fighting game

Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat 1

In Mortal Kombat 1, Johnny Cage is a struggling but cocky action star who joins Shang Tsung’s fighting tournament. He arrives and even fights wearing formal dress clothes. However the character also gets into a more outfit to fight in, and even a Jean Claude Van Damme skin voiced by man himself. Appropriate since way back in 1992, Cage’s design was originally inspired by the Muscles from Brussels.

Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat

In Mortal Kombat, Johnny Cage is an action star modeled on Jean-Claude Van Damme’s character in Bloodsport. With his Hollywood movie career on the decline, he enters the fighting tournament to showcase his fighting skills, dressed in his trademark shades that he wears throughout the series including Mortal Kombat 11 and Mortal Kombat 1.

Squigly (Sienna Contiello) from Skullgirls

Squigly (voiced in Japanese by Miyuki Sawashiro and in English by Lauren Landa) is one of the DLC characters in the fighting game, Skullgirls.

While her life as Sienna is covered through the backstory part of her story mode, she’s seen in the rest of the game modes as her undead form, Squigly. Like Filia, she is connected to a parasite, hers being named Leviathan, and he is the being that is keeping her in a ‘living’ form. Her fighting style closely incorporates Leviathan, and also uses song in attacks.

Squigly has light blue skin and dark blue hair worn in two pigtails in red ties (I didn’t include materials for Leviathan, but may try to make a tutorial later), a stitched shut mouth, and intense red eyes. She wears a low cut dark magenta shirt with scooped sides, a giant cartoony skull over her chest, red and white striped disconnected sleeves with a starry flared base over her hands (one of which is skeletal), her skirt is tight and dark blue, with the same sort of flare at the end, with cutouts circling the base, a pair of red and white striped stockings, and it’s finished off with a tall black collar with a white x at the front.

kazuya mishima from tekken

Kazuya Mishima from Tekken

Kazuya Mishima is one of the original playable characters from the Tekken series of video games.  The only game in which he does not appear is Tekken 3 where the likes of King take center stage and Kazuya makes only two brief cameos.  Kazuya was raised as an aristocrat in Japan before the death of his mother.  After his father threw him off a cliff, Kazuya awakened his Devil Gene, which provided him greater physical strength.  He trained throughout his childhood and eventually participated in the King of Iron Fist Tournament.  Kazuya’s general appearance has remained mostly unchanged throughout the series.  He wears white martial arts pants, and red martial arts gloves and shoes.  If you want the silver studs to be part of your costume, you can cut the fingertips off a pair of motorcycle gloves instead of using a fingerless sparring set.  In later iterations, his pants become a bit flashier with flame detailing, which you can add by using iron-on patches.  Likewise, he trades his standard black belt for a red belt with gold details later in the series.  Kazuya also sports a nasty scar across his chest, which you can use scar wax to replicate.

umbrella from skullgirls

Umbrella Renoir from Skullgirls

Umbrella Renoir (voiced by Ayaka Shimizu and Cassandra Lee Morris) is a character from the Skullgirls video game franchise.  Umbrella is the younger sister of Parasoul.  Umbrella is rather short with light pink hair.  She wears a yellow ensemble that includes a raincoat, rain hat, and rain boots.  She wields the Living Weapon Hungren; a purple umbrella with monster eyes. To recreate Hungren, take a purple golf umbrella and glue creepy monster eyes onto it with a glue gun.

valentine from skullgirls

Valentine from Skullgirls

Valentine (voiced by Asami Imai and Laura Post) is an antagonist from the fighting game Skullgirls.  A surviving member of the Last Hope, Valentine aids Brain Drain in kidnapping and transforming Painwheel.  Valentine has blue hair she wears in a ponytail.  Her dress looks a lot like a sexy nurse uniform, and you can update your costume to be more accurate with pink fabric paint on the dress and cap.  She also wears white flats, bandages wrapped around her calves, and white gloves. She carries a hacksaw.  You can tie pink ribbon into shape and glue it to your leg wraps to get closer to her look from the game.  Lastly, Valentine wears a patch over her heavily scarred right eye, so you’ll need an adhesive eye patch.

painwheel from skullgirls

Painwheel from Skullgirls

Painwheel (voiced by Izumi Kitta and Danielle McRae) is one of the eight original playable characters in the fighting game Skullgirls.  She was kidnapped and eventually transformed into her terrifying form by Valentine and Brain Drain.  Painwheel has brown hair that is mostly pulled back, though two pieces are left free to frame her face.  She also wears a creepy stitched mask with red eyes.  You can choose a full-face or half-face mask that is similar depending on your comfort level.  Painwheel’s clothing mostly consists of a high-neck sleeveless dress with thigh slits on both sides and cuffs around her wrists, ankles, and throat.  You can take a pair of scissors to your preferred dress to cut it to length.  A large part of Painwheel’s transformation is the weapon attached to her back, which resembles a large shuriken or a pinwheel, part of her namesake.  To recreate this aspect, you can purchase a replica oversized shuriken and attach it to your back or take a pair of costume wings and paint them metallic silver.  Lastly, paint your nails and draw dark veins using an eyeliner pencil.  You can also replicate the nails that stick out of her body using wooden golf tees and liquid latex to hold them in place.

parasoul from skullgirls

Parasoul Renoir from Skullgirls

Parasoul Renoir (voiced by Rie Tanaka and Erin Fitzgerald) is one of the original playable characters in the fighting game Skullgirls.  The princess of the Renoir family, Parasoul is also Umbrella‘s older sister.  Parasoul has red hair with bangs that she sweeps over her right eye.  She wears a black outfit with a high neck, long sleeves, and a mini skirt.  She pairs her clothes with black flats and a silver necklace with the cross of St. Peter, the same worn by her mother.  For her weaponry, Parasoul favors a Luger pistol and the Living Weapon Krieg, which looks like a large, black umbrella.

johnny cage from mortal kombat 11

Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat 11

Johnny Cage (voiced by Andrew Bowen in Mortal Kombat 11) is an action movie star and martial artist.  He is one of the seven original characters from the Mortal Kombat game series.  Johnny is a bit of a showboat and an airhead, but that does not detract from his fighting prowess.  In Mortal Kombat 11, Johnny’s look is more military-like than in previous iterations.  He wears a tactical vest and pants, with a black long-sleeved shirt, combat boots, and sunglasses.  Unless you can DIY Johnny’s “CAGE” belt, it might be hard to find, so look for a large silver buckle to use as a stand-in.


Elena from Street Fighter

Elena is a character from the Street Fighter video games. She first appears in Street Fighter III: New Generation. She is from Kenya and is currently studying abroad. Light-hearted and nature loving, she specializes in the Brazilian-African martial arts style called capoeira, which combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music.

As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.