Each member of Persona 5’s Phantom Thieves has a unique, recognizable design that’s true to their character. While these outfits are gorgeous, it’s natural for players to want to switch up their party’s appearance occasionally given how long Persona’s fifth installment is. Thankfully, there are a ton of alternate costumes available to choose from. Tthe recent PC port of Persona 5 Royal makes this even more accessible, as all costumes are given to players for free, including DLC.
There are a total of twenty-six costume sets included in Persona 5 Royal. Some are more basic, like the various summer and winter uniforms, while others completely transform the Phantom Thieves until they’re hardly recognizable. Only a few sets are lackluster, with the rest offering charming alternate looks for everyone’s favorite band of thieves.
10 Persona 4: Dancing All Night Costume Set
Though Joker and the other Phantom Thieves don’t appear in Persona 4: Dancing All Night, they still get Persona 4-inspired outfits with the Dancing All Night costume set. There are a few standouts in this set, but what keeps these outfits from ranking higher is how inconsistent the quality is.
In particular, Ryuji, Ann, Morgana and Akechi’s costumes leave a lot to be desired. On the other hand, Futaba, Haru, Makoto, and Yusuke are given fashionable outfits that manage to both be stylish and show off their personalities.
9 Persona 4: Arena Ultimax Costume Set
The Phantom Thieves take on a more futuristic, high-tech appearance with the Persona 4 Arena Ultimax costume set. While this set does give each Phantom Thief less overall individuality, there are still subtle differences that set each member apart.
The Arena Ultimax suits are mostly grey and black, but splashes of various colors are given to set characters apart. Ann and Haru’s outfits in particular still show off their trademark red-and-pink palettes. Each character also has a variation to the design of their glasses, in order to help differentiate them further.
8 Featherman Costume Set
The Persona universe has its own version of the Power Rangers known as the Featherman. Throughout Persona 3, 4, and 5, players can occasionally catch the Featherman show being played on T.V., and Persona 5 Royal goes the extra mile by including Featherman costumes in its DLC.
Each member is given a specific, unique color to help them stand out, with Yusuke and Makoto having the only similar-looking outfits as they both make use of blue. Akechi is the only one who’s given a completely different mask, likely alluding to the fact that he isn’t a true member of the Thieves like the rest.
7 Shin Megami Tensei If… Costume Set
If… is a spin-off of the Shin Megami Tensei series, which the Persona series itself is actually a spin-off of. This makes it incredibly charming to see the Phantom Thieves paying homage to a fellow Atlus spin-off series, and the blue uniforms suit each character surprisingly well.
While everyone dons the same uniform aside from Akechi, small details still help each character’s individuality shine through. Ryuji’s casual shirt can be seen under his blazer, Makoto keeps her black pantyhose, and Futaba has bright green shoes.
6 Maid And Butler Costume Set
The maid aesthetic is common in anime, so it only makes sense for Persona 5 Royal to have a costume pack based around this theme. The men are dressed in black suits while the ladies don red maid uniforms, except for Kasumi, who wears a black maid outfit.
This set very easily could have stuck everyone in the same, generic uniform, but there’s still a lot of personality to be found. Ryuji’s bowtie is tucked under his collar, Makoto once again keeps her pantyhose, Haru’s uniform includes polka-dots, and Futaba dons striped thigh-highs. The best part about the Maid and Butler set is that Morgana has to wear a maid uniform alongside the girls.
5 Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Costume Set
The New Cinema Labyrinth costumes don’t give the Phantom Thieves new outfits, but instead completely change the style of their character models. Joker and the others take on a chibi-style appearance with enlarged heads, and it’s a charming contrast to Persona 5 Royal’s typical visual flair.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth released an entire year before Persona 5 Royal, meaning Kasumi isn’t included whatsoever. This makes her inclusion in Persona 5 Royal’s Q2 set a delight, as she gets to take on a cute, chibi appearance alongside the rest of the Phantom Thieves.
4 Catherine Costume Set
Catherine is a puzzle game developed by Atlus, so it only makes sense that Persona 5 Royal would promote a fellow Atlus game with the Catherine costume set. Thankfully, rather than feeling like a simple promotional tie-in, the Persona 5 Royal cast fit their roles well.
Joker takes on the role of Catherine’s protagonist, Vincent, while Ryuji is his old best friend, Orlando. Kasumi fittingly dresses as Rin, a character only found in Catherine’s enhanced version, Full Body, much like how Kasumi only appears in the enhanced, Royal version of Persona 5.
3 Christmas Costume Set
The Christmas costume set is the only holiday-themed set available in Persona 5 Royal. This set does a fantastic job of capturing the spirit of the holidays while still injecting each character’s individuality into their outfits. For example, Ryuji still wears a mask over his mouth to represent his rebellious nature.
Almost everyone wears some variation on the traditional red-and-white Santa suit, except for Morgana, Futaba and Kasumi. Kasumi dons an all-white outfit, Futaba is dressed up like a reindeer, and Morgana doesn’t look too thrilled about having been transformed into a snowman, complete with a carrot nose.
2 Velvet Room Costume Set
The black-and-blue designs of the Velvet Room attendants have always been stylish, and Persona 5 Royal gives players a chance to dress the Phantom Thieves in this attire. Although all the male characters are given Theo’s suit from Persona 3, there’s a bit more variance in the girls’ uniforms.
Ann and Kasumi are dressed as Elizabeth from Persona 3, while Makoto and Haru are given Margaret’s outfit from Persona 4. The most interesting and horrifying part of this set is Morgana who, instead of being given a Velvet Room attendant costume, is dressed up like Igor.
1 Dancing In Starlight Costume Set
Similar to the Dancing All Night set, the Persona 5 Royal cast is also given the outfits they wear in the Persona 5: Dancing In Starlight spin-off game. Each character’s outfit keeps some semblance of their original design while still feeling fresh.
Aside from Futaba and Akechi, who aren’t seen attending school in-game, everyone keeps the pants from their school uniforms. It’s a great way to tie the set together while making the rest of the outfits entirely unique. Ryuji keeps a trademark graphic tee, Makoto’s shirt is stitched-together, and Haru’s top resembles a corset.
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