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Costumes That Should Be Added To Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

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Cloud and Red 13 in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Highlights

  • Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth expands on its predecessor with new elements like character wardrobes for added variety and customization.
  • Cloud, Tifa, and Yuffie’s alternative costumes from Advent Children offer more mature and visually appealing renditions of iconic characters.
  • Incorporating alternate skins like the PS1-style pixelated models could add a nostalgic flair to the game’s design and visual style.

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One of the biggest surprises about Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is just how much it expands on its predecessor. Not only did Square Enix retool and improve numerous aspects established in FF7 Remake, but the developers also threw in a ton of new elements for players to fiddle with. Among these is the wardrobe. Throughout the tale, Cloud and the others don various outfits to suit different situations. These additions open the door for further variety.

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The FF7 figures have been in several gaming projects, and they often sport new clothes to complement these scenarios. Many of these looks have become fan favorites. Other titles have even included them as alternate skins or costumes. Rebirth should get in on that action. With these costume changes, FF7 faithfuls can craft their ideal renditions of these iconic characters.

6 Advent Children Cloud

Cloud’s Darker Wardrobe Garnered A Better Reception Than His Bleak Attitude

Cloud in Advent Children: Final Fantasy 7

Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children

Release Date
September 14, 2005

Director
Tetsuya Nomura

Writers
Kazushige Nojima

Studio
Visual Works

The Advent Children movie isn’t the franchise’s finest hour. The convoluted, downbeat story is divisive among Final Fantasy fans. Thankfully, one element works: the redesigns. The film grants new costumes to the established characters, and most of them are as good as the originals.

The best example is Cloud. He trades his SOLDIER uniform for a black coat. The single sleeve retains an asymmetrical appeal while being incredibly sleek. That’s especially apparent in motion, where it flows like a cape. Such a design suits the acrobatic combat found in the Remake trilogy.

Developers have already proven that with its other gaming appearances. Cloud dons this coat in Kingdom Hearts 2, and it later functions as an unlockable costume in fighting titles like Dissidia and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’s actually cooler than his baseline outfit. Why shouldn’t it be the same in Rebirth?

5 Advent Children Tifa

Black Clothes Make The Fiercest Martial Artist Look Graceful

Tifa in Advent Children: Final Fantasy 7

Another great costume change in Advent Children happens with Tifa. Here, she sports a black vest, shorts, and duster. The outfit is a nice companion piece to Cloud’s, which is fitting. Not only are they together in the story, but the clothes work in action for the same visual reason. As she fights, it gracefully flows with her movement. True, it’s somewhat less athletic than her baseline garb, but it evokes a greater maturity. This aspect makes it perfect for the maternal role she sometimes plays. Such a good match means it’s an enduring part of Tifa’s wardrobe.

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For that reason, it’s also an alternate costume in a few games. She wears it to search for Cloud in Kingdom Hearts 2, and it’s available to equip in the Dissidia series. Thus, it should be the same here.

4 Advent Children Yuffie

The Self-Proclaimed Ninja Actually Looks The Part With This Visual Update

Yuffie in Advent Children: Final Fantasy 7

The final Advent Children design that the developers should incorporate belongs to Yuffie. Like other outfits from that film, it adds a lot more black via her jacket, shirt, and stockings. This choice is appropriate for Yuffie; after all, she repeatedly boasts that she’s a ninja of Wutai. That said, she doesn’t abandon color altogether.

On top of her tan shorts, she sports white floral prints on her shirt. The element is likely a nod to her home. All in all, the garb creates a more mature rendition of the materia hunter while retaining the adventurous attitude of youth. It’s a shame, then, that it doesn’t have many appearances.

Since she’s a side character, Yuffie sits out many of the crossover titles that normally include this costume. She wears it in Kingdom Hearts 2 and 3, but that’s about it. However, players could purchase it as a custom character skin in Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier. In addition, fans modded it into the Intergrade DLC of FF7 Remake, so there is a demand for the outfit. Rebirth would be a prime chance to answer that call.

3 Olympus Cloud

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Cloud in Olympus Coliseum in Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts

Franchise
Kingdom Hearts

Released
September 17, 2002

One of Cloud’s most well-known post-FF7 appearances was in Kingdom Hearts. Here, he serves Hades in the Olympus Coliseum (the Hercules world), and that service comes with a spooky aesthetic worthy of the Underworld. The costume mainly consists of his regular gear: a SOLDIER suit with a modified pauldron on one shoulder. On top of that, though, is a tattered cloak and golden gauntlet reminiscent of Vincent Valentine. Finally, he sprouts a bony wing for aerial attacks. The combination has a uniquely Gothic edge, with the clashing colors especially striking. It’s a wonder why it’s not as popular as the Advent Children garb.

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The Olympian makeover doesn’t have the same reach outside its original game. Sure, the Dissidia titles include it, but it’s nowhere to be seen in Super Smash Bros. Rebirth can fix that, though. In fact, the costume would be right at home with these visuals. The adventure has plenty of haunting environments, such as the swamp and mithril mines. The timeline plot thread even has wraith-like “Whispers” flying around. A scary character would be the ideal complement to these aspects. Vincent is already in the game. He just needs to lend Cloud his cloak, and the costume is complete.

2 Heartless Angel Sephiroth

The One-Winged Angel Becomes The Heartless Angel In This Demonic Iteration.

Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts 2

Kingdom Hearts 2

Franchise
Kingdom Hearts

Developer(s)
Square Enix

Publisher(s)
Square Enix

The Kingdom Hearts series recontextualizes Sephiroth as a manifestation of Cloud’s inner darkness. Those metaphysical roots warrant a supernatural makeover. Here, his black coat seems to be made of organic material. The cloth has red highlights and webbed fins on the forearms. More unsettling are the blue wings on his back and under his coat. They make for a vaguely Lovecraftian version of the One-Winged Angel, but without losing the inherent sleekness. It’s a shame that this design isn’t more prolific.

“Heartless Angel” mirrors Cloud’s Olympus gear in its appearance. The Dissidia games have it, but Super Smash Bros. doesn’t. Rebirth is a prime chance to bring it back, particularly given Sephiroth’s role. The updated story portrays the villain as more of a phantom-like figure than he was originally. He pops up in the most imposing scenes to play mind games with the heroes. As such, a demonic look fits like a glove.

1 PS1 Skins

Pixelized Anime Characters Would Match The World’s Style

PS1 Aerith and Cloud in Final Fantasy 7

Final Fantasy 7

Released
January 31, 1997

Here’s a growing trend among remakes, remasters, and revivals. The developers of the newer games include alternate skins or filters based on renders from the original titles. Crash Bandicoot and Tomb Raider are just two examples. Rebirth even dabbles in the fun with its Fort Condor mini-game, which sucks the heroes in and transforms them into their blocky versions from the PS1 classic. Sadly, their miniature proportions mean the characters can’t sport them in normal gameplay, but that’s not the only option for evoking the past.

The heroes also have models for the FMV cinematics. They’re the right size while still capturing that classic feeling. These scenes were stunning at the time, and they remain appealing, albeit for a different reason. Their exaggerated features are akin to a 3D anime. Their inclusion could be a welcome departure from the remake’s photorealism. Furthermore, they’d arguably be a better match for the game’s flashy visual style. Sometimes, the oldies are the goodies.

FF7RebirthTag

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Platform(s)
PlayStation 5

Released
February 29, 2024

Metascore
92

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