Yesterday, Capcom revealed some new costumes for Street Fighter V. On April 25th, you’ll be able to dress up Alex, R. Mika and Chun-Li for work. I sat down with Compete’s Maddy Myers, the ultimate Street Fighter fangirl, to talk about what works and what doesn’t.
Gita Jackson: Let’s start by talking about Alex’s firefighter costume—Maddy, you wanna give me some background on Alex as a character?
Maddy Myers: Yeah! So Alex is one of the American characters in Street Fighter. Every fighter is from a different country and usually represents that country’s style in terms of how they dress and behave (all the predictable complications can arise with that). Alex is from Manhattan; one of his old voice lines refers to Brooklyn street fights, so we can assume he spends some time around there. His past looks have usually featured suspenders and flannel, which might not be out of place in modern-day Brooklyn. More importantly, Alex is a character who has long been rumored to be gay. Since he wears suspenders a lot (a classic queer dude signifier!), fans have read into that. He’s also a