Costumes are outfits that Shantae can change into to change her stats and abilities. First introduced in Shantae: Risky's Revenge for the iOS to promote Shantae: Half-Genie Hero's Costume Swap stretch goal. Some characters also have different outfits that doesn't change anything but their appearance.
Shantae's normal outfit. She wears a red bedlah and wears a tiara. In Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, she also wears a vest.
A blue pallet swap of the default outfit. An exclusive costume in Half-Genie Hero for backers of the kickstarter and is also bundled in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate edition.
Dancer In the Director's Cut edition of the game, the Dancer costume features its own stand alone mode and the Costume enjoyed a little update. Her ponytail is styled into a scorpion tail Shantae and the Pirate's Curse as part of the storyline, but it has no additional powers. Shantae regains her normal outfit once the costume is no longer required.
To be downloadable content in Half-Genie Hero, three costumes that affect how Shantae plays.
Based on the suit Patricia Wagon wears in WayForward's other game Mighty Switch Force!. This would give Shantae ranged Pellet Gun attacks and increased armor (but may require power restoration by way of Heart Discs).
Gives Shantae additional speed, agility, and magic at the cost of defense.
Gives Shantae greatly reduced defense, but adds a few surprise moves (EX: throwing a beach ball at foes, sunbathe to restore Hearts).
Risky Boots' normal clothing. She wears a large pirate hat, with a skull symbol, which keeps her long hair in. She wears a top that looks like the upper half of a skull. She wears deep purple pants lined with a white rim that looks like a jaw bone. She wears a belt which holds her scimitar and pistol.
A black and red pallet swap of Risky's outfit in Half-Genie Hero based on her sprite in the original Shantae game. An exclusive costume for those who backed the kickstarter and is also bundled in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate edition.
- The Blue outfit is based on the original pitch for the SNES and PC. At the end of her adventure her red outfit would turn a triumphant blue.