In anime, most of our heroes are middle or high school students who wear school uniforms — just like real-life scholars in Japan. These outfits not only represent uniformity but the honorable reputations of the institutes. However, sometimes artists take these standardized looks a step further by adding stylish twists to elevate an otherwise ordinary outfit to something cosplayable. Here are five examples of school uniforms in anime that are so fierce, that we’d rock them in real life.
- Hyakkaou Private Academy’s School Uniform Is Affluent Vogue
Where To Watch: Netflix
Hyakkaou Private Academy’s threads are so clean that they deserve a spread in a fashion magazine. The appeal of the Academy’s red, black, and white ensemble is undeniable, and cosplayers worldwide replicate the fit IRL. The private school’s uniform has a look that screams “affluence,” which is perfect for a school that houses the children of some of the wealthiest people in the world.
The signature look consists of:
- A red and black button-up blazer with gold accents.
- A white collared shirt.
- A black tie (traditional knit for boys, cross bowtie for the ladies.)
- Black houndstooth bottoms (slacks for guys, pleated skirt for girls.)
- And brown shoes.
Some students have their own takes on the uniform, with added accents and accessories that match their quirky personalities. Even though the halls are filled with countless original takes –– like the adorable Runa Yomozuki’s kawaii overcoat –– no one rocks the uniform quite like Yumeko Jabami. Her red blazer and black tights serve a sleek curve-hugging look.
- U.A. High School’s Various Uniforms Make Us Want To Fill Out An Application
Anime: My Hero Academia
Where To Watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll