If Kitana won't return for MK10, I hope they have Li Mei.
Here we have Kitana's costume evolution:
Post MKII we see a pattern, specifically with the criss-cross design on her chest, and I really like it. The thing is that I would want more of an elegant costume for Kitana. Every costume she has had in MK is just not her.
Helena Douglas of the Dead or Alive series is basically the "princess" of the series and is always wearing elegant outfits. She is a deadly fighter and always looks her best. Here we see her DOA5 costumes.
The blue corset is an ideal article of clothing Kitana should start wearing in the series. Helena's corset even has the criss-cross designs, and the lace makes it looks a little more classy (fit for a princess).
Now, her hair... words alone cannot describe how horrendous her hair looks in MK9, but I'm tired of kicking a dead horse around so I'll leave it at that. She should have loose long hair, I actually love idea for Kitana, but it should look like this and not a "hair cape".
This fan art that I find myself always going back to shows how I want Kitana to look like. Her hair is perfect, her outfit is perfect, even her maskless face is perfect - she could use a change. Kitana should be maskless for now on since she doesn't have to hide who she is anymore. She is suppose to be beautiful so I think it's time for her to show off that gorgeous face she's hiding (c'mon NRS, fix your females' faces).
Man you sure did put some thought into this . I do agree with just about everything you said. The ninja Kitana was perfect for Mk2 because she was still with outworld. but I always felt that she should have had a more Princess look Mk4 and on.
I also felt that Edenia had like this Greek feel to it, so this is what I imagine a Edenia Queen/Princess would wear to battle
You guys are looking so puritans. Female characters with revealing costumes are part of the franchise, part of the essence. I can't imagine Mileena without that provocative attitude, and considering Kitana is a princess from another realm, i think is valid for her to use those kind of clothes. Instead of being bothered about the outfits, i would be concerned about NRS improving how they look (I mean the face). I think the only female char who should be a little bit more conservative is Sonya Blade, considering her being from earthrealm :V