How Much The Outfits Of Your Favourite Characters Costs

How Much The Outfits Of Your Favourite Characters Costs
To sign up for our daily newsletter covering the latest news, features and reviews, head HERE. For a running feed of all our stories, follow us on Twitter HERE. Or you can bookmark the Kotaku Australia homepage to visit whenever you need a news fix.

Video game characters have it easy: they never have to change clothes. Whether they’re saving the world or just catching Pokemon, our heroes — Master Chief, Link, Mario, Samus Aran — are always wearing the same damn thing. But their outfits aren’t always cheap. Master Chief’s get up can cost over a 100 million dollars. Even Link’s elf get up rings up over a thousand bucks. Not everybody can just wear a tie and eat bananas like Donkey Kong.

Here’s a totally silly exercise from Sunglass Warehouse that estimates the cost of a video game character’s outfit. They cleverly try to find real world replacements for things like Navi for Link (a drone) and use real projects like the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) for Master Chief to somewhat base it in our economics.

All I know is that I’m pretty sure I can do a better job with $US189 than the sweatpants wearing guy of Grand Theft Auto.

AU Editor’s note: All of the costs quoted are in US dollars; use this for quick conversions.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo


  • Maybe a bit pedantic, but not a fan of these stories coming up looking like local posts as they have been lately. I mean Casey’s a writer for Giz US, right?

  • Video game characters have it easy: they never have to change clothes. If you ignore the fact that Mario, Link and Samus (along with many unmentioned characters) all change their clothes in their games.

  • Only $250 for the Master Sword and $12 for the Ocarina of Time huh?
    That seems right for one of a kind, magical artifacts of legend.

    Link, find the Triforce, save the kingdom!!

    Ok…..aaaand, done! $32 on EBay, including shipping!!

    • Also Rupees are money, where are they getting the exchange rate? I suppose we could argue it’s $20 worth of Rupees, just no other character seems to include Money. Link doesn’t wear them and just seems out of place. Now if they added in the wallet/pouch it would make more sense. And hey Mario may be out to save the Princess but that doesn’t stop him picking up coins along the way.

Show more comments

Comments are closed.

Log in to comment on this story!