The Devil May Cry series features bonus Costumes that change the appearance of a character. Usually, changing costumes also offers some changes in gameplay.
- Dante - The default costume.
- Super Dante - With this costume, the player is granted a pseudo form of unlimited DT. While the Devil Trigger gauge does not deplete over time, DT consumptive techniques such as DT Explosion will decrease the gauge. In addition, the player does not receive regenerative Vitality.
- Sparda - Dante takes on the form of his father, the Legendary Dark Knight, Sparda. Unlike Dante, Sparda begins with Yamato. In addition, his shadow graphic is that of Sparda instead of his human form. Unlocked after finishing Hard.
- Dante - Default costume.
- Diesel Dante - Complete the game on Normal Mode or enter cheats to unlock Dante in jeans.
- Trish - By completing Hard Mode with Dante, the player can play as Trish. She can be used in both Dante's and Lucia's scenarios and is equipped with Sparda's sword and Luce and Ombra handguns, both maxed out. Her combo's are similar to Dante's, though she has other moves, and can shoot her infamous yellow lightning.
- DMC1 Dante - Complete Dante Must Die Mode. Dante comes with maxed out Force Edge instead of Rebellion.
- Lucia - Default costume.
- Diesel Lucia - Complete the game on Normal Mode or enter cheats to unlock Lucia in jeans.
- Lucia's 2nd Costume - Complete Hard Mode with Lucia.
- Dante - The default costume.
- Shirtless Dante - This costume doesn't have the coat, just like in the first mission. You can see Dante's half of the Perfect Amulet with this costume. Unlocked after finishing Easy or Normal Mode.
- DMC1 Dante - Dante's costume from the later game chronologically. Dante assumes Sparda's devil form while in DT and Rebellion is replaced with the Force Edge. Unlocked after finishing Normal Mode.
- Coatless DMC1 Dante - Like DMC1 Dante, the appearance is the same as that of Devil May Cry, but without his coat. Unlocked after finishing Hard Mode.
- The Legendary Dark Knight - Dante takes on the form of his father, the Legendary Dark Knight Sparda. As with "DMC1 Dante", Sparda wields the Force Edge. In addition, his shadow graphic is that of Sparda instead of his human form. Unlocked after finishing Hard Mode.
- Super Dante - With this costume, the player is granted a pseudo form of unlimited DT. While the Devil Trigger gauge does not deplete over time, DT consumptive techniques such as DT Explosion will decrease the gauge. In addition, the player does not receive regenerative Vitality. In the Special Edition it is unlocked after finishing Very Hard Mode.
- Super Legendary Dark Knight - Only in the Special Edition. The player takes on the form of Sparda and gains unlimited DT. Unlike Super Dante (original edition), DT in this costume allows Vitality to regenerate as well as infinite usage of DT consumptive techniques. Unlocked after finishing Dante Must Die Mode.
At the Title Screen, hold R1 + R2 + L1 + L2 + D-pad Up+Left + Left Analog-stick Down+Right until "Devil May Cry" (like when beginning a new save file) is heard. This will unlock all bonus modes, alternate costumes, and gallery entries.
- Vergil - Vergil's default costume.
- Coatless Vergil - Without his coat, Vergil show his arms and his black shirt. Unlocked after finishing Easy or Normal Mode.
- Corrupt Vergil - This suit represents the form of Vergil when he is under the control of Mundus. He looks similar to his default costume except that his skin tone is whitish and his coat is purple, imitating his father's human form. In DT, he takes on the appearance of Nelo Angelo. Unlocked after finishing Hard Mode.
- Super Vergil - This costume serves the same purpose as Super Dante except that Vergil has a different appearance and moveset. Unlocked after finishing Very Hard Mode.
- Super Corrupt Vergil - The player takes on the form of Nelo Angelo and gains unlimited DT like Super Legendary Dark Knight. This costume also grants regenerative ability and Summoned Swords techniques won't decrease the DT gauge. Unlocked after finishing Vergil Must Die Mode.
Devil May Cry 4
Unlike the other games, Devil May Cry 4 offers only one "Super" costume for each character, and those costumes do not change the physical appearance of either Dante or Nero. The costumes can be unlocked by beating the game on the Dante Must Die Mode. A disadvantage of using these costumes is that they will severely decrease the Mission Ranking, having a penalty with a multiplier of 0.2 (only 20% from the actual rank is received). Also, using Super Costumes disables the ability to regenerate Vitality while in Devil Trigger form.
Super Nero - Grants Nero infinite amount of D.T., allowing for unlimited use of Devil Trigger. On the PC version Nero automatically uses MAX-Act during his attacks.
Super Dante - Like Super Nero, Dante's Super costume provides him infinite D.T. Gauge. On the PC version his Disaster Gauge (Pandora) and Rage Meter (Royalguard Style) will be automatically maxed out from the start and don't deplete.