“Want to see my Kung-Fu? I’ll show you.” – Chu-Li
Street Fighter fans were beyond excited when Fortnite introduced Chun-Li into the battle royale game last month. Alongside the kick-ass “strongest woman in the world” fighter, the main protagonist of the Street Fighter series, Ryu, also made an appearance as one of the many outfits players can equip in their epic crossover.
Street Fighter is one of Capcom’s most beloved fighting games, making the rounds since 1987. Inspired by the manga Karate baka ichidai, the title is one of the highest-grossing video game franchises of all time and serves as one of Capcom’s flagship series with total sales of 46 million units worldwide as of December last year. In appreciation of Street Fighter’s very first female fighter, cosplayer Usagi brings the character to life.
Who is the Usagi?
Usagi is a 21-year-old cosplayer and Twitch streamer from Vegas, USA. As well as enjoying dressing up, Usagi is an avid gamer and artist. Some of the games she enjoys most are Valorant, Overwatch, Smite and Animal Crossing. As you can see from Usagi’s cosplay, she certainly knows how to style Chun-Li out in style. Wearing what looks to be a qipao ( Chinese dress) that’s had some adjustments made to it for those high kicks, Usagi also sports Chun-Li’s white combat/boxing boots.
Usagi finishes her cosplay with Chun-Li’s trademark hairstyle and also those spiked metal bracelets that Chun-Li wears to help tone and exercise her body when performing her kicking moves, including helping stabilize her centre of gravity during a Hyakuretsukyaku and limit her during supers such as the Senretsukyaku to avoid overexerting her muscles. The spikes are also used for the purpose of intimidation.
you should all kneel down before me! pic.twitter.com/d5gUb8vigQ
— ☾ (@tsuwukii) March 15, 2021
Where to see more cosplay from Usagi
You can tune into Usagi’s Twitch channel right here to watch her play some of the games mentioned above or you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Just as a word of warning, many of Usagi’s images on Instagram are NSFW so proceed with caution.
You can take a look at Street Fighter‘s most recent patch notes that include playable characters and costumes right here.