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Re: Kairi's KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

Gotta say, by the end of this paragraph, you really articulated your point well. Felt like you were reaching a bit at the start, but I totally agreed with you by the end. I'd still like to wait to see the outfit in KH3 to properly judge how it appears and how proportionate it is to Kairi's body, but you're right about how Sora and Riku's outfits feel more mature and evolved whereas Kairi's does give off a feeling that she's being kept in the "princess" cage.
Thanks for taking some time to read it and give your thoughts! Like you, I'm reserving my final thoughts on it for the official KH3 engine reveal, which I think is more and more likely to take place at the Orchestra. Dress aside, I'm really excited for Kairi to finally get some time to shine.

Again, we don't know how long or short it is since its, again, being compared to a chibi. Though honestly I think it'd look nicer if it was long rather than giving her a repeat of her KH2 outfit. Case-in-point I found this one piece of fan art on twitter I think would fit her quite nicely. It has teh poof <3

I think it'd look better if it were knee length, as opposed to it being a hip-hugging mini skirt. It'd help to differentiate the design from her KH2 appearance.
This is a great example of how her shoes ought to look imo, and I like the hairstyle this artist gave her too. Although if she does have a bob and bangs for her official haircut, I think that'll look gorgeous as well.
 

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Re: Kairi&#039;s KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

Ah, it's like people will never be satisfied. There's the ones who are disappointed by her not wearing pants, there are people disappointed by her color scheme, there are people disappointed because they wanted a dress but NOT AS LONG (probably the same people who formerly complained that her dress was too short), there are people disappointed about her boots??

I don't think there would be a lot of people complaining about it if it didn't try to be so much different from her previous designs; it's not just one's taste, it's the drastic change that bothers people because it affects Kairi's character.

I still think it's better than the introduction of Riku's infamous "gay hair" in DDD :rolleyes:
 

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Re: Kairi&#039;s KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

im with everybody with we need to full out in kh3 render before we it judge it and i think also it will be at the concert
 

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I don't think there would be a lot of people complaining about it if it didn't try to be so much different from her previous designs; it's not just one's taste, it's the drastic change that bothers people because it affects Kairi's character.

I still think it's better than the introduction of Riku's infamous "gay hair" in DDD :rolleyes:
But how is it so drastically different? I will agree with you that her KH2 design makes a 180 compared to her KH1 design and I understand that people might be upset about that. But her current design is actually a very logical evolution of her KH2 design while incorporating the KH3 elements (buttons, plaid). Her shoes are the most different thing but they follow the color pattern of Sora's and Riku's shoes and are boots like Riku's. They could have added a touch of pink to incorporate them better, but all in all they seem like a better choice than badly laced up lavender chucks. Riku and Sora have the benefit that they had more outfits and their changes are more subtle, but even there we have the drastic change from white-red KH1 Sora to prominently black with a few accent colors KH2 Sora.

I also fail to see how it affects Kairi's character? Lavender is a soft color and pink is a soft color as well. She kept a little white in form of her undershirt (like Riku - he adapted white during KH2). Pink might give the connotation of somebody being more girly, but she fought (albeit very little - thanks Nomura -.-) in a pink outfit already and now has combat boots to go with it. If anything, while not with the color scheme itself, she goes back to her roots with the practicality of her outfit. Definitely more practical than her white shoes with the open heel.

...and please, let us never speak of Riku's KH3D hair again. I am so glad he got a better cut in KH3 v_v Still missing his long hair though.
 

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Okay, so after looking at the design and fanart of it more, some of my opinions have changed. First of all, I think it would've looked really pretty if Kairi had Recon's edit 2 outfit with some shorts or something. It would probably have been too similar to Aqua's design though. I'm just not a fan of dresses in general. BUT, if it's more flowy and less tubey, I think it'll look great on her. I still hope this dress is a bit longer than the KH2 one.

Also, I agree the boots are a bit basic, but I'm just happy she's wearing combat boots at all! Maybe they'll look better in the actual game.

As for her hair, I'm personally hoping they keep the anniversary artwork one (shorter with straight bangs) but if not, I can't really imagine any hairstyles they would go with that I wouldn't like. UNLESS it's a rehash of her KH1 hair. I mean, that was cute and all back then, but I'd rather see something new.

Oh, and I said I liked the asymmetry, but now that I've seen fanart, I think it looks weird. Unfinished, almost. If the things on her hips followed the same plaid-no plaid pattern it would have looked a lot better imo. Oh well.

The events are less than 3 weeks away but I feel like time is passing so slowly... I can't wait to see Kairi rocking this outfit!!
 

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Neither does Gaston, but KHUX doesn't care.

Nobody gets left out of Kingdom Hearts like Gaston ;)


The costume is cute, though it's alot of pink. Maybe some pants could of given it a bit of a balance. As for it being not suited for fighting, I think Square has learnt their lesson with KH2 and skeevy people manipulating the camera to see up Kairi's dress, as they have censored that in the HD versions. They'll give Kairi some pants underneath or something.
 

