|So many costumes, so many conventions for them to show up at!
Japan is just full of interesting video game events, it seems.
|Sonic Gear Main Page||Sonic Costume Characters Japan 1 * Sonic Costume Characters 2|
|This is a pretty cool mascot suit, look at how the spikes lean outward for a better profile. Seen from any angle, this one is likely pretty game accurate. This clearly appeared at an event to advertise a puzzle game with Puyos in it. You can see the girl has on a red puyo hat, and the announcer (cropped out) had on a puyo themed shirt. Why did they need a Sonic? Sega took over the Puyo brand, and incorporated Mean Bean Machine into one of its collections. (despite the fact that MBM used AoStH style things from the USA, they still included the game, as the beans were similar to puyos. Added info by Taaron|
|Here's the modern Shadow suit as seen from the side. You can tell they were really paying attention with this spikes as they're all bent appropriately up and out. They got the red rim to the top of his eyes really well done as well, though his nose may be a tad long. It's unknown where this suit appeared, but it's nice to see a new angle for it.|
|This is another shot from the skit that took place at the Sonic Party event (seen on page 2) This one however shows the suits from a new above-angle. Also, notice that the Eggman has fallen over in the background, and it seems to be a 'victory pose'.|
|Here's a fun Tails suit and 3 girls. They're clearly part of an event, and wearing some kind of uniform. It's likely a logo on their chest to something, but who knows what that may be. This is likely the same Tails Suit from the Sonic Party skit above.|
|This mascot suit appeared at TGS (Tokyo Game Show) 2011 at the Sega Sonic Generations booth. You can see they've hung a 20th Anniversary symbol card around the suit's neck like a necklace, to make it different for this show. Gathered around him are the booth girls in their uniforms. They are holding sticker sheets (the free give-away) to lure people to the booth. You can see their stickers on Japan School Supply & the TGS merchandise case on Fan Events/Places.|
|Here's a great close up of their nice Rouge the Bat costume character from TGS. You can see various views of her on the other pages here, but this one is a good close up for her face/ hands/body. The fingers/gloves are a little stuffy/wrinkly, (as 99% are) but the rest looks really great, including her expression. Very proportional, this is a great suit to see! Photo discovered by EmerlFan 13|
|This is a photo from the Toshi Taiko Baseball game. As you can see, it's indoors, & Sega likely cosponsored it somehow. AiAi is from Super Monkey Ball, & they were really hoping the monkies would catch on as characters, so they added a suit for him. This is their SA2 costume, with Sonic wearing his Sonic Adventure 2 soap shoes. Amy's hair looks nicely sculpted on the sides. You can also see her smile on the side of her face. The soles of her boots seem like they're a yellowish or worn out and the boot length just a little short. (this is an older suit, there are photos of it elsewhere on Gear. It looks like she's a little too big for her dress. This suit does have a tail (seen low). It seems like the 3 suits are cheering with the cheerleaders at the game. (they're to the left) Photo & info discovered by EmerlFan13|
|Here's a photo from an event...but what event was it? It clearly needed mascot suits, as here's another of their good Sonic ones. Note the big hands, and original-style shoes (not the soap shoe) He appears here with a sort of odd 'chibi style' mascot suit for Hatsune Miku the vocaloid singer. Photo discovered by Taaron|