  • Magical Girl: Lyrical Nanoha.
  • Bungou Stray Dogs.
  • My Hero Academia.


Which anime character outfits would you add to this list?

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