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Nobody gets left out of Kingdom Hearts like Gaston ;)


The costume is cute, though it's alot of pink. Maybe some pants could of given it a bit of a balance. As for it being not suited for fighting, I think Square has learnt their lesson with KH2 and skeevy people manipulating the camera to see up Kairi's dress, as they have censored that in the HD versions. They'll give Kairi some pants underneath or something.

Just saying man, her panties were textured
 

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But how is it so drastically different? I will agree with you that her KH2 design makes a 180 compared to her KH1 design and I understand that people might be upset about that. But her current design is actually a very logical evolution of her KH2 design while incorporating the KH3 elements (buttons, plaid). Her shoes are the most different thing but they follow the color pattern of Sora's and Riku's shoes and are boots like Riku's. They could have added a touch of pink to incorporate them better, but all in all they seem like a better choice than badly laced up lavender chucks. Riku and Sora have the benefit that they had more outfits and their changes are more subtle, but even there we have the drastic change from white-red KH1 Sora to prominently black with a few accent colors KH2 Sora.

I also fail to see how it affects Kairi's character? Lavender is a soft color and pink is a soft color as well. She kept a little white in form of her undershirt (like Riku - he adapted white during KH2). Pink might give the connotation of somebody being more girly, but she fought (albeit very little - thanks Nomura -.-) in a pink outfit already and now has combat boots to go with it. If anything, while not with the color scheme itself, she goes back to her roots with the practicality of her outfit. Definitely more practical than her white shoes with the open heel.

...and please, let us never speak of Riku's KH3D hair again. I am so glad he got a better cut in KH3 v_v Still missing his long hair though.

Let's just say she wore something closer to everyday's outfit back then; now it looks like she wants to look like a cool princess/loli of some sort (yeah, I get the point, but I wouldn't be so sure if it really is it). The outfit still reminds me of a very young herdsgirl a little bit, she only needs that big hat they wear >_< (I honestly don't know if it's the right terminology...)

I also miss Riku's long hair...
 

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The costume is cute, though it's alot of pink. Maybe some pants could of given it a bit of a balance. As for it being not suited for fighting, I think Square has learnt their lesson with KH2 and skeevy people manipulating the camera to see up Kairi's dress, as they have censored that in the HD versions. They'll give Kairi some pants underneath or something.

I see that a lot of people like the top half of her dress so not the bottom, so giving her pants with plaid pockets might have been better. Just to avoid having too much pink and so it's not so uniform. As it is, I hope her outfit looks a little more layered.

I personally don't understand how people say that a skirt allows more movement than pants. As long as the pants aren't super tight or too loose, it won't make too much of a difference. I'm not a fan of skirts and dresses myself, but I don't know any girls that would wear a dress or skirt when they know they're going to be moving a lot or doing a lot of physical labor.

Just saying man, her panties were textured

They did this with Selphie, too, and you could also look at some of the designs of the FF girls. I think they knew what they were doing.
 

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A dress in the right style will increase your mobility. The thing about moving is that it makes it very easy for the dress to flail around and, well, show what you don't want shown. Which is why I hope Kairi has shorts under the skirt.

So in conclusion

Loose skirt- great for running or jumping. Not great for parkour type stuff.
 

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I personally don't understand how people say that a skirt allows more movement than pants. As long as the pants aren't super tight or too loose, it won't make too much of a difference. I'm not a fan of skirts and dresses myself, but I don't know any girls that would wear a dress or skirt when they know they're going to be moving a lot or doing a lot of physical labor.

I would, but with some short black pants underneath or something.

They did this with Selphie, too, and you could also look at some of the designs of the FF girls. I think they knew what they were doing.

@ SE. Wtf ???? Ew.
 

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I would, but with some short black pants underneath or something.



@ SE. Wtf ???? Ew.

Well the alternative would be to leave it as a black void, which is arguably just as bad if not worse than just quickly texturing some underwear for them.
 

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Each to their own but ... I never had anything against her laced up chucks KH2.
 

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Each to their own but ... I never had anything against her laced up chucks KH2.
I liked them, and her new normal sized feel
 

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Each to their own but ... I never had anything against her laced up chucks KH2.
I agree, I thought they fit her personality as kind of casual femme, just like her KH1 outfit. I'm one of the rare people who doesn't mind her KH2 costume in general, even the color shift was OK for me although it would have been better if they had stuck with her original scheme. For KH3, I was hoping they would stick with something a little understated, because I just don't think Kairi's character is conveyed well through the Princess aesthetic. She's more sarcastic and punchy with her dialogue (her first line has her calling Sora, the ~chosen hero~ of the Keyblade, a "lazy bum") and I just can't see her pulling that off in this, but I'm open to being proven wrong.

EDIT: Also, the modesty debate is so weird to me. Who cares if her panties are visible, it's just underwear? Half of FF women are in nothing but their panties and while I think there's something to be said about the message that sends I think it's equally weird to insist that Kairi should be dressed differently to avoid the appearance of pandering to creepy/curious hackers.
 
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alexis.anagram i with on saying that her outfit reveal at the concert that they could release the ux stuff the next day like they always do
 

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About the dress; it looks like clipping could be an issue if she's playable.
 
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