One of the things I really appreciate more in DYRL than the TV series is that in general, people are better dressed in DYRL, and the clothes fashion reflected the 1980′s, when the TV series and the movie were released.
The most notable example of being better dressed is of course, Minmay.
In Minmay’s first appearance, she wears an elegant pink/white/purple dress. Her puffy shoulders make her look like a fairy.
We are then treated to Minmay’s many outfits throughout the movie.
On their date, Hikaru and Minmay are dressed in nice, casual clothes.
When Hikaru and Minmay go into the clothing-hologram room on their date, we get our only glimpse of Minmay in Princess Leia-like hair buns and a Chinese dress.
In contrast, in the TV series, we often see Minmay in her hair buns and a Chinese dress. For example, here is her outfit for her 16th birthday party.
Also in the clothing-hologram room, we see Hikaru and Minmay in white wedding clothes.
In the TV series, in their imaginary wedding, Hikaru and Minmay are also dressed in white wedding clothes.
Back to DYRL, here’s Minmay in a simple, but elegant yellow dress.
This is the scene in DYRL where Hikaru asks Minmay to sing for everyone. Minmay wears a red/white ensemble that looks very warm!
In the TV series, in the similar scene where Hikaru asks Minmay to sing for everyone, Minmay also wears a red/white outfit: coincidental or intentional?
Here’s Minmay in her famous, elegant final concert dress.
In contrast, in the TV series, Minmay begins her singing during the final battle with Bodolzaa’s forces, and she’s wearing a skirt with polka-dots. A little casual, don’t you think?
Minmay changes into an orange and white dress during the final battle. Although this dress is nice, it’s not as flashy as her DYRL dress.
Let’s switch gears to clothes worn by other characters.
After returning from Zentradi captivity, Hikaru and Misa relax in casual clothes. Hikaru is wearing a vest, and Misa is wearing a dress with a pleated skirt.
In a throwback to the 1980′s, here are some clothing styles made famous by Madonna. For example, look at the mannequin sporting fishnet pants, wildly hairsprayed hair, and a bandanna.
Another 80′s bandanna on Kim.
Do you have any opinions on character costumes in DYRL or the TV series?