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Kokoro wearing the Jasper "pretzel maillot" swimsuit

In the Dead or Alive Xtreme sub-series, one of the biggest acquirements to finish the games is to collect swimsuits, the main type of clothing the girls wear in the sub-series.

Swimsuits are an item of clothing designed to be worn while participating in activities involving water, such as water sports and swimming. It is also common to see swimsuits being used for summer activities, such as sun bathing and beach sports, being used as undergarments for specialized diving clothing such as wetsuits, and also worn to display the human body as seen in various magazines.

HistoryEdit

While artistic evidence can date "swimsuit-like" attire worn by a woman to Pompeii in 1960, the first example of the modern day female swimsuit came in the form of Bathing Gowns in the 1800’s. Made out of weighted, non-transparent fabrics the one-piece gowns (practically full dresses) were separated into two-piece gowns (dress and trousers) come the 1900’s.

In 1907 Annette Kellerman, an "underwater ballerina" from Australia, created controversy in America for wearing a skin-tight swimsuit that exposed her arms, legs, and neck. Her influence would eventually lead to the gradual shrinking of the Bathing Gown design to expose the arms, thighs and bosom, and doing away with the dress portion of the gown, instead coming close to the Swimsuits that the men and children were wearing at the time. It was also at this time that new fabrics were being tested to provide extra strength and comfort to the wearer of swimsuits.

Come the 1940’s, swimsuits began to feature in glamour photography due to their figure-hugging nature. From then onward the swimsuit design began to take the form most commonly seen today, with the Bikini (named after a nuclear testing sight due to its “explosive effect on the viewer”) first being introduced just after World War 2 in 1942. Initially similar to the two-piece swimsuit (shirt and shorts) of 1920, the Bikini exposed the midriff of the wearer, while the 1920 swimsuit did not. As with the swimsuit, from 1960 onwards the Bikini design began to shrink to expose more and more skin, sometimes going as far as to only be covering the nipples and genitalia. During this time, the Monokini (a Bikini without the top, leaving the breasts exposed) was introduced by fashion designer, Rudi Gernreich. The Thong design was introduced in the 1980’s from Brazil.

Swimsuits in Dead or Alive XtremeEdit

In the Dead or Alive Xtreme series, the girls usually wear swimsuits while staying on the tropical Zack Island (although they also wear other types of clothing, such as various types of shirts, shorts, skirts, dresses, and even underwear). All clothing can be purchase from the Sports Shop on Zack Island with Zack Dollars, which are earned by taking part in activities around the island.

Swimsuit StylesEdit

While there may be even more swimsuit types out there, the following is a list of types that have appeared in the Dead or Alive Xtreme games:

DOAX2 Helena Boardwalk

Helena wearing the Polonaise "maillot cutout"-styled one-piece.

One-PieceEdit

The "traditional swimsuit," which covers the majority of the torso in one piece of material, resembling a sleeveless leotard. It is considered by most to be the most modest of the swimsuit designs, the most common style being the Tank Suit or Maillot.

Variants in the designs include the halterneck, where a strap wraps around the back of the neck to hold up the bust, and plunge front swimsuits, as well as wrap-round bandeau styles that possess no shoulder or neck straps. Some styles of the one-piece may have sections that have been cut-out in order to expose the stomach or the cleavage.

BikiniEdit

DOAX2 Lisa Tree

Lisa wearing the Pleiades halter-neck bikini.

Normally possessing much the same coverage and design as the typical bra and panties combination, the traditional bikini covers both the pelvic and upper chest area while exposing the mid section and stomach. Variants of the bikini include:

  • String Bikini - A "shrunken" variant of the bikini, it consists of two triangular shaped pieces connected between the legs but not at the sides, where a thin "string" of material that can be continuous or has to be tied, wraps around the waist on either side to hold up the two parts. String bikini tops are similar and are held in place by the attached "string" pieces.
  • Microkini - An even more exposed variant of the string bikini, where the material pieces covering the genitals and nipples are barely large enough to do so. Some designs only possess the straps, instead of the material ‘triangles’, to cover the wearer's privacy.
  • Tankini - The visual combination of a tank top shirt and bikini bottoms, the tankini provides the coverage and modesty of a one-piece swimsuit, while maintaining the convenience of a two-piece bikini. Variants include the Camkini, with spaghetti straps instead of tank-shaped straps, and the Bandeaukini, with a bandeau wrap around/strapless top.
  • Sling Bikini - Also known as a "Suspender Bikini," "Suspender Thong," "Slingshot bikini," or just "Slingshot," the sling bikini possesses what resembles a bikini bottom with the straps extending to cover the breasts and going over the shoulders instead of going around the hips. The straps usually join behind the neck and reach down the back as a single strap to become a thong. However, other design variants have the straps joining lower down the back.

