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).
- 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’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 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 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)
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)
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 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)
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
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
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 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)
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)
Elegant, prestigious and easy to remember. Heine is a royal tutor, and his simple black outfit represents that.
13. Baccano character outfits
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
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
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
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
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’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.
- 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?
Share your thoughts. 🙂