When the Avatar Marketplace started, most scoffed that they'd never pay their hard earned money to dress up their Avatar in digital goods. In the months and years since, we wonder if those same people stuck to their guns, as the Xbox Live store filled up with items aimed at seemingly every possible niche in geekdom. Here's just some of our favorites that you can pick up for your little digital friend.
Old School Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)
This retro version of Sub-Zero is merely one entry in the fairly deep MK collection of clothes. You'll find matching ninja gear for seemingly every color of the rainbow, along with other "klassic" MK characters. But don't expect to buy a Fatality, as the Avatars are kept pretty G-rated by Microsoft.
Sure, you could dress up in one of the dozens of Spartan armor types available, but why be predictable? Why not dress as the prawn-like Flood hatchlings? You'll at least stand out from the crowd.
Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid 2)
There's a pretty good Metal Gear wardrobe connected to last year's MGS HD Collection, and obviously Snake's outfit from MGS2 was our fave. Of course, if you want to wear a mask of Snake's head, that costs extra.
Dragonborn Armor (Skyrim)
Your character can sport so many different looks in the fifth Elder Scrolls, and some of that is reflected in the Avatar store's selection of goods. If you'd like to stick with the most recognizable outfit, that's why this armor is there. How can you say no to those down turned horns?
Creeper Shirt (Minecraft)
Minecraft will be available any day now on the 360, but the clothes have already invaded the Avatar store. There are other cool items, like a pet Creeper or Cape, but we prefer the quiet simplicity of this shirt.
Bastion was one of the best downloadables last year and you can celebrate your love for the Kid's journey by dressing up as the game's hero. It's a nice ensemble and displays how cool you are by dressing up like an indie game character.
Sega Saturn shirt (Guardian Heroes)
If you're a particularly hardcore Sega/Treasure fan, the entire Guardian Heroes collection is pretty enticing. However, if you don't belong to that exclusive club, this shirt is still worth your MS points. Wear it to show your love for Sega's under appreciated 32-bit console.
Sonic Hoodie (Sonic 4 Episode II)
You can't throw a virtual dead cat without hitting one of Sonic and his crappy friends in the Avatar Marketplace. There are tons of options for wannabe furries to buy full Sonic outfits, but there are more dignified options out there, like the Sonic Hoodie (there's a matching Tails one as well).
Sonic's Special Stage (Sonic 4 Episode II)
As long as you're dressing like Sonic, you may as well act like him too. This prop allows you to reenact a classic Sonic Bonus stage and no matter what your skill level, you always get the Chaos Emerald.