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Top 10 Best Costumes | Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Dressing your characters in a variety of costumes has become such a big thing in video games. FPS and battle royale games in particular have become infamous for their player skins, often featuring hundreds of different options by which you can create an individual look and feel. This is fine for a game featuring a generic player character of course, but what about a fully curated RPG affair? Happily, RPG and JRPG games have been offering their own dress up options for decades.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore falls into the curated column in this regard, which means that each and every costume is designed to fit the character it’s worn by. That doesn’t mean they’re all amazing however, they can’t all be bangers after all, but the following ten are those that stand out for us.


10. Emblem Form

Itsuki's Costume, Emblem Form, in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

The first costume on our list belongs to Itsuki, the player character in TMS#FE Encore, and is a throwback costume that references Marth, the first Lord in the Fire Emblem series. We’ll admit that half of our reason is probably nostalgia, after all the costume itself looks slightly out of place in modern times, but the fact that it actually makes a little story line sense manages to push it up our list.

Location

Obtained near the start of New Game+, after rescuing Tsubasa.


9. Cross Bravery

Eleonora's Costume, Cross Bravery, in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

You may note a little costume theme we have going on here: We like throwbacks to older games, or nods to other series’ in the developers back catalogues, though only if they make sense. This one in particular heralds from a less known series developed by Atlas: Etrian Odyssey. Specifically, Etrian Odyssey Nexus and the Hero class. The outfit is lifted directly and applied to Eleonora here, and whilst we’d argue that the Hero class itself doesn’t actually use a Bow, it certainly suits her outgoing personality. It’s helped by the weakness of the rest of her outfits if we’re honest, but we like it all the same.

Location

Treasure chest in the Area of Aspiration, EX Dungeon 2.


8. Arc Suit

Touma's Costume, Arc Suit, in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

The Arc Suit costume really serves to highlight Touma’s best attribute in TMS#FE-E: He’s the comic relief character. There are very few muted outfits for our budding actor, and whilst we’re not too fond of his earlier outfits, we appreciate that the developers decided to simply lean into the crazy angle, rather than skirt around it. Yes it’s hard to take him seriously, even more so in this costume, but that’s kind of the point now isn’t it?

Location

Treasure chest in the Area of Aspiration – EX Dungeon 3.


7. Dominant Queen

Kiria's Costume, Dominant Queen, in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Unusually for costumes that we love, Kiria’s Dominant Queen outfit is obtained remarkably early on in the game. We’re not sure if that’s damning for the rest of her choices, or telling of just how well they managed to encapsulate her personality with this one. Much like it’s wearer, the outfit is outgoing yet restrained, confident yet coy with it. There are a few others that we like, but nothing quite like this, and none occupied our Kiria’s costume slot for longer than this one.

Location

Purchased from the Anzu store.


6. Rebellious Joker

Itsuki's Costume, Rebellious Joker, in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Fans of Atlus games will need no introduction to this outfit, hailing as it does from Joker in Persona 5. It manages to retain at least 50% of it’s coolness from it’s base game, which in turn makes it better than the majority of the costumes available here. Our stock here is almost entirely in the outfit and the memories it evokes rather than how great it looks on Itsuki. If we’re honest, it doesn’t look quite right on anybody but Joker, but we’re happy to have it here and it’s certainly better than most of Itsuki’s offerings.

Location

Treasure Chest in Area of Aspiration – EX Dungeon 1.


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5. Sister Lionheart

Mamori's Costume, Sister Lionheart, in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Yes, it’s clear that we love call out costumes from other games, and yes we’re super big JRPG fans and a sucker for more content like this, but we’ll put forth a little defence in this case: It looks really good, and really close to it’s source content – Annette from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. We’ve put countless hours into the Fire Emblem series and whilst we’ll always be disappointed with how much screen time the series actually got in TMS#FE-E, we’re happy to see the latest entry referenced a little.

Location

Treasure Chest in Area of Aspiration – EX Dungeon 2.


4. Demonica Replica

Yashiro's Costume, Demonica Replica, in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Speaking of games we love, Shin Megami Tensei (Tokyo Mirage Sessions, in case you hadn’t noticed) is yet another one. We love it’s dark themes, demon fusion and general distaste for the players difficulty thresholds. In this case, it really does suit Yashiro – he’s dark, brooding and his arrival heralds the introduction of a darker story portion. Perfect then for the Dominica, which here reminds us heavily of the scene in SMTIV where it’s externals are viewed for the first time in the forest. Echoes of Strange Journey Redux too in Yashiro’s stance.

Location

Treasure Chest in Area of Aspiration – EX Dungeon 3.


3. Samurai Justice

Touma's Costume, Samurai Justice, in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Speaking of SMT4, here we have another costume that makes the jump over. The Samurai Justice outfit is essentially the outfit worn by the Samurai in SMT4, adapted to fit Touma. If we’re honest, he’s not much like a Samurai at all and if anything it would have made more sense on Yashiro, but we still appreciate the throwback. Who wouldn’t want a SMT samurai fighting alongside Joker, or Marth? It’s an opportunity that cannot be missed.

Location

Treasure Chest in Area of Aspiration – EX Dungeon 1.


2. Sweet Labyrinth

Tsubasa's Costume, Sweet Labyrinth, in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Yes it’s another piece of content ripped from another game, but dammit we love Persona Q and we’re super happy that it gets reference here. The little 3DS game that blends Etrian Odyssey and Persona is a real hidden gem that is not given the respect it deserves. It’s source material alone is enough to get our attention, but it’s helped by Tsubasa’s initial shy demeanour being echoed by Rey, the originator of the garb. She may not have the same hidden depths, but we think Tsubasa pulls it off and once we obtained this one, it never left the outfit slot.

Location

Treasure Chest in Area of Aspiration – EX Dungeon 1.


1. Survivor’s Tale

Itsuki's Costume, Survivor's Tale, in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Speaking of outfits that suit their wearers in both games, the Survivor’s Tale feels at home on both. It originates from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, in which an unlikely hero is swept up into an unfamiliar world filled with demons, enemies and unlikely allies. If it’s sounding familiar, then you’re on the same page as us. Itsuki also finds himself in unlikely and uncertain circumstances, but pushes himself to fight for his allies, ultimately triumphing and revealing a great power within himself – It’s a great match.

…Wait, that’s actually the plot of almost all Shin Megami games..

Well look, we just like the way it flaps around alright?

Location

Treasure Chest in Area of Aspiration – EX Dungeon 1.


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