Other Dead or Alive AppearancesEdit

Dead or Alive UltimateEdit

Dead or Alive Ultimate features a vast collection of unlockable costumes for each of the playable characters, including a handful of swimsuits from Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball for Ayane, Helena Douglas, Hitomi, Kasumi, Leifang, and Tina Armstrong. There is even an unlockable Gallery of the girls - plus Christie and Lisa - that features images of them in swimsuits.

Girls of DOA BlackJackEdit

In the iPhone game Girls of DOA BlackJack, the player can unlock the Jasper one-piece and the Crocus bikini from Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 as costumes for Kasumi to wear in-game. However, the game was removed from the App Store due to these costumes, as they broke the store's rules against sexual content.

Dead or Alive: DimensionsEdit

One of Kasumi's costumes available in Dead or Alive: Dimensions is the Begonia bikini, which also appeared in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball and Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate. This is the only swimsuit costume in the game and was only made available as free DLC.

DOA5 Tina Legend Bikini 01

Tina Armstrong wearing her unlockable swimsuit in Dead or Alive 5.

Dead or Alive 5Edit

Dead or Alive 5 features swimsuits as unlockable costumes for Tina, Christie and Lisa taken from Dead or Alive Xtreme 2. These are unlocked, respectively, by clearing arcade, time attack and survival modes on the Legend difficulty.

Additionally, the game and its expanded version, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, features several swimsuits from Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 as DLC for all the female characters except Alpha-152.

