I had planned on waiting until I got all of the outfits before doing a feature but there are just SO. MANY. OUTFITS. That I wanted to do smaller sections as to not overwhelm my two viewers with adorableness.
For those unfamiliar, Project Diva is a series of Rhythm Games staring the not-real-person, Hatsune Miko, as well as a few other idols. This particular game I am playing is Future Tone. I will only be focusing on the female idols' outfits in this series because boys are icky.
I tried to find flattering videos and hairstyles to go with the outfits but of course YMMV. Also, kudos to Project Diva for the insane amount of clothing options available. At the end of this series, I plan on doing a top 10 of my favourites.
Let's Get Started!
We begin with an ode to Space Channel 5. I picked her cheerleader buns because it fits the playful style and the colours match well.
This one is not one of my favourites but it goes well with the autumnal colours. It's also got a bit of mischief to it, having little wings and a tail. Might fit well with Halloween.
Sticking with a similar colour scheme, I absolutely adore this one. It's so goofy and playful. The stockings and shoes are A+.
Moving away from Hatsune Miku for a second (and in to the same field of flowers), we have Kagamine Rin in a nice, pure white dress. I love the little pigtails with it.
After Autumn comes winter and here we have MEIKO in a gorgeous red dress that helps her stand out amongst all of the white and yellow in the background.
Winter also means Christmas for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, so here's Kagamine Rin in an adorable Santa outfit in gingerbread town.
If Spring is more your thing, then here is a gorgeous Spring dress. I absolutely love it. The shoes are great, the shape is great, the colours are great, and I love the pink butterfly on her back.
For Summer, we have this cute cheerleader/tennis outfit. I gave it a nice hairbun. I like the lively look it has to it.
Let's move away from seasons and in to space because why not, that's a good transition. This one is pretty minimalistic (and kind of revealing) but I think it suits the scene well.
This is a very sweet outfit with nice colours. I picked that hair to go with it because I think the colours and style suit it well. The hairpiece also seems to match the sheer material of the top. The hair actually goes with the next outfit I'll show you.
The hair goes with this wedding dress-esq outfit which is gorgeous. And yes, I realize these pics don't show off the dress super well, but they're very pretty pictures so I made an executive decision. Admit it, those are some pretty pictures.
Coming back down to Earth now, I made a sort of rocker outfit for this concert. I think the hair really goes well with the outfit and compliments the silhouette.
I did a more feminine looking rock outfit here. I took a girly dress with an incredibly girly hairdo (heart pigtails) and added the more blunt, straight, black haircut to edge it out a little.
Speaking of concerts, here is Megurine Luka in a cute blue dress with a cute haircut. She actually has some of my favourite looks in the game.
Here's another example of her on-point hairstyle with a more casual outfit. Those hair curls are amazing and I am envious.
While on the subject of casual outfits, here is Hatsune Miku in a more casual-chic cool weather outfit. (I am nailing these transitions.)
Here, have some rainbows.
But we aren't here to look at casual outfits. We're also here to look at extravagant costumes that fit better in the fictional world.
How about an adorably pigtailed flight attendant with a super cute stripey dress?
Maybe you prefer a nurse with great blue curls and pretty purple stockings?
We also have Kagamine Rin here with a more Japanese Traditional look and gorgeous hair.
And also as a robot girl because let's get meta here.
And finally, we have this exquisite blue and white dress with the great blue heels.
I hope you have enjoyed this first part and stay tuned for more diva goodness coming soon!
Modern games have been doing a great job of incorporating outfits in to their games. Maybe it's due to the advancing tech, or maybe there are just enough silly people like me out there who want the outfits, but either way, it's a positive in my books. But of course, some ways of incorporating outfits in to a game are better than others. One of my favourite examples is Atelier Firis.
Instead of relegating outfits solely to DLC, Firis incorporates outfits directly in to its gameplay. You gain more outfits as you progress and complete certain tasks and each outfit, on top of being adorable, has a bonus that it grants Firis, the protagonist.
Two outfits, for example, allow you to better deal with the climate you're exploring, making it so you can explore for longer without needing to rest. Another dress gives you a discount at shops. One dress improves your item synthesis. I really like this system because it's motivation to change outfits to suit a need instead of simply picking the one I like most and keeping it on. It also makes sense in some cases. It's smarter to go out in a coat and mittens in a snowy climate as opposed to shorts and a t-shirt.
While Atelier Firis does include outfits in the base game, there is also DLC for more outfits. The DLC outfit packs include outfits for other characters in addition to Firis herself. I feel better about them having some DLC as the outfits are more for cosmetics and allow for another way to support a relatively small company if you want some extra outfits. But the best part is that I don't feel deprived if I don't buy those outfits; the base game gives me what I need to have a satisfying experience.
A variety of cute outfits integrated into the gameplay with an option for more outfits if I want is a great way of implementing an outfit system. I look forward to the upcoming Atelier Liddy & Suelle, and I hope they do just as good of a job bringing me cute, gameplay relevant clothing options.