Ryu is the main protagonist and playable character character in Capcom’s popular game series Street Fighter. He was introduced with the rest of the original cast in the first street fighter game, released in 1987. He gained massive popularity for his iconic Japanese martial arts look and dress. With a sole goal in the games to improve his fighting skills and become the strongest fighter, he gains attention from many of the other fighters within the Capcom Universe. Namely the crime boss M. Bison, who seeks to use Ryu’s talents for his own illegal agenda. Partnered with his best friend Ken Masters, he is present in every installment of the Street Fighter game series, film adaptations and anime and comic book publications. In some of the game variations Ryu has an evil sorry ego which is described as “Ryu with the surge of murderous intent awakened.” That being said, you can choose to go for a lighter or darker version of this popular character. Known for its iconic blocky animation coupled with think leg and arm muscles in every playable character, this game series has been a fan favorite for over 20 years.
His outfit is also an iconic party of the game series, and very simple. Cosplaying as Ryu will be easily recognizable at a variety of conventions by diverse groups of fans.
Ryu Costume: The Basics
Ryu Costume: Accessories
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