See AlsoEdit


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Playable Kasumi - Hitomi - Helena Douglas - Leifang - Christie - Lisa - Tina Armstrong - Ayane
Non-Playable Niki - Zack
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Games Beach Volleyball - Blackjack - Poker - Pool Hopping - RouletteSlot Machines
Other Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Gift Giving - Stats - Swimsuits - Zack Dollars
Locations
Zack Island
Accessory ShopBass IslandCasino - HotelJungle - Niki BeachPoolside - Private BeachRadio StationSports ShopZack of All Trades
Music
Brazilian Sugar - Bitchism - Come On Over (All I Want Is You) - Do It - Fe Real - Give Me A Reason - How Crazy Are You? - If It Don't Fit - Is This Love - I Want Your Girlfriend To Be My Girlfriend - Jesse Hold On - Me Gusta - Move It Like This - Lovin' You - Pegaito - Sweet And Deadly - The Kids Don't Like It - This Is It - Turn It Up
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CostumesItem Collection Datasheet - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Swimsuit Merchandise
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Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Gen Fu - Helena Douglas - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Zack - Leon - Jann Lee - Leifang - Ayane - Ein
Unlockable Bayman - Tengu - Hitomi
Non-Playable Ayame - Genra - Hayate - Helena's Mother - Kasumi α - Lauren - Raidou - Shiden
Terms
Gameplay Modes Story - Time Attack - Survival - Tag Battle - Team Battle - Versus - Sparring - Watch - User Profiles - Battle Record - Collection - CG Gallery - Settings - Ranking - DOA Online - Booster
Gameplay Terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Game Over - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Name Entry - Replay - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Throws - Triangle System
Plot Subjects Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi - Tengu - Torn Sky Blast
Martial Arts Jeet Kune Do - Karate - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - Russian Martial Arts - T'ai Chi Quan - Tengu-Do - Thai-Style Boxing - Xinyi Liuhe Quan
Other Terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Openings - System Voice - Tournament Winners
Locations
Playable Stages Aerial Gardens - Aquarium - Burai ZeninCrimson - Cyclotron - Danger Zone - Demon's Church - DOATEC Germany - Downtown - Dragon Hills - Great Opera - Great Wall - Island - Koku An - Prairie - Ray House - Safari - Shrine - Suspension Bridge - White Storm - Yozakura
Story Mode Stages Tengu's Stage
Non-Playable Locations Mugen Tenshin Village - Waterfall
Music
Dead or Alive Ultimate Original Sound Trax (Discs B and C)
Character Themes B-boy no "B" ~evolved from ++~ - Blazed up Melpomene - Break the age - Grand Style - Hitohira ~Reminiscent of Ketsui no Toki~ - It's to Show - Jintsuriki - Knifepoint - Natural High - The Shooted - Tehu Tehu - Ultimate Weapon - Vigaku - YES or YES - You Are Under My Control ~Beautiful Version 00~
Ending Themes Achoism - Agitated by Emotion - Father's Blues - Glorious Victory - Perfume of Forest - Rhyme Star
Ray House Themes Ayane Remix - Bass Remix - Bayman Remix - Ein Remix - Gen Fu Remix - Hayabusa Remix - Helena Remix - Jann Lee Remix - Kasumi Remix - Leifang Remix - Leon Remix - Tengu Remix - Tina Remix - Zack Remix
Other Tracks D.O.A. - Densetsu no Hiken - Dream On - Excelsior - Last JAM - Link - Memoir - Tengu-mai - Transcendence - ULTIMATE - What's My Name? - Wired - You make me feel so good!
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CostumesFighter Quotes - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Survival Mode Items
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Playable Kasumi - Tina Armstrong - Hitomi - Helena Douglas - Leifang - Christie - Lisa - Kokoro - Ayane
Non-Playable Niki - Zack
Terms
Games Beach Flags - Beach Volleyball - Blackjack - Butt BattleMarine Race - PokerPool Hopping - Roulette - Slot Machines- Tug-of-War - Water Slide
Other Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Cabbage - Character Relationships - Crystal Boutique - Gift Giving - Pictorial Scenes - Pole Dancing - Stats - Swimsuits - Virtual Pictorial - Zack Dollars
Locations
New Zack Island
Accessories StoreBass Island - Brilliant JungleCasino - Gemstone Suite - Moonlight Reef - Niki Beach - Niki Marina - Pool SideRadio StationSeabreeze Cottege - Sports Shop - Tranquil Beach - Water SlideZack-Of-All-Trades
Music
Another Love Story - Brazilian Sugar - Double Lovin - Dreamin' - Flower - Holla! - How Crazy Are You? - If It Doesn't Fit - Is This Love - Like That Girl - Lovin' You - My Grave - Nothing To Lose - Quiero Que Tú Me Quieras - Reggae Dancer - Summer Breezin' - Sweet Sensual Love - Sweet Sixteen - The Kids Don't Like It
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Achievements - CostumesItem Collection Datasheet - MerchandisePromotional Artwork and Wallpapers
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Playable Characters
Kasumi
Terms
Album - Blackjack - Swimsuits
Archives
Costumes - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers
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Characters
Playable Kasumi - Tina Armstrong - Hitomi - Helena Douglas - Leifang - Christie - Lisa - Kokoro - Ayane
Unlockable Rio
Non-Playable Niki - Zack
Terms
Games Beach Flags - Beach Volleyball - Blackjack - Butt BattlePoker - Pool Hopping - Slot Machines
Other Bijin Tokei - Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Gift Giving - Girls Guide - Pole Dancing - Precious Memories - Private Paradise - Swimsuits - Venus Clips - Zack Dollars
Locations
New Zack Island
Accessory Shop - Bass Island - Brilliant Jungle - Hotel - Niki Beach - Poolside - Radio Station - Sports Shop - Tranquil Beach - Zack of All Trades
Music
Dead or Alive Paradise Soundtrack
Paradise!! - Sensational Fantasy - Beach Bomb - Coconut Groove - Nitro Funk - Violet Eyed Beauty - Rewind! - Curiosity - Boogie Circuit
Archives
Costumes - Item Collection DatasheetPromotional Artwork and Wallpapers
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Characters
