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Who is the best dressed Nintendo character?

Our fashion expert rates the style of your favourite Nintendo stars

A 31 year-old plumber in dungarees, a hero who sports a green hippy hat to make him look hard and a professor who wears a top hat to hide his big ginger afro. Which of these is the best dressed Nintendo character? On the day that New Style Boutique is released, it seemed like a good idea to find out so we asked our fashion expert for her verdict.

Chandra aside (he reviewed New Style Boutique for ONM 90), it's fair to say that we're not in a position to judge style. One of our reviewers wears videogames t-shirts every day and owns one long-sleeved shirt, another wears Fred Perry polo shirts like your Dad (well, he is a Dad of two), another is currently sporting a red hoodie with tartan lining while our newest team member looks like the bassist from an early 90s grunge band (actually, that's quite cool).

So we asked fashion expert Suzanne Elliott who has written about clothes and that for Sky and Orange to deliver her verdict on the fashion sense of Nintendo characters. Warning: it's not always pretty.

Mario

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Suzanne says: The Jeremy Clarkson of The Mushroom Kingdom (he's not that old - Ed), this is the look of a man who is desperately clinging on to his youth (fair point - Ed). Baseball caps on the over-30s is rarely a good look, while a blue romper suit on anyone over one year old is a no-no. Get yourself down M&S Mario and kit yourself out with a pair of Blue Harbour cords.

Link

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Suzanne says: Link's look could do with a shot of colour - green and brown may be useful in a forest but in the real world Link risks being mistaken for a tree. He could also do with a little updating - his tunic is so long and combined with the belt, it could be mistaken for 'scousers' - that early noughties trend for wearing a skirt over trousers. That said, could Link be leading an early trend for Wee Willie Winkle in that hat.

Peach

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Suzanne says: She may be pretty in pink, but Peach isn't pushing the fashion envelope here with her frou frou frock. It would be good to see her in something a little more modern and fashion-forward.

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  1. theycallmejack Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 14:38

    Go Layton!! If it wasn't such an ungentlemanly thing to do, I'd steal his hat...

  2. shy guy 64 Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 15:08

    good greif

  3. Magmortar963 Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 15:36

    Samus doesn't need to dress at tall, she looks so hot I'd rather see her nude.

  4. NSMB23DS Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 15:50

    Samus doesn't need to dress at tall, she looks so hot I'd rather see her nude.


    I wodered why the Majora's Mask avatar of yours had it's eyes opened so wide... :shock:


    :lol:

  5. epiclink Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 16:11

    Phoenix Wright.

  6. EdDeRs1 Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 16:48

    the main problem i have with Cap Falcon's look is he dresses too much like a Judge (from the comics, you know, Judge Dredd, 2000AD)

  7. 5OUNDWAVE Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 20:35

    the main problem i have with Cap Falcon's look is he dresses too much like a Judge (from the comics, you know, Judge Dredd, 2000AD)

    why is that a problem judge Dredd kick's ass

  8. kingdomheartless Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 20:36

    Yeah, see... this is why I have a tophat.

  9. MartinIsAwesome Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 23:32

    I'd love to have heard the fashionista's verdict on Mile Edgeworth and his cravat. I mean, he has got to be the best dressed character in the Ace Attorney series.
    I'd also nominate Ashley Robbins from CiNG's Another Code games. (http://images.wikia.com/anothercode/ima ... ey_ACR.jpg)
    She's quite trendy, although she'd probably be criticized for the late nineties midriff.

  10. cthesupergenius Saturday 17th Nov 2012 at 15:30

    Ash isn't a video game character. And Mario doesn't wear a baseball cap, it's more like a farmer's cap or a train driver's cap.

  11. ChaosControl Sunday 18th Nov 2012 at 00:08

    She criticises Link for too much green....but like's Professor Layton's tones. Is it because green isn't "in season"? :roll:

    Also I love Phoenix Wright's sharp suit and spiky hair! I wonder what she'd make of Godot.....or Maya?

  12. Xenobladeperson Sunday 18th Nov 2012 at 00:32

    Did you just name all the Nintendo characters?

  13. KairiZero Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 12:38

    What a random article haha!

    Gonna have to go with Cap'n Falcon, hes the boss!!

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