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Kyoko from River City Girls

While Kyoko (voiced by Kira Buckland) is in detention with her best friend their boyfriends are kidnapped by local criminals. With nobody else to help, the girls take matter in their own hands in the beat-em-up brawler game River City Girls.

Kyoko’s costume is a great choice for closet cosplay. A long ginger wig and red headband with a bow starts off the costume. A blue and white Letterman’s jacket, a white button up shirt, red tie, and grey pleated skirt create her uniform. Her black and white knee-high socks and blue sneakers probably aren’t dress code though!

Misako from River City Girls

River City Girls is a beat-em-up brawler game that was released for multiple platforms. One of its two main characters, Misako (voiced by Kayli Mills) starts out the game in detention. When she finds out her boyfriend has been kidnapped – along with her best friend’s boyfriend – the girls break out of detention to save the day!

Misako’s costume is fairly easy and also fair comfortable! She wears her black hair in a bob pinned back with red pins. Her uniform shirt and red tie are easy to copy, so long as you tuck her your tie like she does! From there all you need are a pair of black shorts, a pink backpack, green thigh-high socks, and pink loafers. Put it all together and you can be brawling in River City in no time!

Sketch Turner from Comix Zone

Sketch Turner from Comix Zone

Sketch Turner, a “starving artist” and freelance rock musician living in New York City, is working on his newest comic book, named the “Comix Zone.” Comix Zone is the story of the New World Empire’s attempt to defend Earth from an invasion of alien renegades, with inspiration coming from Sketch’s (oddly vivid) dreams and nightmares.

Axel Stone

Axel Stone is the main protagonist ex-cop and martial artist from Streets Of Rage Games whom loves video games. He is best friends with Adam Hunter, Blaze Fielding and Max “Thunder” Hatchett and gets along well with Eddie “Skate” Hunter. It is unknown when, but as a strong martial artist training, he comes to know Shiva is his rival with evil intentions.

Poison

Introduced in the first Final Fight, Poison is one of the few characters from the Capcom series to move on to a minor role in the popular fighter game, Street Fighter. She has since appeared in later artworks and cross-over games and is notably one of the top female characters in video game history.

Ryu

Ryu is notably one of Street Fighters most popular characters. Premiering in the very first Street Fighter in 1987, he’s been hadoken-ing his way through a series of sequels, crossovers, and even mangas to date. He is arguably one of the most prominent icons in video game history. Just Google ‘Ryu’. Do it. You won’t.