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Hadoken-ing: Real-Life Street Fighters

Hadoken-ing is a trend from Japan that has pretty much blown up the internet today, so we decided to feature a fashion shoot we did a while back that takes that idea to the next level, putting real-life street fighters in pixelated 3D realms.

What's Hadoken-ing? It is a trend from Japan where kids photograph each other reenacting scenes from Street Fighter.* Since it has pretty much blown up the internet today, we wanted to feature a fashion shoot we did a while back that takes that idea to the next level, putting real-life street fighters in pixelated 3D realms. 

UPDATE: Apparently these kids are actually recreating scenes from Dragon Ball Z, not Street Fighter. The word hadoken, however, has its origins in Street Fighter, right? So why do they call this thing "Hadoken-ing" if they are recreating Dragon Ball Z? Step up, nerds. Explain this madness.

Photos: Daniel Muhindi
Styling: Sam Voulters
Hair: Michael Jones
Make-Up: Xabier Celaya using Illamasqua
Stylist's Assistants: Reba Maybury, O Thongthai, Karolina Alas
Make-Up Assistant: Gemma Verdemato
Models: Claudiu, Adrian, Bibo, Rose, Rie, Dan Dewhirst, Ramon, Zola

Gi from Escapade; vintage shorts from Beyond Retro, vintage jewelry

American Apparel vest, vintage trousers from Beyond Retro, vintage dog-tags, H&M belt, vintage boots; Chun-Li costume from Escapade

Nike shorts; vintage Gi and gloves

American Apparel body and wristbands, Happy Sock socks, vintage hat from Mint, Dr. Marten boots; Lacoste vest (white), American Apparel vest (blue), vintage adidas shorts from Mint, vintage gloves and boots

Nike shorts

American Apparel leggings, vintage mask and belt, Derek Martin claw, Bally shoes; vintage shorts from Beyond Retro, vintage jewelry

American Apparel underwear, vintage belt from Mint, Dr. Marten boots; vintage Gi

All credits as before