Street Fighter II Cosplay: Chun-Li (Unidentified) Cosplay 10 NOV 2013

Fight! The classic Street Fighter franchise graces our cosplay feature today, with the appearance of Ms. thunder thighs herself, lightning fast Chun-Li!

Unfortunately I couldn’t positively identify this Japanese cosplayer, but needless to say, she has gone and done a pretty fine job of bringing to life one of the most played with characters of all time!

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Capcom’s creation, Chun-Li must go down as one of the legends in the all important gaming fighting genre. Making her first appearance in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Chun-Li has since gone on to appear in just about all subsequent Street Fighter fighting games.

Her Mandarin name of Chun (Spring) Li (Beautiful), in other words a single young girl filled with the beauty of spring, completely belies her true nature and prowess, as this battle-hardened warrior can hold her head up high amongst the toughest of them out there.

For her backstory, Chun-Li is painted as an undercover Interpol agent who enters the Street Fighter tournament in order to get closer to the enigmatic and evil M. Bison, who happens to have murdered her father. Armed with her vicious Lightning Kick, this girl is quite simply out for revenge!

One last notable thing to mention is that Chun-Li holds the honour of being the first playable female character in a fighting game, meaning she now proudly holds the title of “First Lady of Fighting Games” – among enthusiasts of course.

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