Soul Calibur VI Custom Characters Guide (How To Create Your Own Custom Character)

Soul Calibur VI Custom Characters
Want to create a masterpiece like this custom character in Soul Calibur VI?

A fully-detailed look on what Soul Calibur VI's character creation has to offer.

Making a return as one of the series' staples, the character customization mode is back in Soul Calibur VI! With plenty of options to choose from, we have a guide that will help you through the basics on the character creator. Follow along the sections to get the hang of this heavily detailed mode!

Soul Calibur VI has been out for a month now and it has been a decent success! One of the best features the game has included is the character creation, which has become an important feature throughout the series. What makes Soul Calibur VI unique from the other titles is that there is a mode called Libra of Souls, where your character is an integral part in it! Not only can you put the Soul Calibur characters in different outfits from wild imaginations, but a fully-fledged original character can be made as well! There are tons of options ranging from races, body type, clothing, weapons, and more! Excited to create your own custom character? Here is a guide on how to get started!

Step 1: Choosing Your Race/Gender

What race do you want your character to be? Want them to be a normal human? Or perhaps a Malfested? There are more options for races that include:

  • Lost Soul (Winged)
  • Lizardman
  • Mummy
  • Shapeshifter
  • Hidden Village Clan

…and so much more! Whatever your tastes prefer, you can pick the one that you want to shine in the Soul Calibur community or in online battles. If you are wanting to change their race, be careful that some customization options might be altered, unless you are wanting to create an entirely new character. As for gender, it is simple as that. Pick which one you want and he or she will be set to a default version of themselves.

Step 2: Choosing A Fighting Style

As soon as you are done with the race and gender of your character, the next step is to pick a fighting style. The fighting styles are based around the Soul Calibur characters’ own, so whoever you want your character to fight like is up to you! Fighting styles include, but not limited to:

  • Sophitia
  • Mitsurugi
  • Taki
  • Raphael
  • Maxi
  • Geralt
  • Azwel

An interesting thing to know is that since Geralt from The Witcher series has always been a customizable character, Bandai Namco was kind enough to implement his fighting style to custom created characters, as if you are transferring your own Witcher into Soul Calibur VI! Want your character to be overpowered? Pick Nightmare. If you want your character to have great range and a unique weapon, pick Ivy! Or maybe you can choose a fighting style of a character you never got around to, giving you a chance to play a different set.

Step 3: Choosing Your Height/Build

How tall do you want your character to be? Very tall, or short instead? For physicality, do you want your character to be incredibly muscular or skinny? For the character’s height, there are five options which affect their reach and power. They are:

  • Short
  • Slightly short
  • Average
  • Slightly tall
  • Tall

The character’s build has three options to choose from, which include:

  • Thin
  • Average
  • Thick

Now that you are done with the simple stuff, now is the time to focus on the sizes of your character’s anatomy. You can make each body part either skinny or thick. The sizes can range from -20 to 20. Among the body parts that can be adjusted, they include, but not limited to:

  • Upper arms
  • Hips
  • Stomach
  • Chest

Also, you can edit the muscle definition, which ranges from 1 to 5. Use this feature if you want your character to have a defined muscle tone.

Step 4: Choosing Your Face Style

When it comes to the faces, there is not a lot to say other than what kind of expression you want your character to display. Angry, sad, happy, or perhaps sadistic? There are different kinds of faces that can range from childlike to adultlike, which can indicate the age of your customized character. For females, there are 11 options to choose from. For males, there are 23.

Step 5: Picking A Hairstyle

What kind of hairstyle fits your character perfectly? While there are not a lot to choose from as of now, there are cool choices to pick from. What is also interesting is that most of these hairstyles are the ones the Soul Calibur characters have. Here is a list of them, with both male and female hairstyles that are either original or from the characters:

  • Noble Medium
  • Wild Tail
  • Punk Highlights
  • Afro
  • Fairy Curls
  • Layered Bob
  • Breezy Sweet
  • Shinobi Style

Step 6: Picking Eyebrows

Eyebrows are like the face types. While they are not named, they offer visual descriptions that can show you what kind of eyebrows your character will have. There are 24 types of eyebrows that range from thin, thick, narrow, or wide. Combine them with the face type to give off a unique expression for your character to go into battle with.

