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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 Outfits

  • Seven Sirens
  • Half genie Hero
  • Master Blaster Zero
  • Pirates Curse
  • Risky's Revenge
  • Shantae

Red Bedlah Attire

The primary default outfit of Shantae. Throughout many generations, The ideal look for her will always be known for her pantaloons and her iconic hair. Each outfit tailored to a specific game she appears in.

Blue Bedlah Attire

Like the red bedlah attire, The blue attire was created as a token of gratitude towards it's fans who supported the game's kickstarter campaign. 

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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.[1]

Dancer Attire

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Dancer Shantae
Introduced in Risky's Revenge for the iOS. Shantae's hair is now braided and she now wears a blue seashell bra and an open loose stem stalk skirt. Her magic is doubled but now receives twice the amount of damage from enemies.[2]
Dancer costume redesign

The new design for the Dancer costume.

In the Director's Cut edition of the game, the Dancer costume features its own stand-alone mode called Magic Mode, which sees Shantae wear the outfit for the entirety of the game. For the Director's Cut, the costume was redesigned, with a new crown that features the head of a cobra on the front and a new gold bra.

Snake Princess Attire

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Princess Shantae

Shantae briefly wears a royal variant of this costume in Shantae and the Pirate's Curse during her visit to Tan Line Island when she gets mistaken by the locals for their Princess. Rottytops, Risky Boots, and Sky also wear the outfit after ending up in the same situation. After the Tan Line Island arc ends, Shantae and the other girls regain their normal outfits, as they're not required. Shantae briefly wears it, however, during a conversation with Sky in Scuttle Town where the latter asks her to promise that they'll never speak of it again.

Half-Genie Hero DLC

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Ninja

Gives Shantae additional speed, agility, and magic at the cost of defense.

Switchforce shantae

Officer Wagon

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).

Hgh beach shantae

Beach Day

Gives Shantae greatly reduced defense, but adds a few surprise moves (EX: throwing a beach ball at foes, sunbathe to restore Hearts).

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Jammies

This game mode features gameplay tweaks like replacing Shantae's normal gameplay with sleep-related themes like pillow fights, counting sheep, and sleeping on clouds.

Shantae Sophia III

Sophia III

Wayforward:: Remember when Shantae guest-starred in Blaster Master Zero? Well, today the shoe’s on the other foot (err… tire’s on the other axle?). With this new update, Shantae can dance to transform into Sophia III from Blaster Master Zero!

How to get: Once you’ve acquired the Super Revive Dance from the Snake Lady salesman (in any of the main Shantae Modes), you can trade it back to her for the Sophia III Transformation Dance!

A very special thank you to Inticreates and Sunsoft for this adorable crossover!

More in-depth information available on BlasterMaster Zero


To be downloadable content in Half-Genie Hero, three costumes that affect how Shantae plays.[3]


Trivia

  • 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.[1]
  • The Jammies outfit makes a cameo during Shantae and the Seven Sirens' opening movie.
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge's red attire profile is not the same as the red attire's in-game sprite. 
  • Matt Bozon's yellow trims design was inspired by Patricia Wagon from Mighty Switch Force.
  • The Snake princess / Dancer attire is heavily inspired by 2 Space themed pop-culture hits: Deja Thoris ( Princess of Mars ) and Princess Leia ( Star Wars: Return of the Jedi )
  • The bedlah attire is heavily influenced in Turkish dancers for their playful and energetic motifs.
  • 2012 marked the end of her iconic sleeves, now being replaced with larger wristguards.

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