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What’s your favorite piece of iconic video game clothing?

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One of the principles of good character design is recognizability, and part of that is what a character is wearing. Can you tell which character it’s supposed to be just based on their outfit?

Better yet, can you tell who they are based on one article of clothing? It’s not a coincidence that the most iconic pieces of clothing in video games also come from some of the best titles ever made.

Fashion has been a pretty casual hobby for me, but it really is something I love — the clothes we choose to wear can tell the world so much about us, and in this case, the clothes that the developers choose for the characters in games tell us a lot about them.

Some examples that immediately come to mind for me are Chell’s jumpsuit from Portal, Clementine’s hat from The Walking Dead, or Mayor Lewis’ purple shorts from Stardew Valley — you know the ones.

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