Step 7: Picking A Voice

Having a voice can make for some interesting choices to choose from! It is cool to have your character have a line when they are picked in the character select screen and then make a comment in battle. Here are some options the game has to offer:

  • Upbeat Girl
  • Serious Type
  • Cool-Headed Captain
  • Young Villager
  • Dependable Leader
  • Narcissist
  • Demihuman
  • Alien

You can also adjust the pitch, speed, tone, and the Malfestation if your character happens to be Malfested. This part can help give life to your character by making them sound epic as they look epic. Or you can throw people off and give them the most unfitting voice.

Step 8: Choosing Your Character’s Clothing

Now you’re at the meat of the character creation. This is where your character can have any clothing option to your heart’s content. First, we’ll get to the simple part. If you don’t really have anything planned out for character clothing, you can choose a template, which includes, but not limited to:

  • Ninja
  • Pirate
  • Knight

You can also generate randomly, which gives you the option to select what ethnicity your character has, their age, materials, adornments, and impression. This will give you a fully randomized outfit that will give you an idea of what you want your character to wear.

For those that are looking for certain pieces of clothing individually, take notes. Most of the clothing options come from the Soul Calibur characters’ own clothing, so while it may not be exactly original, it does offer style and a nice aesthetic for your character. The options of clothing range from:

  • Head – hats, helmets,
  • Face – glasses, face masks
  • Inner layer – unitards, chain mail, bodysuits
  • Middle layer – battle suits, jackets, uniforms
  • Outer layer – breastplates, vests, coats
  • Lower body – pants, shorts, skirts
  • Hips – belts, wraps, faulds
  • Neck/back – ties, scarfs, wings
  • Arms – gloves, gauntlets, bracelets
  • Shoulders – shoulder pads, pauldrons, capes
  • Inner leg – short to long socks
  • Outer leg – boots, greaves, sandals

There are millions of combinations to choose from with these amount of clothing options! There is also more downloadable content coming that will feature more clothing options. If you want more, then be on the lookout for more information on the DLC!

Step 9: Choosing The Colors, Patterns, And Stickers

Now that you are done with your customizable character’s clothing, you can customize the colors, patterns, and add stickers to them. Another thing to point out is that you can change your character’s skin color, hair, and eyes. Afterward, you are on to change up the default clothing’s’ colors.

Depending on how many layers there are in a certain article of clothing, you can change whatever color you want. Or if the color seems too bland, you can insert a pattern and arrange its colors. Note that this is limited, so depending on the pattern you use, such as checkers or stripes, you can only change at least two colors.

Stickers can be added in any part of the clothing, as well as act as tattoos or face paint. There are a lot of them, which includes:

  • Numbers
  • Chinese characters
  • Floral

…and there is more where that came from! Whether you want your character to look goofy or have an epic look with these stickers, use them to your mind’s imagination!

Step 10: Choosing Your Battle Comments

This section is more of a filler part in creating your character. However, we’ll still go over it since there is a lot of choices to pick from when it comes to what your character can say. Want your character to be cocky or subtle? Or your character can have over-the-top comments to make the fight funnier. While adding comments do not really add anything other than giving your character more personality, it is a ton fun to give them comments on what they can say.

Step 11: Taking The Right Picture

Perhaps one of the coolest parts in representing your custom character, there are a lot of options to choose from when taking a picture. There are a lot of poses that are based on your character’s fighting style. For example, in this picture above, this character will have poses based around Sophitia, which can range from graceful to confident. You can change your character’s expression for the picture to, ranging from emotions like:

  • Regular
  • Smiling
  • Sad
  • In Pain
  • Scared
  • Eyes Closed

You have the option for the character to look at the camera or not, making the picture feel like a professional photo shoot. Backgrounds can provide some additional aesthetic choices or be simple and straight to the point. Whether the background is an ocean, snowfield, or volcano, the backgrounds are detailed and cool to look at.

The back and front frames are optional options that can help decorate your character’s picture. For example, you can use a front frame to make the picture look fancy and pop up. They range from glitter, flowers, standard picture frames, and so much more!

It is also optional to have your character hold their weapon in the picture or not. Want them to look cool and ready for combat? Or maybe have them look cute and non-threatening at first? Once you got your character in the right pose, then take the destined picture!

Step 12: Picking A Name

The last and easy part of creating your character is picking the name. You could go with the default name that your character has been assigned to or have one that has been on your mind ever since you’ve started on the character’s design. The name can relate to the character’s aesthetic, fighting style, or the origins of said character. If there is one tough part in creating a character, it is choosing the right name.

And those are all the steps in creating your very own Soul Calibur VI customizable character! Let your imagination run free for an original character or even make a character from a movie, anime, video game, or comic book! Have fun and good luck!


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