Playable Kasumi - Raidou - Ryu Hayabusa - Tengu - La Mariposa - Alpha-152 - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Bayman - Christie - Helena Douglas - Kokoro - Zack - Leon - Brad Wong - Gen Fu - Eliot - Jann Lee - Leifang - Hitomi - Ein - Hayate - Kasumi α - Ayane - Genra
Secret Shiden
Non-Playable Anne - Ayame - Fame Douglas - Irene Lew - Lauren - Maria - Victor Donovan
Guest Ridley - Samus Aran
Terms
Gameplay Modes Chronicle - Arcade - Survival - Tag Challenge - Free Play - Training - Local Play - Internet Play - Showcase - 3D Photo Album - Fight Record - Options
Gameplay Terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Move Data - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Throws - Triangle System
Plot Subjects Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Exiled Shinobi - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Ninpo - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Project Omega - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi - Torn Sky Blast
Martial Arts Ba Ji Quan - Combat Sambo - Drunken Fist - Jeet Kune DoKarate - Lucha Libre - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Gua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - Snake Fist - Tai Ji Quan - Tengu-Do - Xing Yi Quan - Xinyi Liuhe Quan
Other Terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Figurines - Genra (Wine) - System Voice - Tokkosho - Tournament Winners
Locations
Playable Stages 999 Meters - Azuchi - Danger Zone - Dojo - Eternal Helix - Fallen Miyama - Freedom Survivor - Frozen Peaks - Genetic Biolab (Advanced) - Geothermal Power Plant - Hellfire - Kyoto in Bloom - Lorelei - Sacred Miyama - Tao - Whitewater Valley
Non-Playable Locations Great Opera - Mugen Tenshin Village
Music
Character Themes Alpha-152 - B-boy no "B" - Blood Tie - Break the age - Cracker - Dead or Alive - Grand Style - Hitohira - Jintsuriki - Karma - Kasumi α's Theme - Knifepoint - Monster - Moonlit Lady - Natural High - Red Moon - Reincarnate - Shiden's Theme - The Shooted - Successor - Tehu Tehu - Tribal Beats - Turn On The Lights - Vigaku - YES or YES - You Are Under My Control
Chronicle Mode Tracks Brave Heart - The Broken Arrows - Dance Of The Angel - DOATEC - Ketsui no Toki - Look Ahead - Tengu-mai - Unbroken Chains
Other Tracks D.O.A. - Dimensions Training - Vs. Ridley - Wired
Archive
Costumes - Downloadable Content - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpaper
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Characters
Dead or Alive 5 Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Brad Wong - Eliot - Mila - Tina Armstrong - Helena Douglas - La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton - Kokoro - Bayman - Christie - Rig - Bass Armstrong/Mr. Strong - Jann Lee - Leifang - Zack - Hitomi - Ayane - Hayate
Story Mode False Kasumi
Unlockable Akira Yuki - Sarah Bryant - Gen Fu - Pai Chan - Alpha-152
Non-Playable Miyako - Muramasa - Phase 4 - Victor Donovan
Dead or Alive 5+ Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Brad Wong - Eliot - Mila - Tina Armstrong - Helena Douglas - La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton - Kokoro - Akira Yuki - Gen Fu - Bayman - Alpha-152 - Christie - Sarah Bryant - Pai Chan - Rig - Bass Armstrong/Mr. Strong - Jann Lee - Leifang - Zack - Hitomi - Ayane - Hayate
Story Mode False Kasumi
Non-Playable Miyako - Muramasa - Phase 4 - Victor Donovan
Terms
Gameplay Modes Story - Versus Mode - Arcade - Time Attack - Survival - Training - Online - Spectator - Album - Fight Record - Mission - Options
Gameplay Terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Cliffhanger - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Move Data - Power Blow - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Stats - Tag Throws - Throws - Triangle System
Plot Subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DIG - Freedom Survivor - MIST - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi
Martial Arts Ba Ja Quan - Command Sambo - Jeet Kune Do - Karate - Lucha Libre - Mixed Martial Arts - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - She Quan - Tai Ji Quan - Taekwondo - Xing Yi Quan - Xin Yi Liu He Quan - Yan Qing Quan - Zui Ba Xian Quan
Other Terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Glasses - System Voice - Tournament Winners - Virtua Fighter
Locations
Playable Stages Arrival - Coming Soon - Dead or Alive - Depth - Dojo - The Ends of the Earth - Fighting Entertainment - Flow - Fuel - Home - Hot Zone - Lab - Primal - Sanctuary - Sakura - Scramble - The Show - Street - Sweat - Temple of the Dragon - The Tiger Show - Zack Island
Non-Playable Locations Freedom Survivor - Johnny's Diner - MIST Laboratory - Taylor's Bar
Music
Dead or Alive 5 Soundtrack - Dead or Alive 5 Soundtrack Vol.2
Stage Themes Accelerator - Alpha-152 - Beginning to the End - Can't Stop This Feeling - Cascade - Dimensions Training - Fire Alarm - Gotta Move On - Graceful Sounds - Happy Funny Crazy - I Feel For You - Into the Abyss - Liberation - Light the Fuse - Like a Dragon - Knock You Down - Mist Knows - Niug-Nep Place - Oblivion - Polluted Air - Primitive Rhythm - Rapids - Scream - The Secret of Kung-Fu - Skyscraper - Tedious Days - Tiger's Family - Tradition
Story Mode Tracks B-boy no "B" Remix - Cheerful Buddhist Priest - Collapse - Desperate Situation - False Fate - I'm a Fighter - Knifepoint - Mentor - Monster - Moonlit Lady - Omen - Purity - Serpent Dance - Shade - The Storied Journey of the Boy and the Drunk - Successor - Superstar - Tribal Beats - Trip - The Way is Known ~DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Main Theme~ - Vigaku - The Wind is Howling - Zany Zapper
Other Tracks An Invisible Shadow - Dimensions Training - Let's get it - Link - Repetition - Showdown - Urges - Wired
5+ Character Themes Alpha-152 - Drunk Wolf - Fang - Flowerbed - Hunter's Moon - I Feel For You - Machinations - Mentor - Moonlit Lady - Purity - The Roar of the Crowd - Russian Roulette - Serpent Dance - Shade - Solitary Desperation - Steel Horse Rider - Successor - Tribal Beats - Turn On The Lights - The Wind is Howling - Zany Zapper
Archives
Achievements - Costumes - Downloadable Content - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers

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