Freakish fashion

Nov 1, 2007

We gamers have standards when it comes to fashion. It's not like we expect Cloud Strife to be modeling Christian Dior, or Mario to be sporting the latest threads from Burberry, but we do expect that Link wears green, Peach wears pink and you never see Master Chief's face. Sometimes, we relax a little and let a few things slide (come on, Heavenly Sword heroine Nariko was hot in that fake kimono; so what if she prefers double-sided tape to an actual bra?), but then there are the freakish fashion disasters that just can't be forgiven. Here, we take a look at ten eyesores that would make evenBjork cry.

Lulu, Final Fantasy X
The Look: Black Mage, Goth chic, Emo
The Crime: Fugly

We've got nothing against belts, fur, Black Mages or belled sleeves. But put them all together (plus another 50 belts) and you've got a leather-and-fur train wreck that only Square Enix could cook up. Lulu was meant to be an updated version of Vivi's munchkin look crossed with a supermodel,according to FFX character designer Tetsuya Nomura. He wanted to give the programmers a challenge by making each of Lulu's belt buckles completely unique. What he gives us gamers is a headache, trying to imagine how she gets out of the get-up when she's got to go to the bathroom.