As you can see in the image above, these are the Snow Mikus arranged in chronological order from the left (2010) to right (2016).
I got these images from here so if you want more in depth analysis on each and one of them, check it out.
So, I’m going to break down every single one of them and pick my personal best. Remember, MY PERSONAL BEST! Your personal best could be another design, so don’t start carpet bombing me with me not appreciating art and whatnot. All of these look fine and I won’t say any of them are ugly! Alright, let’s begin.
Project Diva 2nd (2010)
Alrighty, the very first one! Honestly, with one look, you can already tell. It’s just a Miku re-skin. Just adding some snow touches, and a scarf. Also some mittens and, whatever. It’s just original costume but a change of color and some snowflakes all over the place! Well, nothing special here.
Project Diva Arcade (2011)
The Miku in 2010 was simply an extra costume in Project Diva 2nd. In other words, it’s meant for the game only. This one is no different. As you can see, it’s slightly different with some color changes here and there. Any major differences? Nope! Oh, and notice there’s snowflakes on her hair, right… How does that work? Ask Crypton, I don’t know how and why either. Also, it’s more refined because the arcade version can do better than the PSP so yeah.
Project Diva Arcade (2012)
I guess you could call this an official one…? Well I don’t think so yet… But hey! Something’s changed! Her costume changed into a santa-like costume, which makes sense. Makes you wonder how Miku can resist the cold with light clothing in the first two versions. I mean, she’s not real or anything, so, whatever, you get the idea. Anyway, I guess this design here is trying to make Miku look as human as possible as you can see, ribbons were used instead of Miku’s usual, head clips? I call it head clips, yeah. Anyway, as you can see, this design here makes more sense I guess, well, more like Miku playing dress up from the first two versions.
Snow Miku 2013
Finally I get to see an official Snow Miku! I used the Project Diva’s one for consistency sake. As you can see, this one follows a more traditional style. I guess more of a Snow Maiden in Japan or some sort? (I didn’t do research, sorry!) So it’s a little refreshing than repeats you have seen from the 3 of the designs above. Anyway, there are two modes apparently, yes, two modes I’d call it. One with the hood, the other without. I personally like the hoodless one because with the hood on, you can’t really define Miku without her pigtails. The hood covers her up and I won’t be surprised if people say that wasn’t Miku because of that. When people talk about Miku, it’s the teal haired pigtailed teenager. So, hoodless one for me.
Snow Miku 2014
Look! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a witch in white! Yes, a witch in white… Yup, this one’s themed like a magician! Yeay! Though, I have a problem with magicians in most RPGs… That’s going to be a talk for another day so let’s see this costume in detail. Assuming she’s a RPG character, he wand really does look cool. If I were to give that wand a name, I’d call it “Frost Cane” or something. I’m a game developer who makes RPGs, so, yeah… Once again, a talk on another day. She wears a huge wizard hat (It looks huge to me) and from the looks of it, sailor costume with a cape? Huh, that’s how it looked like to me…
Snow Miku 2015
She looks like a flower @@; Yup, you heard me. It looks like she decided to take a tulip, like a gigantic one, invert it and wear it. Yeah, you get this, sort of. Though, I won’t say it’s design was bad though. I just said it looked like that. Honestly, it looked alright to me. The flowers she is holding seemed to be like an instrument and actually, this costume was used in this song here:
If I’m gonna rate this song, 3 stars… Yup, of course I won’t elaborate here. A slight bias because I don’t like 40mp’s style. Before I become an album reviewer again, let’s focus on this yeah? You can see now and get an idea on this costume. It’s very, flowery, but it’s creative.
Oh, and something new in this design, the bunny! Yes, a flying, bunny…? Leaf wings, right… Anyway it looks adorable, I want a plush of it right next to my green penguin plush @@
Snow Miku 2016
Now this is cool. Miku on snowboard? Alright, I’ll take it. I like the way how it started off traditional and suddenly BAM! SNOWBOARDS! Personally speaking, it’s almost as if Miku just wore a sweater as she is heading to a ski lodge and she bought those costumes from a supermarket or something. Of course, I mean like when she walks across fashion shops and she’s like “Oh yeah, I need new sports snow equipment because the other Vocaloids are having a snowboarding competition this year!” and this is what you get… Honestly, I could say it’s not very creative because it doesn’t look out of the ordinary, but hey! Sometimes simple is better than over-complication.
Again, we have another bunny here and this time, it’s a sporty bunny! What did you expect? If Miku bought some sports clothing, Miku should get some for the bunny, right?
This is a little tough… So I’ll play the elimination rule yeah?
The first 3 versions are out. Not really special and I just, well, they’re almost like re-skins and Miku dress up. So, now we narrow it down to 2013 to 2016. Honestly, I can’t decide like, one is my absolute best because they are good in their ways. Personally, 2013 wasn’t good enough because, well it’s just a robe, so, nothing much here. The wizard costume is good, and the flower costume is cool. The snowboard one was alright, but a little too common. If I seriously am forced to pick on, I’m in between wizard and flower. Yup, and my final choice if I can only make one choice…? Honestly, this one’s hard, like, very hard… I can’t decide… In the end, I had to give it to the flower one because of these reasons.
1. It has more creativity
2. It’s unique in such a way that you can feel like she’s one with the forest.
3. Her unique, flowers?
4. Cute bunny :3
Like I said, I was at the hedge, they were good and I really can’t decide which was better. But I guess it’s the reason why I bought the mouse pad with Miku 2015 design at the first place I guess. Where to get it?
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(This is a very pathetic attempt to make sure you guys check it out I know…)
ANYWAY! That means, I want to hear your thoughts? Which was the best? And why? We all have our favorites, I’m interested to hear your thoughts! (Well, more like see your thoughts)